A Monster Lobster at Hua Hin’s Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant

By Mark Wiens 21 Comments
Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า)
Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า) – Hua Hin, Thailand

Have you ever been walking around with absolutely no intention to eat whatever you walked past, and the next thing you knew, you found yourself about to dig into something you weren’t planning on eating?

For myself, when it comes to Bangkok street food, it happens more than frequently…

But usually it doesn’t hurt the wallet too much… like it did in Hua Hin!

I was in Hua Hin a few weekends ago, walking through the night market just before dark, when I saw the seafood trophies being advertised.

We first walked through the market, amazed, but I knew I couldn’t afford it…

Yup, the next thing you know, my wife and I were sitting down to a 1.1 kg lobster!

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At the night market in Hua Hin, Thailand, you’ll find about 10 different restaurants all serving fresh seafood.

My wife had already researched that the most recommended stall was Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า), so that’s the one we decided on. Plus the vendor was extremely friendly and he’s the one that sold me on the lobster (กุ้งมังกรเผา) when I was at my weakest… and I caved in, unable to resist.

I picked our trophy, a 1.1 kg. beauty!

He sliced it open like a block of butter, the flesh oozing out and ready to be cooked.

Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า)
Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า)

At Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า), they first steam the lobster, and then grill for the last few minutes. This makes the lobster tender and non-chewy, said the cook.

crab fried rice (khao pad boo ข้าวผัดปู)
crab fried rice (khao pad boo ข้าวผัดปู)

Along with our beautiful lobster, they threw in a complimentary plate of crab fried rice (khao pad boo ข้าวผัดปู) and stir fried morning glory (pad pak bung fai daeng ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง).

Both of the side dishes were actually superb on their own, though they were dwarfed by the anticipation of my main event of the meal.

Lobster (กุ้งมังกรเผา)
Lobster (กุ้งมังกรเผา)

She was delivered in glorious fashion, garnished with a few raw veggies and lathered in a collection of different sauces.

Black pepper sauce, garlic sauce, buttery sauce, and some kind of barbecue sauce were all placed on top of our lobster (กุ้งมังกรเผา). They were all good, but in actuality, if I were to order it again, I’d ask for all the sauces on the side.

Digging in to our lobster!
Digging in to our lobster!

At Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า) they make a pretty awesome lobster. It was pure heaven, juicy and tender, not chewy, but cooked just right.

The sauces were even quite good, but I would have preferred them on the side. Out 1.1 kg. lobster was insanely good and as I took bites of huge pieces of flesh, I couldn’t help from closing my eyes and thoroughly enjoying every bite.

A mouthwatering bite of lobster
A mouthwatering bite of lobster

Here’s a little close up of a bite from the tail end, but the lobster meat from the head section was even more juicy and tender and amazing!

This meal was not cheap, they charge 1,500 THB per kilo for the king lobster. Ours weighed in at 1.1 kg, but luckily he gave it to us for just 1,500 THB. Two sides dishes come complimentary if you order a lobster.

This is the place you're looking for!
This is the place you’re looking for!

The Bottom Line

The food at Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า) is fantastic. The lobster was amazing and even the crab fried rice (khao pad boo ข้าวผัดปู) and stir fried morning glory (pad pak bung fai daeng ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง) were excellent.

If you’re in Hua Hin and looking for a splurge meal of seafood, head over to Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า).

Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า)

Address: 103/4-5 Hua Hin Night Market Soi. Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan
Open hours: Monday – Sunday 6.00 pm – 3.00 am
Phone: 082-975-9905 , 086-764-1678

103/4-5 ตลาดโต้รุ่ง ต.หัวหิน จ.ประจวบคีรีขันธ์
เปิด จันทร์ – อาทิตย์ 18.00 – 03.00 น.

How to Get There

Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า) is right in the middle of the Hua Hin night market main soi. Just wander around and you’ll find it!


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  • Frank

    1 year ago

    Hi can I know which part of thailand is hua him located?

  • Alan Spedding (cumbriafoodie)

    2 years ago

    That`s very expensive for Lobster , especially when you compare it to the wages that the Thai people are on…..wow. I can get the same size Lobster for a Third of that price in the UK. I will be spending Xmas in Hua Hin but I`ll stick to the grilled Prawns. Stir fried Morning glory , Crab fried rice and BBQ Prawns….. Yes , ill also be eating with my eyes closed.

  • Beni Garrido

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! Thank you for your great food guide! :-) On 20th August, i will be for 3 Days in Hua Hin. I want to be near the market and the Beach in a cheap hotel or Guest House. Do you have any accommodation recommendations for this place?

    • sadique

      2 years ago

      try gingfa guest house

  • Paul

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark, wow that lobster looks amazing. Just wondering what transportation you used to get there. Would be very helpful as I will be traveling there tomorrow. Hopefully this message reaches you in time. Cant wait to take a bite.

  • Nicole & Derek From ShinyVisa

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! This is Nicole & Derek from ShinyVisa. We tried out this monster lobster and we love it. Check out our review at https://www.shinyvisa.com/lung-ja-seafood-restaurant/ and thanks much for the recommendation. :D

  • Andy Brandwood

    5 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Followed in your footsteps again; twice !

    Had huge prawns here a few nights ago and had to return for the lobster. Both superb !

    Thanks again for the website and the ‘eating thai food’ guide which has been invaluable on this 3 week trip. A superb resource which I wholeheartedly recommend to others.

    Cheers !

    Andy

    Back to Bangkok shortly to eat our way through another few chapters !

    Cheers !

    Andy

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hi Andy, great to hear from you, glad you’re enjoying the food, and I’m so happy to hear the guide has been useful. Thank you again, enjoy your time in Bangkok!

  • Nash

    6 years ago

    Hi Mark, where is your famous video, it would have been real fun to have watched you eat the lobster, hope you have one hidden away to be uploaded soon. If not you can do another lobster run to Hua Hin soon.

    Cheers

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Thank you so much Nash! Yes I did make a video, but it haven’t had a chance yet to put it together… but it will come! Thank you!

  • Jason

    6 years ago

    Wow,Mark…this looked amazing…always love the head tomalley…looking forward to a video of the meal…

  • Scott

    6 years ago

    Awesome! Just awesome.

  • Bradley

    6 years ago

    Wow. That looks amazing. Im going to Prachuap Khiri Khan in October and now I can’t wait. Definitely gonna spend way more than I should on one of those lobsters. Thanks for the good info, I’m now drooling at the mouth.

  • KevinE

    6 years ago

    Fantastic review Mark, I am UK based but we visit Hua Hin twice a year for holidays. We go for a meal on the night market at least twice to different seafood places and the Lung Ja has always been a fave. I always feel its better value than the pier restaurants in the main tourist area and the night market is fantastic to people watch as you eat. It is great to see you reviewing outside of Bangkok. Where else did you visit/ eat on your trip?

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Hey Kevin, great to hear from you! I also had some pretty good food at Ruamsaeb Yokkhok. Have you been there? Their grilled chicken was amazing!