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1407 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 391-9973
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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

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly Recommend

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Intekdan
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm not really big into curry, that being said I have had everything else on the menu. All the other dishes are phenomenal. Also try the apps; salad rolls with peanut sauce, thai crab, or spring rolls. All great and the sauces that come with them is what truly makes the dish. Pad Thai is wonderful.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went there with another couple. We ordered Thai ice tea, red curry, green curry and pineapple fried rice. The flavour is quite authentic, very very close to what I had in Thailand. I was quite happy that I found this restaurant in T-town. I'm quite sure I will be visiting there a lot from now on. But maybe I... More 

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151 reviews 151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ruan Thai has the distinction of being one of the very few Thai restaurants in town. In fact, the other one is across the street. Both offer parking in the strip. Both also serve sushi. I guess the distinction between the two depends on rather you plan to order mainly Thai or mainly sushi. Ruan Thai seems to have slightly... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I can't wait to go back to Tuscaloosa so that I can come back here! Best Thai food we have ever eaten. The Massaman Curry is divine!

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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: 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?