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“Authentic Phuket Local Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Raya Thai Cuisine

Raya Thai Cuisine
48 Dibuk Rd, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 21 8155
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Ranked #72 of 913 Restaurants in Phuket Town
4.0 of 5 stars 181 Reviews
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Kuala Lumpur
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Phuket Local Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A friend took us to Raya just last weekend to get a taste of Phuket local food - which is certainly much different from the food you get at tourist spots.

We had the crab curry (amazing with LOTSA peeled crab meat), huge fried fish with crispy garlic and chilly bits, HUGE crab cakes, local Thai vege with egg and tom yang kung of course.

And for drinks we had the house special - not sure what it's called in Thai but once I tasted it I knew it was palm fruit juice.

And for dessert, palm fruit! but cut up into small tiny balls with ice. It was yums! and the perfect combo to wash down the spicy meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Noosa, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just fab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The mud crab curry is just great - lots of meat, light spice and creamy. Good food at reasonable price. Atmosphere is just what we wanted to find on the trip. Lots of locals.

Visited May 2013
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Ventura, California
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“Get the lemongrass fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Trust me.

Service was friendly, food was delicious. We ate here twice and loved it both times. Mostly locals dining in, which is always a good sign. Very busy place, great prices, awesome food.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good food with nice ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

You must pronounce Raya with a Thai twang so the locals can understand what you are referring too.

From the menu, I was told just turn to the first page where it states the popular dishes, 1/2/3/4 are the ones you only need to order. My friends and I ordered crab curry, tom yam, omelette and vermicelli salad. All were yummy!

A pity that they don't serve mango sticky rice or it would complete our meal. In order not to disappoint us, they served us mango without the sticky rice. It was a nice gesture!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This restaurant was in a list of recommended places from our hotel and honestly, I chose it 'cos it's nearest to where we were. Turned out to be an excellent choice. The food was so delicious esp the crab curry, one of their signature dishes. Would have gone back if we had more time

Visited May 2013
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