These great restaurants in Pattaya are chosen from a broad selection. They offer menus featuring anything from simple Thai street food for a couple of baht to the finest choice steaks priced at a couple of thousand baht.

    Being home to an international community of expatriates and tourists from across the world, the cuisine available is similarly varied, with the predominant flavors being European and Thai. Read on for some ideas on where to eat in Pattaya and what to try, chosen from the hundreds of eateries in the area and on the merits of their food, service and atmosphere.

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    Royal Broil Room & Wine Cellar

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    • Couples
    • Luxury

    Royal Broil Room & Wine Cellar at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel features a dimly-lit, hushed atmosphere that gives it an air of exclusivity and seriousness. This is not a restaurant where food is eaten and beverages are drunk, but where tender steaks, lovingly-prepared, are enjoyed while fine wines from an extraordinary selection are savored.

    This Chaîne des Rôtisseurs-accredited venue is the sort of place you would be embarrassed to order a beer with your well-done steak. Continuing the mentality of the hotel it is a part of, it is a place where quality is the paramount consideration.

    Location: Royal Cliff Resort, 353 Phratamnak Road, Phratamnak Hill, Pattaya, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)38 250 421

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    The Glass House Beachfront Restaurant and Bar

    • Food
    • Couples
    • Luxury

    The Glass House Beachfront Restaurant and Bar is a cool spot on Jomtien Beach that specializes in seafood and splendid sunsets. Its out-of-town seclusion gives it an exclusive, romantic and relaxed atmosphere.

    Whether you are enjoying the sea breeze in the shade of pine trees on the terrace or taking in the view from the eponymous air-conditioned glass house, you can enjoy over 170 Thai and western dishes, including some of the best seafood in Pattaya. Relax with after-dinner beverages in comfy sofas, serenaded by the clear water lapping at the sandy shore just meters away.

    Location: 5/22 Moo 2, Jomtien, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)38 255 922

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    Radius Restaurant, Cape Dara Resort

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    • Couples

    Radius is the all-day, open-air dining venue at Cape Dara Resort in Pattaya that offers a great view of Pattaya Bay and the coast. The restaurant has a cozy and romantic setting with comfortable outdoor seating where you can enjoy the cool sea breeze with your breakfast or watch the amazing sunset with your dinner. This is one of the best restaurants in Pattaya for a romantic meal.

    Highlights of the Asian and European menu include the generously-portioned lasagna and first-rate sushi and sashimi alongside a full Thai menu. If you favor the substantial and equally varied buffet, there are live cooking and carving stations as well as ovens for fresh tandoori and pizzas.

    Location: Cape Dara Resort, Naklua Road Soi 20, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)38 933 888

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    4

    Casa Pascal Restaurant

    • Food

    Casa Pascal Restaurant is a fine-dining spot on Pattaya Second Road that takes pride in its quality dishes. The owner can often be seen mingling among patrons, checking to see that all is well and explaining how he uses only the very finest ingredients. This includes regular special shipments of rarities such as Atlantic lobsters and European mushrooms or truffles.

    Casa Pascal Restaurant also regularly holds a daily brunch buffet and barbecues served outdoors. While the menu is varied and includes a small amount of Thai food, the seafood is the source of the owner’s greatest pride.

    Location: 485/4 Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)38 723 660

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    5

    Cafe des Amis Fine Dining

    Café des Amis Fine Dining in Pattaya takes great pride in the freshness of its food. The culinary team behind it boasts that their imported meats, lobsters, oysters, mussels, salmon and foie gras are never frozen. Special dishes are therefore subject to availability and should be pre-booked if possible.

    French haute cuisine has been combined with a romantic Thai-Balinese house setup. It features a beautiful garden with soft piano and vocal jazz music, and a bar with over 150 spirits and liqueurs to create a cozy, unique, and exclusive experience.

    Location: 391/6 Thappraya Road Soi 11, Jomtien, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20260, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 5 pm to 10.30 pm, Monday from 5 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)84 026 4989

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    6

    Sugar Hut Restaurant

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    • Couples

    Sugar Hut Restaurant, part of the Sugar Hut Resort in Pattaya, is a dining spot set at the heart of a small forest, giving it a sense of seclusion and remoteness. This is despite it being in the middle of the city. At the end of a long, winding road, in an open teak building with gentle traditional music playing, truly remarkable Thai food is served in an amazingly relaxed atmosphere.

    Far from the common, severely limited foreigner-friendly selection, the menu includes exotic ingredients and recipes. These are prepared with great care and attention to detail, creating a unique experience.

    Location: 391/18 Thappraya Road, Jomtien, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)38 251 687

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    7

    Cadillac Cafe

    • Food

    Cadillac Cafe at Wave Hotel in Pattaya features a Miami Beach art deco style that provides a fun and funky environment. This is also reflected in its menu. High-quality ingredients are put together in unexpected fusions that work remarkably well, such as the mighty wagyu burger.

    The special breakfast menu, available from 7 am to 11 am, also includes the inventive use of unusual elements. At the same time, there are some good, wholesome American comfort foods like nachos, spare ribs, and New York cheesecake, where the chef’s creativity has been restrained and the traditional recipes have been followed faithfully.

    Location: Wave Hotel, 310/2 Beach Road, South Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)38 410 577

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    Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveler

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