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15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
0-3251-3436
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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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
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We were in no rush and this place seemed busy so we gave it a try. The prices including the seafood cooked to order were slightly more than elsewhere but the portions, particularly for the starters were bigger than elsewhere. Quality was pretty good and service prompt, coupled with it having the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Austrian Alps, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is not an elegant place! One full of happy groups enjoying a wide range of very fresh fish and shell fish. We ate well prepared Pomfret in tamarind sauce, soft shell crab....which I found at no other fish restaurant here! If you are a lover of fish.....do yourself a favour and try the establishment!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We were in no rush and this place seemed busy so we gave it a try. The prices including the seafood cooked to order were slightly more than elsewhere but the portions, particularly for the starters were bigger than elsewhere. Quality was pretty good and service prompt, coupled with it having the benefit of a sea breeze it didn't disappoint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

stumbled here really wasn't very busy when we went in about 715pm but it came so. We started with vegetable rolls and fish cake which were just okay. However my pan fried squid which if you like squid, has to be,cooked perfect was. My wife's whole sea bass was a tale of two sides garlic one, lemon and ginger the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Don't understand some of the recent negative comments , we come to Hua Hin and elsewhere in Thailand regularly and food is always good especially if you understand what to order. It's Thailand, so don't expect fancy dressed waiters pampering to your every whim and don't expect it to be elegant. This is proper, good and well cooked food mostly... More 

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Ludlow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Ate there following a local recommendation and this plus the atmospheric setting meant we thought we were in for a treat. We selected a number of "specials" and whilst one or two we're ok none came together and we waited an hour for the first dish and by the time the fish came it was cold, dry and "specially" bad.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very good food and service. I recommand this restaurant if you are looking for a good Thai fish restaurant. We had a lovely meal ! I had a crab dish in served in a coconut (suggestion of the menu), it was really nice. The smoothies are also tasty. All in all good thai food !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We went here after 6 p.m. and it was filled up fast after that. Vast amount of seafood to choose from. We had lobster, prawns and a whole fish to share and everything was good. It is worth trying various dishes in these fish restaurants.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visit Hua Hin regularly and always go to Chao Lay at least once. It is slightly more expensive than others but worth it it for the food and ambience. The staff are excellent and well trained. There is usually a queue for a table but you never have to wait long. The menu is extensive and the food is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Eight family member with a small child. The seafood are fresh; steamed shrimp, roasted sea shell, fried sea fish with fried garlic on top, Gaeng Som Talay (sour soup), finished with crab fried rice (not too oily). On the whole, one of the better family seafood restaurant in Hua Hin.

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Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

after a Year off working , holliday starts at Chao Lay . It was bussy , the price for good quality and reasonable prices . The service was excellent , fast and friendly . The food, we tried again the product we had first evening last Year ., were as good as ever . The diner option , dining outside... More 

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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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