I have lived in and around the Hua Hin area for over 10 years. During this time I have had the opportunity to sample a variety of excellent Thai and international cuisine at many top class restaurants. However, whenever my family and friends come over to visit I can count on less than one hand the “MUST GO TO” places that I would highly recommend for a truly exceptional dining experience. Having just dined with my wife at the Friday evening Thai seafood buffet at the open air tranquil beach front Chay Had Restaurant at the Hilton Hua Hin, I have added this to my exclusive list of “MUST GO TO” dining venues.
This is a dining extravaganza not to be missed under any circumstances during a visit to Hua Hin. I would not describe the Thai seafood buffet at the Chay Had as good or excellent that just does not do it justice. I would describe the buffet as sublimely delicious in a setting full of ambience. The range of appetisers, main dishes and desserts is staggering and all of the finest quality. It is impossible in this short review to comprehensively cover the full spectrum of what you can expect but believe me, I fail to see how anyone will not come away from this dining experience without a feeling of supreme happiness and contentment.
I only managed to sample a fraction of the dishes available which included: salt and pepper squid, crab cakes, grilled lemongrass prawns with tamarind glaze, BBQ duck spring rolls, beef salad with sunflower sprouts, soft shelled crab (wow!!!), caramelized bananas with vanilla bean icecream, Thai tea crème brulee, spiced coconut brownies with white chocolate icecream and mango sticky rice with coconut icecream. I know I was a glutton but I just could not help myself.
The Thai seafood buffet which opens from 7 to 10pm every Friday evening costs only THB 799 net (no ++). It’s a good idea to make a reservation as when we were there it was nearly full by 7:30pm. I hope that you keep this review a closely guarded secret and only let your family and closest friends know about this absolute gem of a dining experience. It goes without saying that the staff at Chay Had were brilliant.
Thai Seafood Buffet THB 799.-net Every Friday Night from 7.00 pm. – 10 pm. At Chay Had Restaurant Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa . For more information call: 032-538-999.