26 Thanon Naresdamri, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 032-511932, 01-8807522
This restaurant is one of the restaurants in Hua Hin that specializes in seafood. Additionally, Thai dishes and a few dishes with European-style sauces are on the menu.
The seafood and Thai dishes are tasty, prepared as you would expect. One we ordered a dish with butter sauce. There was nothing wrong with it, but we will never order it again. Maybe it just does not fit in the surrounding.
The staff is friendly, helpful in picking out the food, and smooth. Mae Karuna is a large restaurant, and therefore the staff is quite impersonal.
Mae Karuna is build half above the beach and the sea, is very large, at least 50 tables. You have views of the fishing pier, and a few other restaurants above the beach. Nice to sit in the evening At the entrance there are large containers with fish, shrimp, ... You see what you will eat.
The kitchen is at the entrance, and is open. It looks clean and neat.
Mae Karuna is not cheap. This is mainly due to the location. But also because seafood is expensive in Thailand. In 2012, we paid about 1,300 Thb for three dishes, including fish, and a few bottles of beer. Especially fish is expensive, and not only at Mae Karuna.
We have been there for the first time in February 2010. Our last visit was in February 2015.