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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” (91 reviews)
“spring rolls” (30 reviews)
“drunken noodles” (26 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
811 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3442
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Ruan Thai (the Original one) since they first opened approximately 13 + years ago. First when we would come a couple of times a year to HHI and now more often that we live in the area. The best thing...More

Thank chuck777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I were dying for some good Thai food. He found Ruan and off we went. Not only is the food good, but the atmosphere and the staff are spectacular! You will not be disappointed. My staple is chicken fried rice. Hubby loves basil...More

Thank MrsC7happywife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpectedly terrific and authentic Thai restaurant off the main drag in HHI. Best red curry and pad thai we have had in a long time. Full bar. Excellent service and very good value.

Thank podge747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We been vacationing for nany years now in HH and have tried most of the restaurants in HH. Ruan Thai is by far the best thai food here or anywhere. It's hard to choose between Ruan and the Vine when comes to all out best...More

Thank Matt Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had pork with green curry and beef cashews. Soup spring rolls tea all fantastic. Our server AN was fast courteous and friendly

Thank BMF70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here once or twice a summer and cant remember a time,when i was disappointed. Some,of their dishes and apps have a unique twist to them that no other Thai restaurant does. Their Puffs of Good are one of a kind and their Tom...More

Thank ChiefBoodah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With all the great reviews we came with high expectations that we would have a good meal. However, we were disappointed. We ordered Tom yum soup, 2 today's specials (marinated beef with mango salad and lobster tail and filet mignon) and ginger shrimp. First, the...More

Thank thlkmhp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having never been to Thailand I can't tell you if the food is authentic but was absolutely delicious. I walked in wanting to place a carryout order but had no idea what dish to order. I simply told the waitress that I wanted two different...More

Thank donphillipsiree
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Nice ambiance and friendly staff. Menu is also very good with usual traditional dishes and a few local specials. Good for causal dinning and special occasions.

Thank PramTheMan
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Love their curries. Lovely quiet atmosphere. Service is sometimes slow but a nice place to relax and enjoy your food and beverage.

Thank Susan G
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Questions & Answers
11 March 2018|
Response from Mac S | 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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