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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 #69 of 377 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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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
Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is in a kind of rundown strip mall right across from Paddock Mall. Very pretty inside, and food is excellent. I always go for the pad thai, which they make very well here, but everyone is always happy with their meals. Last time we tried something called chinese dumplings, or something like that, and it actually was siu mai,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice lunch specials. Lunch includes a delicious soup and spring roll. Order soft shell crabs when they have them.

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Navarre, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The service is prompt once you are at your table. The food is delicious. The strip mall facade doesn't give any hints to how beautifully decorated it is inside! What an awesome dinner spot! The evening we were there, most tables were occupied. The only drawback to this place is that the waitstaff are too rushed to chat. Other than... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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6 reviews 6 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Additional Information about Royal Orchid

Address: 3131 SW College Road, #206, Ocala, FL 34474 (Formerly Thai Ruby)
Phone Number: 352-237-4949
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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