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“Best seafood on the beach”
Review of ChaoLay Seafood

ChaoLay Seafood
Ranked #85 of 668 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The restaurant hasn't changed a bit over the last 10 years plus. No fancy decor but bright light tubes, plastic chairs and a commotion you expect at a railways station. Make your way up the steep staircase and in high season at dinner time, expect to queue for ten minutes for a table. But wait, it's organised chaos and the kitchen downstairs quickly get delicious seafood out. Other seafood restaurants nearby certainly look more inviting as they have learned what foreign tourists want... nice chairs, white table cloth, art, lights covered with lamp shades, real coffee machines.

The food? To die for. Just deliiiiiicious.

1  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is the way to eat seafood! Very fresh and good quality. The restaurant is on a pier and what the surroundings lack is more than made up for by the food. Blue crab with spring onions, deep fried garoupa with chilli sauce, chicken with cashew nuts were all fabulous. It is not a sophisticated restaurant, but who cares when the food is so good. Lots of Thai families there, which says it all.

1  Thank AltonBob
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We've eated here twice. After the first experience we came again, as our friends have recommended us this restaurant and we decided to give it another try. The place is not clean, the food is average. We've ordered steamed crab and after 50 minutes (when we asked once again about it) the waiter laughed and said that he had fogotten about it. But at least it was not frosen as it was during our first visit... Also we had a chance to try here local fresh oysters. It looks for me that the place is very overrated.

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1  Thank Dansi127
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

In my five day stay in Hua Hin, easily became mine and my gf favorite restuant in town. Excellent fresh seafood, views over Hua Hin bay. Always busy with local thais and travellers, always a good sign in my book for a resturant.

During peak season would advise booking a table for big groups, to secure a table.

Even when busy service is quick and efficient, but laidback

Thank thomas_south
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

This restaurant was recommend to us as one of the best seafood restaurants in Hua Hin, it was ok but nothing special. Very busy with people queuing for tables, food arrived quickly but not all together so you had to eat what was served or it went cold. Food was tasty and fairly priced but I would not return as too much choice of restaurants in area.

Thank Tigertoc
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