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Chicken. Panang. Curry. Dang!
This review is strictly for the Panang Curry. My favorite dish in Waco. I usually get it to go and I think the to-go has more food. Two meals! I love this stuff, I pretty much drink the sauce from the to-go container when the chicken and peppers are all gone. If I could change anything about it, I would make it more spicy, maybe you can, I'll ask next time.

I do have one complaint though. When I get it to-go, there is usually a line to pay, but not a line of to-go orders. I think it is for dinner only, but when you dine in, you have to go up to the front to pay. Sometimes I get there and my food is ready to go on the counter but there is a line of sometimes ten people to pay that are dining in. Since it's a lot of college students, they mainly pay separately and that takes a long time. I usually have to wait to pay around 8-10 minutes when I go in and have waited over 15 minutes before. I would cut in line (if I notice my order ready on the counter) but I don't want to be that guy. If management reads this, please consider changing your policy and let dine in customers pay from their table. You are my favorite place in Waco right now and I would give you a five stars if it wasn't for this.
jose Antonioby

Food Taste Just About right.
We're from San Antonio, and whenever we visit our daughter attending at Baylor, we come here to dine. The food is great. My favorite is the Kari. The service is not so friendly. I think it depends on time of day you go there, because if you happen to be there and crowd is less, we get more attention from the waiter. If during rush hour, it'll be awhile you get refills, or extra napkins, etc. But overall, the place is authentic. Nice location. Food is great.

Mixed Emotions
I really wish I could give this restaurant a higher rating, but based on horrific service mixed with portion sizes that left a lot to be desired, I simply cannot. I've been to Bangkok Royal a handful of times and the food has always been decent and consistent. Pad Thai is never a bad choice, and their Cashew Chicken is very good. That being said, good luck ever getting a refill of anything, or God forbid, you need to order more food. An understaffed dining room coupled with an incredibly ill equipped waitstaff makes for a dining experience that would be best left to taco cabana. I truly do enjoy their food and the restaurant has a very inviting ambiance, but until they step up their dining experience quotient, I'll be forced to relegate my business to take out only.

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Food good. Service bad.
I know many of the others who have written reviews seem to all love this place. I will preface this that I'm not the biggest fan of Asian food. I went with friends and attempted to have an open mind. I got one of their salads and found it quite tasty.......once I received it. My group of six was seated quickly in the relatively deserted place. However it took us forever to get our food. The appetizers were brought out with our meal only after we asked about them. While I understand not being able to bring out everyones dish in one trip, but we ended up waiting another five minutes before the other two members got their meal. Meanwhile I'm still waiting. And I wait. Another good five to ten minutes before they bring out my salad. (I secretly wondered if they had to go kill the chicken for my salad out back). Then they forgot my friends dessert order. The meal was tasty and the curry was strong. But I doubt I'll go back simply because of the poor service. Also my aunt had previously visited this place and found their service to be slow as well.

Great soup, quick service, I've had better phad Thai
I come from Washington state, which has a plethora of amazing thai food. I'd put Bangkok Royal as "okay" thai food, but good considering what Waco has to offer. It's not bad overall, with average wonton soup (they don't offer a bowl though so it's not a meal in itself), amazing curry (SO good, any type), and average phad Thai. I find that people who aren't familiar with Thai food will go with phad Thai, but it's only "okay" here and thus gives a less-than-stellar first impression of this rather good restaurant.

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