1, The Glass House
The Glass House is the restaurant everyone in Pattaya knows it. In the good restaurants in Pattaya can say that this place is the best. Located in a prime location and easy to find so it is no doubt that most indigenous people know. Because of its location and special design, prices are slightly higher than average elsewhere and this makes it really suitable for special occasions. I also recommend that if you intend to come here, you should book first. Otherwise, you will not be able to find the empty table. The best sitting areas are in the house or off the beach. Moreover, This restaurant serves delicious seafood, some international dishes, and homemade cakes. The average price of 6 – 15$ may be generally acceptable.
Address: 5/22 Moo 2 (opposite Alangkarn Theater), Na Jomtien.
2, Moom Aroi Seafood Restaurant
In the north of the town, Moom Aroi is located right in the middle of the fishing village, so it makes sure that the seafood is always fresh. It is also very popular with Thai people and tourists. With more than 100 tables overlooking the beach, you can enjoy the food and watch the waves whistling on the golden sand. And moreover, if you arrive in the evening from about 8 pm, there will be more live music. Seafood is very fresh and the price is quite reasonable
Address: 83/4 Soi4, Naklua Road, Naklua.
3, Suttangrak Pattaya
If Moom Aroi ranks No.1 in Pattaya’s gourmet restaurant for seafood, it can be said Suttangrak No. 2. This restaurant won a series of awards as the best restaurant for visitors for many years. It is also very popular with locals for the freshness of the seafood. The famous dishes in the restaurant are fried cabbage with fish sauce, steamed green crab, and Chem steamed with chili and lime. And surprisingly, prices are extremely cheap. With quiet space, comfortable atmosphere, outdoor seating, and surrounded by greenery, Suttangrak Pattaya offers panoramic views of Thailand Bay. So, you know how great this restaurant is!!
Address: 99 Moo 1, Jomtien Beach Road, Na Jomtien.
4, Lungsawai Seafood Restaurant
It was one of Pattaya’s longest eateries over 30 years and Lungsawai is easy to find. You just go straight to the end of Jomtien Beach Road. Here you will find a simple, rustic Thai restaurant. Just like the above restaurants, you can sit near on the beach to feel the cool and light sea breeze while enjoying the delicious dishes. Besides, you cannot miss foods such as Kan Chiang Pu Neung, crab fried with curry, or Riewo Sieow egg fish with orange. Moreover, the price is also great, too.
Address: 31/1 Moo 1, Jomtien Beach Road, Na Jomtien.
5, Thai Ruen Restaurant
The restaurant is named after the designer of this shop and Ruen Thai is definitely a place for those who love food. Whatever the food and decorating style is great. But surprisingly, the price is very cheap. That is also the attraction of local people here. At night, there is live Thai music and dance performances for people enjoy. These things blend perfectly with Thai cuisine such as spicy suck curry, grilled chicken, fried shrimp rolls that makes people feel satisfied.
Address: 485/3 Pattaya 2nd Road, South Pattaya.
6, Rim Talay
The restaurant is located right on Wong Amat beach. Rim Talay is known for its extremely rich and varied menu including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and European cuisine. Most of the dishes are fresh seafood so you can see and select the seafood from the upper floor of the restaurant. To match the dish, you can choose seating to enjoy comfortably. One is staying indoors with comfortable chairs or two is staying on the beach with golden sand and light wind. Food and prices are nothing to complain anymore. This place is not only famous for indigenous people but also suitable for tourists, foreigners.
Address: Soi 18, Pattaya-Naklua Road, Naklua.
7, Rimpa Lapin
We can say that this is the most beautiful place in Pattaya that lies on the cliff top. Tourists can both eat diners and enjoy the sea breeze while watching the shores of Jomtien. The owner is a foreign couple who had many years of cooking Thai food experience. The main dishes of the restaurant including lobster sauteed salted egg, shrimp cooked butter, Rimpa chicken cream, etc.
Address: Na Jomtien Soi 36, Sukhumvit Road, Na Jomtien.
8, Leng Kee
Although in Thailand, indigenous people love their food, Leng Kee did something different and succeeded brilliantly. This is a restaurant that mostly serves Chinese cuisine. The success of the restaurant is partly thanks to the continuous opening from dawn to dusk. In part, there is always a table in the house and a pavement. Moreover, the price is extremely popular. If you love to eat on the sidewalk, this place is for you with nice space, cheap price, and comfortable seating.
Address: 341 / 3-6 Moo 9, Central Pattaya Road, South Pattaya.