11AM-3PM, 5PM-9:30PM


South End

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Serving traditional Thai street food, Rai Lay also serves sushi and a variety of Asian and Asian-inspired dishes. To complement your meal, try one of their cocktails or sake options.

Cuisine Type: Thai

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$

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JB Hicks

5 months ago

The is Thai food and then there is Rai Lay. I have been to every Thai establishment in Charlotte and I never had an issue with any one of them as the food and service of all the others are great to excellent. However, Rai Lay is at another level....EXTRAORDINARY!! The food explodes with flavor on each bite and the service is next level. I will drive the extra 30 minutes passing at LEAST 5 of the best and oldest Thai spots in Charlotte to grab a bite here. The decor is average but they money they spend is making sure to not cut corners on the food quality and price.


Nicole Park

a month ago

Review on takeout order of 1. Gyoza 2. Basil chicken Honestly this place is great for a casual neighborhood Thai spot. My basil chicken was a little too salty but I feel like I can ask for it less salty next time. The flavors are certainly there. And dont overlook the rice. I have a huge appreciation for well cooked rice and their white rice slaps.


[ D A Y S I A ]

3 months ago

I've eaten here numerous times and each time was better than the last. My fav are the Thai wings and the House fried rice and the customer service was excellent as always. Love this place highly recommend!


Brittany Lindsay

9 months ago

I have had the food here three times, and it was excellent all three times. I work in the hospitality industry so before I proceed let me say I fully understand the industrys struggles with staffing. I waited over 20 min for a drink. I could deal with that had I not watched other tables around me all getting served beverages before me. In addition to that orders were taken before me that sat after me. I can be very patient but after 20 min of my ordered beverage not arriving while other customers had, I had had enough. I politely asked a server to cancel my drink. Again food is great- service needs much improvement. Should I go back, it will likely be a to go order. Please take this as constructive criticism and not a slam on your restaurant because I truly see potential.


Jessica McAteer

3 months ago

This place is amazing! Great service every time we go. The food is awesome! The spicy wontons are my absolute favorite and are made in house! 10/10 would recommend!

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