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Chao Lay

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15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
+66 32 513 436
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst the food was OK the overall experience was very bad. The young lads who should be serving were constantly looking at their mobile phones and talking to each other. The worst thing was our table was near their work station and I had a very good view of what they were doing. When clearing tables they inspected the left... More 

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Holland
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171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Again very busy ,but more chaotic Prices has increased and in some occaions portions decimated .Pitty to see that the can't handle there good position.

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Thank JanWillemHolland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The food quality was terrible. I would say this is the worst ever restaurant that we have been to so far in our lives!!! :(

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1 Thank Natalie C
Tokyo
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It was my second visit here since 4 years ago - I loved the food here before and wanted to come back here again but was utterly disappointed. The waiters were rude and you were able to choose how you wanted to cook the food but this time, it was a no we are too busy so you choose from... More 

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Thank Raspberrypanda
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Bad service, ok seafood. Check out Sang Thai instead. Anyway, won't matter much as the whole area is being vacated for a new swanky lifestyle mall.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

During an evening walk in the area we just decided to step into one of the restaurants and it happened to be Chao Lay. Not being too picky, but the place was a disappointment. The atmosphere was emotionless. May-be it would have been better during daylight and with less wind so that one could enjoy the view to the sea,... More 

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Thank Z G
Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Sorry to say but we were very disappointed with Chao Lay Hua Hin. We were there late afternoon, the place was empty. The staff were not interested of us at all - very bad service! The fish we ordered was dry not good. We will not go again. Have been in Hua Hin years ago, and remember then that really... More 

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Thank Jaana T
Ewijk, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I hate this place, terrible food, rude service, overpriced, long lines of people waiting for a disappoitment or upset stomach so stay away so I don't have to be in line for a table 4 2 at the best restaurant in Hua Hin

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dublin
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

lovely views over the sea and nice to see the live seafood. However, you do not get to see which seafood is cooked for you. While there are numerous staff members, they seem to spend their time joking and texting with their friends - took me over 30 minutes to be served a drink although there was only 2 other... More 

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Norway
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Chao Lay is located on the pier, and therefore offers a great view of the ocean. The restaurant is a great way to experience some local food and culture. The restaurant is simply furnished, and offers a variety of locally caught fish and seafood. The menu is in Thai, English and German. Also some of the staff spoke a minimum... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?