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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined in Thai restaurants all over the USA. Tuan Thai on Hilton Head Island is our favorite. They do a wonderful job with their seasonings. Ingredients are outstanding. Whether tradition pad Thai or curry dishes or special items of duck, scallops or fish, all is exceptional.

Thank rgreenberg77
Haliburton, Canada
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, excellent food and excellent atmosphere. We have only been once but will certainly be back. It was a Friday evening in early February and not busy at all - although quite a few tables had "Reserved" signs on them. So, maybe a bit later it would have been busy. The people were very pleasant. The menu is quite... More 

Thank Dan B
Greer, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and Service was outstanding. We had lunch and will certainly go back for dinner! Best Thai on Hilton Head!

Thank Tammy C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time of year no reservation necessary. Suitable for Vegetarians and seafood/meat lovers too.Tasty and nice presentations.The seafood combo served in coconut shells was very cool.

Thank ngahiker
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner at this intimate Thai restaurant. The food choices were great and delicious. Tasted and looked very fresh. Friendly and prompt service but it wasn't very busy when we were there.

Thank Nadia C
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After searching reviews, we decided on Ruan Thai for dinner and were not disappointed. Service was good and the food enjoyable. I had the ginger with tofu and my husband had the fried rice with tofu. Mine was slightly spicer than I prefer so if you're not into spicy don't order medium. Would certainly go again.

Thank Comermi
Kernersville, NC
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went to this restaurant on a Saturday night in the off-season, and our party of six was seated immediately. The restaurant is cozy, but very attractively decorated. Our server was friendly and efficient, and appetizers and entrees were properly timed. We had spring rolls, followed by a variety of main dishes and salads, and everything was delicious and well presented.... More 

Thank rgc1600
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 15 January 2017

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 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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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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, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?