St. Paul >Food & Dining > Ruam Mit Thai
475 St Peter St, St. Paul, MN | Directions 5510444.947882 -93.098445
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northwestern Precinct
Good food, oh so good – I am so glad Ruam Mit Thai is located so conveniently in downtown St Paul, that I can trot over from work and treat myself to some of the best food in the Twin Cities. I have never been disappointed. The quality of the food boarders on outlandish. They carefully package to go orders such that I can carry my dinner back to the office, always hot and always intact. The decor is nice without being overbearing & it is evidenced that the cooks at Ruam Mit put their effort into producing outstanding authentic food & dont depend on smoke and mirrors decor to hide substandard fare . . . as can be found elsewhere. No disappointments at Ruam Mit.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Popular local Thai restaurant serves fresh spring rolls, pad thai and other traditional food in a cozy U-shaped room.
bad food bad sevice – My husband and I went to Ruam mit thai because we heard that they have very good food. The appetizers were very bland. The pork in our entree was pink and the pieces were too big to put in the mouth. So pretty much I think it wasn't even cooked through because the vegetables were hard. The service was bad also...there were a total of three tables and two servers. They didn't refill our water and even check up...she was vacuum on the other side of the room so I couldn't even have a conversation. I will never go back and never recommend this place to anyone!
Best kept secret – Some of the best Thai food in town. Great spring rolls. Fresh original sauces. They don't slather on the glossy veneer in the service department, but with the first bite it becomes very clear this place is all about the food. That said, they take care of whatever you need with a smile. Prices are not bad, but not great. While it's tempting to compare the prices to your run of the mill asian takeout it would be a mistake to do so. This place is on another plane.
My favorite Thai restaurant in Town – Having moved away from Saint Paul a few years ago, I have recently reaquanted myself with this restaurant, and it is worth the drive. My husband has eaten Thai food all around the country and says this is the best he's had, and though I am not as travelled, I agree with him. The food is always consistently fabulous, full of nuanced character and flavor. I highly recommend the spring rolls and the coconut milk based curry dishes. The noodle dishes we have tried have never disappointed us. On the down side, the place is lacking in ambiance, and the wait staff seems understaffed most of the time, but if you can overlook that, the food is worth it.
GREAT PLACE – This place was unbelievably great. The best thai food I've had in my life. My fiance and I went here for lunch on a saturday and were very pleased with our experience. The food was amazing and we had a very nice server. The only negative comment I have is that our server was the only one on at the time. She handled the whole place to herself, that included being a hostess and server. For how many tables she had I would have to say she is one of the best in the business. She kept her cool but still did the best job possible.
Disappointed – Found a rolled up piece of saran wrap in my Special Spring Roll (that must have been the special). When showed to the waitress, she snorted, picked it up, and unwrapped the small piece of plastic with much interest/amazement, then giggled. ???? Did not ask me if I wanted a replacement. Three customers followed, and each waited about 5 minutes because there was no one in the front to greet customers. Waitress came over when I didn't ask her to and didn't come over when I motioned for the bill. Ran out of the Orange Roughy which can happen. Food is overpriced, can get the same thing somewhere on University Street for half the price. Will avoid that spot.
birthday dinner – my son's choice for his 38th bday dinner was ruam mit, so i checked the reviews & we made early reservations because we were going to see dylan at 8 & were afraid we'd be late. but, pleasnatly, none of the fears of bad service, etc., materialized. we had great food, (the orange roughy was excellent), & a smiling server who took care of drinks & apps immediately. the rest of the food also came in a timely manner. so i would say, go for it & you could be surprised!!!
Best Thai in the area – I love this place. It's my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities area and about the only reason I drive to St. Paul from Mpls. While the service isn't the best it's much better than Taste of Thailand and not as bad as some of the other reviewers seem to think. The food is the winner here. My usual order consists of Spring Rolls and the Roast Duck Curry!!!! Oh my god, that is proof there's some kind of supreme being. There has to be with food this good!!!! I usually order the Pad Thai to take home for the next day. Go and go often but please not when I'm there as I hate waiting for a table.
Best TAKE-OUT in the Twin Cities...? – After trying all the Thai restaurants in the Twin Cities, I finally found Ruam Mit. YUM!
The Vegetable Pad Pak with Chicken is my favorite; the vegetables remarkably crisp and fresh, the sauce a subtly artful, intense blend of seasonings. The Pad Thai is equally as impressive, with depth and nuance of flavor conspicuously lacking in other area Thai restaurants.
That, however, is where the praise ends. The service is laughably bad. And even when I ordered take-out to avoid it, they forgot to put it in; I waited an extra 15 min. after arriving.
The interior is drab and boring. The staff is rudeand inept. If only their food wasn't so good! I'll continue to recommend this as the best Thai food in the Twin Cities - just go there for take-out, not dine-in (and make sure you call to remind them to cook your food!)
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