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“The influence is Chinese but I do detect Peranakan as well”
Review of Raya Thai Cuisine

Raya Thai Cuisine
Ranked #10 of 841 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We ordered the steam pork. It was fatty and succulent. The spices used remind me of the pongteh dishes of Melaka. The fried vegetables with shrimp is amazingly good. The vegetables still crisp. The shrimp is fried so well, we eat them whole chewing off their shells. The shrimp cakes which we ordered are made from fresh shrimps. It is not spicy and wonderful for the kids.

Finally, the fish curry with coconut shoots. Well soured with tamarind. The shoots are crunchy and the fish's strong flavor is well masked and complemented by the curry.

This place deserves its rating not just for the antique surrounds, but also its dishes.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

We ordered six items. The only good item was the curry crab. The rest of the stuff was extremely average. I honestly cannot in good faith recommend this place to anyone. It has a nice ambiance but there are much much better places in Phuket. There is a reason it's ranked 63.

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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!

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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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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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