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Ruan Thai

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1407 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1633
+1 205-391-9973
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Have a daily curry, this one was unique from northern Thailand. Been to a lot of Thailand places but never had it...can't remember the name but it's the curry special every Tuesday

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Thank alr9284
Batavia, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here and the food was amazing . Everything on the menu was fresh . Everything came out hot . There was no wait and the price was great . Highly recommend .

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Thank Anthony P
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, pleasant restaurant. Good atmosphere. The food was excellent. We ate everything we ordered. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Thai food.

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Thank WagnerExplorations
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great, authentic thai food. Service is not particularly fast, so this place isn't ideal for lunch if you're in a hurry to get back to work. I almost always order whatever the special of the day is, but the thai spring rolls are great, as are the curries and the coconut soup. If you prefer to control the level of... More 

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Thank MLFRTR
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

The food was delicious!!!! I hated that he lunch menu was restricted and so was the beer menu, but the curry was delicious. Sorry I don't remember the name of the dish, it was the daily special.

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Thank Jessica S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Several years ago I would have given them 5 stars without hesitation for their yellow curry. Ate there several times afterward usually at night. The last visit was an experience to be noted. We were the only diners in the house though there was a table occupied outside. Our curry was served and one taste of the sauce verified what... More 

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Thank tuskfoodie
Chipata, Zambia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We had the chicken satay, Tom Ka Kai, and duck curry. All were delicious. Friendly service, although a bit lackluster.

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Thank jmdougl1
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

We have been to Ruan Thai several times, never had a bad experience. Thai food of course, but a varied menu.

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Thank TripCritic166
Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

A few classmates and I had dinner at Ruan Thai a few nights ago. The service and food were pretty good, but my food lacked much flavor. Perhaps I should've ordered something different...like one of their curries (which are very delicious). I also think they could serve larger portions considering their entrees cost around $10-$13 per plate. However, I believe... More 

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Thank addicted2travel4life
Atlanta, Ga
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I never come to this restaurant aging the smell is herbal and I never come back they don't have chick satee and sevies good but restaurant sucks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1633
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-391-9973

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