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“Good food and service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Papa John

Papa John
1/154 Soi Moobaan Khao Takiab, Hua Hin, Thailand
032655172
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Ranked #142 of 410 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Brisbane
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good food and service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Located near Amari hotel, visited here 4 times within a month because the food and service was good each time.
On our last visit the restaurant was almost full, we were seated in smoking area but as this is semi outdoor it wasn't too bad.
We noticed the owner speaking with people as they entered, he was very honest by telling them his chefs were at capacity and there would be a delay with food, he must have turned away 20 people.
He then came to our table apologized and said our food would arrive in 5 mins which it did.
Papa John obviously knew exactly what was going on in his kitchen and managed the situation very well, which is more than I can say for the Living Room in Soi 51. Avoid this place.

Every meal was tasty, hot and everyone at the table were served at same time, which is the exception rather than the norm in Thailand.
I would have no hesitation to recommend this restaurant to western and Thai customers.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“'Watery' steak, good thai food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Tried this place on the strength of some of the reviews and although it wasn't the worst steak I've ever had, it certainly wasn't the best.

It was well cooked to my liking and as per my order, which at least reflects well on the staff, however the steak itself was relatively tasteless. I would have to describe it a watery over juicy, maybe the way they freeze and store the meat was the issue.

My wife ate Thai food which was very good.

We will try it again on the off chance that this was just bad luck, but I won't be rushing back too quickly.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Last time we came we received slow service and waited for over an hour for food. Decided to try again and owner rudely came over after we had sat down and said there was no table for us. He obviously can't take constructive criticism about his food and this attitude will certainly not attract customers. Go if you don't mind waiting for food and be turned away if you complain.

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Manama, Bahrain
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Papa John Hua Hin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Ate here on our first night in Hua Hin as it was not far from the hotel. The service was very good and food excellent. We both had Thai dishes, very authentic, not tempered to a 'western palette'. Didn't have any wine but the list looked quite extensive and was served with care. A specious, relaxed place, very clean; intended to go again while staying here

Visited December 2013
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“very tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

i loved their steak a lot. really juicy beef. lobster was also very tasty. best steak restaurant in hua hin no doubt. i went there 3 times in 3 consecutive days. my parents enjoyed thai dishes a lot.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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