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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
los angeles
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144 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Eddiests
West Palm Beach, Florida
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142 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fine, actually pretty good, but not good enough to overcome the truly poor service, and that will be our memory. We eventually had to flag down a waiter for menus and drinks. He made no recommendations. The food was delivered without comment or smile. Our somewhat generous tip was taken from the table like a dirty dish.... More 

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a must, you should have at least one dinner (if not more) down on the jetties in Hua Hin and ChaoLay we found to be a good choice. Great seafood and many other dishes on an extensive menu all cooked to order. That along with a cold beer or 2 and the lovely setting made for a great evening.... More 

Thank Peter C
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Good place for large group of tourist Service and food is just fair. Price is fair, not recommend for food lover.

Thank Rashaun34
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Service could have been bit better but food was yum! Best seafood we have tasted and for the huge portions it was amazing value! Would highly recommend. Would say it is by far the busiest restaurant on the pier which is a good indicator!

Thank ghostmktg
Hua Hin, Thailand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We had a table at the end of the pier and were hoping for good things from this widely recommended restaurant. It proved worse than all of the other local seafood restaurants. Service was appalling; we were asked no less than 5 times to confirm our order. The food itself was extremely average and the lobster overcooked and, therefore, ruined.... More 

Thank D6091UMrobert
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312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Chao Lay is attractive to look at - it has a huge deck/jetty out over the edge of the sea so it comes with a nice view. And downstairs, there is a big well staffed kitchen and some big tanks which show that their seafood is all fresh because they have it all live on the premises. There is an... More 

Thank BenYorkie
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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 

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, 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 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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