Pattaya’s Cantonese Cuisine Livens Up with Royal Cliff’s Huang Chao

“Enjoy a Feast Like the Chinese Emperors”

Fancy a taste of extraordinary Chinese cuisine that would propel you back to the time of emperors? Huang Chao- Royal Cantonese Cuisine serves classic Cantonese specialities within the luxurious confines of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. Although this restaurant is tucked away on the lowest floor of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, the cuisine certainly stands out with its enticing flavours and superior ingredients.

Huang Chao has come a long way since its origins when it was still known by its previous name “Chrysanthemum”. Many guests who have experienced dining here felt that its old name didn’t do justice to the type of cuisine that they have experienced. Its new name was suggested by one of Royal Cliff’s regular Chinese guests who repeatedly visits the property 20-30 times each year. That’s when the idea of its incredible rebranding began.

In China, Huang Chao means the “Imperial Court”. Known for its opulence and elegance, it serves as the inspiration for Royal Cliff’s Cantonese restaurant which now displays the same elements of sophistication and taste that resonates from its new name. Decorated in stunning white, red and gold tones, it integrates fine dining Chinese Cuisine with impeccable service guaranteeing an unparalleled dining experience that is truly fit for royalty.

We’ve come up with 4 reasons why you need to pay Huang Chao a visit-but we feel we’ll have you hooked after reason 1!

  1. Food that tastes as great as it looks


Photo: Roast Peking Duck: Skin is carved at your table side and served with pancakes and condiments. Fried meat is served with the main course.

With exotic dishes such as bird’s nest and peking duck, it’s almost unfair how the cuisine at this restaurant can take a better photo than most of us. Complex ingredients of spices and sauces form a perfect marriage of flavour within these entrees making them truly taste as good as they look!


Photo: Sautéed Tiger Prawns with “XO” Sauce: Hongkong kale, chilli, white nuts, ham yuan garlic

To offer wide range of fare, Chef Artid Suntisukhathai plans and prepares constantly changing set menus. His popular dishes include his Sautéed Tiger Prawns with “XO” Sauce and his enjoyable Deep-Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls.

Chef Artid has notched up over 20 years of Cantonese culinary experience at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. Born in Thailand, he grew up surrounded by  the fresh flavours and complex tastes of Chinese cuisine. He began his professional career in award-winning hotels throughout Thailand and later moved to several countries in Southeast Asia where he enriched his culinary skills.

2.) Luxurious and Attentive Service Fit for Royalty


Notice the intricately folded napkins at Huang Chao? Those napkins are a direct reflection of the remarkable experience you receive. With pleasant, attentive servers who have vast experience serving in official functions catering to Heads of States, you are guaranteed an unforgettable dinner! This restaurant also offers 3 VIP dining rooms, the capacity to host guest parties up to 114 people and ability to reserve your table online prior to your visit. Click here to book your table online now!

3.) Impressive Location


Like mentioned above, Huang Chao is situated within Royal Cliff’s Grand Hotel. It has one of the best Feng Shui locations as it is positioned in a Dragon’s Lair. This means it contains the best Qi and attracts good energy. The Hotel also overlooks the turquoise waters of Gulf of Thailand which offers the most stunning sea views in Pattaya. These picturesque views can be seen while you dine thus making the total experience absolutely exquisite.

4.) Beautiful Desserts


Photo: Chilled Sago in Coconut Creme with Cantaloupe

Just like any amazing meal, we’ve saved the best for last: the desserts! With the same attention to detail as the main courses, Chef Artid creates sweet masterpieces. Some of these desserts include decadent Chinese white nuts in sweet hot coconut milk, delectable Chinese pancakes with lotus seed filling and sweet dumplings in hot ginger syrup.

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Photo: Chinese Pancakes with Lotus Seed Filling

So, if you’re the type of person who relishes fine food while enjoying  breathtaking views and  exceptional service, then Huang Chao-Royal Cantonese Cuisine is the place to dine! Authentic. Delectable. Regal. These sum up Royal Cliff’s new hidden gem!

For more information, please visit: 

Location: 1st floor, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel
353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150
Contact: (66) 38 250421 Ext. 2007 I
Opening hours: 06.30 pm – 10.30 pm (except Thursdays)