It’s impossible to put all the great restaurants in Hua Hin into one list. There are many places in this popular seaside resort that deserve a mention, but too little space to do it. Hua Hin is famous for its seafood and boasts numerous seafood eateries. You can also dine well on traditional Thai food and international favorites.
We took a closer look at where to eat in Hua Hin and what you should be looking for on the menu. Take a look at our suggestions – what would you add to the list?
Seafood in Hua Hin
Seafood and Hua Hin go hand in hand. Hua Hin’s location on the Gulf of Thailand makes it a natural place to get the freshest seafood in Thailand. When visiting Hua Hin, make sure you try at least one of the many seafood restaurants you will find in the town. One of the best things about ordering seafood in Hua Hin is the dishes are often cooked on the spot, and you can see how fresh the ingredients are.
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Traditional Thai Food in Hua Hin
Of course, Hua Hin boasts a great number of Thai restaurants serving flavors from all over the country. Hua Hin Thai restaurants vary in quality – the best way to choose a good one is to look for a place that is packed with locals, as well as visitors. Sample different dishes on the menu to find your favorites. Many menus are in English or have pictures for detail.
Thai food can be incredibly spicy but you don’t have to have it served this way – you can ask for any dish to be served not spicy, or order the least-spicy options on the menu.
International Food in Hua Hin
Restaurants in Hua Hin also serve a good variety of international food. You can take your pick from different cuisines as diverse as Chinese, British and Italian. Many Hua Hin restaurants serving international food are more expensive than the Thai restaurants, but you will still get a bargain compared to what you would expect to pay at home.
Places to Eat in Hua Hin
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You Yen Hua Hin Balcony
The setting for this elegant restaurant is a restored Thai house made from wood, surrounded by landscaped gardens. This restaurant also faces the sea, providing excellent views and sea breezes. You Yen serves a variety of seafood dishes as well as Thai favorites and some great snacks. A good place to come for excellent food and great views.
Beach Society at Sofitel So Hua Hin
Beach Society is a smart and upscale place with an international menu combining traditional Thai options as well as international flavors. The food is well-made and the ingredients are fresh, plus the location is right on the seafront and you get some great views at this stylish place.
Chao Lay Seafood
If you want to choose one seafood restaurant to sample the joys of Thai seafood, choose the Chao Lay option. This restaurant is located right on the shore and provides diners with a full array of seafood options including scallops, crab, fish and seafood salads. The place is popular and there is a semi-outdoor area above where you can get a good view of the Gulf of Thailand.
Andreas Italian Restaurant & Grill
If you are looking for Italian food, give the classic Andreas Italian a try. One of the best restaurants in Hua Hin for Italian cuisine, this restaurant serves the traditional favorites including pizza, pasta and steak dishes. There’s a terrace and the whole place is stylish and classic.
Set within the Fulay Hotel on the main stretch of beach in Hua Hin, Orchids is a French restaurant serving an extensive selection of meat dishes, steak, seafood and pasta, with a full wine and cocktail list to ease your thirst. Orchids is a stylish place with a focus on fresh ingredients and organic produce, and it is a lovely spot for a special meal.
Located in Pranburi, this is a traditional Thai restaurant serving the best of seafood and classic Thai dishes. All the dishes are flavorsome and very good value, and the restaurant is on the beach providing sea views and sea breezes.
Hin Lek Fai
Set on the edge of Hua Hin, the Hin Lek Fai restaurant is a little gem serving Asian food and international favorites. To get to the restaurant in the hills you need to take a tuk tuk and because there are not many seats, it helps to make a reservation.
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