We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
0-3251-3436
Improve this listing
Add hours for Chao Lay and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 231 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

Yummy seafood but a bit pricey... Should go before 6 pm otherwise the terrace tables are unavailable due to lots of customer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
mond t
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Dorridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Was recommended by friends who visited earlier this month but we were extremely disappointed. We arrived at 8.50pm and waited to be directed to a table. A staff member waved in the general direction of free tables out on the pier and we were left to find our way. After waiting for 20 minutes we had to attract attention to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I found this place very nice traditional thai style ,very ventilated and with nice sea wiew. The staff spoken by radio, we order for starters spring roll fried squid, fried vegetables morning glory fried rice with crab was ok, but the main course we order grilled prawns was fresh but cook with butter??? and my steam lemon fish come almost... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It wasn't so good, both food and services. The waiter is rude. Please come early by 6pm get nice seat and avoid long queue.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Tourist trap. Food was only of an acceptable standard served to tourists who didn't know better. Fish wasn't fresh and Tom yam soup was lukewarm only. Waiter was too impatient to do anything other than to hurriedly take our order.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The first time we tried to eat here the queue was too long so we went elsewhere. The 2nd time we tried to eat here we were shown to a table then ignored for 15 minutes whilst later arrivals were being served. Despite waving and smiling and generally trying to grab the attention of passing staff we continued to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Yummy seafood but a bit pricey... Should go before 6 pm otherwise the terrace tables are unavailable due to lots of customer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, West Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
467 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chao Lay also viewed

Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
 
Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
 

Been to Chao Lay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Large groups, Families with children

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chao Lay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?