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Chao Lay

15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
+66 32 513 436
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (86 reviews)
“crab” (21 reviews)
“garoupa” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, you should be aware that there is Chao Lao villa, which is what this review is for, and Chao Lao Bungalows, which seems to be what most of the people reviewing here. Secondly, on Expedia they are selling Chao Lao villa for incredibly high...More

Thank Ekaterina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Ketsamarin and La Terrasse it was just natural to check also Chao Lay located between those two, The restaurant is easy to find as they are open to street and have huge tanks with live seafood in them (restaurant itself is on the...More

Thank Elise H
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We used to visit Chao Lay many years ago. That time it was still popular with local Thais. The recent visit was very disappointing. The prices have all gone up to cater for foreign tourists. There was no local Thais when we visited that evening....More

Thank Kathleen2899
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe the mix of reviews . Chao lay remains to be the best option for seafood in hua hin . Staff are excellent and the food is outstanding . We have eaten here many times and will always return

Thank AnneNap33
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Excellent and quick service They always try to give you the best table, an amazing feat for a successful restaurant Super fresh food Not cheap but also not excessively expensive Very friendly waiters Went twice in a row, already recognised us. Really top notch place

Thank AsiaLovers
Reviewed 8 September 2017

There are many seafood restaurants in Hua Hin and after walking the village we decided on Chao Lay. The whole fish in ginger and shallots was excellent and as well the crab in chilli

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I have eaten at Chao Lay off and on for 25 years. It never changes – and that’s a good thing. If you love seafood it’s my “go to” place in Hua Hin. It is located on a pier hanging out over the ocean in...More

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is right on the waters as with several of the other restaurants nearby. But this is the only one that's usually crowded and locals were eating here too. Great views, clean, cooling and lots of seats. We were here for dinner twice mainly because...More

Thank WanderEatSleepPlay
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Recommended by our Thai transfer driver and did not disappoint. Great authentic food with good atmosphere, location and service. Visited twice during our weeks stay in Hua Hin.

Thank luckybird3
Reviewed 3 May 2017

While we were in Hua Hin , we went to this joint. and it was packed and we had to que wait for table. Took us about 20mins to get table. We ordered lots of seafood especially Tom Yum in a hot pot. I have...More

Thank Suwannee C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin
  • Phone Number: +66 32 513 436
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