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ChaoLay Seafood

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Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an mid afternoon snack here. Was delicious. Staff very friendly and the beer was cold. Restaurant is overlooking the sea.

Thank CMDow
Carthage, Tunisia
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143 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location. Extencive menu card. But the prices are way to high for what you get. The food is o.k. but you pay most of all for the venue.

Thank Anneke D
Hong Kong
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good honest food. Service attentive. Fast efficient. Tasty. Reasonable prices. Consistent as 3rd time we've been!

Thank TheSarahsHK
Seattle, Washington
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are many choices for seafood in Hua Hin and you should choose another restaurant and not this one. The service is very poor. The waiters were more interested in setting up more tables for dinner than taking care of the guests that were already present. Very average seafood in both taste and presentation. It was expensive for what we... More 

Thank BrandingExpert
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the old seafood restaurants in Hua Hin, went to Chao Lay both times we visited Hua Hin and were quite happy with the food and the service. It's outdoor dining at the pier, the service is efficient and the food is quick and well prepared. It's not fine dining but its good quality food at a reasonable price.

Thank Alan L
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I was here the first time 1987 and then I have been here about 10 times. Last time 8 years ago. It was one of my favorites in HuaHin. I came back 2016 in December and everything was different. The food not even close to the food some years ago. Service was ok but interior very sad and food, don't... More 

Thank kennet-spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Recently visited the restaurant with friends, we found the service to be average considering they were not very busy at the time. Usually Thai staff are very attentive and ensuring you have all you need however once we were seated it took some time to have wait staff come back to us to ask if we wanted drinks or to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We've been regulars at Chao Lay over the last almost 20 years and were always happy with the excellent food, the attentive service and of course, the great location on the pier at the seaside. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and they can give good recommendations. We ate our way through the menu over the years and... More 

Thank Bernhard Z
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food was good but not better than the many other restaurants in the area. The prices are generally +50% compared to the nearby alternatives. The service was horrible. It took forever to get the drinks, starters and even the bill despite 6 waiters were standing and talking loudly, watching YouTube videos etc near our table. They were generally not... More 

Thank Jesper S
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Chao Lay seafood has been blogged about in many blogs an is very popular among the tourists. However, not sure if I catch them on a bad day, the place was quite empty when I was there. Food were over priced and overly salty. We generally do not waste food, however, the food were so salty that we had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin
  • Phone Number: 0-3251-3436
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?