Rai Lay Thai
- 11AM-3PM, 5PM-9:50PM
I really enjoy Thai food and introduced my wife to the cuisine on our maiden trip to this restaurant in Charlotte. Long story short - food is awesome and for spice lovers the aromatic spicy dishes will be a heavenly treat. My wife ordered drunken noodles and they were one of the best tasting drunken noodles I had. I tried a soy/ a distinctive dish from norther Thailand with coconut base with 4 star spice level and I was sweating - a wonderful and rare experience. The place is small and gets congested with the evening/weekend crowd but it is totally worth it.
Rai Lay food was amazing. The bus boy that refilled our water was great. The 1 star review is for our party of 9 ladies and the 40% tip charged on each individual tab at the time of check out. If it was a computer issue we understand. There was no remorse, no apology, and when we asked for a manager...our server said she was the manager. She singled out one guest in our party and said she had an attitude for simply correcting a check that needed to be fixed. We will never step foot in this establishment again. Please be careful when dining at this restaurant and check the added gratuity.
Everything I've tried here is delicious. Always a must stop when I'm in town. Decent prices but Happy Hour has great options as well for both drinks & appetizers. Service has always been wonderful & plenty of free parking in nearby garage.
This was my first trip, but everyone in my group raved about this being the best Thai in town. I had spicy basil with shrimp. The spices and basil were fine, the shrimp were overcooked and fishy. It has potential, but it's one of those places I won't order seafood again!
Place was great. Great food. Friendly staff. We will go back. Did not like suhi at all. Everything else was great.