A large wooden elephant greets visitors to Royal Thai Cuisine, located on West Coast Highway just north of Newport Boulevard. Inside, there's a bar to the right with some table seating as well. To the left, there's a full dining area. The chairs are particularly striking, featuring carved wood designs. Royal Thai's menu is, naturally, Thai-based, with a popular seafood section. Beyond simple drinking and dining opportunities, Royal Thai also offers cooking classes on a regular schedule.