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Hat Yai Food and Restaurants - Page 4

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For a general overview of the food scene in Hat Yai see Hat Yai Food and Restaurant Listings Page 1. The following restaurants are some of the places I've eaten at in Hat Yai.

Dynasty Restaurant at JB Hotel

Dynasty Restaurant at JB Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 99 Jootee-Anusorn Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2
Telephone: +66 (0)74 234300

Latitude: N 07° 00' 47.8" (N 07° 00.797')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 32.5" (E 100° 28.541')

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Comments: When I first came to live in Hat Yai in 2003 I stayed fairly close to JB Hotel. I enjoyed the Western food at the hotel's Palm Court restaurant and also enjoyed eating at Dynasty Chinese restaurant, which I found to be a very special experience.

Dynasty is decorated exquisitely and the elegantly dressed staff provide very attentive service. However, on my recent visits I haven't been quite as impressed with the food as I used to be. It's also not that cheap.

Diner Comments:

  • Just last month, I wanted to celebrate my friend's birthday which was on 16th July. At that time, I was in Singapore so I flew in for 2 days, a short stopover trip and I stayed in Hansa JB hotel. We celebrated his birthday with his family and some Thai friends (one of them, a lady chef who works in one of the popular restaurants in Hatyai). The dishes served at Dynasty Chinese restaurant were way, way below standard and just not worth the price at all.

    We ordered altogether 7 dishes, namely, special 4 dish-combination, sea cucumber with Chinese mushroom, a fancy name dish (which I can't remember) but it was actually like siew mai, tim sum, Peking duck, wrapping and the rest of the duck meat done in black pepper sauce, broccoli scallop and we ended the night with fried thick rice noodle with seafood. The Peking roast duck should be served whole duck in front of us but we were short-changed. None of those dishes were good at all, tasteless I would say. I do not want to be too harsh on my comment, I will never visit this restaurant again. They are just not good in making authentic Chinese dishes or did the change in management had anything to do with the F&B division? (July 2012)

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Ep's Bake House

Ep's Bake House, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Niphat Uthit 1, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3

Latitude: N 06° 59' 59.1" (N 06° 59.985')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 11.3" (E 100° 28.188')

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Comments: There are a number of small cafés in Hat Yai that sell coffee and cakes, and they are very good. The drinks are tasty and the cakes are as good as any sold in European countries.

Ome Bake is probably the cheapest but there is no air-conditioning and it is quite a long way out of town. Ep's is similar but a little more upmarket. It is air-conditioned and fully up to European standards making for a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

Most of the cakes are chocolate but there are fruit cheesecakes and sometimes even lemon meringues.

It is located on Niphat Uthit 1 very close to the original Lee Gardens hotel - not Lee Gardens Plaza. Coming out of Lee Gardens hotel, turn left then right and you are there.

Diner Comments:

  • Visited around 11 a.m. We were only customers. Not much on display, just opening maybe? Lovely chicken quiche, v chocolately cake and decent coffee. V pleasantly decorated place...super clean Hong nam !! (December 2014)

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Fuji

Fuji restaurant, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

The Fuji restaurant branch inside Central Festival, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Various
Map: Map 2

Comments: Fuji offers a fabulous Japanese dining experience. The food is authentically prepared and delicious. There is an army of waitresses who are very efficient and polite.

The cleanliness inside Fuji is of hospital operating theatre standards. The dining area is spotless. In the kitchen the chefs all wear surgical masks while preparing food. I once met one of the chefs who told me that every month the kitchen is sprayed to eliminate any pests. This is one restaurant in Hat Yai where you won't find ants in the salad or see rats running around as you eat.

The original branch of Fuji was in the basement of Lee Gardens Plaza. A second branch opened in Carrefour on Phetkasem Road. It's still there but Carrefour was taken over by Big C and it is now known as Big C Extra. A third branch was then opened at Tesco Lotus near the university, not Tesco Lotus in Hat Yai Nai.

The big flood in November 2010 completely wiped out everything in the basement of Lee Gardens Plaza and after being destroyed, that particular Fuji branch never reopened.

