The best restaurants in Hua Hin
The Top 9 best restaurants in Hua Hin..You probably wonder why we name this site as the Top 9 restaurants in Hua Hin, but the answer is quite clear. Of course it is because we honestly can not judge which restaurants is the best as it is always up for a personal opinion. How ever we can name some of the restaurants and cafés that we think are the best we have tried during the last 20 years, as we have visited Hua Hin.
On this site we will name nine of the best dining places that we have tried and we have left the last (10th) spot for your suggestion :-)
Please sent us your recommendation here.
Restaurant at the Hua Hin Nightmarket. Photo: HuaHin.dk
In Hua Hin, there are a myriad of great restaurants ranging from the big international restaurant franchises to the amazing local Thai restaurants, whose talented chefs will do their best to make your meal a great and authentic Thai experience.
Hua Hin is especially known for the many fantastic seafood restaurants, where you can enjoy all the good and delicious "seafood" from the ocean pantry. Most restaurants in Hua Hin are located on Naresdamri Road, which is what one sees in Hua Hin as the "food district". On Naresdamri Road, restaurants, eateries, cafes and bars can be found side by side and offer everything from traditional Thai food to Italian, Indian and German-inspired restaurants with great steaks and all that goes with a solid Western meal.
Of course, in addition to the regular restaurants, many of which are located throughout Hua Hin, there are plenty of street kitchens serving traditional Thai food, as in the rest of Thailand. This can easily be a good, quick and even cheaper alternative than the more traditional restaurants. If so, try the traditional Tom Yam Goon soup if you want real Thai..Use the term "Mai Phet" if it doesn't have to be too spicy ;-)
Going to a restaurant in Hua Hin can be fantastic and if you want it, it can also be a super affordable experience. Most often you will be able to enjoy a very solid meal incl. Beer for under 7 Euro per. person and even cheaper if you choose to eat at one of the many street kitchens.
The fact given that it is so cheap to eat at a restaurant in Thailand should be remembered when the holiday budget is laid before departure from your home country. It may well be that the airline ticket to Thailand is a little more costly than to some of the European holiday destinations, on the other hand, the cost of living in Thailand is at a completely different level. Thailand is still a really cheap country to vacate in..
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The traditional Thai restaurants and eateries are of course all over the city, but as mentioned earlier, you will find most restaurants located around Naresdamri Road or the streets around the night market. However, you should be aware that the prices here are often somewhat more expensive and can be close to "tourist trap" level, seen with Thai eyes, and in terms of what a meal cost at the small, more invisible eateries that you find if you move a little outside the most visited streets.
Hua Hin is particularly well known for the many seafood restaurants that is built on top of stilts over the water in the city center. ChaoLay Seafood Restaurant is the name of one of the more well-known places. Do not expect fancy interiors and luxury surroundings in any way. The places are spartan decorated, and it is the food quality that counts. At the seafood restaurants in Hua Hin you can get almost everything from the ocean, at prices that you will never experience at home in Europe. What about a huge big lobster at the price of under 15 Euro..?
Wine is pretty expensive in Thailand and it is extremely limited how many Thais enjoy wine when out dining. During your holiday in Thailand you will hardly see a single Thai drinking wine while dining. The preferred beverage is water, soft drinks or beer. Beer is generally preferred by the Thais and the most famous local beer brands are Singha, Chang & Leo. Heineken can also be bought at most restaurants and bars. A large 75 cl. beer costs approx. 3 Euro at a restaurant, which is approximately the same as a single thaidish of rice.