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1407 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 391-9973
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent Dinner

A few classmates and I had dinner at Ruan Thai a few nights ago. The service and food were pretty good, but my food lacked much flavor. Perhaps I should've ordered something different...like one of their curries (which are very delicious). I also think they could serve larger portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
seschwing
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few classmates and I had dinner at Ruan Thai a few nights ago. The service and food were pretty good, but my food lacked much flavor. Perhaps I should've ordered something different...like one of their curries (which are very delicious). I also think they could serve larger portions considering their entrees cost around $10-$13 per plate. However, I believe... More 

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Thank seschwing
Atlanta, Ga
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I never come to this restaurant aging the smell is herbal and I never come back they don't have chick satee and sevies good but restaurant sucks

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Thank FrankP1001
Gardendale, Alabama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Wow, great food. Everything was delicious. Very slow service. We weren't in a hurry, so it didn't bother us. We were just killing time. If we had been in a hurry it would have been a 2 not a 4.

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Thank Bobe916
Greenville, SC
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had dinner at Ruan Thai last Saturday night and had a great meal. There were nine in our group and the restaurant had no trouble accomodating us. Most of our group had the pad thai and the pad see ew. Both dishes were excellent. We also sampled their sushi and it was excellent as well. If you're tired of burgers... More 

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Thank SCTravelForFun
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here on a business trip. Food was excellent along with the service. We ate out on the patio. Altogether Avery pleasant meal. The food prices were very reasonable.

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Thank Intekdan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What is compelling me to write this review, more than a year since I've last been to Ruan Thai, is that I recently returned from Thailand and I still haven't had a better Pad Thai. There have been few curries here and there and a spring roll or two that I would prefer, but no Pad Thai has been able... More 

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Thank HungrySThompson
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food at reasonable prices. I usually order something different and have never had a bad dish. My favorites are the masaman curry and the pad Thai. Atmosphere is very cozy and staff is always friendly.

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Thank lisa d
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I'm so surprised how this restaurant seems to fly under the radar here. It's easily one of the best ethnic restaurants in Tuscaloosa! I LOVE their coconut chicken soup, and last time I had a tofu salad that was pretty delicious as well! The sushi too is very fresh and yummy. My only complaint is that the soup usually isn't... More 

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Thank Tennis341
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I make it a habit to order Pad Thai from Ruan Thai. The prices are reasonable. It's a good place to meet someone for lunch.

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Thank fstopover
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This is an equation for a win in my book. Sushi is always good and I am a huge fan of the Pad Thai. I am glad my friends finally talked me into coming here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1407 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: (205) 391-9973

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?