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I went to Terrace 90 on Tuesday for their relatively new Mexican Buffet on Tuesdays. 100% thumbs up, had everything I could have ever wished for, I don't even know the names of half the stuff, but it was delicious. Only downside I have to say was that there was a real shortage of food on the buffet table. You had to really hurry up and grab some when you had the opportunity. Actually in the end there was almost an evil atmosphere among the guests, I noticed once where they brought a new plate on enchiladas that a guy ran up and snatched the whole plate and brought it to his table.

But if they get it fixed so they have more food coming from the kitchen this could very well be a weekly thing for me :)

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But if they get it fixed so they have more food coming from the kitchen this could very well be a weekly thing for me

Tomat, Yes, I was there Tuesday night as well and have since spoken to the staff about the slow refilling of the buffet.

They told me that the Mexican buffet started on the first Tuesday of September and for the first three Tuesdays they had from 15 people to a maximum of 25 people who ordered it. All of a sudden, this week they had over 50 buffet customers and since it was unexpected, the kitchen was overwhelmed. They explained to me that they make the food in smaller batches so that they can refill the buffet continuously with fresh prepared food that hasn't been sitting in the warmers for a long time and since they had so many people on Tuesday the kitchen could not keep up. They told me that they would be putting on extra staff for that buffet now as long as it's popularity continues.

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I went to Terrace 90 on Tuesday for their relatively new Mexican Buffet on Tuesdays. 100% thumbs up, had everything I could have ever wished for, I don't even know the names of half the stuff, but it was delicious. Only downside I have to say was that there was a real shortage of food on the buffet table. You had to really hurry up and grab some when you had the opportunity. Actually in the end there was almost an evil atmosphere among the guests, I noticed once where they brought a new plate on enchiladas that a guy ran up and snatched the whole plate and brought it to his table.

But if they get it fixed so they have more food coming from the kitchen this could very well be a weekly thing for me :)

Terrace 90 is great and one of my fav places... only problem is that once the American owner leaves the place the Thai women turn off the music and put on those crappy Thai TV soaps.. service dips a little and the crying/screaming/whiney noise gets unbearable sad.gif

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As a frequent visitor to Hua Hin (from BKK) I have tried many, many restaurants here and, with very few exceptions, have been mightily disappointed each time. Happily, those exceptions have been well worth the repeat visit. Terrace 90 is certainly one, as is the nearby Oy open air restaurant (just across the rail tracks on Petchkasem soi 94). Another which I recently discovered is Pizza Casa Mia on route 3218 just outside the central area of town. All of the above offer quality food with great value.

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I know I've been accused of owning this restaurant because I mention it a lot, but it's just that I really like the place. I have no interest in it other than wanting it to succeed so that I can continue to eat there.

Anyway, for anyone interested, Terrace90 is having a traditional American Thanksgiving feast. The menu is (according to a flier I picked up):

Starters:

Pumpkin Soup

Shrimp Cocktail

Main Course:

Roast Butter Ball American Turkey

Old Fashioned Bread and Corn Bread Stuffing

Turkey Giblet Gravy

Cranberry Sauce

Hickory Smoked Virginia Ham with Raisin Sauce

Roast Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Vegetables

Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter

Asparagus and Shrimp in a Thai Sauce

American Chicken Fried Rice 

Dessert:

Pumpkin Pie –Fresh Baked

Brownies, Cake and more – Fresh Baked

Fresh Fruit

Advertised prices are:

Adults 439 Baht, till 18 Nov then 499 Baht. Children under 11, with Adult, 299 Baht. Children 6 and under eat free.

It said reservations are mandatory and tickets are limited.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I know I've been accused of owning this restaurant because I mention it a lot, but it's just that I really like the place. I have no interest in it other than wanting it to succeed so that I can continue to eat there.

Anyway, for anyone interested, Terrace90 is having a traditional American Thanksgiving feast.

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I can only second that, I have booked my tickets already. Terrace90 is amazing food. I'm sad though that I hear they are planning to stop the Tuesday/Friday 199 baht buffets and only have buffet one day and at 299 baht. Tuesday at Soi 90 has almost turned in to a tradition for me already :)

And I can confirm that hhfarang is not the owner, I know both him and the owner of Terrace90 and they are definitely not the same person :blink:

