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“Put off by spider's webs”
Review of Raya Thai Cuisine

Raya Thai Cuisine
Ranked #11 of 848 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Ok it's an old place. But does one have to put up with spider's webs hanging on the wall or flies in the hall with no air conditioning? A passing look into the kitchen on your way back to your table is also less than reassuring about hygiene standards.

Only a few customers seem to be locals who probably visit for their favourite spicy dishes. The rest are straight from the tourist mini-vans parked right outside. Though the food is tolerable, the prices are high: deep fried fish and mango salad 550/650 (depending on size).

Even if the food was great and the prices more reasonable, would one not prefer a more pleasant ambience and a cleaner place?

At least one well dressed couple was visibly disappointed at the rundown atmosphere. It's baffling how the reviewers who have praised the crab curry have totally overlooked it. Maybe the rationale is that good Thai food restaurants around this area such as the Lemon Grass are closed at lunch time.

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Thank hari b
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

My wife and I had a nice meal here one night in Mid April 2014. The menu is not huge but there is enough variety to please most people. The prices were a little high for what it is but not exorbitant. The place was full when we arrived at about 8:38pm and half full when we left at 10. The reviews I had read said that it was a local spot but the crowd was mostly tourists with one table full of Thais. The food was fresh and very sumptuous. The beer was cold. I would go back.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

You must try Southern Thai food If you love spicy food.
The Restaurant is the old heritage building.
The most popular dish is ‘Crab Curry‘ (Gaeng-Poo-Bai-Cha-Ploo) with the loads of crab meat, served with blanched rice noodles on the side. It was mildly spicy.
‘Kua Kling‘ The very spicy ones are the pork with chilly, just make sure to ask for less spicy.

Good food, relax and nice atmosphere.

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Thank Kob_SKY
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

If you like thai food is the best although they do not have the whole selection but visited many years with attentive staff and consistent food quality

Thank fattmatt20
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

A very Thai authentic meal. Unfortunately, they have only dishes orders to be shared , so what can I do best was just two dishes alone, I've tried their Crab Hot Spicy soup, generous meat amount and the Squid fried with salted eggs was also nice. A bit pricey. No air conditioned on first floor. A group of 2+ should visit and try.

Thank Thitachai A
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