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610 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3309
415-485-1074
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious, authentic, varied

Have eaten here on many occasions and never fails to please me, family, out of towners. Often order one of the specials - chicken with crispy basil, shrimp with asparagus- their delicious nutty brown rice, and always over order to enjoy the leftovers. Extensive menu, fresh ingredients and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
beardiegal
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northern california
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northern california
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166 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here on many occasions and never fails to please me, family, out of towners. Often order one of the specials - chicken with crispy basil, shrimp with asparagus- their delicious nutty brown rice, and always over order to enjoy the leftovers. Extensive menu, fresh ingredients and surprising combinations.

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Thank beardiegal
Henderson, NV
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This restaurant was suggested by hotel. Setting was a old house in downtown San Rafael. The food was uninspired and the wait staff was fairly stiff, no real personality

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Thank 89052
Brookings, Oregon
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to eat here when we saw such great reviews. Unfortunately, what we found was just so-so Thai food reminiscent of Americanized generic Asian fast-food found all over the country. Beyond the mediocre cuisine, the staff were inattentive and unhelpful. Pass on this place and go to one of the better Thai places in the area.

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Thank Restaurant_Lover_SJC
Novato, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been going to this lovely restaurant, located at the French Quarter, in San Rafael, California. The owner always makes sure our meals are promptly delivered to the table, often she is spotted chatting with customers, the waiters/waitresses are professional & courteous. The foods are exquisite, fresh and tasty. Our favorites are the Avocado Salad & the Sea Bass.... More 

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Thank S K T
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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217 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Picked this place based on trip advisor reviews. Sure wasn't disappointed. Kinda tuff navigating to find a parking spot the only downside. Had vege wraps as an appetizer with peanut sauce. Very good. We had pad se u and #51 chicken with chili sauce. Both were very good. Topped off by a nice gass of Fume Blanc. Very nice dinner.... More 

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Thank GJTravel
Novato, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went back for the first time after over 15 years of forgotten this place even existed until I checked online. Every dish we ordered and sampled was just right with the taste, the presentation was always with a purple orchid. I spoke with the owner, who continues to use her own home-made sauces and recipes, nothing has changed since... More 

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Thank S K T
mill valley, CA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Royal Thai serves very good food with excellent service. It's completely reliable and reasonably priced. We are usually a group of 7-8 people, and they take good care of us.

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Thank wranglerette
San Rafael, CA
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Going for over 10 years. Food traditional tasty and served fresh and hot,, polite and attentive service, pleasant atmosphere. Plenty of free parking in back.

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Thank Lenora
Helena, MT
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789 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were staying with friends in Sausalito and she took us to this place. With so many great restaurants around the area this was a great place for us tourists. Great food, great service. Banana with coconut ice cream, who knew? Not too high a price, great place.

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Thank vintagetrailer
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I return to California once a year to visit family and although this restaurant is 45 minutes out of my way, it's an absolute must! I crave their thai food all year long! It's the freshest, most flavorful thai food I've ever eaten. The service is above and beyond incredible. Fast and friendly. I asked what kind of thai tea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 415-485-1074

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?