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Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: There are a number of good restaurants along the wharf area. Saeng Thai...
There are a number of good restaurants along the wharf area. Saeng Thai is a very good option. We tried Chaolay Seafood as it was recommended by one of the local residents of Hua Hin. It was an excellent recommendation. Before climbing the steps into the main restaurant you pass a large selection of fresh fish. Once on the pier, there is an army of staff to seat and serve you. My colleague and I ordered a scallop appetizer, a whole fish main course and a large fried rice side dish. The food was very good and the pricing reasonable, less than $30 for all of the food and 4 beers. Chaolay is worth a visit.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sea food to die for

Fish, prawns, clams, rock lobster, crab, all presented brilliantly. Sometimes very busy, so book, or wait or go early or late. Late in Hua Hin is 8:00 pm by the way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fish, prawns, clams, rock lobster, crab, all presented brilliantly. Sometimes very busy, so book, or wait or go early or late. Late in Hua Hin is 8:00 pm by the way.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Luckily I visited in early evening so there are still lots of seats. I drive to the restaurant, it is not hard to find and parking available for free. The food is tasty, and price is affordable. You may want to book it through email if you worry to wait long.

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Strasbourg, France
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9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

excellent fish and sea food house very fresh every day catch order what you like you will for sure enjoy sea food amateurs thats the place to go surprise comes with the bill and the very reasonable prices we went 3 times a week and are dreaming about going back soonest.

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4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

this was by far the best seafood we have ever eaten anywhere on our travels around the world you just have to eat here. sitting out on the pier in the evening is very romantic and makes the food even tastier with the sea air. we ordered scallops and crab cakes for starter and they were to die for. the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We are big fan of seafood, so definitely to visit this restaurant again but the experience was not as good as the 1st visit. the food:- 1st dish salad the shrimp was not cooked yet, how come? rock lobster deep fried (over cooked), Tom Yum was very nice. Don't order steam fish as they don't know how to do it,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Thumbs up! Food was great and I love the ambience because we were seated at the far corner looking out at the sea. Enjoyed the cool sea breeze.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You can look at all the live seafood displayed downstairs and watch the dozens of chefs/cooks busy ay works in the open kitchen, before heading upstairs to the open air restaurant. Lovely setting on the pier with a nice view out to sea. The place is very large, but loads of room and it's very popular so it had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My friends and I had lunch and dinners here many times to recall how flavorsome of the seafood dishes. Recommended dishes were steamed crab and shrimp, fried seabass with fish sauce, steamed seabass. Fresh coconut is preferred to serve for everyone. If you can't eat sweet thing, you may skip it. Our finale was always the sitcky rice with riped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Having travelled to Hua Hin many times with friends over the past 10-12years,one of our favorite outings has been to Chaolay Seafood. With decking built over the water it is a magnificent place to have a meal overlooking the Gulf Of Thailand. With the freash seafood in tanks you can't get any fresher and it does have an amazing menu.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The exterior is not the most promising of all. Yes there is fresh fish on ice and in tanks downstairs, but the smudgey tablecloths and stained nylon chair covers look anything but inviting in the romantic neon lighting. The food though, is very good. It's not the cheapest in the area, but it's worth it: ocean views, fast service, large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai

Description

There are a number of good restaurants along the wharf area. Saeng Thai is a very good option. We tried Chaolay Seafood as it was recommended by one of the local residents of Hua Hin. It was an excellent recommendation. Before climbing the steps into the main restaurant you pass a large selection of fresh fish. Once on the pier, there is an army of staff to seat and serve you. My colleague and I ordered a scallop appetizer, a whole fish main course and a large fried rice side dish. The food was very good and the pricing reasonable, less than $30 for all of the food and 4 beers. Chaolay is worth a visit.

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