I love the stretch of beach-side dining along Rawai Park. Restaurants line one side of the road while benches and long tables are laid out on the other side by the sea! We’ve returned to Saloloy Seafood Restaurant twice in one week. That must mean something! Well, I like the fact that I could have a full meal with a dozen different dishes, or a quick Pad Thai, and both would be reliably good. I also love that we could sit by the beach even in the middle of the afternoon, without sweating like a pig, thanks to the trees that provided shade and the breeze from the open sea. And if you are not into al fresco dining, there’s always indoor seating across the road where the restaurant actually sits (I’ve not been, but it’s there!). Its not been overly crowded both times we visited. Service is friendly and prices are reasonable; with no hidden costs, no pressure, no touts!
Grilled Egg Squid – Basically barbecue squid. The ‘egg’ was a soft, semi gooey glob of white mass! Is it squid roe? Squid sperm? Beats me! I have never had an outstanding Thai style bbq squid but evidently I haven’t learned! Ordered this and could not find any enjoyment in the dish.
Check out just a few pages of the huge menu. And I bet they’d happily whip up whatever’s your desire as well!
Unlike Patong and Karon, Rawai District is less busy and less touristy. The downside to it is way fewer choices for shopping, food and drinks but the upside is peace!