The Aroy-D Restaurant on Soi New Plaza wasn’t on my immediate list of restaurants to try. But as I impatiently sat and waited at my table at the Yiam restaurant the hunger pangs in my stomach grew. After what seemed like forever (probably 5 or 10 minutes) without getting any service I gave up and left. Right across the street was the Aroy-D and I decided to give it a try.
They have a few tables that are right on the sidewalk, but I decided on a spot one row back stay in the shade but still close enough to watch the passersby on Second Road. The waitress came over quickly to drop off a menu and make sure I had a ceiling fan turned on.
The menu has a nice selection of both Thai and Western food. The Thai food looked really good on the menu and they even boast they are the place to eat authentic Thai food in Pattaya. However I decided to go with some Western food and ordered a club sandwich and fries with a bottle of water.
As I awaited my food and looked around the place a bit, I noticed that some of the signage spelled the restaurant name Aroy-D and others Aroy-Dee. I’m not sure why there was a different spelling depending on where you look, but this is Thailand.
The Food At Aroy-D
My club sandwich arrived at my table quickly and I must say I was a little underwhelmed at first look. There wasn’t much meat on the sandwich and the cheese had the texture like maybe it had been sitting out in the warm weather. I ate the whole thing, but more because I was really hungry than because it was any good. If it wasn’t for the French fries the meal would have been a complete disappointment.
To be fair some of the other meals I saw being served looked really good and made me wish I’d ordered some Thai food instead. Which makes me want to give it another shot and go back to try the Thai food. Cheap but good Thai food seems to be what the Aroy-D is known for and probably what I should have ordered.
After my experience, the Aroy-D wouldn’t be somewhere I’d think about returning. However if I was hungry and in the area I’d probably give it one more shot to try the Thai food before deciding to write it off completely.
Address: 324 หมู่ 9 อำเภอ บางละมุง พัทยา 20150 9 Pattayasaisong Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand