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“A little different from the standard fare in Hua Hin”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of DEYA DELI

DEYA DELI
Ranked #144 of 609 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Address is close to listed restuarant Peppino on Petchackasem Road
Hua Hin, Thailand
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“A little different from the standard fare in Hua Hin”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were looking for something a little different from the standard fare in Hua Hin and decided to try out the Deya Deli, which in fairness isn’t really a delicatessen, but it is a fine eating establishment, who genuinely aim to provide top quality, well presented, tasty dishes, which they certainly managed during our visit.

Located right next door to Villa Market so it is easy to find and there are plenty of parking spaces - a real plus in Hua Hin. However, if you do choose to sit outside, despite there being some well placed plants, it is hard not to feel like you're sitting in the car park!

The owner and her son did their utmost to make us feel at home. The staff have extensive knowledge of their menu and specials boards. They were only too happy to answer our questions and recommend dishes, they are keen and eager to please. When we mentioned that it was one of our party's birthday, the service was definitely stepped up a notch and the birthday girl was presented with a summer fruit pudding, complete with candle, at the end of our meal. A lovely gesture! (and it was on the house :-))

A Mediterranean themed menu offering a fantastic variety of dishes with a brilliant vegetarian selection - many unusual and well thought out dishes, shame about the rather average drinks list, with a small selection of bottled beers, red and white wine available by the bottle or glass and fruit shakes.

All the dishes we ordered not only looked stunning but were made with quality, fresh ingredients. Colourful, beautifully presented dishes, bursting with a wealth of flavours. The carrot, ginger and lemon soup was very moreish as was the aubergine sandwich - grilled aubergine on an homemade yoghurt flatbread with cream cheese. The chicken was succulent and moist and the sea bass was absolutely perfect. Apart from the soup, the starters are as large as the main courses which would explain why they are similarly priced. Most of the starters would suffice as a main course, especially if you want to leave room for a dessert.

Overall exceptionally fairly priced for the quality and quantity of food.

Cheers

Hua Hin Food Critic

  • Visited August 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Fresh creative Mediterranean cuisine”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

If you like Mediterranean food you will love this place! The salad dishes and appetizers are creative and really fresh in its presentation. I love the healthy and tasty way of cooking! The main courses I tried, including the signature dish were all fantastic in taste, presentation and ingredients. The restaurant is small and beside the villa supermarket. Perhaps not the most cosy place for a restaurant setting, but once you are inside and taste the food and enjoy the friendly and attentive service you could be any place you like and just enjoy having found this gem! :-)
This is one of the best meals I have had in Hua Hin, including 5 star hotel restaurants, and absolutely the best Mediterranean cuisine in Thailand. Not joking! Love the food! Will be back! (wish I could cook this type of food myself, it's just perfect)

  • Visited July 2013
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Marbella, Spain
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“Healthy Mediterannean Cooking”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We live in Hua Hin and are familiar with most of the restaurant listings here. There are the standard Thai places of various quality, all with the similar menus. A smattering of Italian places and a few French for those who fancy something non Thai for a change. But if you fancy something really different, well presented, with fresh local produce you must try Deya Deli.
Unusual salads and vegetarian dishes from all corners of the Med. including Turkey and North Africa, sit alongside meat and fish dishes with many differing ethnic sauces. For example if you chose a pasta dish you can substitute finely sliced zucchini for spaghetti and the result is surprisingly good, even for a non vegetarian ! Their slow cooked lamb shank with Harissa sauce is a firm favourite together with a fantastic take on the English classic "fish and chips"
Altogether a good experience and we eat there at least once a week and have never been unhappy.

