Pattaya has the highest concentration of restaurants in Thailand, bar Bangkok, and comes equipped with a selection of eateries that really captures the imagination of cuisine connoisseurs. Sometimes, with so many Pattaya restaurants to choose from, it can be a potential minefield deciding where to eat.
We have listed for you some of the best dining options in Pattaya, so you can make the correct choice at the first time of asking and partake in an authentic Pattaya dining experience of the highest caliber. Please see our first part that covers Seafood restaurants and Italian restaurants in Pattaya.
Pattaya Seafood Restaurants
When it comes to seafood, not many countries can do it like Thailand. This Pattaya dinging guide aims to bring you up-close and personal with the best Pattaya restaurants, and that list would be obsolete without kicking off with some of the best seafood restaurants in Pattaya:
Rimpa Lapin Scenic Bar & Restaurant
Signature dish: Stir-fried rock lobster with salted egg
Rimpa Lapin has become something of an institution in Pattaya, a classy beachfront restaurant where you wouldn’t be surprised to see a Thai movie star or a famous person just relaxing while sampling five-star sumptuous seafood dishes. Overlook the bay while devouring seafood snacks or a spot of fusion food. The restaurant is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds with some of the bestselling items being the Stir-Fried Rock Lobster with Salted Egg, and the Filet of Grouper stir-fried with black mushrooms. The food and views are both delicious and really complement each other.
Address: Na Jomtien, 160 Baan Amphur, Sattahip, Pattaya.
Mum Aroi Restaurant
Signature dish: BBQ River Prawns
Situated in North Pattaya at Nakula, this beachfront seafood restaurant has a stunning reputation for serving the best quality seafood in Pattaya at the best prices. Most people who frequent the restaurant are local Thais, so this already tells you the food is exquisite. The restaurant is very clean and stylish situated directly on the beach. The standard of seafood and service is top draw, so don’t miss out on these seafood delicacies when visiting Pattaya. This is one of the most famous Pattaya restaurants in the city.
Address: 83/4 Moo.2 Soi 4 Naklua T.Naklua A.Banglamung Chonburi
Rim Talay Seafood
Signature dish: Dancing Prawns on a hot sizzling plate in pepper sauce
Also situated at Nakula in North Pattaya, which is rapidly becoming the centerpiece for Pattaya seafood restaurants, Rim Talay Seafood has an incredible designer menu with a wide selection of seafood-on-ice delights to be sampled. The interior design of the restaurant borders on chic, and some of the sea-views looking out across the bay are astounding, especially during and after sunset.
Address: 18, Naklua Beach Rd., Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Signature dish: Tom Yam Seafood
Situated at Bangsaray Beach on the south side of Pattaya, Preecha Seafood is one of those Thai style seafood restaurants that people come from far and wide to enjoy. Once again, this is a restaurant where many Thai people dine, and let’s face it they are true experts on quality food! The restaurant is no frills, and basically is all about top notch seafood. Just sit back, relax and take in those great sea-views while sampling the best seafood Pattaya has to offer.
Address: Na Jomtien Soi 28, Pattaya, Chonburi
Italian Pattaya Restaurants
Italian cuisine is some of the richest and zestiest in the world. This honest food is a big hit with food lovers worldwide, and when you are in Pattaya on holiday, it only makes sense to want to try out the best selection go Italian Pattaya restaurants:
Gian’s Ristorante Italiano
Signature dish: Braised veal shank with grilled vegetables
Since 2006, Gian’s Ristorante Italiano has been serving up some of Pattaya’s best authentic Italian cuisine within elegant surroundings. Sample the award-winning dishes, with the restaurant regularly mentioned in the top-ten restaurants in general, never mind Italian restaurants. Check out the delicious wood-fire pizzas or their special pasta dishes. If you are seeking high-quality Italian cuisine in Pattaya, Gian’s Ristorante Italiano should be your first selection every time.
Address: 306/89 Chateau Dale Plaza, Thappraya Road, Pattaya
Pan Pan Beach Road
Signature dish: Homemade Pasta
Pan Pan has become so successful that they have three restaurants in the Pattaya region – in Jomtien, Pattaya Beach Road and inside Central Festival. The main Pan Pan Restaurant is situated on Pattaya Beach Road and is famous for its homemade pasta dishes and a fantastic selection of pizzas. It doesn’t matter which one of the three restaurants you visit as the quality is standardized across them to provide you with a great Italian cuisine experience.
Address: 218 Beach Road (close to Royal Graden), Pattaya
Casa Pascal Pattaya
Signature dish: Cannelloni, Pasta Rolls filled with meat sauce and over-baked with white cheese sauce
Widely known as one of the best Pattaya restaurants, period, Casa Pascal is one of those eateries that take your taste buds on a culinary journey. Known for their Italian and French cuisine, the restaurant is stylish, and the food is zesty and flavorsome. Situated on 2nd Road in the heart of Pattaya, the restaurant is easily accessed from every part of Pattaya. Make sure you check out Casa Pascal and its fine dining atmosphere and an interesting selection of Italian pasta dishes.
Address: 485/4 Moo 10, Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi
La Costa by L’Italiano
Signature Dish: Italian or Thai seafood platter
La Costa is quite possibly the best-placed Italian restaurant in Pattaya, situated in the heart of Pattaya Beach Road near to Mike’s Shopping Mall and the Royal Garden Plaza. The restaurant is the next version of the top-notch eatery, L’Italiano, which moved from Walking Street to become La Costa today. This quality Italian eatery enjoys not only some of the most stylish Italian dishes and their famous authentic Italian thin-crust pizzas, but also some delicious Italian and Thai seafood platters. With mesmerizing sea-views looking out across Pattaya Beach and the Gulf, La Costa is situated in a prime people-watching location and is quite possibly the best Italian restaurant in the city.
Address: Pattaya Beach Road Soi 12, located in the Empress Hotel, next to Mike’s Shopping Mall.
Phone: 081 723 8607
When it comes to restaurants, Pattaya really is a true epicenter for culinary delights. We hope you have enjoyed the first part of our dining guide to list the best Pattaya restaurants. These are some of the most popular Italian and seafood restaurants in the Pattaya region, and in the next edition, we will be bringing you the best choice of Indian and fine-dining eateries in Pattaya City.