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<BR>I know I've been accused of owning this restaurant because I mention it a lot, but it's just that I really like the place. I have no interest in it other than wanting it to succeed so that I can continue to eat there. <BR><BR>Anyway, for anyone interested, Terrace90 is having a traditional American Thanksgiving feast.<BR>[snip]<BR>
<BR><BR>I can only second that, I have booked my tickets already. Terrace90 is amazing food. I'm sad though that I hear they are planning to stop the Tuesday/Friday 199 baht buffets and only have buffet one day and at 299 baht. Tuesday at Soi 90 has almost turned in to a tradition for me already <IMG class=bbc_emoticon alt=:) src="http://static.thaivisa.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif"><BR><BR>And I can confirm that hhfarang is not the owner, I know both him and the owner of Terrace90 and they are definitely not the same person <IMG class=bbc_emoticon alt=:blink: src="http://static.thaivisa.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif"><BR>
<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>Visiting Hua Hin soon and 600 baht for a buttett (for two) sounds expensive to me - even in the Uk that would be pricey. Add drinks on top!!! I was looking forward to eating at Terrace90 but a 50% price hike sounds greedy to me so unfortunately will have to give it a miss. Might be an 'old' tradition at that price. Edited by santamed
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Visiting Hua Hin soon and 600 baht for a buttett (for two) sounds expensive to me - even in the Uk that would be pricey. Add drinks on top!!! I was looking forward to eating at Terrace90 but a 50% price hike sounds greedy to me so unfortunately will have to give it a miss. Might be an 'old' tradition at that price.

Yes, it's sad that they can't keep the price at 199, but when I asked about it, I was told that they were losing money at 199. It was an introductory thing to make people aware of the new place, but an all you can eat buffet of that quality and in a place with that class of ambiance is not possible I guess. A lot of people come and eat a ton of food and drink water or soda and the profit margin just isn't there for the types of food they serve. If you haven't seen the buffet, I think it is still worth 299, but at 199 it was one of the best bargains in town.

I don't know when your visit is but the 199 buffets are still in effect until the end of November.

I go there for lunch once a week or so as I love Mexican food and ribs and I just have to have one of those mango margaritas once in a while so I'll probably still hit the buffets at least every couple of weeks.

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One of my favourite restaurants in Hua Hin is Natta's on soi 88. They serve excellent steaks at supricingly reasonably prices and have also delicious Thai food.

Another favourite is the Vietnamese restaurant Madame Nu located on Petchakem Road between soi 88/1 and Market Village.

Couldn't find Natta's, looked in Soi 88, but which Soi 88? There seem to be several, 88/1, 88/2 etc.

Where is Natta's exactly?

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Couldn't find Natta's, looked in Soi 88, but which Soi 88? There seem to be several, 88/1, 88/2 etc.

Where is Natta's exactly?

It's a small place and easy to miss, but worth looking for so give it another try. Take Soi 88 from Phetkasem road (Soi 88 not 88/1 or /2), cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn right on the west side of the tracks. You'll pass one of my favorite Thai restaurants on your left, Mini Farm, and keep going as the road makes a 90 degree turn to the left. Go up the hill about a kilometer and when you see the seven or eight story Mark Winn Hotel on your right, you're there. Natta's is across the street (a little bit back down but only a few meters) from the entrance of the Mark Winn parking lot.

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Couldn't find Natta's, looked in Soi 88, but which Soi 88? There seem to be several, 88/1, 88/2 etc.

Where is Natta's exactly?

It's a small place and easy to miss, but worth looking for so give it another try. Take Soi 88 from Phetkasem road (Soi 88 not 88/1 or /2), cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn right on the west side of the tracks. You'll pass one of my favorite Thai restaurants on your left, Mini Farm, and keep going as the road makes a 90 degree turn to the left. Go up the hill about a kilometer and when you see the seven or eight story Mark Winn Hotel on your right, you're there. Natta's is across the street (a little bit back down but only a few meters) from the entrance of the Mark Winn parking lot.

We were using that back road to avoid the town centre gridlock, and kept passing Mini Farm but never made it inside when we were in town in August. Any chance of a review, hhfarang?

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We were using that back road to avoid the town centre gridlock, and kept passing Mini Farm but never made it inside when we were in town in August. Any chance of a review, hhfarang?

Definitely, it's in my top 5 favorites of Thai restaurants in town, and maybe the best depending on the dish. I've never had any foreign food there (don't even remember if they offer it), but they have some of the best tasting, freshest Thai food at very reasonable prices. They have a small shop where they sell fresh organic produce and told us that is what they use in the food. Top quality ingredients and great Thai meals there so if Thai food is what you're after, do give it a try.

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Anyone been to the chinese restauarant at Khao Takiab? Up the hill by the temple steps and then off down towards the sea and rocks, it's only open holidays and weekends. Seems kinda weird as I've never been there when it's open, is it just vegetarian or what?

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Anyone been to the chinese restauarant at Khao Takiab? Up the hill by the temple steps and then off down towards the sea and rocks, it's only open holidays and weekends. Seems kinda weird as I've never been there when it's open, is it just vegetarian or what?

