Long term residents and expats who like a meal and a little city ambience in the heart of Pattaya have made Soi Buakhao the choice over the beach road and the infamous walking street.
Many years of tourism made Walking street a little too hard on the pocket of most retirees and foreigners who live in Pattaya
Soi Buakhao is one of most famous streets in the center of the city of Pattaya.
One reason offered to its rise in popularity is it a major thoroughfare through central Pattaya.
A reason to make this road so popular is that the road from Soi Buakhao is an alternative street that connects between Central Pattaya Road and South Pattaya Road, where the street is also two-ways unlike the second and the beach roads which are one-way
Another reason is that Soi Buakhao is recently seen as a new Walking Street since it is now able to offer almost everything to visitors such as a wide range of Hotels and guest houses, a variety of shops, all kind of bars and night clubs, car and motorbike rental shops, massage parlours, pharmacies, convenient stores, internet cafes, etc.
Because this street is just one large block from Central Pattaya to South Pattaya, it is able to walk from one place to another, but it is a little far to walk if you are not used to walking a couple of kilos
However, the road of Soi Buakhao is not wide, so traffic jams are standard as it is not one way, especially a little after working time 17.00 – 18.00.
Tourists and residents straddle the edges of the streets in both directions trying to get to their bar of choice, driving down here at rush hour you need your wits about you as its very reactive driving experience
There is not much information of this street provided.
Just as Pattaya Walking Street, you can find almost every sort of night haunt in Soi Buakhao – go go dancing, gay clubs, beer bars, and restaurants. Most of bars are open-air so that the bars will be noticeably attractive towards visitors passing across.
You can get a beer from Breakfast time if you are so inclined, however the daily party starts from 3 PM which is the happy hour and carries on until the wee hours of the morning, with the last order at (however well the owner knows the local Police chief)zzzz pm.
At one end the Pattaya Klang end, it is mostly barbers, hairdressers and massage shops, then you have a thriving day market where local throng each day getting their fish and vegetables and chicken for hubby’s Tom Khai Gai (chicken soup with galangai and coconut milk) and in the evening just over the road there is a thriving night market where you can buy any type of clothing and food to go.
As you walk along you will come across more and more restaurant type bars, and theme bars.
Then 1 kilometer down you will see Soi LK Metro a square with bars and Dancing clubs with some of the most beautiful woman you have ever seen, but be careful they are worldly wise, and they know it! Some say if you can walk the entire length of Soi Buakhao and not talk to anyone, eat or just sit for a while have a beer and soak up the atmosphere then you are devoid of soul!
Three quarters of the way down the Soi with Pattaya Central Road behind you will see Soi 13 on the right with Subway on the corner, stretching down to second road with more bars and restaurants, three quarters down Soi 13 there you will see a bunch of outdoor bars, go left after the bars, and then first right and you will see Longhorn Steakhouse.
This restaurant is quickly gaining an international reputation on Trip Advisor as one of the finest steakhouses in Asia, it is very popular with residents who frequent the establishment regularly due to its consistently good food steaks fish and kebabs with handpicked wines and cocktails
LongHorn Steakhouse never uses frozen steaks. All of the meat you see on the menu is fresh and it’s for a very good reason
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Order perfectly cooked fillet steaks, beef fillet and medium steaks. Good beer goes well with the nice meal. The convenient location of this restaurant makes it easy to reach even in rush hours.
The staff is said to be courteous here. LongHorn Steakhouse is remarkable for its fabulous service.
Prices here are reported to be affordable. Expect the comfortable atmosphere at this place. Based on the visitors’ feedback on Google, this spot deserved 4.3.