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ChaoLay Seafood

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Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to this restaurant several years back when staying in HuaHin, this time we stayed at the Evason around 35minutes away and decided to get a taxi over for the afternoon. We made our way to the restaurant hoping it was as good as we remember. We ordered pineapple rice (it's a must) a plate of... More 

Thank garysilverback
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Tom Yam Goong and Pad Thai. The Tom Yam was served in a hot pot, tasted good but was nothing special. The Pad Thai was also average. A large Chan was served without one of those devices that keep it cool. I guess it gets good ratings mainly because of the location above the water and the nice... More 

Thank Kraut55
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good seafood restaurant in hua hin on a jetty overlooking the sea not elegant but very good choice of fish, really fresh and tasty prices averageo

Thank ligotti
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant twice during my recent visit to Hua Hin (end of Aug). Ordered recommended Glass noodle Crab pot - very very good ! Besides, the Fried Seafood with Green Curry is not to missed - and it's really seafood - squid, fish fillet, prawn, crab and clam! Grilled Scallop with Garlic is good too except the scallop is... More 

Thank wongchooi2
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We probably came too late but they could have say sorry we are closing. No sawadee, no smile, food came before the drinks, they were clearing while a few customers were still eating. They are probably too popular and need customers to remind them: no business without customers I recommend not to go to this place.

Thank Christian S
Patong, Thailand
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ChaoLay is built on a pier extending out into the water, not far from the Hilton resort. The night we were there (and I suspect most nights), the restaurant was very busy with probably half of the customers being Chinese tourists. We noticed that a similar seafood restaurant located on the pier next door was not busy at all. Arriving... More 

Thank Dave D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite seafood restaurants in Hua hin. The food is very good, and even the spot is very popular and a bit hectic, they normally are very efficient as well.

Thank TravelerViking
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Locals recommended this outdoor restaurant to us and we had a great night. Staff were very attentive and seafood was really good. Very reasonably priced.

Thank anne0630
Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I just happened to stumble on this place looking for great food in Hua Hin. We looked for the restaurant with the most locals and ChaoLay was it. I ended up going 3 times in my week stay. Great Thai Food and a huge selection of seafood. Beautiful spot right on the sea. A must I think.

Thank thecolonel1215
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The BEST tempura prawns ever. Great local cuisine on the ocean. Very friendly and fabulous local food in a great settings - it's what Hua Hin is all about.

Thank PaulaBangle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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 77110, 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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