Top ChoiceThai in Hua Hin

Jek Pia

Once just a coffee shop, this 50-plus-year-old restaurant is one of Hua Hin's top culinary destinations. The late mother of the current owner invited her favourite cooks to come join her and it's now a gourmet...

Top ChoiceChinese in Hua Hin

Koti

This Thai-Chinese restaurant, opened in 1932, is a national culinary luminary. Thais adore the stir-fried oyster with flour and egg, while foreigners frequently aim for the đôm yam gûng. Everyone loves the yam...

Street Food in Hua Hin

Chomsin-Naebkehardt Junction Street Food

These noted street-food spots are a three-for-one deal and though the setting is humble, there's some excellent Thai food here. The action starts early each morning on Th Naebkehardt about 50m south of Chomsin...

Thai in Hua Hin

Sôm·đam Tanontok 51

A standout restaurant in a great dining neighbourhood, this is real Isan food cooked by a family from Khorat. There's everything you'd expect to find including grilled catfish, gaang orm (coconut-milk-less herbal...

Street Food in Hua Hin

Pa Jua

This mango-sticky-rice stand is a local hit, which explains why it's been in business for almost 50 years. You can buy mangoes individually, or in the traditional Thai dessert with sticky rice, coconut cream and...

Thai in Hua Hin

Baan Gliwang

The palm trees, flower garden, historic wooden beach homes and the sound of the surf make the setting at 'The House Near the Palace' pretty much perfect. For many, it's a place to lounge with coffee and coconut...

International in Hua Hin

The Social Salad

This simple, but nicely decorated place attracts many repeat customers for its 209B make-your-own salads – choose from a long checklist of fresh organic ingredients. Anti-salad folks can opt for Thai dishes and...

Seafood in Hua Hin

Chaolay

The most famous of the old-time pier restaurants, Chaolay serves a full house nightly, even in the low-season. There's a chaotic open kitchen on the ground floor allowing you to watch the chefs and see the fish...

Italian in Hua Hin

Carlo

There are loads of Italian places around Hua Hin, but most just turn out cheap pizza and pasta. For a great meal and a nice night out, this white-tablecloth spot on the south side of the tourist zone is Italian...

Thai in Hua Hin

Hua Hin Vegan Cafe

Except for the lack of animal products, this modern place has nothing in common with the typical Thai jae vegan restaurant: there's wine, garlic, air-con, jazz, organic ingredients and creative cooking. There's...

Thai in Hua Hin

Der

Located in the beachfront Seenspace mall, Der serves northeastern Isan food the way it should be: spicy and boldly flavoured. A modern set-up is given traditional touches like checkered napkins and dishes served...

Thai in Hua Hin

Ratama

The menu runs from Thai omelettes to a great panang curry, but Ratama is famous for duck served in many forms, including noodle soup and fried beaks. Try the súþêr đeen gài (chicken-feet đôm yam), and if you ask...

Breakfast in Hua Hin

Railway Restaurant

Hua Hin has lots of opulent resorts, and thus lots of sumptuous breakfast buffets, but the morning meal at the Centara Grand is worth a splurge not only for the food (Thai and European with lots of baking), but...

Japanese in Hua Hin

Hagi

A lovely open-air spot on the edge of the Centara Grand, Hagi is considered to be the best Japanese in Hua Hin; not that there's much competition. There are teppanyaki tables for people who want to make their...

Coffee in Hua Hin

Velo Cafe

Coffee shops are everywhere in Hua Hin, but few are as serious as this little one, which roasts its own beans. It also makes very good sandwiches.

Thai in Hua Hin

Roti Cha Chak

This small Thai Muslim joint serves halal food, including soups and rice dishes, but is best known for its roti pancakes made to order. Watching the dough being thrown around, then fried and flipped frenetically...

Burmese in Hua Hin

Cherry

A strange but welcome hole-in-the-wall serving Burmese (goat-and-lentil soup, tea-leaf salad) and Nepali (chicken masala, potato curry) food. The owner-chef's family were Gurkha soldiers who went to Burma with...

Indian in Hua Hin

Royal Indian

At first glance you don't expect much from this seemingly makeshift restaurant jammed in between a tailor and scooter rental, but it turns out the food is quite good. This being Hua Hin, the full fish tandoori is...

Burgers in Hua Hin

31 Burger

Many people rave about the hamburgers here, but throwing tradition to the wind, this shipping container spot put fish, chicken, fried macaroni and cheese, and more between two buns. They also do salads and...

Market in Hua Hin

Chatchai Market

The city's main fresh market resides in a historic building built in 1926 with a distinctive seven-eaved roof in honour of King Rama VII. You can piece together a good breakfast with fresh fruit, mŏo þîng...