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“Good and fresh seafood, a bit chaotic but that's part of the attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rod Fai

Rod Fai
Ranked #157 of 609 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Rod Fai is a traditional Thai and Seafood restaurant with great food and very friendly staff. Very affordable and unique location in the middle of Hua Hin's busy night market. The restaurant is decorated like the old Hua Hin's Railway Station.
Bangkok
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120 reviews
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“Good and fresh seafood, a bit chaotic but that's part of the attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Rod Fai seafood is located right in the heart of the bustling Hua Hin night market. The decor is themed to match the famous Hua Hin train station, and actually ends up looking quite nice.

The restaurant is incredibly popular and busy, with the staff run off their feet, so it's testament to their hard work that they manage to just about hold it together.

The barbecued seafood is fresh, tasty and cooked well - we enjoyed some great barbecued tiger prawns, red snapper and mussels steamed with lemongrass. There was a bit of a wait for the food, but not ridiculous, and to be fair we were given prior warning that there might be a bit of a wait. In the end, with this in mind, food came quicker than expected.

The bill was incredibly cheap, being around 1,500 THB (30 GBP / 50 USD) for 4 of us to eat a large amount of food and beers. A great place that we'll be sure to visit on our next Hua Hin trip.

  • Visited April 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood in the midst of the night market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We "splurged" out on a huge lobster for 1200 baht. Sensational! Like all the places in the market, the fit our is very basic but the fresh foods and great prices are what it's all about.

Visited March 2013
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Bangkok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“there are better places.....never again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

we were impressed by the nice style of the restaurant building and name but once you seat down, only the drinks keep it promises. The food is average and takes ages to be served. When we complaint as took so long and our food was delevered to the wrong table, the manager said we can pay for the drinks and leave if we are not happy.
What a kindness....this is not Thai hospitality and but poorly...a tourist place restaurant to avoid. There are better ones just next door where service is not always GREAT but at least you get what was promised.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Fresh King Pawn wasted by cooking style”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We picked this one mainly due to the nice staff in charge the grill/seafood stand.

The seafoods looks fresh and taste fresh as well. However, the grill cooking style is not good actually wasted the fresh large king pawn as the meat becomes old and dry.

The chily deep fried clam and grills squid are yummy though, spicy and tender.

Coconut seafood soup is a bit surprise, full of variety of seafood and tastes really good.

The restuarant is a bit open style and thus a bit hot given no air-con.

Service is good and there's no extra charge for cooking. Seafood is at reasonable price also.

  • Visited December 2012
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England, United Kingdom
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“Not the best place in hua hin”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

Ate here on our Holiday, not the best place we had eaten at. Food not really that tasty, have definitely had better in some of the smaller restaurants. Chicken satay raw in centre :(

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