Rungthor on Soi 51

Catch more than a Minivan at Soi 51

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Looking for an area to go in Hua Hin that is not on the regular tourist map, head for the corner of Naebkehart Road and Soi 51.

Soi 51, now the home of the minivan depot, has always had a multitude of food options. This is very much a Hua Hin locals’ haunt.

Som Tam Thanon Tok 51 - Hua Hin
Som Tam Thanon Tok 51 – Hua Hin

The daytime sees Som Tam Thanon Tok, a well-known Isaan restaurant, with queues of people waiting to taste their Som Tam or grilled meats on weekends. Service is fast, so you’ll never wait long; it’s a must try. Just around the corner on Naebkhehart Road are two other Hua Hin food institutions: Baan Thong Kham, doing traditional Isaan food and Ratama, known for it’s duck; Pet Peloe is it’s specialty.

Two popular places from morning to night are Baan Tua Yen – Icy Beans, with their extensive icy drinks list, a menu of rice, noodles and spaghetti, plus the quirky Gallery Drip Coffee, where you can have all day brunch, or just a great cup of coffee.

The area really hots up as the sun sets with street food favourites of Guay Tiaw Moo, a Chinese style noodle soup with a rich, fragrant broth, and Kha Moo, a beautifully succulent stewed pork knuckle. There’s also Cooking Mama, with their retro fitout, which does a simple, yet tasty Thai menu, or try something from one of the popup street food stalls.

Soi 51 After Dark
Soi 51 After dark
If sweets are your thing, try Roti Gu, who do simply amazing things with Roti; traditional style or paper thin and crispy with condensed milk and chocolate – delectable! Milkman, a real local favourite, offers every possible variation on beverages with milk as well as desserts.

If you are in the mood for beer or a wine, try the newly opened Le la moon. With its indoor and outdoor seating, you can order some drinking food, relax and listen to live music or watch international football on the big screen.

This area has everything; for Sushi, try Ninja Sushi; Swedish, try Tre Kronor; if burgers are your thing, there’s Burger 31. There are plenty of seaside locations as well like CoCo 51 and Living Room; both are perfect places to unwind, eat and enjoy the Hua Hin coastline.

Baan Thong Kham - Hua Hin
Baan Thong Kham

There are late night venues where the younger crowd hang out, like Rungthor with their icy cold beers, to live music venues like Maquid and InFin, with vibes playing late into the night.

Take the time to walk around this area and see what it has to offer. From an early morning coffee to late night fun, this area has it all.