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15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
0-3251-3436
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food for tourist always fresh and tasty good staff in town along the pier nice view. Of ocean ...

  Great food for tourist always fresh and tasty good staff in town along the pier nice view. Of ocean ..more expensive then others but worth it for the ambiance romantic !

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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  • Large groups
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I appreciate a busy restaurant can get overwhelmed with orders but there was no one in charge telling staff or leading them. The food was ordered blue crab, bass, pad Thai, crab rice, chicken wings, two beers and water. 1800 baht. All was eaten then the rice was delivered, what's the point of eating rice 20 minutes after your food... More 

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Perth, West Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Really loved the freshness of this restaurant. It extends out into the ocean with tablecloths on the tables and a gentle breeze blowing to cool things down. The food we ordered was just magnificent, but then we really love bugs, or lobster as they call it here, and squid. A couple of beers and life's good! Easy to find and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had some of the best seafood I have had in this restaurant while enjoying the ocean breeze and watching the far away naval ships protecting the king's residence. I am also glad I was with a group of Thai people who really knew their dishes and ordered several. Our table covered the gamut of seafood and every dish tasted... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been here almost every night! Fresh Sea Food in Hua Hin! You could also enjoy a real sea food here. I was amazed about grill red snapper which is cost just only 500 baht! We have got such a big red snapper and love them :) 2 big fishes of our choices plus 2 seafood appertize , 2... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went there on Saturday evening, after looking around we noticed it was such a busy place so decide to try it the food was excellent fresh as you could get and staff never stopped working, it was so good we went back again last night and the place was still busy but we had another excellent meal. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Their seafood is so fresh and you can have your dinner by sea side. This restaurant is packed with tourist and locals but the price is still affordable. Do come here to try their signature dishes

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Chao Ley is an institution in Hua Hin that is renowned for it's excellent seafood. There is an abundance of restaurants in Hua Hin, but no others come even close to Chao Ley in terms of quality, taste, and value for money. I still struggle to understand how they can serve such a wide selection of wonderful dishes at such... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

  Great food for tourist always fresh and tasty good staff in town along the pier nice view. Of ocean ..more expensive then others but worth it for the ambiance romantic !

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What ever way you like your Thai food this place has it all and more. Great service reasonable pricing and pleanty on the plate no matter what you have.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you like fresh seafood Chao Lay is a must! We've been there almost every night and since many years. Great service and superb food. Try the Rocklobster or Curry Crab. Avoid eating typical western stuff such as "fish and chips". Dive into the real Thai seafood! In peak season prepare to wait until you get seated.

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Address: 15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-3251-3436
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin
  • Phone Number: 0-3251-3436

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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