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3131 SW College Road, #206, Ocala, FL 34474 (Formerly Thai Ruby)
352-237-4949
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 7
    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
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The food was great but the service was poor at best,did'nt even ask us what we wanted to drink,brought our dessert (coconut ice cream) in the middle of our dinner.We will return but not with that server again(Deer).

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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
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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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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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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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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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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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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, 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?