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“Great food, poor service”
Review of Chao Lay

Chao Lay
Ranked #219 of 623 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Cho Lay several times for their battered shrimp and shrimp wrapped in springroll wrappers. Yum! While the food was good, the service is consistently "unhappy". Would it hurt the service staff to crack a smile?! The delicious seafood more than makes up for the unhappy service, though! No smile = No tip!

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Bangkok
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I have to say I enjoy almost every one of the seafood restaurants down by the beachfront but this is the one I remember the name of and I can therefore recommend it. We really enjoyed the food here and I have nothing to complain on the service either. Price is bearable but could be cheaper.

  • Visited December 2012
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good food and cheap”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Very good food the service wasn't so good and we waited the food 1 hour and it's usually full so you need to wait for a table but if you visit hua hin you need to eat here !

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South Slocan, BC, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious and reasonable”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

My girlfriend and I ate here based on the reviews from trip advisor - we were not disappointed. My girlfriend ordered the steam crab, I had the scallops and we both shared a dish of wok fried vegies. Everything was excellent, particularly the crab- it was super sweet and tasty (reminded me of dungeness crab from home. You won't be disappointed, however bewarned that half the restaurant has no cover so if the weather is a bit off you will want to get there early.

  • Visited January 2013
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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Fabulous setting but you pay for the view”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Best thing we had was Lonster Bisque delicious. Cotton fish ok Pad Thai good scallops good. But there is better food at cheaper prices in Hua Hin.

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