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Royal Orchid

3131 SW College Road, #206, Ocala, FL 34474 (Formerly Thai Ruby)
352-237-4949
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Ranked #60 of 365 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm probably a snob when it comes to thai food. Ordered frog legs. It was good but not authentic thai, more like thai American, in my opinion. Prices for lunch menu were very fair. The decor of the restaurant was very nice. The staff provided very good service. But, when the customer pays, it would be nice if the server... More

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Ocala
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I was very disappointed and disgusted to noticed a cockroach inside my son's Chicken Massaman Curry. The service was good and my family often enjoyed the food at Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine but after this incident we will not be visiting the restaurant anymore. Please fumigate the place so people in Ocala can enjoy good, uncontaminated food.

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Naples, Florida
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Have to say that the food was good. I had the Hot Pepper Chicken. Very tasty and just the right heat for me. I would have thought they would ask 'medium, hot or Thai hot', which they didn't. The dish is made with a sauce to include onions, peppers and basil. Very good, but prefer additional vegis. What I didn't... More

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Ocala, Fl
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite place in Ocala. We've been coming to this small awesome restaurant since we relocated to Ocala 9 years ago. Always fresh, always cooked to perfection and always great service.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When comparing restaurants of the same ethnicity, I always order the exact same dish at both. It's the best way to be objective. After trying a variety of meals, my experience is that Royal Orchid has consistently the freshest veggies. Being a snowbird, I'm only there 6 months a year, but have lunch weekly at Royal Orchid. The chicken ginger... More

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Ocala, Florida, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went on a busy Saturday evening after walking out on another restaurant in the area who wanted us to wait about an hour for a table even though we booked!. We were given a good table by pushing two table together in an area we wanted to be seated, there were 4 of us. The servers were very attentive but... More

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Ocala, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We visited Royal Orchid recently with a group of 20 or so fairly adventurous diners, having made arrangements beforehand with the owners for such a large group in a small setting. Our servers handled the group quite well, especially considering another group of about 10 came in about 45 minutes after us. My husband was very pleased with his slightly... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Was not very optimistic arriving at the strip mall. However interior was nicely decorated and staff quite friendly although perhaps not so professional. Of the 4 dishes we tried, the pad thai and penang curry were good. The chicken satay and beef salad less good. Nonetheless way better than the other thai restaurant in town.

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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We have been looking for some good Thai and Oriental food in the Ocala area.....now we have found it, located in a strip mall across the highway from the Padock Mall. Very pleasant atmosphere and an attentive staff. More than that their offerings were excellent. We both had Pad Tai noodles with different proteins. Presentations were as great as the... More

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Used to be fabulous-yet this last year or so-going way down hill. Lousy service, very slow gone are the efficient lovely women that knew you when you walked in and always checked in with a smiling face-now men that spill the entrees on the table when they serve-have no class or style and seem to not care. I have been... More

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