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Pattaya Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Pattaya for Food lovers


Food Holidays in Pattaya

Pattaya is one of the best places in Thailand to satisfy your addiction for Thai food. The rich aromas of Thai dishes are spread through the city's picturesque streets, and street food vendors pop out from every corner.

Once a fishing village, Pattaya is now a bustling city known for its idyllic beaches and plethora of restaurants and street food stalls serving local Thai dishes and daily-catch seafood aiming to satisfy your palate any time of the day. Besides delicious local cuisine, international food options are also available including from Chinese to Japanese, Korean, French, Italian and German. Of course, there are many more cuisines offered in the city’s eateries. 

You can start your day with an International breakfast buffet at your hotel, grab a quick bite at a street food stall, enjoy a Thai lunch at a local restaurant, or have a sumptuous dinner with fine wines at your hotel’s conveniently close restaurant.

Especially if you are on the go, the street food stalls of Pattaya are literally everywhere and cater to your needs with local delicacies. It is delicious and cheap usually about 20 baht a throw, while the most popular street food options in Pattaya to try are grilled chicken on bamboosseafood and shrimps combined with vegetable soups and noodles

This Pattaya Food Guide, highlights the best hotels with restaurants in Pattaya offering delicious breakfast and gastronomic delights based on Thai and International cuisine, and the best restaurants and street food options to taste the best of Pattaya’s local Cuisine!

The best Hotels and Beach Resorts with Restaurants in Pattaya

The seaside city of Pattaya is lined with numerous dining hotels and luxury resorts that will cater to your desires with a rich selection of restaurants and lounge bars, serving all type of dishes from western favourites, local Thai food and diverse international cuisines.

AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa will bring your culinary experience in Pattaya to the next level inviting you to taste classic favourites alongside new delectable flavours; including international bites, local Thai dishes, refreshing cocktails, healthy smoothies, and mouth-watering sweets. Breakfast in bed, light snacks and delicious meals are also available in the In-Room Dining menu, available all-day-round.

Another popular beach resort in Pattaya for exceptional dining experiences is Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. It has an excellent selection of restaurants, lounges, and pool bars that satisfy all desires and tastes. Fresh juices, exotic cocktails, grand breakfast buffets, as well as Asian and European delicacies will ease your appetite for food.

Where to eat in Pattaya

Street Food in Pattaya

The best way to taste the local cuisine on a budget is by sampling Pattaya’s street foods and you will find street stalls almost everywhere in the city. Many tourists are sceptical towards street vendors’ hygiene, however, along any major road or soi you will find stalls with hordes of people eating at it which is usually a good indication of the quality. 

Seafood in Pattaya

Seafood lovers will taste the locally caught fresh fish and seafood on beachside restaurants located in either Pattaya or Jomtien Beach. At the southern end of Jomtien beach, you will find one of the best restaurants for seafood in Pattaya, the Crab Pot Restaurant. Known for its quality food you will most likely have to wait for a table to become free, but its dishes will surely reward you.

All these eateries and many more places to explore can be found below!

Food Tips

Pattaya has many hotels with restaurants that not only offer delicious local dishes but also international and western tastes.

Some of the most popular restaurants in Pattaya are Café des Amis, Five Star J, Indian by Nature, Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Caravan, Livv finest food & drinks, Moonlight Fine Dining, and Casa Pascal.

If you want to taste flavorsome wines perfect for almost any occasion, do not miss to visit the popular wine events in Pattaya.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By car
  • By air
  • By train
  • By bus
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Street food
  • Sightseeing
  • Water sports
  • Clubbing
  • Wildlife & safari
  • Art & culture
  • Local gastronomy
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving

Destination Type

  • Town

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 What can I find in this Food Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated food travel guide, to help you easily plan your next culinary holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros as well as gastronomy Hotels to stay!

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