12 Best Restaurants in Hua Hin
After a day in the sand, there are plenty of places to find a vacation-worthy meal in Hua Hin.
Of course, there are food stalls, offering Thai fare that is cheap and delicious. There are also large buffets offered by the hotels, which are terrific opportunities to sample Thai dishes.
But for those looking for a restaurant, there are many to choose from, from a bevy of Italian and Indian food places to a boa fide Mexican restaurant. Here are seven eateries that belong on your list:
The Moon Terrace
Located on the Beach Road, Moon Terrace offers a bounty of fresh seafood in a more sophisticated atmosphere than its nearby rivals.
Palm Seafood Pavilion
A beachside restaurant overlooking the ocean, Palm Seafood Pavilion is reportedly one of the best restaurants in town, offering a rich seafood menu and a full wine list.
Caruso offers authentic Italian cuisine, including spaghetti Siciliani and penne al salmon. Everything is made on the premises—including more than 20 varieties of pizza.
Located in the Hua Hin Night Market, Margaritas offers a variety of Mexican dishes made from scratch with local ingredients. Staples like burritos and quesadillas are available, along with a number of seafood dishes. And, of course, there’s a menu of margaritas to go with it.
Set is a restored shop house, with brass ceiling fans and colorful Vietnamese lamps, the Tapas Café offers something different, for those craving a departure from seafood. The menu features Spanish tapas, with a full selection of wine, beer and cocktails. Try the terrace on the second floor for a relaxed environment.
In town for more than a decade, Orchids offers a mix of Thai and French cuisine in a lovely wooden dining room.
A mix of Thai and Italian awaits at Mamma Mia, where a veteran local restaurateur orchestrates a fine dining experience. Enjoy the complementary liver spread and pickles.
Saeng Thai Seafood
Close enough to the fishing pier to smell it, Saeng Thai Seafood offers a simple, casual atmosphere and some of the freshest seafood anywhere. A giant menu offers just about anything with gills, all prepared exceptionally well. Don’t expect market prices. But it won’t break the bank, either.
La Mer is the place to go if you want an ocean view with your fish. Overlooking the entire stretch of local beaches, the place draws a local crowd, offers local seafood, regional Thai cuisine and some stir fry.
Chao Lay Seafood
Another restaurant close to the fishing pier and offering a view, this restaurant offers an open kitchen and live tanks on the first floor and seats patrons upstairs to overlook the Gulf of Thailand. It offers outdoor and indoor seating options. Try the scallops baked in butter sauce.
Sang Wien Seafood
This is the very picture of beachfront seafood dining. With its corrugated tin roof, wooden tables and benches, Sang Wien offers large portions of local seafood, with a small tab when the meal is done. Try the grilled giant squid, deep-fried sea bass and steamed blue crab.
Let’s Sea Pub & Restaurant
Another place to try if you are looking for a water view and a relaxed environment. Here, Thai seafood recipes are mixed with international treatments. Try the big clams sautéed in white wine sauce and or the rock lobster gratin. The Breeze Bar gets creative with its cocktail offerings.
If you really want to eat local, this is the place. The beachfront restaurant in Pranburi cooks Thai seafood dishes with all local ingredients. Try the stir-fried clams in chili sauce or the deep-fried fish cake.