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Ruan Thai

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811 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head, SC
+1 843-785-8575
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Walkertown, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of six friends travelled all day to reach Hilton Head.....a much-awaited and highly-anticipated respite after a hectic holiday. Our first night dining out was a wonderful experience at Ruan Thai. We all ordered something different....beginning with spring rolls and "golden puffs" for appetizers....to the varied entree selections....Sizzling Beef, Shrimp Fried Rice, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp with Basil Sauce, Pad... More 

Thank Teresa S
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took family to this restaurant. Was very full. Everyone was so excited by the menu and were very pleased with the food. We were 6 and everyone had something different and shared with each other. Popular restaurant, now I know why. Highly recommend.

Thank Mary Ann W
hilton head island
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

we've been to ruan thai before and had been pleased by the food and atmosphere but a recent visit reminded us how great it is. the servers are pleasant and accommodating. the food is delicious! love the decor! we'll be making ruan thai part of our regular rotation of our favorite island restaurants.

Thank hipyogachic
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

While on vacation we stopped for an early dinner at Ruan Thai. The service was prompt, however, the waitress was difficult to understand but we managed adequately. All 4 dishes were served in a half shell of a pineapple, including an orchid. I believe I ordered "Shipwreck" which included 5 seafoods. We all thought the food was very good &... More 

Thank moomoos2013
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was our first visit to Hilton Head. Not knowing the area , we knew we just wanted to try a Thai restaurant. After reading other reviews, decided to try this out of the way, small venue. We were not disappointed! Wow, great food and the service was great and friendly. We both had the Pad Thai but mine had... More 

Thank BJF_8
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was our first time to Hilton Head SC and our first to Ruan Thai. I had the beef special and my wife the thick noodles with shrimp. We shared the combination appetizer platter. All the food and beverages were grade A. Sauces were to die for and freshness of all food was the top notch including the presentation. Restaurant... More 

Thank Joey D
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were in Hilton Head for a week and had take out food during our last night in HH. The Thai restaurant came highly recommended and we were not disappointed.

Thank RMellinger
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the starter sampler. Wife had lemon chicken and I had the three kings-shrimp, scallop and crab legs. All were very tasty. The only minor improvement would have been heated plates as both of our rice portions could have been hotter. Service was excellent and ambiance was pleasant. Will be back.

1 Thank Mac S
Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I wish I had an overall good experience but I did not. All but one table was occupied when I arrived so perhaps they were having a busy night but there was no apparent line when I walked in (however a few people walked in behind me). Some how, the table I saw being cleaned when I arrived was occupied... More 

Thank gr8mom2three
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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449 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Traditional Thai restaurant with many Asian options. Good service and a very nice décor. Prices for dinner are a bit on the high side.

Thank Ray Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 26
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-8575

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