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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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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Welcomed by the onwner's sister who is friendly, the location and the food are extra. We were 32 and everything went smoothly. Must visit. JPÇ

Thank JP C
Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is our go to sea food place in Hua Hin. It's always packed and is popular with Thai people which is always a good sign. It's a no frills set up, but the food is always great. Well worth a visit. Sadly supposedly on the list to be removed due to land encroachment so get there before it goes.... More 

Thank Geoff M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was OK but nothing special. The serving Edinburgh was the worst in Thailand we have experienced in over 25 years. Young waiters were keeping back left over food and eating it from where I was sitting this seems to be a practice among the young lads and is not something I wanted to watch when eating me meal. My... More 

Thank Janbro6365
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tourist restaurant but not expensive as well. Great environment, fast service and location not difficult to find.

Thank Bernard C
Loango National Park, Gabon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the many seafood restaurants touting for tourist trade in the centre of Hua Hin very popular for some reason with diners packed in elbow to elbow with sea views for a lucky few. Stick to the fresh seafood lobster, prawns, fish and be prepared to pay for it everything else on the menu is pretty bog standard. Check... More 

Thank Major99
new york, usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot understand the reviews by previous reviewers unless they are the clients of some of the saddest european restaurants in a built up touristy area that we passed en route to discovering this gem! We passed restaurants full with elderly european tourists all looking bored and miserable! Not for us - we saw the ground floor first full of... More 

Thank MarrakchiaBritgirl
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I and my husband went there and ordered salad, chicken and fired rice. All foods were so poor and not worth paying that expensive price. And staffs there played a game or watched TV while we have ate and did not pay attention to us. So bad experience and we will never come back again. Just location is good as... More 

Thank yyukiko2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of local and foreign tourists visited the restaurants around this pier area and Chaolay is one that we were recommended to us by our guide. We did not enjoy it, possibly we were expecting more after having a great seafood dinner at a small restaurant last night. I will avoid big tourist spots and look for smaller restaurants with... More 

Thank ShaifulKL
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of seafront seafood restaurants in this part of Hua Hin and they are all good. This one is great. The setting over the sea is lovely and the menu is varied and tasty. Overall very good value.

Thank Norman J
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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

Thank CMDow

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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