Pattaya is well-known for its fantastic selection of food and indeed this is the case when it comes to Middle Eastern and Turkish food. South Pattaya is where you will find plenty of small restaurants catering largely for the locals but there are plenty of other options available. Here are 6 of the best restaurants serving Middle Eastern and Turkish food in Pattaya.
Probably the best known of the Middle Eastern restaurants, Palace can be found in Central Festival has an excellent menu with plenty of variety. Although the food is definitely not what would be described as cheap, this does reflect the quality of the offerings. It can get very busy especially at weekends so bookings are advised, certainly if you a planning a special occasion. The service is very good, the place with well set out and you can take in the view across Pattaya Bay.
Lebanese Palace, not to be confused with Palace Restaurant, is situated on Pattaya 3rd Road. They have an extensive menu with lamb dishes being particular favourites. The portions are large so be careful that you don’t over order! The place had received a fair amount of criticism in the past although it now appears to have upped its standards. It is well worth giving it a try especially if you prefer options that aren’t in shopping malls.
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Located un Naklua Soi 12, Omar Khayyam is a lesser-known option but deservedly makes the list. They also serve other food from around the world. It is a spacious restaurant and the staff are friendly and attentive. With few Middle Eastern options available in Naklua, Omar Khayyam is ideal for those living in the area. The fact that they have an extensive menu may appeal to groups of people, especially if some are unsure about Middle Eastern cuisine.
Ali’s is another option that can be found in Central Festival and is a cheaper alternative to the Palace. The food is nonetheless good with Indian and Thai food also widely available. It is situated in the food court area which may put some people off. On occasions some food isn’t available and perhaps not surprisingly this is often lamb. If you are wanting something quick and easy this is a great option but don’t expect 5-star dining.
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A La Turca
A La Turca is a Turkish restaurant that also serves a number of Middle Eastern dishes available. The venue is now located in Central Festival and is a popular choice. Once again this is not the cheapest of venues but the food is very good and the levels of service are something that should be applauded. If you are in the city and are looking for Turkish food you will be hard pressed to find anywhere better.
Anatolia is a popular Turkish restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road. It serves all your favourite Turkish dishes with all made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. They have a good range of drinks and the place is frequented by many Turkish nationals which gives a good indication about the quality of the food.