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Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Lovely place to eat, especially at the end of their pier. The food was good, especially the pepper squid. Service was fine. However, we went back a 2nd time and they didn't want to put us outside because they thought it might rain....the inside was not very appealing so we left (it didn't rain).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

ChaoLay Is our best Restaurant in Hua Hin.. We Love it. This year January i cant Walk. And the stets to Chaolay i cant Go. There take me with a Chair To the Restaurant. Someday wie eat Nearly Chaolay in Chaolay Number Two. The Owner take me for Go Toilette To bis Home, so i Not Need To take the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The dining experience on July 21st was absolutely a disaster. I came with my family once in 2013. It was a nice experience. Food was gorgeous. 2 years later, I came back to Huahin and to this pier-side restaurant again. The crowd was still there. The food, OMG, was the worst in this week-long holiday we had in Cha-Am and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very casual atmosphere. Maybe not service with a smile but efficient. If you're looking for fancy cutlery don't come here. If you're looking for the most fantastic seafood then this is the place for you. Try the fried sea bass in red curry sauce. It's simply the best Thai curry I've ever tasted. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.... More 

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Croydonstaymonth=6
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lovely place to eat, especially at the end of their pier. The food was good, especially the pepper squid. Service was fine. However, we went back a 2nd time and they didn't want to put us outside because they thought it might rain....the inside was not very appealing so we left (it didn't rain).

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We saw this place full from an adjoining pier restaurant and decided to try it. It was clear once we sat down that it was catering for the burgeoning Chinese tourist trade and not for European/Thai tastes. The service was gruff and poor and the food not to our liking - we felt as if we were intruding so we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very poor service, too many youngsters fooling around, more interested in using mobile phones than serving customers! Food was good but spoilt by bad service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We spent 5 days in Hua Hin. The first day we ended on this pier-terraced restaurant. A bit busy, which is a good sign. And the open kitchen with live fish looked totally impressive. We ended up eating 5 DAYS in row there. Every day a different dish. All were superb. Now I am in Bangkok, still thinking fish and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On our first holiday in Hua Hin, we made our way to ChaoLay after reading tripadvisor reviews. We were only there a week but went there twice as we enjoyed the whole dining experience. It was great to walk past the buzzing kitchen downstairs, be seated at a great table on a balmy evening and take in the view. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is one of our most favourite restaurants in the world, having visited several times over the years. the most authentic thai food with fabulous rustic setting (don't be put off by the plastic chairs and tablecloths - the food is unbelievable!). you MUST try the garlic and pepper squid - my husband and I often dream about this while... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

visited with 2 friends, one who had never been to Hua Hin before, and was horrified at the service - or rather, lack of it.... Visited at 18:00 and while there were about 20 staff, they seemed interested only in laughing and joking with one another. When we eventually managed to get an order of drinks and appetisers placed, it... More 

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Address: Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin
Cuisine: Seafood, Thai

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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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