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Hua Hin seafood restaurants, slammed for overcharging, defend their prices

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3 minutes ago, Enoon said:

 

I may be wrong, but given the name of the complainant, Ploynapas Lukthongmak, this particular tourist is already in their own country.

 

Yep, there she is on Facebook Thailand:

https://th-th.facebook.com/ploynapas.lukthongmak

 

 

 

So what! It stand tourist in the news. Still same stupid, right?

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20 minutes ago, Get Real said:

Oh dear! That only missleading thing is comments from the tourists. If you are interested in the price, and can´t see it, then you ask politely for it.
Was that too simple, or can we agree on that?

 

They went into a seafood place and the meal cost a lot more than they thought it was worth.  It's feedback.  A review.  Not a report of a crime.  And certainly not misleading on the part of the tourists.  Any more than a product review saying that a gadget I bought on Amazon wasn't worth the money I paid for it.

 

I know I won't be going into that place- based on the information they posted.  That's the beauty of the written language.  I don't have to make the same mistakes if someone was thoughtful enough to write about their mistakes.

 

Though I can see why we rarely get good information like that here on TVF.  

 

 

 

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Oh dear! That only missleading thing is comments from the tourists. If you are interested in the price, and can´t see it, then you ask politely for it.
Was that too simple, or can we agree on that?
Yea after lived here a couple years something I learned is ask for price or get riped. Normaly not a lot of money but they still rip you off if they can.

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I live in Hua Hin. All the HiSo Thais from Bangkok have vacation homes here.

In my neighborhood there are million dollar condos and Mercedes and BMW everywhere you look. And $40,000 pickup trucks and SUVs are common.

 

It is much more expensive for everything, not just seafood. Even local markets aimed at Thais, coconuts are twice as much!

 

My Thai girlfriend who lives just south of HH in Pranburi is always pointing out the high cost food and just about everything.

 

I was the first Farang she has dated and was shocked to see the price of street food to suddenly be double when she was with me. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, impulse said:

 

They went into a seafood place and the meal cost a lot more than they thought it was worth.  It's feedback.  A review.  Not a report of a crime.  And certainly not misleading on the part of the tourists.  Any more than a product review saying that a gadget I bought on Amazon wasn't worth the money I paid for it.

 

I know I won't be going into that place- based on the information they posted.  That's the beauty of the written language.  I don't have to make the same mistakes if someone was thoughtful enough to write about their mistakes.

 

Though I can see why we rarely get good information like that here on TVF.  

 

 

 

Yep, and the stupid thing is that they go in to a place, look at the meny/order food. Not see prices in the menu and not asking for prices. After that be suprised over the prices and make a bad statement about a place. That´s the stupid thing, and you call it good information. Yeah, at least I hope you know how that makes you look.

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Having sampled Hua Hin a few times i can say that there are certain restaurants adjacent to the beach that are rip-off joints and the food isn't that good either.    However; there are some very good ones to be found and at very reasonable cost, just need to find your way around a bit like anywhere else.  Plenty of decent seafood to be found in the night market area as well at respectable prices.

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I'm a Hua Hin 'local' as well, and long since stopped visiting the seafood piers, beach restaurants at Takiab, or the night market because of exactly the kind of price gouging being discussed above. The price of food at every level - not just seafood - has risen and double pricing is rampant (though maybe not a case in the OP :-). It isn't only the restaurants either; Pranburi, mentioned above, has fresh markets which are significantly cheaper than those around Hua Hin and even branded supermarkets are often much more expensive than local suppliers. Examples? Well, what about potato - I recently paid 65 baht for 1 kilo of potato at the 114 fresh market. The next day I bought chicken breast meat for 63 baht 1 kilo. I don't care which part of the world you come from - when chicken breast is cheaper than potato, then something some place is wrong.

 

It is little wonder the Baan Khun Por food plaza, at the bottom of Soi 88 is doing so well. I would imagine that it is impacting the profitability of restaurants all over south Hua Hin.

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26 minutes ago, Get Real said:

Yep, and the stupid thing is that they go in to a place, look at the meny/order food. Not see prices in the menu and not asking for prices. After that be suprised over the prices and make a bad statement about a place. That´s the stupid thing, and you call it good information. Yeah, at least I hope you know how that makes you look.

 

Disneyland prices are extremely public.  But you won't have a clue what the whole day will cost until you've spent the day, bought the food and paid for the drinks and the souvenirs.  Nobody's accusing Disney Corp of anything nefarious.  But a lot of people find out that they didn't get enough bang for the buck and they post to that effect.

 

Calling them stupid for posting accurate information and adding their impressions is exactly why we don't often get good information here on TVF.  It's not worth the aggravation to try to help other avoid the pitfalls.  No matter how useful the info, there's always some idiot that will call the information (and the messenger) stupid.  Today, you're one of them.  Congratulations.

 

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was there last week and had seafood dinner for 4 straight nights at local restaurants. not the most economical way to dine, that's for sure. prices of seafood dishes are a little overpriced, but more on the acceptable side if you're a tourist. the other dishes though like fishcake, pad thai, shrimp cake, vegetable dishes, etc are eye-popping! in defense of the business owners, their menus do show the price for each item clearly. it's up to customers to make up their minds what to order or just stand up and leave. to hua hin travelers on a budget, run straight to food courts in supermarkets or shopping malls for "more standard" food prices.

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5 hours ago, BEVUP said:

So why are they complaining if the costs were posted in the menu & had other choices in the area

Or maybe the pricing wasn't fully disclosed 

Prices are shown. Even if not B 450 per person is inline with what they ate.

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4 hours ago, Get Real said:

Stupid tourists, again! Complaining. Yeah, if it is so expensive in Thailand, then go home to your own country and eat the food you appearently can afford.

I think Get Real was attempting some humor here. Correct me if I am wrong...

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Try Pattaya instead and save money. Plenty of seafood restaurants here.

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1 hour ago, impulse said:

 

Disneyland prices are extremely public.  But you won't have a clue what the whole day will cost until you've spent the day, bought the food and paid for the drinks and the souvenirs.  Nobody's accusing Disney Corp of anything nefarious.  But a lot of people find out that they didn't get enough bang for the buck and they post to that effect.

 

Calling them stupid for posting accurate information and adding their impressions is exactly why we don't often get good information here on TVF.  It's not worth the aggravation to try to help other avoid the pitfalls.  No matter how useful the info, there's always some idiot that will call the information (and the messenger) stupid.  Today, you're one of them.  Congratulations.

 

You just can´t be serious. Thanks for the laugh! :cheesy:

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

three large plates of fried rice with prawns

Saw the receipt. Fried rice with prawns: Bt300 a plate.:post-4641-1156693976:

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Just got of the plane? Seafood have never been cheap in Hua Hin. The price charged is what every person have always paid. 

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