  • Visited July 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Summer Pudding heaven in Hua HIn”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Deya Deli is not just a great find in Hua Hin, with its fresh, high-qualilty ingredients, creative approach and eye-catching combinations of flavours it is a gem in Thailand's gastro-scene; the kind of food you'd expect or hope for in Sydney, London or any other major city. The real artistry here is in the chef's understanding of how far to take the creativity - fresh salads combine colourful crunchy veg: shoestring-cut carrots, slivered zucchini, small broccoli flowerets with unlikely dressings and contrasting textures such as seeds, or nuts or dried fruit, but the slow-cooked lamb shank is a classic, hearty and simple stew. The day's basic ingredients - various meats, chicken, sea bass - are displayed on a chalk board together with options for sauces and flavours including choices of western and Asian touches. And the desserts - where else can you find a classic Summer Pudding in Thailand, especially one as good as Deya's? For drinks, good wine choices and a range of excellent "fruit crushes" and coffees. Prices are reasonable, an abundant meal for two comes to about Bt1,300. This is further incentive to visit Hua Hin, where you can still find reasonably priced hotel rooms - or push the boat out and go for full-on luxury.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vladivostok, Russia
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“Finally. A decent meal in Hua Hin.”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Another objective review from Fatt Matt. As usual, your results may vary.

Let's keep things in perspective. The past few meals I've had in Hua Hin have been truly, truly non-good. So because the place we wanted to go was closed and we wanted to eat without driving up and down the mess that is Petchkasem Road we went to Deya instead, the expectations bar having been set pretty low.

Deya Deli isn't actually a deli so don't wander in looking for a corned-beef-on-rye. Although if you want to buy a handbag with your asparagus wrapped bacon or your vegetarian lasagne, you can do that. Synergy.

Deya is in a little mall next to Villa (but not VillAGE) Market supermarket that's about as horrifyingly Caucasian as any place not named Pattaya could be. It's about as far from a Thai dining experience as you can get unless you count the arm-candy Thai wives/ girlfriends with the 300-pound white guys who all seem to own the same kind of tricked-out pickup truck going into the supermarket next door to buy Vegemite or mayonnaise or whatever it is they buy and overpay for in there.

But that's not the point. So let's get on with what the point is.

The Goods:
My food was pretty good. I had the salmon with dill sauce and I suspect if I'd ordered something else, it would've been pretty good too. It tasted like the cook was practicing so he/ she could get a better job somewhere else and was actually paying attention to what he/she was doing. Although it could've been warmer since Mrs Fatt and I were the only people in the place (she had a pork chop that she said was pretty good), it was a pretty tasty piece of salmon accompanied by decently crisp vegetables and nicely roasted potatoes. Very nice effort on that. We really did enjoy our meals. She got some very nice vegetables with her pork chop as well as similarly crispy-on-the-outside-but-fluffy-on-the-inside roasted potatoes. All around gastronomic happiness.

We didn't have starters because that would just make us piggish since the starters were mostly priced out about the same as the mains so I guess they're kind of large. Our mains were 375 baht each. Not a bad price for decent food compared to some of the dumpster filler I've been sold in Hua Hin lately.

The only, only thing I wonder about is how fresh the salmon was since it's not exactly native to the Gulf of Thailand. But that's just being pedantic. It tasted fine even if maybe it had been bought last week and kept on ice.

The Bads:
Upon entering Deya, you get three separate menus (and it also sort of feels like going into a furniture shop). One for drinks (that has very few drinks on it). One for vegetarian and salad-type fare. And one for everything else. I mean, you walk in and get four inches of menus per person. It's like in the old days when they had libraries and you had to go borrow books to write a history essay or whatever instead of like today where you can just pay some guy on the Internet to write it for you. Very retro.

The drinks list is pretty limited. Beer (not cheap). Wine by the glass (a choice of both red AND white) and some fruit blend drinks or whatever it was Mrs Fatt had that was a yellowishly-green colour.

But that's about the extent of the bads.

What we had was pretty good, didn't cost a fortune (although if you have more than one drink and a starter, the costs can start to add up) and the lady who owns/ manages the place was quite friendly and seemed to be interested in getting repeat business. Unlike a lot of places in Hua Hin I could mention.

And yes indeed, the Fatts will be going back there. I hope we won't be disappointed next time because this time was pretty good.

Still, I won't be buying any handbags.

  • Visited April 2013
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