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15 Naresdamri Rd, Hua Hin, Thailand
+66 32 513 436
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Ballarat, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 no wonder why this joint was so packed half of them was foreigner and the... More 

Thank Suwannee C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really great, bustling Thai restaurant on a jetty over the water. Very underrated on TripAdvisor at the time of visiting (April 2017)!

Thank Justin K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice seafood. Good value for money. Loved the grilled seabass. And location is very good, by the sea where you get some fresh air,

Thank Trude S
Bengaluru, India
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Chow Lay on the pier is a great place for local fare. Very good sea food at reasonable prices. Has a very strong local flavor and can be very spicy for the outsiders. A great experience, of local Thai food and ambiance on the waterfront. Has more locals than outsiders.

Thank trvl4exp
London, UK
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We dined again at Chao Lay on our second visit to Hun Hin. Restaurant was very busy and clearly is very popular and the views out to sea are very pleasant. We ate the garoupa steamed with ginger and garlic which was very fresh but the fried calamari was craftily mixed with fried vegetables in lieu. Prices for fish and... More 

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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

With a restaurant jutting out into the sea, one would think that the overall experience would be completely favourable. Sadly, I found it to be overpriced and full of people that seemed to be trying to convince themselves that they were having a nice time. That said, the staff seemed to be efficient in serving overpriced and bland food that... More 

Thank Jim H
Laguna Beach
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I was in Hua Hin for 10 days and ended up going to Chao Lay twice because I had a very tough time thinking of another Thai restaurant of value. When you walk along the water there are 3-4 water front restaurants. All of the restaurants except Chao Lay has someone in front touting their place .. Chao Lay des... More 

Thank rparkhk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is a busy restaurant with plastic chairs and tables! Always good food and fast service! Since there is such a busy place there is no worries about the freshness of the food!

Thank Kurt B
Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This place was great 10 - 20 years ago, but a recent visit left us very disappointed. We had a similar experience as several other posters: very slow service, staff totally inattentive, food so-so and the seafood was not fresh. The worst was to see a staff member leaving a stall in the washroom without washing his hands after he... More 

Thank Ambull
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Since last visit this place has lost it's charm for us. Still very busy but no atmosphere, average food and staff. Would not go back again as better places in Hua Hin.

Thank GVC1941

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Restaurant Details

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