811 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-5893Add Hours
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Bike Parking: Yes
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07/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love Royal Thai Palace and I absolutely crave it sometimes. I think the portion sizes are adequate and the pricing is fine for menu items. I do think the over charges for sharing and exchanges is ridiculous, but it won't keep me away. The amazing chicken is really tasty and the nam sod is the best I've ever had. We also really enjoy the pad Thai, mee krob and most of the curries. The crab rangoon is not the best. Weekend evenings can be really crowded making it difficult to even get takeout.
06/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Just went her with my girlfriend on Friday, we got takeout. Portions were dilibriutly small, even the rice continer was half full!! I got chicken pad thai, and my girlfriend got sweet and sour chicken, and a small bowl of soup-36 dollars. We had to stop at a chinese resaurant on the way home to get more food!!! And to boot, the food was very bland and the vegatables were not fresh what so ever. This place the worst, and I not recommend goint there. They clearly only care about the bottom line, and not the customer. It is very hard to find good Thai in Tampa, and this place is no exception. DO NOT GO
12/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This used to be my favorite Thai restaurant until more Thai restaurants started opening in Tampa and I realized what a bad value this particular one is. i wish the owners would read some of the reviews posted here and realize how they are perceived in the community- CHEAP! . Besides charging more for sharing, extra sauce, substituting one vegetable for another, and anything else they can think of the portions are VERY small. A glass of wine comes filled at about one third, and this is not ""fine wine.""
Parking is difficult, also.
Try one of the Thai restaurants on Gandy Blvd, or Kennedy for Thai food just as tasty, with bigger portions, lower prices and more accomodating service.
09/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We walked by and decided to go in. The seating was prompt... but the service was NOT!!! We waited a while for our order to be taken, but after that... everything came quickly enough. The Royal Palace Duck was delicious. We shared an entree and the large appetizer. This is easily do-able for two people... we still had food left over. $30 for dinner. Great location.
06/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is terrible.
Food is overpriced and small portions.
They always charge me for extra for everything.
I don't like to service there. I ver know that the owners shares tips with server too
PArking is bad.
the food tastes so bad when eating it.
Comparing to other places i have experieced,I wouldn't want to go back again, bad time there...
04/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've tried Pad Thai at most of the Thai restaurants in Tampa, and this is the worst I've tasted. There is no flavor in the dish at all! Like another reviewer wrote, it left a bad taste in my mouth as well. Definitely overpriced for the amount of food they give you. I've not tried any other dishes here, so I will not completely write them off, but at this point I am far from impressed, especially considering the many other Thai restaurants in the downtown area that serve good food at a great value.
01/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
OK, last review I accidentally ranked this place average. Should have been ""Not Recommended!"" You know a restaurant is in trouble when they have a $2 charge for sharing entrees and charge for refills on Coke products! We didn't order an entree, because I was afraid if my child had a bite I was going to get the extra charge. This is the most bland tasting food I've eaten and that is all food, not just Thai. Fired rice had no flavor, won ton soup had no flavor, steamed dumplings were missing half of the dough cover and were also very bland. The atmosphere is nice, but there is nothing ruder than reading a menu with extra charges for sharing, when prices are sky high to begin with. I told my server that the rice at a medium hot was too hot to eat. All I got from her was ""sorry"". Overall, the worst dining experiences I have had in Tampa, bar none.
10/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This is a great Thai restaurant. Excellent food, spiced just right! Nice atmosphere and the service was perfect too. If you like thai food you should definately try this restaurant. Moderately priced (3 of us ate for $65.00 including tip and we each had a drink) and worth every penny.
07/23/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have probably been to 20-25 Thai restaurants in different parts of the country. This one is tied for the worst.
I am a huge fan of Pad Thai, so it is usually the first dish I try. The Pad Thai here is terrible! The aftertaste was unbearable. Without a doubt the worst Pad Thai I have ever had.
I read a bunch of great reviews for this place before going and I was excited, but I came away very dissapointed. The dinner portion was also *very small* for the price.
Needless to say, I won't be going back to try any other dishes. My advice, stay away.
06/23/2006Provided by Citysearch -
New to town my wife had the cravings for Thai Food so based on City search I took her to this restaurant. New to town I was not sure how to get to their restaurant they gave us prompted direction to their restaurant and we were there without getting lost. Once arrived at the restaurant they promptly seated us, since it was a nice weather outside I asked them if we could seat outside and they right away cleaned un used table and seated us outside. Fast service with food and great food. It was good food for wife and not too expensive for my wallet for the nice environment you would receive at Royal Palace.
06/13/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Being a recent transplant to the Bay area I found this to be like the Thai food that I'm used to: flawlessly seasoned, fresh vegetables and large selection of options. If you're an epicurist Royal Thai will not disappoint. Worth every penny and there is very little competition in Tampa. Although it's pricier than the competition, the flavorful food experience more than makes up for it.
01/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The menu is quite accomplished and definitely deserving of praise, considering their dishes are proudly traditional and closer to true Thai cuisine, than a lot of the other Americanized fare served around Tampa. Having actually been to Thailand, I will attest this is one of the best Ive had in the states. The Panang curry & lobster was rated one of the best in the nation by Zagats. The atmosphere is by far above average with its elegant, all wood interior and Asian influenced architecture. Dining on the open-air patio during the evening is a must. Start with Thom Car soup with real galangas and fresh lemongrass. Id recommend any Panang or red curry dish with Sing Ha beer. Their Pad See Yew is fantastic as well. Located on S. Howard in Hyde Park, well within walking distance of Starbucks and other shops for an after dinner stroll.
11/05/2005Provided by Citysearch -
My husband I and eat here frequently. It's our favorite take-out, although the atmosphere is very nice if you're in the mood for a night out. We love the curries. I think they have the best pad thai around. Service is excellent. It's very professionally run; the owner is almost always on site and she's a really great person.
10/31/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Between the great decor and wonderful scents in the air, they manage to give each customer food tailored to their taste. Ordering spiciness at ROyal Thai is mor than mild or hot, you can chose between four or five levels of spice. A bit pricy but great food and service!