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ChaoLay Seafood

Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
+66 32 513 436
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (80 reviews)
“prawns” (26 reviews)
“crab” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a nice dinner at ChaoLay Seafood. The setting over the water with the nice sea breeze was certainly the highlight. We ordered an assortment of dishes that were all extremely OK. This is a tourist restaurant to the max. Nothing was really great but...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard a lot about this place but can't see what all the fuss is about. It's an expensive seafood restaurant on stilts over the sea with tables and customers packed in on top of one another. There's plenty better in Hua Hin.

Thank Travellingsalesguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the village atmosphere of Hua hin which was very close to our hotel Centara Resort and after walking and viewing the many seafood options we settled on Chaolay. The whole fish in ginger and shallots and the chilli crab were excellent.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a successful restaurant obviously not dependent on people coming back. The service is impersonal and smug.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night at the beach and we wanted seafood. The best place to go is ChaoLay. It is also the most popular with the Thai people. They have any and all seafood selections and cooked perfectly! The service is great even with a busy weekend...More

Thank Exie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here due to the high rank at TA. Found it very rushing, no service at all. Just wanted our orders, get us fed and make us pay in a hurry. Food was not too bad, but nothing like other seafood restaurants in Hua Hin....More

Thank tomd100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was easily to be recognised by its big red signboard. The view from the restaurant was very nice, especially during sunset and we were lucky to dine here. Food was delicious with very quick service and helpful staff. The only thing that we...More

Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Hua Hin, make THIS your first seafood lunch and your last meal before you leave. Great menu, quick service and a great view.

Thank rahulghosh2015
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location on the pier right over the water. Loved the scallops with garlic butter and the stir fried crab with spring onions was AMAZING. We got prawns twice and both times were abit dry but the other dishes make up for that lack. We...More

Thank jojopd
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The pier restaurants are an institution in Hua Hin and overall we enjoyed our meal at ChaoLay. The appetisers were disappointing - we chose crab cakes and spring rolls and for me these were not made on the premises. My advice would be to skip...More

Thank Cmutter
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Sabrina_KM | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes they do serve vegetarian dishes. Hope you enjoy it there as much as we did!
20 July 2016|
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Response from Gazo53 | Reviewed this property |
No not expensive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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: +66 32 513 436
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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