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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 #35 of 345 restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Ocala, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Silver Springs, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The decor is nice. Now for the rest. I knew something was off when I noticed, on a Sunday afternoon, that the linen napkins had been replaced with paper towels. Not a good sign. At 2PM we asked for the lunch menu and were told that we could order off the regular dinner menu and they would just include the... More

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Westerly
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

One of our favorite restaurants in Ocala is Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant across from the Paddock Mall. We have eaten there over a dozen times and they have consistently provided excellent food and service. We prefer lunch when we can get a seat early and enjoy a complete meal at leisure and at a VERY reasonable price. Located in a... More

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Silver Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Service was better than the last time we were here, but still wasn't up to the level we expect. We arrived about noon and the restaurant was not 1/2 full. Seated quickly, but no one came to take our drink order until they took our meal order quite a while after we were seated. Then they brought our soup/app but... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I received an entree that had a black (rice) bug and they actually demanded that I pay for the entree. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We dine here frequently as the food is excellent, service is good, ambiance is nice and prices are appropriate. This is not a fast food type restaurant.

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