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For our last night in Hua Hin, we decided to have dinner in a Thai restaurant near our hotel, called Youyen Balcony. This restaurant is quite well-known for serving traditional Thai dishes and snacks, and is recommended by many tourist blogs.
Since it is only a few doors down from our hotel, we took the scenic route there, i.e. walking on the beach instead of taking main road.
It was a good opportunity to take some sunset beach photos en route to dinner. Although, generally, the beach here is nothing to shout about compared to the stretch near Centara, the view of the sky during the setting sun (“the golden hour”) is quite spectacular.
For the benefit of those coming from the main road, we’ve also taken some pictures of the front entrance.
Balcony has two branches in Hua Hin, so make sure you get to the right one. The restaurant is a simple renovated old bungalow facing the sea. Sitting with a view of the sea, wind blowing in your hair, its a perfect ambience for our dinner.
Dinner was quite good, and the pad thai was definitely much better than most of the others we’ve had here.
We’d highly recommended coming here for dinner if you are want to try traditional Thai food after having too much street food. It’s a bit out of the way from the town centre, but the ambience and affordable pricing is a big attraction. Our meal for 4 pax came to THB 1,160.
Next – Back to Bangkok.