We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thai & Friends

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
20349 Us Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34715
352-429-0705
Add hours for Thai & Friends and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Description: Located inside "The Palace Motel"

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Extraordinary!

This will be the best Thai food you will eat. Period. Run by a husband-and-wife team, the food (cooked by the very talented Rudee) really is exceptional and the service (provided by her husband Otto) is wonderful - together they will provide you with a great experience with authentic cuisine and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
dirckdf
,
Orlando, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
orlando
Level Contributor
71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

all the previous reviews, the good, the bad and ugly are all true. I have been to Thai and Friends numerous times and each time it gets weirder and weirder. I finally gave up on this place, too zany for me. I guess the the topper is they are so inconsistent in every way. I mean really, the door thing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This will be the best Thai food you will eat. Period. Run by a husband-and-wife team, the food (cooked by the very talented Rudee) really is exceptional and the service (provided by her husband Otto) is wonderful - together they will provide you with a great experience with authentic cuisine and true hospitality. Fair notice, you should not be in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Middletown, CT
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Decided to give this place a shot after all rather good reviews. Drove all the way out there to find out that it was located inside a run down old motel. The open sign was on but there was a handwritten sign on the door indicating they only take reservations. Drove all the way out there for nothing. STAY AWAY!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Every time we visit Disney or surrounding areas we HAVE to visit Thai and Friends! Easy to find from Disney, and a great place to share an authentic Thai meal with friends. Service and food is outstanding. You must call ahead or make a reservation. If you call and are unable to reach anyone, the owner is most likely with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Call ahead before visiting... not a traditional restaurant as they dont have a large staff. if he gets too many people, rather than the service going downhill... he locks the door and takes care of his current customers. once your in the the door, you will get great service. Make reservations! small groups only. not the best location but a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Surprised by this place. Best pad Thai I've had aside from Thailand itself.... I'm eager to come back here again and try more. Almost didn't come in when I found the door locked at 7 pm, but the owner opened and wow am I glad I came in. One word. Authentic. Will return with my family and I live over... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groveland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Please don't let the old hotel keep from this place. The food is amazing, the owner is so friendly. Please help support this place, so they may be able to find a better location to show case their out of this world food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jalisco, Mexico
Level Contributor
181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Wasn't sure if we made the right choice for dinner as the restaurant is located in a much to be desired motel. Our doubts really climbed when the only entrance was on the exterior, the door was locked, and we had to wait for the owner to peruse us through the glass before letting us in. However, once inside, things... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clermont, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Love Thai & Friends. Great Thai food and wonderful people. The owners are very personable, go out of their way to make you comfortable and give you the thai food experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

My boyfriend & I had never had such a Great experience in a Restaurant prior visiting Otto's and Rubee's place. AMAZING authantic Thai food cooked by Rubee (Owner's wife) while Otto is Welcoming guests and Friends into their Restaurant (Most likely like they would within their own home). The experience was so unique that we had to go back prior... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Thai & Friends also viewed

Clermont, Lake County
Clermont, Lake County
 
Clermont, Lake County
 

Been to Thai & Friends? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thai & Friends

Address: 20349 Us Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34715
Phone Number: 352-429-0705
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
Cuisine: Thai

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20349 Us Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34715
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
  • Phone Number: 352-429-0705

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Located inside "The Palace Motel"

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Thai & Friends staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?