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ChaoLay Seafood

Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
+66 32 513 436
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“prawns” (27 reviews)
“crab” (14 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Over the years I've visited Hua Hin on several occasions and much to our pleasure the ChaoLay still held its rustic/authentic feeling. Food is fresh, served quickly and delicious. Its a very popular restaurant as its not ultra expensive despite the wide range of fresh/popular...More

Thank Hammerman88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much quieter than expected and decent service. Maybe the two are connected. Excellent deep fried sea bass in fish sauce, very good (but not very Thai) grilled scallops in garlic and butter, good stir fried veg, TERRIBLE TOM YUM - too salty, no where near...More

Thank webme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a very popular seafood restaurant on a jetty. We have been coming here many times over the years. The service is good and the price continues to be reasonable. There are several others in the vicinity but this appears to be the most popular....More

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant was so good that we came back a second time during our stay in Hua Hin. You get to dine on a jetty and be soothe by the sound of the waves while you wait for your food. Service was good, the seafood...More

Thank terencek87
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We have come to this restaurant every year for many years now and we always very satisfied. Good tasty seefood and reasonable prices. Diner at Chao Lay on the pier is something we long for when we come to Hua Hin

Thank Bitte08
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for years and the is always very good. We usually order a soup, a whole fish fried or steamed, and morning glory. Never deceived. The service seems to be confused but it works... The only issue is arriving...More

Thank Roch L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We sat on the pier and had a nice water view over dinner. At least 7-8 servers standing around. Not sure what they were doing as they were not attending to diners. We ordered grilled mussels for an appetizer, spicy squid and a coconut milk...More

Thank sr201753j9
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Considering the number of guests at this restaurant the staff were efficent and friendly. The food arrived quite promptly and the seafood was fresh and delicious. Sitting out on this converted jetty with a mild sea breeeze was a pleasurable experience

Thank plugger14
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We ordered a variety of plates with mussels, fish, crab and prawns. If you want to you can go and select your seafood downstairs to ensure you get the size and quality of what you expect. All plates we ordered tasted delicious, the service was...More

Thank Bernhard Z
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The food is fairly good, portion is a bit small. The view should be good during the day. I have booked the table but no one served us when we arrived. Green curry was too watery. Price is ok.

Thank Jimmy C
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Sabrina_KM | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes they do serve vegetarian dishes. Hope you enjoy it there as much as we did!
20 July 2016|
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Response from Gazo53 | Reviewed this property |
No not expensive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thanon Naretdamri, Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Prachuap Khiri Khan Province  >  Hua Hin
  • Phone Number: +66 32 513 436
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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