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“Amazing authentic southern Thai-Chinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Raya Thai Cuisine

Raya Thai Cuisine
Ranked #10 of 791 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing authentic southern Thai-Chinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

One of the best southern Thai-Chinese food I've had. The venue is authentic enough in a old spacious Sino-Portuguese style house.. complete with the ceiling fans. Recommend the liang vegetable fried with dried shrimp, and "moo hong" pork stewed in soy sauce. Must try when in Phuket!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Kris A
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phuket
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Put off by spider's webs”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank hari b
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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant and tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
“Authentic and Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited April 2014
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Amberg, Germany
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“Always the best”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited April 2014
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