The place at the back of the beach on the Hua Hin side of the rock?

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Anyone been to the chinese restauarant at Khao Takiab? Up the hill by the temple steps and then off down towards the sea and rocks, it's only open holidays and weekends. Seems kinda weird as I've never been there when it's open, is it just vegetarian or what?

The place at the back of the beach on the Hua Hin side of the rock?

Yep, you drive up to monkey mountain at the temple steps, walk or drive the little hill down towards the rocks and the mermaid (but don't go down the steps to the rocks) follow it around to the right. And it's on the left before the pier / buddha thing.
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Anyone been to the chinese restauarant at Khao Takiab? Up the hill by the temple steps and then off down towards the sea and rocks, it's only open holidays and weekends. Seems kinda weird as I've never been there when it's open, is it just vegetarian or what?

The place at the back of the beach on the Hua Hin side of the rock?

Yep, you drive up to monkey mountain at the temple steps, walk or drive the little hill down towards the rocks and the mermaid (but don't go down the steps to the rocks) follow it around to the right. And it's on the left before the pier / buddha thing.

Still not sure we're talking about the same place, but if it's the detached, open-sided one, we've eaten there twice (about six and three years ago). Beautiful setting, but the food was far too oily both times. Probably a good place for drinks and some snack food.

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3 girls on the canal road: Have nothing but bad experiences from there, the staff are useless (at least the ones we have had the times we've been there) and the food is overpriced and not more than decent. My verdict would be that they have to large a menu card, so it's impossible for the chef to know all the dishes.

I second this opinion; food not to good and overpriced.

The one place that sticks out in my mind is the Isaan place on Phetkasem ~100 yards before Market Village on the left (if you approach from the South).

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In Hua Hin over the weekend and I simply had to try out "Mini Farm" as it was recommended by many. So, is it any good?

The answer is YES, Mini Farm is VERY good. Awesome food at VERY reasonable prices. I shall return!

Thanks to all who recommended Mini Farm!

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For anyone who likes Mexican food, I just read where Terrace90 is putting on a big buffet for Cinco de Mayo tomorrow night (May 5th). That's one of the biggest holiday celebrations in Mexico so they are having an all you can eat buffet for 249 baht. It seems they are also celebrating their one year anniversary as well so it's supposed to be a bigger buffet than their usual weekly one with some Thai and other western food too as well as a variety of drink specials. If this turns out to be as popular as their other buffets have been lately, I suggest you call ahead for reservations.

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One of my favourite restaurants that I've been to recently include the Palm Bistro out near the Palm development, around 10 minutes outside Hua Hin - the food is absolutely great. I've been 3 times recently and had fish and chips, pork belly, and Sunday roast - all highly recommended. Apparently the chicken pies are amazing. One friend told me recently that they were the best he'd ever had - he's 62 so he must have had a few pies in his time, and from the look of him he certainly has!

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^ Wonderful romantic atmosphere, good food, expensive...

Thank you,

i will give them one more chance... bcz the last two time was so so after a long time of satisfaction, so that we thought they get problem in the kitchen... happy to know they are going better again.

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...the last two time was so so after a long time of satisfaction, so that we thought they get problem in the kitchen... happy to know they are going better again.

I wasn't aware of that problem and we only go there to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries due to the cost so we haven't been since last year... maybe there is a recent problem that I am not aware of.

Speaking of favorite restaurants, I discovered a newish American owned restaurant in Takiab recently that has become a personal favorite because of the quality of food at a very reasonable price. It's called Best Beans Coffee, but it is much more than a coffee shop. The owner has done the place up really nicely with a second floor of living room type furnishings for a relaxing coffee, snack, or other drink. It also has a few tables in a deli style restaurant on the ground floor and a really nice beer garden out front.

The main foreign food menu is on the wall behind the deli counter and he has some really good sandwiches and salads at very reasonable prices. He also has things on the menu like subs, ribs, and kebabs, but he is still in a soft opening period and isn't making those at this time. He also has a menu containing twenty or thirty Thai items sitting on the inside tables in a plastic holder.

I've had the Buffalo chicken wings, cheeseburger, chicken burger (69b), chicken salad (huge salad with a grilled chicken breast and every vegetable you can imagine (95b), and greek salad and they were all good.

As I said, he's still in a "soft opening" (his words) period so doesn't have everything on the menu and service can be a bit slow as he is still staffing up, but it's worth a try. It's located in the south end of the building just south of and adjacent to Cicada Market. I've only been there at lunch time and to pick up take out, but it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner according to the sign (closed Mondays).

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