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“A nice quiet dinner”
Review of InAzia

InAzia
Ranked #23 of 99 Restaurants in Cha-am
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
canada
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“A nice quiet dinner”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We decided to try this restaurant while staying at the Sheraton Hua Hin and were not disappointed. We were given a nice quiet table pool side and were provided excellent service by the female employee........unfortunately I forgot her name. We were there the evening of Feb.19.
My wife and myself shared some appetizers which were fabulous and the main entrees I would say were good.........not outstanding but not bad either. I chose the Australian beef dish - it was good but I find Canadian AAA beef simply more tender or something, just can't point my finger to it. Nonetheless, we enjoyed a bottle of wine and had a great experience in a nice atmosphere outside. The service made up for any shortfalls as she was simply perfect in her timing and approach!! Well done.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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English first
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Pleasant and Typically Sheraton”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

This is just one of several restaurants situated within Cha AM's 5 star Sheraton hotel. The decor is simply but elegant with wide tables, comfortable chairs and an open plan kitchen where it is possible to see your food being prepared. You are able to choose from Thai, Indian, and Japanese cuisine, so we chose Thai starters and Indian Tandoori chicken tikka for our main course. The Thai crab cakes could have had more flavour, but the soft shell crab spring rolls were really good. The chicken tikka was fine and the portions generous. Pallau rice would have worked much better than the plain steamed variety that accompanied the chicken and the nan bread lacked the required plumpness that makes in normally so enjoyable. At 1700 baht the local Monsoon Valley white Shiraz wine was far too heavily marked up against the 650 baht charged at the actual vineyard.
A meal in a Sheraton is never going to be a bargain however, and at around £30 per head it was about what I had anticipated.

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London
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“THE best in the area”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

By the second half of our yearly winter stay in this area, we’ve had enough of the disappointments of most places and eat here several times a week. For years the Sheraton InAzia restaurant has been beating all contenders in the Cha am and Hua Hin area.

Their Thai dishes are sophisticated versions of the well-known ones and can even compete well with the best in Bangkok. Perhaps most important – and hardest to achieve - this restaurant is consistently excellent (except Sundays, when the Thai dishes are not as good).

Sheraton, of course, has typical luxury hotel prices for Thailand (which are still inexpensive compared to hotel prices in "western" countries) but we consider this reasonable, given the outstanding quality, ambiance, and surroundings, especially since the usual hotel ++ is included in the listed prices.

Cocktails are also comparatively expensive (mocktails 180baht & cocktails 270baht – the ++ is inclusive in this price) but unlike most places they are very well made and the cocktails actually contain a genuine amount of liquor. It’s worth knowing there is happy hour in the beach bar from 3-5pm and in the main bar from 8-10pm.

It’s a lovely walk from reception, through the grounds (a lot of which is the swimming pool that snakes through the landscaping) down to the beach, so we sometimes come earlier, stroll down for a happy hour cocktail at the beach bar (which does the best burger in the area, with juicy Australian beef) and then stroll back for dinner

InAzia sits just underneath the huge main reception area, with both indoor and outdoor seating; both are very attractive and very spacious. The view from the outdoor seating is expansive and, at night, magical thanks to the lighting wound and draped around so many plants. Service is good – even on one of the few occasions the restaurant was almost full, when they were clearly understaffed.

InAzia offers excellent but limited menus from 3 Asian countries. The hotel seems to specialize in glamorous 3-day Indian weddings; not surprisingly the Indian food is accomplished (don’t miss the mutton rogan josh, the chatpata chilli chicken, the superb naans, and the off-menu butter chicken).

The Japanese menu is the weakest (one of us grew up in Japan and has high authenticity standards) and the Japanese hot dishes are not really well thought through nor representative. Although we appreciate the intention to offer as varied a choice of cuisines as possible, in our view, they should either invest in a proper Japanese chef (probably not worthwhile as fewer Japanese seem to come here nowadays) or drop Japanese food and offer say Vietnamese, another world-class cuisine.

The soups, salads and starters from the Thai menu are all excellent, with beautifully balanced flavours – not easy to achieve when dumbing down the chillies for us farangs. The spicy beef salad is one of our favorites, also gorgeously dressed, but we ask for it rare as it’s a bit tough otherwise.

In the mains, the massaman is THE best (equal to the nearby Dusit’s massaman) that we’ve had in recent years. This year it’s very expensive because it’s a rack of lamb massaman costing 860baht (rack of lamb just isn’t the right cut of meat for massaman anyway) but last year it was a more reasonable chicken massaman and the next time we made an off-menu request for this and were very happy as usual. Other memorable dishes for us include tamarind prawn (makhan) and an InAzia signature fish dish with sweet chili sauce.

If your favorite Thai dish is not on the menu, ask and they can often oblige.

Once you have tasted InAzia’s Thai dishes you won’t really enjoy the sad copies in the shacks and the holes-in-the-wall eateries along the beach roads, lining the main/crowded tourist districts, and in the villages near the hotels – not even those slightly more upmarket versions like La Grappa, Three Sisters, Aroy and Bella Pizza.

  • Visited January 2014
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice Restaurant with good service”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We tried this restaurant on last night in Hua Hin to celebrate my wife birthday. The decoration is good with warm atmosphere. There was not so busy at night and just 3-4 tables guests. The food quality is good and the price is acceptable because it is a restaurant in a five star hotel. I ate Steak which cooked with Miso sauce. I don't love it personally.
One minor point is there was mosquito in this air-conditioning restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
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Wuhan, China
1 review
“Very bad and pricey experience”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

The menu looked expensive but very attractive with 3 distinct and full sets of Indian, Thaï and Japanese food. But what a disappointment ! After trying to communicante with the waitress, we ordered a large platter of sushis that ended as the worst and most expensive we ever had, only 12 pieces for 20 euros after 15 minutes waiting time, badly cut, the tuna was not fresh and rice not holding... Service was very bad with more than 10 minutes between first and last dish. Kid's menu ended up as 3 mini nems instead of the ordered spring rolls, what kind of kid would have enough of that ? Never again...

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank PaDo888
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