When Central Festival opened at the end of 2013 it contained another branch of Fuji. The prices are quite expensive (almost Bt1,000 for a set meal containing imported beef), but every Fuji branch in town continues to do very good business.

In recent years there has been a big Japanese restaurant craze in Hat Yai. Lots of restaurants selling Japanese food have opened. Most are smaller and cheaper than Fuji but despite all the competition every Fuji branch is still packed and always busy.

I think this illustrates that although Fuji is the most expensive, it is still the best. The restaurant operates a loyalty card scheme. It is somewhat confusing but if you accrue enough points you then get a discount on your food.

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Futai Steak House

Futai Steak House, Hat Yai (new location) - Click for larger image

Futai Steak House, Hat Yai (old location) - Click for larger image

Address: Tanrattanakorn Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Telephone: +66 (0)74 891279
Mobile: +66 (0)86 746 9588
E-mail: futai_steakhouse@hotmail.com

Latitude: N 06° 59' 59.9" (N 06° 59.999')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 17.1" (E 100° 28.285')

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Comments: This restaurant originally opened many years ago at 104 Soi Jongjaroen, Klong Rien 2 Road. I ate there a long time ago, although I can't remember the exact year. It was good, but the location was quite a long way from the central area of Hat Yai.

I don't know when exactly, but the restaurant moved to Tanrattanakorn Road, quite near to the Emperor Hotel. This new location is a lot more convenient for most people, especially tourists in Hat Yai. I ate there in February 2017 and it was still good. My chicken steak and mashed potato was very tasty, as was the red wine sauce.

I was given a bread roll and butter before my meal and a free portion of ice cream afterwards. The cost was Bt120. Drinks are also reasonably priced. In addition to various kinds of steaks, the restaurant also includes some pasta dishes.

In Hat Yai there are a number of Thai-style steak restaurants, including branches of the Jeffer chain. They vary quite a lot in quality. I have had several bad experiences at Jeffer and no longer eat there. The two Thai-style steak restaurants that I like the most in Hat Yai are this one and 72 Degrees.

Futai Steakhouse is open from 11:00 until 22:00.

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Gäp's Garten (NOW CLOSED)

The new Gäp's Garten, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

The old Gäp's Garten, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

The old Gäp's Garten, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 516/1 Soi Chuntarajanusorn, Thamanoonvithi Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Mobile: +66 (0)86 963 6551 (German/English); +66 (0)84 729 3542 (Thai)
E-mail: gapsgarten@yahoo.de

Latitude: N 07° 00' 15.4" (N 07° 00.256')

Longitude: E 100° 29' 10.1" (E 100° 29.169')

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Comments: Gäp's Garten was started by Jan, a native of Baden-Baden, who originally worked as an English teacher in Hat Yai. His father runs a restaurant in Germany and therefore Jan understands the restaurant trade.

Many Thai restaurants purport to serve Western food, but at most places the food is a poor approximation of the real thing. Gäp's was different and the food was really good. Jan took around two years teaching his Thai girlfriend (now wife) how to cook authentic German food and he did a good job (as did she).

The first location was a small place behind the Hansa JB hotel, before moving to much larger premises just off Thamanoonvithee Road near to where there are a lot of bars frequented by locals. The new premises used to be a music bar called Baan Baaroy that was very popular with young Thais.

Unfortunately, due to Gäp's only opening in the evening and me having young children, I wasn't able to eat there often, but when I did I always enjoyed the food.

The last time I saw Jan (some time in 2018) he said he was looking for smaller premises, but I didn't hear any more. In October 2018 I visited the restaurant, only to find it empty and deserted.

I have been unable to contact Jan to find out whether the location has changed again or whether he has closed down the business.

I really enjoyed the food at Gäp's and it always featured in my list of 'Ten Good Places To Eat In Hat Yai'. I am thus quite sad to see it go. If I find that Gäp's has relocated somewhere I will make a further update here.

