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3131 SW College Road, #206, Ocala, FL 34474 (Formerly Thai Ruby)
352-237-4949
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wonderful food, wonderful service, lovely atmosphere. Best Thai food in town. It is often hard to find really good Thai food with just the right heat. The Royal Orchard was sublime. Not our first visit yet it does not fail to meet our expectations of friendly service and delicious food in a calm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lorene d
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Central Florida, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Central Florida, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, wonderful service, lovely atmosphere. Best Thai food in town. It is often hard to find really good Thai food with just the right heat. The Royal Orchard was sublime. Not our first visit yet it does not fail to meet our expectations of friendly service and delicious food in a calm atmosphere. Perfect for business lunch or a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The service was slow and the food I ordered was not that great and was luck warm when we got it. The upholstery on the benches was tattered an torn in some areas and the atmosphere was not great.

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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Have not had a change of ownership! been visiting this place since September 2013. ALWAYS consistently good food, service and value. Recommend lunch menu and offers good sized portions, chicken hot pepper is an excellent choice. They did change due to customer feedback the "free" app with every meal, a smaller egg roll from the handmade larger egg roll still... More 

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I ordered the Pad Thai with chicken. Note that if you are looking for spicy Pad Thai, let them know that when you order. I found that it was mild but my wife, who is not into spicy food liked the spice level.

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Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

These days, the dishes served at the Royal Orchid seem more Malaysian than Thai. The ingredients have been Americanized and no longer taste authentic. What remains the same is the Thai iced tea or coffee and Thai beer. I don't know whether the change is in the kitchen or in ownership, but the food has become so disappointing that we... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Met my wife at the Royal Orchid for lunch. She had sweet and sour chicken and I had pork fried rice. Both meals were presented well and came with a cute little egg roll, a cup of soup and a small desert. Both were ample and very tasty. The service was cordial any quick. I especially liked the decor. The... More 

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S.E. MI
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went for dinner, salad, soup, egg roll and entrée for $13. The food was absolutely the best we've ever eaten and we've eaten it all over the USA. The food was beautifully presented, every veggie was sliced like a flower, the soup was loaded with veggies, the salad dressing was so good my husband practically licked the plate and our... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Royal Orchid is just delightful. The staff dress in lovely, colorful dress and have smiles and friendly attitude to match. Restaurant is small but very attractive, a bit of a surprise since it is in a strip mall. The staff is very helpful if you aren't sure of what to select or how spicy a choice might be. Food is... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely love this place! The people are so accommodating and friendly ! Food is delicious, beautifully presented and very reasonable. I believe my meal was $11( maybe less).... I got soup, spring roll, green curry chicken and dessert! The portion was so large I had to take the rest home! This place is a must try!!! You will not be... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Royal Orchid several times and the food is always very good. Their lunch specials are a great value with a spring roll, soup and entree all for around $8. They even give you a small pastry. Don't let the strip mall discourage you from coming in. This place is a true gem!

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3131 SW College Road, #206, Ocala, FL 34474 (Formerly Thai Ruby)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: 352-237-4949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?