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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very relaxing

If you love Thai food don't pass up this place. It's in a strip mall on College Road with a plain store front but inside the food and decor are very authentic. Excellent waitpersons in traditional garb. The decor includes pillows at each seat and Asian art. My favorite is the Amazing Chicken with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Rebekkasmom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love Thai food don't pass up this place. It's in a strip mall on College Road with a plain store front but inside the food and decor are very authentic. Excellent waitpersons in traditional garb. The decor includes pillows at each seat and Asian art. My favorite is the Amazing Chicken with peanut sauce and brown rice. Lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The service, surroundings, and the food are excellent . The location in a crowded strip mall leaves a little to be desired, especially when the other stores on the strip are open. Don't let that stop you from eating there. You will enjoy it!

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Ocala, Fl
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Always one of our favorite places to eat..wonderful food, great service. Also, very relaxing and quiet. Awesome! Also a great value for the money

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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The strip mall is kind of an unexpected place for this wonderful Thai restaurant. The iced coffee, my favorite drink, was great. The coconut soup had wonderful flavor, it was a delight on my tastebuds. The veggie egg rolls were fresh crispy and nicely flavored. I ordered my favorite Thai dish which was not on the extensive menu but they... More 

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 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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13 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
98 reviews 98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

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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23 reviews 23 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

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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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: Families with children, Doing business, 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?