Diner Comments:

  • Price of food is compatible to Penang standard. The main platter doesn't comes with veggies, we are entitle to have a plate of salad for each main dish ordered. I ordered the crispy pork knuckle and fried pork kidney with sour cream (seldom find this dish in Penang) Service is ok. (June 2011)
  • Finally found this place but not open till 4pm. Will go back on my next trip. I had some cakes at a nearby cake shop. I see there wasn't any tourist from Malaysia or Singapore around that area except us. I have been following your recommendation when I am around Hatyai. (April 2011)
  • Good: Authentic tasteful German cuisine at affordable prices, perfect service, friendly owners.

    Bad: You might get drunk on that great German beer too fast. Watch out! (again and again and again)

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Gobpii Guwan

Gobpii Guwan coffee garden, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Close to Tong Poon
Map: Map 4

Latitude: N 07° 00' 21.7" (N 07° 00.361')

Longitude: E 100° 29' 02.9" (E 100° 29.048')

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Comments: This pleasant coffee shop with a garden is located near Tong Poon Vietnamese restaurant and the Pink Resort love motel, thus giving you a few options for things to do before or after your coffee.

The 'coffee shop with a garden' concept is similar to Chill Chill except that the garden is more open and there are no bonsai trees. The opening hours are 4pm until midnight.

They only serve coffee and cakes and there is nothing more substantial if you are looking for food.

One minor annoyance (obvious really in a garden setting that opens just before dusk) is that mosquitoes are abundant. Cover up or wear some repellent to ward them off. Other than that, it's a nice place.

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Gun Eng

Gen Eng restaurant, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 50/3 Kimpradit Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Telephone: +66 (0)74 246138, +66 (0)74 232798

Latitude: N 07° 00' 10.8" (N 07° 00.180')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 24.4" (E 100° 28.407')

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Comments: First, let's get the transliteration out of the way. The restaurant refers to itself in English as 'Kaneng' but 'Gun Eng' is a more accurate phonetic transliteration.

This restaurant is very well known to Hat Yai locals and to the many Malaysian visitors who visit Hat Yai often. Thai and Chinese food is served, but I should remind you that Chinese food in Thailand is a little different to Chinese food as served in Europe or North America.

This kind of eatery is much favoured by Chinese diners: large with big, round tables. Chinese tend to eat in large groups. Before I was married I often used to eat alone and restaurants like this are totally unsuitable for solitary diners.

I ate at Gun Eng once, and I was taken as a guest. I am not fond of Chinese food in Thailand so had a few doubts but the food was very Thai and very good. Without being ungrateful or disrespectful to my hosts, it wasn't too expensive either.

The nearest landmarks are the two BP hotels - the BP Grand Tower and BP Grand Suite (Map 3) - and the restaurant is located opposite a Chinese temple.

Diner Comments:

  • Good place to eat if you're a Singaporean or Malaysian. This place served food chinese style just the way the chinese love it. Lots of oil with lots of rice to soak it up. Large variety of dishes to choose from, from run of the mill chinese stuff to the more exotic Thai spicy stuff. (December 2012)

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Hamid Restaurant (Halal)

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Address: 73-75 Prachatipat Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3
Telephone: +66 (0)74 243008

Latitude: N 07° 00' 22.1" (N 07° 00.368')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 18.0" (E 100° 28.299')

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Comments: Asians like to eat in big groups but most large restaurants in Hat Yai intended for Malaysian tourists cater to those of Chinese ethnicity. This one, however, caters to Muslims.

There are a number of Muslim restaurants in Hat Yai but this one is a little more upmarket and is located in the prime tourist area of Lee Gardens Plaza. It's a stone's throw from Lee Gardens. Because of its location - and because the restaurant tends to attract tourists rather than locals - the prices are a little high.

There is a good selection of food on the menu including Western, Thai and Malaysian dishes. Naturally, everything is prepared to Halal standards so this is not the place to go if you fancy a bacon sandwich.

The staff are very friendly.

Diner Comments:

  • Had lunch with local Thai friend, who agreed the prices were (relatively) higher but the quality was just...ok (December 2014)

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Hia Kui (NOW CLOSED)

Hia Kui seafood restaurant, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 173/3 Supasarnrungsun Road, Sairngsee Soi 2/4, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2
Telephone: +66 (0)74 351353, +66 (0)81 092 2029

Comments: Hia Kui, a long-standing seafood restaurant in Hat Yai, had a change of ownership about half-way through 2009. It is now called Samila Seafood and belongs to the same people who run the Samila Sea Sport restaurants.

