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“Great food on the mountain”
Review of Royal Thai Cafe

Royal Thai Cafe
Ranked #27 of 75 Restaurants in Big Bear Lake
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Let's face it... Good food can be hard to find in any tourist area like Big Bear. This is pretty darn good Thai food. Only complaint is the heat is not consistent. We order our food medium and this last time it was super spicy... Almost like the container to the red pepper flakes fell off while they were seasoning our food. This was one time though and we've eaten here often. Great service, clean place. Even has a few tables outside.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

As a lover of authentic Thai food we were excited to see there was a Thai Cafe close to where we were staying for our small vacation to Big Bear Lake.

We ordered the take out service, but some of the dishes were dissapointing, and the flavours seemed to have more indian influence than Thai. Apparently this is explained in part because the people preparing the food are infact Indian, not Thai.

The sweet and sour chicken did not taste or look anything like any version I have had, and some would say also this is more a chinese dish than Thai.

The chicken satays had a strong cumin taste which while its used occasionally in Thai food should never be a strong taste and it was apparent in this dish.

The chicken red and green curries had an authentic taste to them, but overall it was a rather dissapointing experience.

Im also not usually so critical but I felt that this restaurant would be better served if it labelled itself a Thai-Indo fusion food, as much as I dislike "fusion cooking" it would have at least been a more accurate explanation for customers.

Date of visit: August 2018
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1  Thank richardderothschild
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Nice rolls and noodle dishes the mao the best with japalinos Service nice but a little slow Eating outside was a beautiful bonus

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2kitty2
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We love Thai food and usually are very lucky finding good Thai restaurants across the States when we travel. This time - not to much. We ordered the Pad Thai and Panang Curry with chicken. First, our waiter was definitely not the friendliest or able to help when we asked which dishes were most popular (it's how we usually find out the specialties at a restaurant). He wasn't helpful on that end at all. Had we read the very end of ingredients of Pad Thai, we would have known you must REQUEST peanuts that normally are part of the dish. The flavor wasn't all that in any case. We also ordered the Panang Curry dish with chicken. It was okay. All in all, we're glad we tried it while in town but we have another week and a half to choose hopefully better restaurants.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank CiaoBella59
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Excellent service - a great menu - loved the Thai Ice Tea - and the Basil Thai Dish - easy to find - and then go shopping

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mtrimmins
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