• Jason malo

Authentic Thai Food in Burrillville, RI

Updated: Jan 26

Photo c/o Thai Royal Restaurant and Bar Facebook

Where: The Thai Royal Restaurant and Bar

98 Main St, Pascoag, RI 02859

Ordered: Pad Thai with Chicken and Chicken Satay

Cost: Under $20

The Thai Royal Restaurant and Bar, located in Pascoag, RI is a bright and welcoming space offering authentic Thai dishes. Smartly located in the remodeled and reinvigorated downtown area, and located along the Pascoag River, Thai Royal offers a pleasant experience for diners. Seasonal outdoor seating is available on their patio overlooking the river and waterfall as well as a number of indoor seats, despite the restaurant's modest size. With Covid-19 restrictions in place there was no in house dining available the night I visited.

Upon entering, I was greeted by friendly staff members who were attentive to customers. While ordering and notifying the staff of my food allergy (gluten), they were able to check with the chef to ensure what I was ordering was in fact safe to eat. This was amazing as some places either do not have the knowledge or simply do not care to ask. The food was prepared in a reasonable amount of time and staff was hospitable while I waited.

The portion size of Pad Thai was ample, feeding two adults with some leftovers. The chicken was tender and flavourful while the rice noodles were cooked perfectly. The sauce on the noodles was tasty, and had that expected sweet and tangy flavor.

The Chicken Satay portion size was small, containing 4 skews in the order and set over a bed of shredded cabbage and carrot. There were two sauces included; a traditional peanut sauce and a teriyaki sauce. Teriyaki sauces typically are made with soy sauce containing wheat and having mentioned my allergy, I would have liked to see this one container omitted. The taste of the Chicken Satay was superb. Excellent aroma and a very palatable kick of spicy in the peanut sauce made for an enjoyable dinner.

Overall the Thai Royal Restaurant and Bar exceeded my expectations in regards to both quality and service. The friendly staff and a welcoming environment will greet you in the heart of Burrillville all with a taste of Authentic Thai food. Orders can be placed ahead of time Tuesday thru Sunday during business hours. Call ahead to ensure in house dining is available.


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