Venue Profile: Coco 51 Restaurant

This is the first in our series of profiles of arts and music venues. As they are published these profiles will also be permanently stored under the (In)complete Guide menu. With time, we will have a complete reference listing everywhere you can go in Hua Hin to hear music, see a show, or enjoy fine art. We are off and running!

Coco 51 is a fine mid-upper scale restaurant with live jazz every night. Before we get to the music, you should know that the food is excellent, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere lovely with a wonderful seaside location. The facility is one of Hua Hin’s original upscale beach homes from the 20’s and 30’s, when the town was the darling of the Bangkok elite. The garden overlooking the sea is the principle dining location, but inside dinine is available when weather is inclement (or you want to watch a game on the big screen). The food at Coco is a mix of Thai and Western food, with entrees ranging from 120 baht to a high of 799 baht, with most selections between 220 and 35o baht. You can take a look at the menu (sans prices) here.

Now, about the music. Coco51 is the only place in town that has an all-jazz music policy, 7 nights a week (7 pm to 10 pm), high season and low. They deserve a lot of credit for this. The musicians who play at Coco are consistently among the best in Hua Hin, and you can be assured of some tasty playing and singing when you go there. That said, it should be noted that the favored style of jazz is soft, non-threatening, suitable for dining and conversation. If you had screaming sax’s in mind, forget about it here. The music sophisticated, but soft. At this writing (July 2010) the house band is a duo of female vocalist and an excellent guitarist. Well worth hearing.

Overall, Coco 51 is the kind of place you want to bring your friends when they come. It can not be faulted on any point except perhaps budget. If you’re strapped, better not go. But if you have a little jingle in you pocket, Coco will satisfy you for listening and dining, guaranteed.

Full Name: Coco 51 By The Sea

Venue Type: Restaurant with Live Music

Music Policy: Soft, sophisticated jazz

Music Schedule: 7 to 10 pm 7 nights a week

Hours of Operations: 11 am to 11 pm 7 days a week

Address: Soi 51 by the sea, Hua Hin

Contact: ph. (66 (0)32 515 597 , email

Website/external links:

Map and Directions:

Coco 51 Restaurant is located on the beach at Soi 51 on the North side of Hua Hin, approximately 1.6 kilometers from the city center.

To reach Coco 51 from the city center intersection (Hua Hin Crossing):
1. Proceed North on Petchkasem Road for approximately 1.3 kilometer until reaching Soi 51 (large street) on the right.
2. Turn right onto Soi 51.
3. Proceed on Soi 51 for about 0.4 kilometers. After crossing Naebkehardt Road, Coco 51 will be on the left at the end of the soi.
    A parking attendant is on duty when the restaurant is open.


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