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ChaoLay Seafood

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Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently visited the restaurant with friends, we found the service to be average considering they were not very busy at the time. Usually Thai staff are very attentive and ensuring you have all you need however once we were seated it took some time to have wait staff come back to us to ask if we wanted drinks or to... More 

Thank daw01
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been regulars at Chao Lay over the last almost 20 years and were always happy with the excellent food, the attentive service and of course, the great location on the pier at the seaside. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and they can give good recommendations. We ate our way through the menu over the years and... More 

Thank Bernhard Z
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good but not better than the many other restaurants in the area. The prices are generally +50% compared to the nearby alternatives. The service was horrible. It took forever to get the drinks, starters and even the bill despite 6 waiters were standing and talking loudly, watching YouTube videos etc near our table. They were generally not... More 

Thank Jesper S
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chao Lay seafood has been blogged about in many blogs an is very popular among the tourists. However, not sure if I catch them on a bad day, the place was quite empty when I was there. Food were over priced and overly salty. We generally do not waste food, however, the food were so salty that we had to... More 

Thank wilina
Ashford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here 5 years ago & it was great! Don't know what's changed, food was no more than average at best, I'd been looking forward to steamed sea bass since we got here as it was so good last time. Sadly it was pretty tasteless, in fact I was taken ill 1/2 way through the meal but obviously I cannot... More 

Thank Allison O
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Soup n stir fry vege very salty. Most food are over priced compared to other restaurant. Only nice is their hot Chinese tea, mixed fried rice n vege spring roll.

Thank Wong W
Ewijk, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go there, enjoy the views, let the menu surprise you, make a choice, eat and you'll come back and back and back and......

Thank tonencarla
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Very surprised at some of the negative views of this restaurant. The staff may not appear friendly but they are very helpful and efficient. Our waiter did not speak English but took my order and gluten free information card to an English speaking waiter to confirm my order was gluten free. The restaurant is very busy but the food came... More 

Thank HarriettUk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We arrived and received a great table right at the end of the pier on the water. Very attentive service. Ordered calamari and scallop appetizers that were quite wonderful. Rock lobster was quite bland and slightly overcooked. Prawns were flavorful. Prices were acceptable for the area, however if you are looking for great seafood, this is not the place. Good... More 

Thank 1fastcat
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

this restaurant crowded with tourist, but the food is so-so only & expensive. food portion also very little. not worth the money. there are much better quality seafood nearby & cheaper. will not visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin
  • Phone Number: 0-3251-3436
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?