With the recent easing of cannabis restrictions in Thailand, the cannabis craze has taken the country by storm. The new law comes with a caveat that any cannabis extract – including edibles – must contain less than 0.2% of the psychoactive component called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Simply put, while food may relax you a bit, you won’t get stoned anytime soon. That said, cannabis-infused edibles still taste great and the experience can be exciting.
Restaurants and cafes across the country are quickly capitalizing on the trend. So if you’re looking for such an experience, we’ve picked out the best cafes and restaurants serving cannabis-infused food across Thailand. Here are our top picks.
1. Oumi Organic Cafe (Bangkok)
Opening hours: Every day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Address: 41 Soi Thep Hatsadin, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400.
If you’re looking for a cozy cannabis-infused experience, then Oumi Organic Cafe is perfect for you. Located just off Soi Rangnam Road, Oumi Organic Cafe has a laid back atmosphere that will make you feel like you are a world away from the noisy capital. Every corner is photo-worthy – or “Instagrammable”, if you will.
From drinks and baked goods to all things cannabis, this welcoming little cafe is sure to tantalize your taste buds (at a reasonable price!). And to add an extra magic touch, all the ingredients come from organic farms, hence the name. The Cannabis Matcha Brownie is perhaps one of the favorite baked goods on the menu here. But the vegan banana cake, oatmeal cookies, croissant and coconut cake should not be missed either. For drinks, be sure to get one of their amazing lattes.
2. Chi Samui (Koh Samui)
Opening hours: Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: 16/4 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320.
Welcome to Koh Samui’s first cannabis restaurant/beach club, Chi Samui. Sitting right in front of the beach, this restaurant is your go-to choice if you’re looking for the perfect place to unwind with great music, a sparkling ocean as far as the eye can see, a refreshing breeze, and of course, tasty food.
Chi Samui serves a wide selection of dishes, such as pizzas, burgers, pastas and even local Thai cuisines like Pad Kaprao, all infused with cannabis. Teas, lemonades, shakes, cocktails and lemonades are also on the menu. Definitely try the hemp cocktails if you want to treat yourself. And if you’re bringing someone who prefers not to consume cannabis-infused food or just don’t want to get too carried away, Chi Samui’s cannabis-free menu is extensive and outstanding. The restaurant has also been praised many times for its excellent service, so get ready for a fantastic time.
3. WholeWeed House (Bangkok)
Opening hours: From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed every Monday.
Address: 37/1 Prasarnmitr Sukhumvit 23 Klongtuey-Nua, Watthana, Bangkok 10110.
As the name clearly suggests, WholeWeed House offers everything related to cannabis. Their mission is to serve people who are “looking for unique cannabis flavors, experiences, and menus”, so expect to get the best of the best here. They offer a variety of cannabis and non-cannabis dishes on their menu, ranging from toast and pastries to organic cannabis-infused lattes and tea.
WholeWeed House Cannabis Infused Lavender Chamomile Cannabis Tea is super relaxing and perfect for those who want to blow off some steam. Looking for something to fuel your stomach? Delicious toast is great, especially when paired with something light like a soda. If you want to stay “baked”, try one of their mouth-watering baked goods, such as delicious chocolate fudge brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and basque brulee cheesecake. For a unique experience, try one of the Cloudy Smoothies with weed jellies or even the sugar-free cannabis gummies.
4. Service 1921 restaurant and bar (Chiang Mai)
Opening hours: Every day from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Address: Anantara Chiang Mai, 123, 1 Charoen Prathet Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100.
Fine dining with cannabis, anyone? This restaurant is a little more luxurious than some of the other options on the list as it offers a fine dining experience with cannabis-infused edibles. We recommend trying the spicy grilled prawns with traditional Thai herbs and cannabis or the fried sea bass with crispy cannabis leaves. Not a seafood fan? They also have tasty braised pork ribs with a shitake and cannabis soup, as well as a sautéed beef tenderloin with sesame, bell pepper, coriander, garlic, chilli and cannabis.
The restaurant also offers cannabis-infused drinks, such as Genmaicha Hazelnut Latte and Cannabis Fizzy. For something a little different, try the HID or Hemp in Distiller, which contains fresh cannabis leaf, pandan leaf, monsoon jasmine tea, dried orange, and chamomile tea. Besides the delicious cannabis and non-cannabis menu, The Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar also offers an elegant ambiance, mainly thanks to its location in a splendid old colonial house.
5. Koko Japanese Restaurant (Bangkok)
Opening hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: Harindhorn Building, ถนนสีลม, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Japanese restaurant Koko takes omakase to the next level by infusing cannabis into every bite. A multi-course sushi experience is already perfect, and when do you add cannabis to each roll? We dare say it’s otherworldly. At THB 2,555++ per person, you can enjoy 12 courses of cannabis-infused items, including Kinmedai Hemp and Akaebi Hemp, all artistically presented. Using premium ingredients, each item is fresh and delicious. To top it all off, order the ‘happiness tea’, a cannabis tea that will fill your day with laughter.
The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. The chefs are super helpful and can even explain the meals they serve. All in all, trying the cannabis-infused omakase at Japanese restaurant Koko can be a memorable experience. Be sure to book ahead as the place tends to get crowded very quickly.
Now that you know where to go for a cannabis-infused experience in Thailand, it’s time to invite your friends over and have some fun time together! Curious about other hemp-friendly restaurants in Thailand? Check out our list of hemp-friendly restaurants you must visit HERE.