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Hua Hin seafood restaurants, slammed for overcharging, defend their prices

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17 hours ago, Get Real said:

Stupid tourists, again! Complaining. Yeah, if it is so expensive in Thailand, then go home to your own country and eat the food you appearently can afford.

I believe they were in their own country - Thailand!

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21 hours ago, Seligne2 said:

1. Counting the 3 children as one adult, the total comes to about 460 baht per person. More than I spend for lunch but not outrageous.

2. If you want to eat cheaply, eat vegetarian or eat animals that can be seen and counted, like chickens and pigs. Seafood is expensive because we have already killed most of it.

3. I was surprised to see that the "authorities" have some say in food pricing. Nothing good can come of that.

I usually spend 500 to 750 baht each when I take the Mrs out so yes in line, I would probably pay more in fancier places especially for seafood. It has gone up substantially in teh last 5 years, it is regarded as a luxury in the West. I have been 'ripped off' in my perception a couple of times when I have ordered a live fish or larger prawns and these are priced by weight. Hard to judge what the whole plate will cost then, A steamed fish is off the menu at some places for that reason.

I don't mind the authorities getting involved for businesses 'on the beach' as I hope they are protecting against gouging.

 

Caveat Emptor as they say in the Vatican. Check prices before ordering particularly if there aren't any,  beware your ladies relatives as they will get into an ordering frenzy if they think you are paying, and realize bill padding happens here.

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ordering off a seafood menu  that prices the food by weight is a recipe for disaster. 

 

my wife tells me there is no way you will come out satisfied and there is nothing you can do about it.  

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While in Hua Hin I usually have my sea food at some restaurant in or near the night

markets, or at my friends house. On the beach I always order chicken fried rice

Kao Pat Gai, usually about 125 baht and tasty every time. Never eat sea food right at

the sea unless you can see the price and the food first. My rule anyway.

Geezer

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On 12/26/2017 at 8:56 AM, Thian said:

I don't see the ripoff if prices were shown on the menu. So why is this news?

 

Food in Thailand is just expensive these days, it's cheaper to eat in Europe if you like high quality food in decent portions.

Thailand is getting more and more expensive by each day. Even the stuff sold in 7/11 is getting expensive. Sugar free tea is 30 Baht for 0.5 L bottle ( I thought the government was taxing only sugar loaded drinks ) and all the other items went a few Baht up.  

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We ate in a westernstyle thai pub yesterday.

 

I ordered wagyu sirloin 250 gram with sauteed vegy....the steak was good but only 125-150 gram and had a lot of fat pieces on it.  The vegy was 2 slices fried cucumber, some fried pepper plus 2 small tomato's.

 

For me that is cheating, 750 baht for that is fine but 250 gram should be 250 gram.

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11 hours ago, ravip said:

Strange... All the Thais living in HH (at least the ones I know) do patronise the seafood resto's in Hua Hin - and quite often!!!

 

Any place that's cheaper than 500 Baht per pax? How much and for what?

p.s Yes, I do eat seafood quite often at HH - when I am there.

Let me re-phrase that for you then.

Thai tourists ie Thais on holiday for a day or three in HH.

Not the wealthy Thais living in HH.

Better?

Those prices quoted in the OP are about double what one would pay in Chonburi, Chantaburi et al on the other seaboard (for Thai tourists) and double what one would pay up country that needs 24 hour delivery in a refrigerated truck.

So, price gouging in Hua Hin?

It's reknowned for it.

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1 minute ago, thaiguzzi said:

Let me re-phrase that for you then.

Thai tourists ie Thais on holiday for a day or three in HH.

Not the wealthy Thais living in HH.

Better?

Those prices quoted in the OP are about double what one would pay in Chonburi, Chantaburi et al on the other seaboard (for Thai tourists) and double what one would pay up country that needs 24 hour delivery in a refrigerated truck.

So, price gouging in Hua Hin?

It's reknowned for it.

 

Maybe you should stop hanging around your bargirls and their families.

 

All my Thai friends who visit Hua Hin eat Seafood when they go there. They aren't rich and they don't live in Hua Hin either.

 

Some of you guys are so out of touch and think you have your finger on the pulse of Thailand. It is hilarious.

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57 minutes ago, thaiguzzi said:

Those prices quoted in the OP are about double what one would pay in Chonburi, Chantaburi et al on the other seaboard (for Thai tourists) and double what one would pay up country that needs 24 hour delivery in a refrigerated truck.

So, price gouging in Hua Hin?

It's reknowned for it.

 

+1 

 

They had a meal and weren't happy with the value they received, so they posted a review indicating as much.  Happens millions of times every day, and all over the world. 

 

People read the reviews, ponder the information, and are free to agree or disagree with the critics' opinion.  Maybe they were cheated, maybe they were just surprised by the prevailing prices.  Regardless, the pricing information is good to know, and they have done a service by posting it. 

 

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1 hour ago, Metapod said:

 

Maybe you should stop hanging around your bargirls and their families.

 

All my Thai friends who visit Hua Hin eat Seafood when they go there. They aren't rich and they don't live in Hua Hin either.

 

Some of you guys are so out of touch and think you have your finger on the pulse of Thailand. It is hilarious.

Thank you for insulting my Thai wife and our family.

Hope we meet up some day. I look forward to it. You won't.

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2 hours ago, Thian said:

We ate in a westernstyle thai pub yesterday.

 

I ordered wagyu sirloin 250 gram with sauteed vegy....the steak was good but only 125-150 gram and had a lot of fat pieces on it.  The vegy was 2 slices fried cucumber, some fried pepper plus 2 small tomato's.

 

For me that is cheating, 750 baht for that is fine but 250 gram should be 250 gram.

 

Getting a quality steak for a reasonable price here is a category by its own....

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About the "by weight" thing with seafood...

 

I think many times customers do not pay attention (which may or may not be assisted by dodgy menus), fail to estimate what they are getting or just don't ask straight up. On the last bit, Mrs. and me have no face issues consulting the owner or waitress as to dish sizes, rarely any misunderstandings or disappointment in this regard.  

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Maybe you should stop hanging around your bargirls and their families.
 
All my Thai friends who visit Hua Hin eat Seafood when they go there. They aren't rich and they don't live in Hua Hin either.
 
Some of you guys are so out of touch and think you have your finger on the pulse of Thailand. It is hilarious.

Oh we do! We know how we are 2nd class and cash cows!


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