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Ruan Thai

811 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3442
+1 843-785-8575
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (95 reviews)
“spring rolls” (31 reviews)
“drunken noodles” (26 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
811 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3442
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1 - 10 of 477 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in tonight without reservation. Had the lobster and scrimp Pad Thai (hot). It was the best PT we've ever had. The server was very friendly and service was prompt. YOU HAVE TO GO!

1  Thank BobandLeslie2014
Reviewed 1 November 2018

First of all, this place is beautiful inside, very inviting! We arrived just 40 minutes prior to them closing, ended up being the last ones to leave and yet we were made to feel like we could have stayed the rest of the evening. Our...More

2  Thank jmichele580
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We were taken here by relatives who live on the island, and they said we just had to try this place. They were not mistaken, the food was excellent, and the service first class. For such a small place it certainly managed to generate quite...More

1  Thank TrickyDicky_63283
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Excellent food and good service and drinks. We kept it simple with a Massaman curry, chicken, and another chicken dish that were all very good. we have been here before and it has maintained it's quality and service. During busy times I recommend a reservation,...More

1  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, service, and presentation! Two vegans, one celiac and one who loves to eat! Such creative presentation and quality of food. Thrilled we found this place. We will be back! Often!

Thank SheilaB605
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We tried to go here on Sunday evening but found they are no longer open Sunday evenings, presumably because the busy summer season is over. Five of us did eat here Monday night and shared Coconut Shrimp and Spring Rolls appetizers and five different entrees...More

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We came on a Friday evening without reservations, but were able to get immediate seating. Our server was excellent, efficient and the food and drinks were everything we had hoped. The spring roll appetizers and Pad Thai entrees tasted delicious! Intimate atmosphere, too. My only...More

Thank crmccalla
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This restaurant is relatively small so reservation probably a good idea. The ambiance is pleasant. We particularly enjoy the duck, one with basil and the other with honey - both great! Many great choices.

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It was nice Thai on the corner with a excellent taste. We enjoyed their soup, starter and entree. Green curry and ginger chicken was nice. Kids enjoyed the lava ice cream 🍨. Service was good and friendly 😀

Thank Sunny J
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visit Hilton Head Island every year and have always frequented Ruan's for Thai food. We were very disappointed on our last visit. After we sat down, they immediately came over to ask if we knew what we wanted. We told them...More

Thank NYC2169
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Questions & Answers
11 March 2018|
Response from 423macs | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $10 last November.
31 July 2017|
Response from Anil W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so!!!
Donna M
17 March 2017|
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Response from TrpReviwr | Reviewed this property |
We visited last week and there was a children's menu printed on the regular menu. My 8-year old ordered chicken nuggets and fries from it. There were also some Thai dishes on the children's menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3442
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-8575
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