In this article, I’ll show you several street seafood restaurants operating in Hua Hin’s night market. All the restaurants you see in this article are located in the heart of Hua Hin City, just a few blocks from the beach.
This is the same spot where Mark Weins and Trevor James aka The Food Ranger filmed their recent collaboration videos eating lobsters and king prawns.
The night market open daily from 6pm and closes at 3am or whenever there are no customers walking about.
You will find some of the best seafood restaurants in town right here, as well as other products or produce you would expect in a Thai night market from fresh food, fruits, massages, and fashions. There are multiple seafood restaurants along this street as there are many to choose from.
Don’t come too late as all the seafood might be sold out and there will be fewer selections!
Come just before sunset because these restaurants get very busy. If you get there early it’s less crowded, you typically get better selections, the service is overall better and faster before the peak hours after nightfall.
I got a quote for ฿1,800 THB per 1 kg ($25 USD per 1 lb.), a week later I went to the same place and I got quoted for ฿1,200 THB per 1 kg ($17 USD per 1 lb). They weigh the lobster in front of you and cook it in front of the restaurant. You choose the cooking and sauces.
Where I came from, it was a lot cheaper than here, but that might not be the case for everyone.
You do not need to go all out on an expensive lobster or king prawn. You can still have a fantastic meal ordering other dishes. However, if you like lobster and you like seafood in general, Hua Hin night market is seafood heaven!
If you are in Hua Hin, you should definitely check out the night market and try the local seafood restaurant or at least walk through the night market once. The restaurants serve a broad variety of Thai dishes, international dishes, especially barbecue fish, lobsters, snappers, seabass, cotton fish, squid, oysters, and king prawns.
There is a wide selection on the menu, but you don’t have to make things complicated – eat simple seafood from the BBQ and you won’t be disappointed. Then add some local beer, Chang, Singha or Tiger and that’s it.
Obviously, it’s not a fine dining seafood restaurant. The seating is not fancy, but if you don’t mind sitting at simple tables on the pavement, with no air conditioning, you’ll be fine, although some restaurants have the seating available both indoors and outdoors but not always.
Once you order your meal, it is cooked or barbecued on the spot and brought to your table.