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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 #38 of 361 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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83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 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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29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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203 reviews 203 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Another place I've been coming back to again and again since we moved to Ocala 15 years ago…and truly never have been disappointed. Yes, it's in a strip mall, which really doesn't do it justice. Royal Orchid has mastered presentation and the subtle mix of flavors that you look for in good Thai food. Service is very fast and reasonably... More

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Ocala, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

All 6 of us were very pleased with our meals. The special dinner combo for $12.99 can't be beat...salad, egg roll, soup and your choice of any entree off the regular menu. The one couple had never been there before and she loved the beautiful plates the meals were served on. She said that she certainly would be back to... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The staff are excellent and even remembered us on our second visit. The place is quaint and feels warm and welcoming. The food has always been quite good. The crab rangoons were quite good but seemed to have a bit too much nutmeg or some spice that I can't quite... More

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Morriston, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Best Tom Yum soup and pork with garlic and pepper. Great place to relax and have an unhurried meal. Service is fairly fast so no waiting.

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