The restaurant looks exactly the same - apart from the sign outside - and serves the same food.

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Homeless Bar And Grill

Homeless Bar And Grill, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Homeless Bar And Grill, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Fajitas, Homeless Bar And Grill, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Burger, Homeless Bar And Grill, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Homeless Bar And Grill, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 14 Pracharom Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Mobile: +66 (0)80 533 9553

Latitude: N 07° 00' 17.5" (N 07° 00.292')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 17.0" (E 100° 28.283')

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Comments: This restaurant opened in 2015, but it's in a part of town that I rarely go to so I didn't hear about it for quite a while. It has quite a reputation and has become something of a local cult.

From the outside the building looks as if it is about to fall down, but it is quite atmospheric inside with a basic decor and low lighting.

The food is Western with some Mexican dishes, including Nachos, Tacos and Fajitas. There are steaks, BBQ dishes, pizzas, hotdogs and burgers. Some farangs who have eaten here claim that the burgers are the best in southern Thailand. I wouldn't know because I haven't tasted every burger in southern Thailand. The burgers are good, but no better than the burgers at Coffee Craft.

There is also an extensive cocktail menu and in addition to selling the normal brands of beer that are sold everywhere in Thailand there are also some craft beers. Someone, somewhere in Hat Yai brews beer in his garden shed and a bottle of his handcrafted beer can be bought at Homeless for Bt180. Its alcohol strength is 5%.

The food is a little pricey for Hat Yai, but many of the dishes you can't find elsewhere locally.

Due to the restaurant's popularity it gets very busy in the evenings and I have been told that it is necessary to queue. It's quite small and there aren't that many tables. They will accept phone reservations for groups, but not for ones or twos. Live music is played in the evening from 8pm until 11pm.

Lunchtimes are relaxed and it is easy to get a table. If you do go during the daytime it takes your eyes a while to get adjusted because it is very dark inside.

It's a good place and I also found the staff to be very friendly. The opening hours are 11:30am to midnight. Homeless is closed all day on Wednesdays.

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Homeless Diner

Homeless Diner, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Homeless Diner, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Choltara Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Mobile: +66 (0)80 533 9553

Latitude: N 07° 00' 16.8" (N 07° 00.281')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 25.8" (E 100° 28.430')

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Comments: This restaurant isn't actually called Homeless Diner, but I thought that having two restaurants called Homeless would be confusing and needed a way of distinguishing them. Both places are owned by the same people.

This one is very small and the food is intended to be taken away. Thus food is served in takeaway boxes, rather than plates. However, there are a few tables and chairs if you wish to eat inside.

There is a limited menu consisting of sandwiches and various accompaniments, such as French fries or potato wedges. Coffee is served, but I don't think they serve any alcohol.

The cheese steak sandwich I had was pretty good, but, at Bt200 it was quite expensive for local prices. For a lunch time meal Thais typically look to spend Bt40 or Bt50. The potato wedges were Bt60 and therefore the amount I paid would feed five people at one of the small Thai restaurants in Hat Yai.

Because it is designed as a takeaway restaurant there are no wait staff and no real service. When my food was ready I was called over to collect it myself.

It's a useful place to know of and it will satisfy my occasional cravings for Western food, but because of the high prices I won't be eating there that often.

The location is very near to the main Homeless restaurant and just opposite Saengthong, the large Catholic boys' school in Hat Yai.

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Jae Lek

Jae Lek restaurant, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 190/3-4 Niphat Uthit 2 Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2
Telephone: +66 (0)74 246710, 244466

Latitude: N 07° 00' 02.4" (N 07° 00.040')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 14.2" (E 100° 28.236')

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Comments: Located just opposite the Kosit Hotel, this is an excellent restaurant serving Thai and Chinese food. The sour pickled mango they serve as an appetiser is one of my favourites.

Jae Lek's omission from this guide for such a long time was my mistake. I thought I'd added it years ago but for some reason I didn't.

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