Seafood is obviously found in abundance (although Chatchai Market offers some of the best seafood restaurants) and traditional Thai fare is found on every corner. Those looking for a little taste of home however will be pleasantly surprised because there are now a number of highly acclaimed international restaurants serving up cuisines from around the world.
Prices range from incredibly cheap to fairly pricey and quality is usually very good. When it comes to Thai food, how much you pay does not determine quality as some of the best Thai restaurants are found on the street corners and are often little more than shacks. This being said, however, there are also some very good upmarket Thai restaurants in Hua Hin.
Central Hua Hin
Without doubt, some of the best restaurants in the province can be found in central Hua Hin. It does not matter whether you are looking for seafood, Thai, Japanese, Indian or Western restaurants, you will find everything on your doorstep. Try as much of the food on offer as possible and you will not be disappointed. Restaurants not only serve food, but many of them have trendy bars and live music and are found in hotels. There are light snacks, three course delights and buffets on offer every night of the week.
While quieter than the center of Hua Hin, Cha-Am still has its fair share of Thai and international restaurants. The choice may not be as extensive, but there are some very good eateries to choose from. Seafood restaurants are a must, especially the ones located on the beach itself, and local Thai restaurants should also be visited.
The choice of restaurants in Pranburi is much smaller than in Hua Hin, but if you like Thai food and seafood you will be in heaven. Some of the area's best Thai restaurants can be found here, serving up cuisine from across the country. Other restaurants to look out for are the ones found in the plush resorts as they offer exceptional food at very reasonable prices.
Khao Takiab restaurants
Khao Takiab is developing at a rapid rate and as a result, the restaurant scene is growing fast. Just a few years ago, the beach was only home to Thai shacks; today it offers international restaurants, beachside seafood restaurants and top-class Thai eateries. The hotels here often have buffets which are eat as much as you like and there are a number of live music venues where you can enjoy a snack or two.