Top Restaurants in Pattaya
When you move to a new home, whether a short term rental, or a new home that you are buying one of the first things that can make us feel like home is comfort food.
Very often moving to a new city far away from home we get homesick. To ease this common affliction food from home can help tremendously.
We at Seaboard Properties want to help you make a smooth transition into your new home, whether you are buying or renting your new townhouse or condo, home is where you lay your head. Take a look at this restaurant guide to find some food that will take you home, wherever that may be.
American Fare- Pastrami on Rye (Thappraya Soi 3)
In my quest for the perfect Reuben I found myself at Pastrami on Rye. This American owned deli smokes their own pastrami, pulls their own pork, and makes pizzas from scratch. They offer 16 gourmet sandwiches, including Swiss Steak, Cuban, Reuben, Rachel, Pulled Pork, Beef & Cheddar and more. Every sandwich comes with your choice of homemade coleslaw or potato salad, and a dill pickle spear. For the ultimate deli sandwich you need Pastrami on Rye.
Pizza - Cafe LeMar Pizza (Jomtien Beach Road near Soi 15)
Cafe LeMar Pizza in Jomtien Beach is in a primo location. Right after Soi 15 overlooking the beautiful beach of Jomtien. You will enjoy the awesome breezes of alfresco dining, while looking out over the water at the views of Koh Larn, and Monkey Island. Cafe LeMar has an array of Western dishes, Pizzas, and Thai cuisine. Delicious coffee, and desserts are available or you can sit an enjoy smoking shisha through a Hookah. They offer a full bar, and have a friendly staff.
Italian - Bake & Brew (Soi Excite 3rd Road Soi 23)
For excellent Italian Bake & Brew is not exclusive to Italian, however they use fresh ingredients and bake serve freshly baked bread and lasagna. Located on Soi Excite near 3rd Road Soi 23 they are close to the madness of all things Pattaya. This delicious jewel of a restaurant also offers some desserts that are absolutely to die for with fruit tarts, dark chocolate covered cheesecake, and more, the selection changes, I always enjoy seeing what they have the day I go. You can also buy their fresh baked cookies by the box.
Mexican - Mike’s Mexican Cantina (Thappraya Soi 5)
If you get a craving for proper Mexican then Mike’s Mexican Cantina is the only choice. This amazing restaurant has no microwaves, no freezers. Their philosophy is to make everything fresh daily and if it sells out they are out for the day. Sweet and Sour mix made from scratch, homemade tortillas made onsite, and an array of main dishes and desserts that are distinctly Mexican. The guacamole is off the chain, and their Chorizo Chimichanga is to die for.
Sports Bar - Sportsman’s Club (Pattaya Soi 12)
Sometimes I don’t want Chang beer, I love it but once in a while I want something with a little more umph. I found out the Sportsman's’ Club in Pattaya does Guinness Draught on special for 199 baht every Tuesday. When I got there I was delighted to find a wide variety of beers, they will make a real Snakebite, and the food is good too. There is indoor air conditioned seating as well as balconies for smokers. TV’s all over and major sporting events are always televised.
Swedish - Globetrotter (Pattaya Klang Road 100m from Beach Rd.)
I am new to Swedish food, so I was a little nervous writing and recommending the Globetrotter so for confirmation that the food was legit I took my friend who is half Thai but grew up in Sweden. She marched back to the kitchen and to her delight found a Swedish chef. She was floored by how authentic the food was. The traditional Swedish dishes are on point, the pizzas are a little odd but adventurous. The first one I tried had brown gravy on it, I didn’t like it so much in the restaurant but I tell you what deep fried the leftovers at home the next day and it was ridiculously good.
**On Saturdays and Sundays they serve 5 day sour rye bread that they get from a local German Bakery. This bread alone is worth making the trip on a weekend.
Indian - Alibaba (Pattaya Klang Road 100m from Beach Rd.)
For a fun atmosphere and excellent food Alibaba Tandoori & Curry Restaurant on Pattaya Klang is the place to be. The atmosphere simulates a cave, with Indian treasures all over. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. I love lamb and theirs is excellent but really anything you order from here is authentic, traditional, and delicious. Check out why so many people rave about Alibaba for good Indian food.
International Fusion - Guilty Pleasure (Sukhumvit Rd. Najomtien Soi 40)
On the road south out of Jomtien on the way to Sattahip you will find a little town called Najomtien. On Sukhumvit Rd Soi 40 is a restaurant that opened October 2014 has brought excellent international cuisine to Pattaya. Guilty Pleasure is sure to rival any of the finest fusion cuisine found in Bangkok. What Guilty Pleasure would be complete without dessert, their after dinner menu is truly sinful.
Thai food on the Beach - The Glass House
For the ultimate in romantic dining the Glass House has tables and chairs right on the sand. The best place for a sunset meal. The Glass House serves gourmet Thai cuisine, has an extensive wine list, as well as international fare. The Thai food was so amazing I must admit I have not tried anything from the international menu. The quality of the ingredients used is impeccable and the service from the staff was outstanding.
Unique and Awesome - Cabbages & Condoms
The famous Cabbages & Condoms Bangkok restaurant has a location by the sea. They serve Thai cuisine that is prepared with vegetables and herbs grown right in their rainbow garden on the grounds. A seasonal selection of international fare is also available.