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“Lovely local Thai!”
Review of Ruen Thai

Ruen Thai
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Thalwil
Price range: $20 - $45
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 27, 2014

A few hundred metres from Thalwil station is a converted house which is Ruen Thai. It is run by a Thai couple and they offer a personalised, friendly authentic Thai food experience. Each dish is beautifully presented with flowers carved out of vegetables. The portions are ample and very tasty. The menu is extensive and suites every type of palate. It is not an upmarket Royal Thai restaurant but a very homely, enjoyable 'local' where we have returned many times. Average Swiss prices although wine by the glass is reasonably priced.

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

By 'dedicated' I mean they 'try' hard in the kitchen..service front of house is thoughtful & attentive as well. The cooking however, for anyone who REALLY knows Thai food, just does not quite cut it. Someone should take the tomato concentrate OFF the cook & throw it away...even the (nearly credible) Pad Thai (they boast its the BEST in Zurich...which it is NOT) has it added.
Beyond Weird.
The Massaman curry was swamped by it...& only the green curry (chicken was our choice) stood alone, free of the red goo.. All the food was a tad too sweet for my partner & I, but others may like it that way--it certainly may be found sweet in Thailand itself, it has to be admitted---but I think they do it here because relatively uneducated "local" taste actually likes it that way. A comfortable interior, it has a pleasing warmth about it-- the feel of being in a welcoming environment that's happy to have diners come quite late..its open until the rather surprising 11pm every night..except the famous Zuriich Sunday!
At CHF106 ( 3courses shared, inc rice) for two (inc sparkling water & 2DCL red wine) is , for Zurich not an unfair price..the question is : is it really worth it...? You be the judge! We thought it a little expensive & certainly others do better for the same money.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The food overall was nice. It was strange to get in and finding questioning about the table availability when nobody was effectivly there. The food was overall tasti.
Service a bit slow and price at the level you would expect in Switzerland

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Thank Torino74
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Hidden down a side street this is a real gem. Great service even when we had to come back because it was full and we had a 20min wait - we returned to find the table reserved set and ready for us. Whilst busy the service was quick, personal and added to the dinning experience. Ordering a similar meal to what we enjoy at home we found it tasty, punchy and easily enough for two to share. Thanks for a great meal.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were the third table to enter the restaurant and after waiting 15 minutes for service (no drink order, no menu) we left. Probably because we were Americans. Awful.

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Thank Natianan
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