Tampa >Food & Dining > Royal Palace Thai Restaurant
811 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360627.935532 -82.483111
Lunch: Tue-Sun, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner, Tue-Sun, 4:30pm - 10:30pm. Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Parkland Estates
sizzling chicken!!! – delicious sizzling chicken. Have been there at least 15 times and always happy. I live in new York and only get to visit Tampa once or twice a month but always pleased when I go here.
Great Thai... – 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.
Small portions, bad food – 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
Not going back from A Thai food Fan – 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.
Awesome Crispy Duck – 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.
not reccommended... – 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...
Bland food, overpriced – 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.
Bland, Overpriced, Extra Charges for Sharing Entrees and Coke Refills – 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.
Everything Was Great – 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.
Terrible – 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.
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