Hua Hin is famed for one type of food and you can enjoy it in abundance here – seafood. For many people coming from Bangkok for the weekend or a short break, seafood is the reason to make the trip. But there are many other types of food that are worth sampling in Hua Hin. Hua Hin boasts a wide range of restaurants for all tastes. While you may not find the high-class dining establishments that Phuket and Bangkok are famous for, you will find great food and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Check out these restaurants for a true taste of Hua Hin.
If you want to try some of the seafood that Hua Hin is rightly famous for, come to this seafront place. Located just a short distance from the fishing pier in Hua Hin town, the catch of the day is definitely fresh. This is an open-air restaurant and it is more basic than fancy but the food is excellent and the views over the ocean are fantastic. You can choose from practically any type of seafood that you could desire, and with reasonably low prices this restaurant is definitely worth a visit.
2. You Yen Hua Hin Balcony
This seafront restaurant is set in a restored Thai house with wooden walls, constructed in the 1920s. The historic location is the perfect fit for a relaxed, elegant meal overlooking the ocean and you can sit on the al fresco dining patio for great views over the sea. The restaurant is also surrounded by a lush garden. The menu features Thai dishes including specials from different Thai regions, as well as traditional snacks and starters, Thai salads, and more.
3. Let’s Sea Pub & Restaurant
A creative, chilled-out establishment offering superb food and a stunning drinks menu that includes cocktails, martinis, and mocktails. Let’s Sea Pub & Restaurant benefits from views over the bay as well as a menu of contemporary Thai flavors as well as European dishes. You won’t go wrong here if you turn up for sunset drinks and stay for a meal to remember.
4. Baan Isara
Another restaurant located next to the ocean, Baan Isara is a two-floor building that used to be a traditional Thai house. The restaurant has an open-air terrace that looks out over the sea and it serves a wide selection of seafood dishes. This is a popular restaurant for Thais visiting from Bangkok and it serves a variety of dishes with both a European and a Thai twist. Come here if you want to experience interesting, tasty seafood dishes in a lovely location.
5. Tapas Café
The Tapa Café is a gorgeous location for a special meal, set in a restored shop house with wooden walls and doors, brass ceiling fans, and a selection of 1950s style furniture. The menu is also worth making a trip for – check out the Spanish tapas dishes for sharing, and the wide range of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails. The Tapas Café has an upper terrace area for relaxed drinking and dining that is protected from the weather.
6. Chao Lay Seafood
This is a basic, simple restaurant nevertheless serving great seafood. The eating area is partly al fresco, and the menu is diverse and tasty. Views over the ocean enhance the appeal of this seafood favorite.
7. La Mer
Located around five minutes’ walk up Khao Takiab, La Mer is a great example of a restaurant with both great food and a great view. Because of its hillside location it overlooks a wide stretch of beach going and beyond. The food is excellent and the establishment attracts a lot of locals. There is a lot of seafood on the list, as well as some regional specials and some dishes with a Chinese style.
8. Sang Wien Seafood
For seafood, you’ve got to try Sang Wien. The place may not look like much with its basic tables and rickety roof, but it is set right on the beach and the standard of the food is amazingly high. You can try all sorts of seafood dishes from crab to squid, sea bass to lobster. This place is one of the lowest-priced in the area and locals and tourists alike flock to its tables.
9. Jim Daeng
A must-visit beachfront restaurant in Pranburi, Jim Daeng serves Thai dishes and seafood, with an emphasis on locally sourced produce and big, rich flavors.
The Orchids restaurant serves Thai food and French dishes, and is located on the main beach in Hua Hin. The menu features a wide selection of steaks and grilled meats, seafood, and Thai favorites. The drinks menu includes a good wine list. There are two floors, with the ground floor offering an elegant dining atmosphere and the upper level more relaxed.
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