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By Andrea Lo | November 11th, 2019
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: Shop 9, 1/F,60 Johnston Road,Wan Chai
  • Website: https://www.ruam-thai.com/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Capacity: 120
  • Open Since: September 1st, 2019
  • Phone: 3160-8535
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
  • Ambience: Alfresco, Casual

Thai Hang Out: After all these years, the dining enclave in and around Ship Street is still going strong. Enter Ruam, a stylish bar and restaurant offering casual Thai bites and drinks, complete with a breezy alfresco space. It’s named for the Thai word meaning “to gather.” 

Look & Feel: A welcoming, unpretentious spot with inviting rattan and wooden furniture, with plenty of greenery lining the spacious terrace. 

RUAM

On the Menu: Find much-loved Thai favorites like classic pad see ew ($118), pad Thai ($148) and papaya salad with snake beans, dried shrimp, chilli and peanut ($118). There are also hearty curries that are great for sharing, like creamy coconut-based prawn curry with kaffir and peanut ($178), and hanger steak with roasted rice, herbs, shallot and chilli ($148). The menu boasts a “drinking snacks” section offering small bites like charred pork neck ($118), chicken thigh skewers with peanut sauce ($78) and fish cakes seasoned with red curry and kaffir ($88). 

Great For: Foodies who are after good, honest Thai dishes with no tricks up their sleeves. 

FYI: Brunch on weekends ($248) gets you five small bites and a main. Wash it down with Ruam’s signature ginger-spiked ice-blended beer cocktail.

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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.