The Sea Side 2 Restaurant in Udon Thani

The Sea Side 2 restaurant in Udon Thani is in one of the city’s most lively streets, Soi Sampantamit, right in the heart of Udon Thani’s nightlife area. It’s a restaurant which caters for both westerners and Thais, has a menu that stretches a mile and one which will not lighten your wallet too much either.

The Sea Side 2 is a budget friendly family run restaurant with decent quality food and a menu packed with tasty snacks and full-blown meals. The restaurant’s popularity is growing, the Sea Side is fast becoming a favourite place to eat among Udon Thani’s expats which says much about its appeal as one of the best restaurants in Udon Thani in terms of value for money and decent standard food.

The Sea Side’s menu has the kind of food which gets you reminiscing of your grandmother’s kitchen back home. Its menu includes beef stew (100฿), bangers and mash(100฿), cottage pie (120฿) and liver and bacon (120฿). There’s also favourites like fish and chips, chicken curry and spaghetti bolognese, as well as a range of desserts at budget boosting prices.

The photo on the right (click to enlarge) is a snapshot of the food available and the menu has a whole more western food and authentic Thai cuisine as well.

The restaurant is clean-looking and roomy, and despite this picture showing empty tables (it was taken early morning), the restaurant ticks over with a regular stream of customers. The Sea Side 2 sells comfort foods in a comfortable setting at very cheap and cheerful prices. That’s a recipe for success.

A cup of coffee and a cheeseburger come to a combined bill of 75 baht. That’s great value.

An English breakfast served with toast, orange juice and a choice of tea or coffee, all for just 95 baht. It’s no wonder Udon Thani’s expats are getting a taste for a trip to the Sea Side.

Portions are big, this giant bowl of Thai Suki soup (80฿) would keep most people nourished for the best part of the day and my feedback suggested the restaurant’s authentic Thai cuisine is first-rate.

The Sea Side 2 in Udon Thani is a no thrills value for money restaurant ideal for both the budget conscious backpacker and the well-heeled tourist. It’s also a great place for those who want a taste of their grandma’s cooking in Udon Thani.

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6 Responses

  1. How says:

    Mushy peas on the menu too…I recall a few weeks ago discussion on availability of peas in Thailand.

  2. Martyn says:

    How – Mushy peas. I doubt Thais eat them (mushy), but yes, they are obviously available. Superstores like Tesco have just about everything now within reason. The problem I find with the big supermarkets is finding where something is. I tend to give up a lot of the time as I don’t particularly enjoy food shopping.

  3. Catherine says:

    Martyn, that’s one of the best menus I’ve seen for a small Western/Thai restaurant. beef stew, bangers and mash, cottage pie and liver and bacon are all my favs. Pity they don’t have Sticky Toffee Pudding! Not that I’d order it (I always seem to be recovering from some celebration or another, being forced to cut out goodies).

  4. Martyn says:

    Catherine – The owners are from Udon Thani but had been in Pattaya for a number of years. The Sea Side restaurant is (or was) a well-known one in Pattaya but after the death of the head of the family they have returned home and set up the Sea Side 2. The restaurant is very cheap and the standard of food is not too bad at all. I think it will do well in Udon. All the foods you mentioned are my favourites as well.

  5. MeMock says:

    Wow – those prices are amazingly low for what you get. That 95 baht breakfast is a score! They are going to need a huge amount of bums on seats to make it work – at that price they should get it. Good luck to them.

  6. Martyn says:

    MeMock – I’m heading to Udon Thani at Christmas so I’ll get a good picture of how the restaurant is doing, but from what I’ve read on a forum, business is picking up nicely. The 95 baht breakfast was tasty and well worth the price.

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