Raya Thai Cuisine
Raya Thai Cuisine is located at Dibuk Road and exhibits Sino-Portuguese architecture from its entirety. It is one of the many beautifully restored shophouses and eateries. It can be called one of the few genuine Thai restaurants in Phuket as it is not tourist-oriented at all.
There are other competitors for the ‘Thai’ title but they include element that kill the authenticity of the theme. The dimly lit retro interior and the homely entrance to it can rather offer a cherishing experience to tourists.
Raya Thai Cuisine has retained much of its original features. The zigzag staircase at the centre and the mosaic tiled floor are original. The entrance is a simple 2-panel door decorated with only a ‘welcome’ doormat.
The interior of Raya Thai Cuisine is sufficiently lit but the lack of neon lights creates the soothing dim effect. Large bar-grilled windows, plain wooden tables and chairs and well-framed decades old photos provide the uncompromising characteristic to the restaurant.