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Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

December 27, 2013 by David Herd

Great value at Foodland

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants, there are hundreds of them. Lets start with Foodland, a well known supermarket chain in Thailand, in each store you will find an excellent fast food counter. The quality is excellent, the food is always fresh because of the turnover, (it is always crowded) and the price is so cheap, for instance breakfast is about $2, and lunch under $3.

New shopping mall next door

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

Harbor opened in April 2016 and have a host of good low priced restaurants of every variety. Plenty of exceptional Japanese restaurants there as well, along with all the popular coffee shops.

Central Festival food hall

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsLocated in the basement of Pattaya’s most luxurious shopping mall is the food hall. A very cheap fast selection of good food. Always crowded because of the excellent value.

Mango & sticky rice

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsThe food hall at Central Festival shopping mall has a great selection of deserts including a Thai specialty, mango & sticky rice. Yesterday I ordered this after my roast duck with vegetables & steamed rice, including a clear soup for a total cost of 280 Baht or $10.20. Please click on Google + to help my page ranking.

 New mall next door to Foodland
Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

There are lots of good low cost restaurants here at Harbor shopping mall.

KFC at Central Festival.

Cheap Pattaya restaurantsI would not normally mention a fast food outlet in my post, however there are exceptions. KFC without a doubt have one of the best views in Pattaya, so while the kids devour their chicken nuggets etc, sit there and soak up the view.

 Beer Garden near Walking St

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsThe Beer Garden offers good low cost food with a wonderful view of Pattaya Bay, a great spot to dine before hitting the bright lights of Walking StreetTo find the entrance you must walk past all the bars near the kick boxing. Like most Thai restaurants the menu is a huge selection of western or Thai food.


Best cheap Pattaya restaurants This is an excellent Chinese Thai restaurant in Pattaya Klang specialising in duck & live seafood.

Lengkee feast

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

The food is excellent and reasonably priced.

Lengkee location

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

Holiday Inn Pizza

Holiday Inn Pattaya I am sure you are surprised to find the Holiday Inn here, however Tuesday night is pizza special, I shared 1/2 with my brother Warren & enjoyed 4 glasses of smooth red wine from Chile, (2 for 1 before 7pm) my total cost was $28 aud, priceless.

Holiday Inn is a great place to meet

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

A great outlook from the Holiday Inn.

Dining in a car park.

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsGreat value Thai food here, average cost for dinner or lunch 200 Baht or $6. Next to theAlcazar carpark in 2nd road North Pattaya, opposite Soi 4, if you see a tall beautiful Thai woman here I can guarantee it is a ladyboy.

Deutsches Haus

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsAcross the road from the beach near Soi 4 is Deutsches Haus where I often have lunch & occasionally breakfast. German sausages & potato salad for 190 Baht or $6.90. Shock horror! They have just raised the price from 190 to 250 Baht so I have taken them off my list of places to go. A 30% rise seems unreasonable. 🙂

Welcome inn Soi 3  North Pattaya.

Cheap Pattaya restaurants

These lovely ladies all work at the Welcome Inn in Soi 3 North Pattaya. The Thai food here is quite outstanding and so inexpensive. They also offer western food which is also very good, I am hooked on Hippo soup, don’t ask me what it is made of, kind of like a thick vegetable curry taste, I have it a couple of times a week. 

Sadly this long time favourite of mine closed at the end of April 2015 due to a re-development, it will be missed.

Welcome Inn, gone baby gone.

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

Agoda is a great place to book your Pattaya hotel.

La Boulange Pattaya French Bakery

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind the bake the best baguettes in Pattaya. For B85 they will build a ham & salad roll to die for. Address: 245/166 Moo 9, Pattaya 3rd Rd, Phone:+66 38 414 914.

Oishi Ramen low cost Japanese.

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants  Oishi Ramen is another chain of very low cost Japanese & Thai food, I have lunch at least twice a week at the Big C mall on 2nd road north Pattaya. The Salmon and salad shown above with bottomless Green Tea costs 220 Baht or $6.60 usd, great value. Another branch at Central Festival. More information about Oishi click here.

Oishi Japanese Buffet Restaurant

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

The buffet is excellent value at around 400 Baht or $14, eat as much as you want. I don’t rate the food as highly as Fuji however you can’t beat the value for one of the cheap Pattaya restaurants.

Mae Sri Ruen

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsMae Sri Ruen is right next door the Central festival on Beach Rd and serves good fresh Thai food at very low prices. The BBQ pork & dumpling soup is one of my favourites, add spring rolls and the price is 120 Baht or a touch over $4. 

Another favorite at Big C

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants It is right opposite Fuji is Hachiban Ramen, the Gyoza & Teriyaki chicken is to die for, only 153 Baht for the two, priceless. There is another branch on the ground floor of Tukcom at the rear as well as Central Festival.

Hachiban Ramen

Hachiban Ramen

I eat here at least twice a week, now I go to Central Festival.

Fraser’s hamburger

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsThis new sports bar in Chateau Dale Complex, Thappraya Rd. Jomtien has an excellent menu with very good low price food. Lots of TV screens for the sports lovers and a playground for the kids.


Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

Fraser’s is an excellent place to eat and watch your favourite sport.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

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Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $30 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Pizza Pizza at the Avenue

  Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsExcellent value at this well run restaurant on 2nd rd opposite Soi 13/1. 

Candy Candy in 2nd road.

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsOne door closes and another one opens, Candy Candy has excellent Thai food at very cheap prices.

Massaman Chicken & Roti at Candy Candy.

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsA very tasty dish at 85 Baht or $3.30 aud.

Soho Village Plaza

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants Almost next door to Candy Candy in 2nd Rd  is Soho Village Plaza, one of the best food courts in Pattaya.

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One of my favourite places to eat.

Lobster soup to die for

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsOnly 150 Baht and as good as I have had in more expensive restaurants, washed down with a nice glass of red. 🙂


Pizza Pizza at the Avenue

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

They serve excellent pasta as well.

Jim’s Burger & Beers Pattaya

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants

Terrific burgers & lots of beers, sadly however no red wine. 🙂

Practice between beers at Jim’s.

Best cheap Pattaya restaurants How many restaurants do you know that have a basketball hoop?

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Leckerle in Soi 33 Naklua

Best cheap Pattaya restaurantsLocated about 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout. Very good low cost German food, always busy.

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Pea soup is excellent (B90) as are the meatballs & potato salad. (B150).

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