Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Khao Takiab, Khao Tao, Pranburi, Paknampran, Khao Kalok, Dolphin Bay, Sam Roi Yod and Prachuabkirikhan. Discussion on areas south of Hua Hin.
SPONSORS: Khao Takiab Guide
User avatar
Pagey
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1865
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:14 pm
Location: On the beach

Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by Pagey » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:00 pm

The last few Sundays I have been for a drive to the South of HH, mainly Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran. I have had lunch the last 2 weeks at Koa Kalok, at a restaurant on the beach just past the big temple. I want to try other places to eat out that way, Thai or Western, big open air restaurants or small cozy bistros.

Any recommendations please with directions as I am not familiar with the area. Thanks. :cheers:
'If you didn't have a wasted youth you wasted your youth'

Man in pub circa 1987.

europtimiste
Guru
Guru
Posts: 517
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 12:19 pm

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by europtimiste » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:07 pm

Udom Pochana at Pak Nam Pran, at the beach.

User avatar
Big Boy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 30374
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Bon Kai

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by Big Boy » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:11 pm

We often stop off at the beachside food court in Pak Nam Pran for lunch. Good street food at very Thai prices - nice setting.

As you drive along the beach towards Khao Kalok, it's basically the first place you come to - about 10 salas beside the beach. never seen it so busy that we couldn't get a sala.
League 1 - Plymouth Argyle....0 Oxford....4 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Points 14; Position 23

HHTel
Legend
Legend
Posts: 2843
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:44 pm

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by HHTel » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:39 pm

Assuming you mean Khao Tao and not Ko Tao, there's a beach club at Sai Noi which I've heard is a very pleasant way to spend a few hours. The food is good and a clean beach. Very quiet.

User avatar
Pagey
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1865
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:14 pm
Location: On the beach

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by Pagey » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:08 pm

OK thanks all.

Yes Terry Khao Tao, I always spell it different!

Yes I've been to the Sainoi Beach club, it is a nice location but a tad expensive. I bought a can of Liptons ice tea for my son and after tax it was something like 85 Baht which was more than my beer which I think was 60 baht plus tax as it was half price in happy hour which is 5-7 pm every day I think.
'If you didn't have a wasted youth you wasted your youth'

Man in pub circa 1987.

User avatar
Bonbon
Amateur
Amateur
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:40 pm
Location: Lytham St Annes, Pranburi

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by Bonbon » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:24 am

In Pranburi 1000m south of Tesco, 150m before the railway line.
Abzab a Thai open air restaurant
Issan food excellent service with prices no-longer available in Hua Hin
Think that its closed the first Sunday of the month

User avatar
STEVE G
Hero
Hero
Posts: 11815
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:50 am
Location: HUA HIN/EUROPE

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by STEVE G » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:28 am

If you go a bit further to Dolphin Bay, it's only about another twenty minutes, there is a small place called something like Miaew Seafood, it's just an open place on the right and a few tables under the pine trees on the beach on the other side of the road but the food is excellent for reasonable money.
When I'm in Hua Hin, we go there a couple of times a week and I can't think of anywhere else that I enjoy so much.

User avatar
Pagey
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1865
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:14 pm
Location: On the beach

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by Pagey » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:33 am

I think I'm going to give Dolphin Bay a go today then, I've seen Maeow seafood on a map, just before Dolphin Bay Resort I think. What's the best way to get there ?
I've seen a route to turn left at Traffic lights with Tesco on the corner and drive to the T junction , turn right then left at the small police station or is there a better/nicer/more scenic route? I'm not in any hurry.
'If you didn't have a wasted youth you wasted your youth'

Man in pub circa 1987.

HHTel
Legend
Legend
Posts: 2843
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:44 pm

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:46 pm

You could take the road past Khao Kalok and just carry on along the coast road. Apart from a short diversion around a 'sticky out bit' that will take you all the way to Dolphin Bay.

JW
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3450
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:53 pm
Location: hua hin

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by JW » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:19 am

Follow your nose Pagey...always the best way :).

rynka
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:09 am
Location: HUA HiN
Contact:

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by rynka » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:55 pm

ThaiWaii Tavern (previously at Pak Nam Pran, but moved to Khao Tao) has good food and great live music (expats jam there). Check out the schedule on their FB [Mod edit: personal name removed] :) Great, warm & friendly atmosphere.

bsdk1960
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1373
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:21 pm
Location: hua hin/frederiksberg DK.

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by bsdk1960 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:58 pm

rynka wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:55 pm
ThaiWaii Tavern (previously at Pak Nam Pran, but moved to Khao Tao) has good food and great live music (expats jam there). Check out the schedule on their FB :) Great, warm & friendly atmosphere.
Were is that i Khao Tao ?

:cheers: :cheers:

NOKYAI
Guru
Guru
Posts: 795
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:38 am
Location: Hua hin
Contact:

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by NOKYAI » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:50 pm

I must admit that I have a Sunday habit of taking my bike down that way. I agree with all the places mentioned. It's lovely to have the place to yourself, sit by the beach with a beer. Just the right distance before my bum goes numb!
Now semi retired 60:40 Thailand: UK ( seems to be working well)

blanes2007
Amateur
Amateur
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:09 am

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by blanes2007 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:58 pm

rynka wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:55 pm
ThaiWaii Tavern (previously at Pak Nam Pran, but moved to Khao Tao) has good food and great live music (expats jam there). Check out the schedule on their FB :) Great, warm & friendly atmosphere.
Thai Waii had "great, warm & friendly atmosphere" while Richard (the owner) was sitting in a high chair and overseeing all, but now he came back to US due to his state of health and as I see things in the restaurant aren't going well. Unattended staff now don't give a shit about his business. [Mod edit: name removed], his wife, also doesn't seem to care much.

rynka
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:09 am
Location: HUA HiN
Contact:

Re: Restaurants in Ko Tao & Pak Nam Pran

Post by rynka » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:45 pm

I perform there regularly. I do believe that they're doin the best they can while Richard's away.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests