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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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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come to Savannah this place is a must! The decor is so comfortable and the food is perfect! They have the best coconut soup I have ever had! Their red curry is also amazing! The sushi is always much better than most I have had.

Thank Amelia R
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a go-to when we have a craving for Thai food! A great selection of food and drinks and of course most are made custom to your needs, especially the spice level - very important. The atmosphere is usually quiet with dim lighting. I love the extra touches the culinary team makes to every dish, decorations like purple cabbage(?) butterflies... More 

Thank Kitsune337
Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the worst dining experiences I've ever had was at Ruan Thai, from beginning to end. I work in food and beverage so I understand how things work in a restaurant and this place seemed to be backwards. My boyfriend and I had been wanting to try this place since we work out right next door and we always... More 

Thank server2service
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed Ruan Thai. We had Thai chicken fried rice, the Tom Yum soup, spring rolls and a beef dish special. The food came out pretty quickly. It was so very tasty and very authentic. The staff was very friendly. We will be back.

Thank ltw40
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay on Hilton Head Island for a month to get away from the cold and snow. Over the years we've developed a few favorite places to eat, Ruan Thai is first on our list. We have never been disappointed with the service and the food is always outstanding. The restaurant itself is warm and cozy, the wine selection is... More 

Thank rbcpastor1
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ruan decor and menu are very different and unusual. Staff are welcoming and accommodating. The food is freshly prepared and very well presented. The dishes can be ordered to taste. If you like really spicy, you have to emphasise it to your server, otherwise the restaurant standard is quite mild.

Thank Ron G
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a very pleasant meal with very attentive service. The seafood dish was excellently prepared and the ingredients were very fresh. Some of the freshest seafood on the Island. My son's seafood dish was also well prepared. The drinks were not that good and it would do well if they had a regular bartender on duty. However, overall good... More 

Thank Clem K
Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't believe I have ever been to an elegant Thai restaurant such as this. White table cloths, neatly arranged tables, no clutter, good ambiance. The food had exquisite flavors. Soft shell crabs were excellent. Service was very good to boot. We shall return....

Thank 623anil
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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203 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife (author of mile high on a millionaire) and I met our hhi friends John and Kelly for dinner at this wonderful restaurant. They told how great the food was and wow it was better than expected! Combined with excellent service and pleasant atmosphere all made a great evening! We will be back with friends!

Thank AudieSisson
Knoxville, Tennessee
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

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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
US$12 - US$26
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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?