OPERATING under the slogan 'Great Steaks, Great Prices,' Electric Mango Steakhouse & Grill on Hua Hin Soi 112 certainly lives up to this promise making the short drive out of town well-worth the effort.
Located overlooking the pool of the Electric Mango resort, a unique project featuring a lagoon-style pool, cozy bungalows, an adventure playground, and private salas for drinking and dining, the restaurant is housed within a thatched wooden building open on all sides, and has a lovely laid-back atmosphere. There's plenty of buzz in the evenings, too, when Hua Hin's carnivores roll in looking for a meaty fix.
The biggest attraction is The Mango Steak – a 300g rump steak served with corn on the cob and a choice of sides and sauces, plus a glass of white or red wine, for just B499+.
But there are plenty of other meaty treats on offer, such as Australian striploin starting at B550+ for 200g, or Thai Charolais tenderloin at just B550 for 200g (although we suggest you go all out and order the hunger-busting 300g option for just B820+).
In charge of the kitchen is Executive Chef Non, who prior to joining the restaurant in late 2014 helped run the culinary operations at the excellent, and sadly now shuttered, Le Bistro French restaurant in Hua Hin. With many years spent honing his craft at local five-star hotels behind him, he's undoubtedly a wizard of the grill and can cook steaks perfectly to diners’ preferences.
While Electric Mango is first and foremost a steakhouse, its menu doesn't discriminate and is loaded with all kinds of tempting dishes, ranging from from a wide selection of soups and salads, cheese and cold cut platters, to signature burgers made with prime meat (B399+), a small selection of Thai dishes, and some rich desserts (try the Chocolate lava cake) – all offered at great value for money.
The wine list is decent too, ranging from B950+ for Lion's Cape Brut, South Africa, to B9,400 Bollinger Special Cuvée. Wine by the glass, meanwhile, starts at B250+.
The restaurant opens daily 6pm-Midnight. Keep your eyes peeled for regular promotions listed on
Electric Mango Steakhouse & Grill, Hua Hin Soi 112 (just past the Banyan Golf Club), 086 175 1209