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Ramona's Thai Time Is Open for Business: Have You Tried it?

The new restaurant is closed every Monday, but open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thai Time Ramona. Photo credit: Melissa Phy
Thai Time Ramona. Photo credit: Melissa Phy
The highly-anticipated Thai Time is now open in Ramona!

The Thai restaurant celebrated their grand opening on June 30 with a bigger-than-anticipated crowd.

The exotic cuisine is a treat for Ramonans as it adds variety to the limited selection in town. Thai Time, which also has an El Cajon location, is located at 2330 Main St., in the same center as ChuckAlek Ind. Brewers and Bisher's Meats.

Thai Time's Ramona location is closed every Monday. Their hours are 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Their phone number is 760-788-4478.

Have you tried out Thai Time? What did you think? Tell us in the comments!
Mike July 09, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Walked in today around 1:30 with the wife and it was packed, didn't look like there were any empty seats, and there was a single lady standing at the "please wait to be seated" sign right inside the door. After standing there a few seconds and seeing the lady (owner?) behind the counter just look at us and turn the other way to ignore us we left. As we were getting into our car I saw the single lady that was standing in line in front of us walk out as well. I would have appreciated a "Hello" or "I'll be with you in a moment" but was instead ignored. As we were driving off the wife and I decided to never give it another try.
Mercedes Winton Jones July 10, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Wow. Tough crowd. Legitimate comment, but wow. I always thought busy times would be when restaurants would ask everyone if they would (or not) SHARE tables w strangers. The ones who do, would probably have much shorter waits.
Ralph July 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM
I haven't had a chance to try the new Tai Restaurant yet, but I have been looking forward to getting the chance. But in response to Mike, about leaving restaurant after being "ignored," .... Really.... Really???? Is this what we have come to? A brand new restaurant opens (thankfully not another chain restaurant) in Ramona. Of course it is crowded, and then you are surprised? Suddenly you are not treated like a king, not totally catered to at the slightest inconvenience, and your judgement is to not only tell yourself to never try again, but to attempt to poison it for others by being negative about it here on-line? This world will never be enough for you. Somehow you have learned that if things don't go perfect for you, it is your obligation to lash out! How about a different tactic? Did you try to engage the person at the counter? Maybe look at if from their standpoint. I do not know these people, but I can tell you this. That after quite some time, I am sure working day and night, to get the restaurant open, and investing who knows how much money, they finally get open and lots of people want to give it a try. Now, with all their efforts they are doing all they can to service people. I don't doubt what you say. You may not have been treated as even they would have liked to treat you. I am sure that they may be feeling a little bit overwhelmed. But hey, that is part of the beauty of it all isn't it? Are we all not part of the same community here? How about maybe taking the time to get to know the people? This may have been an opportunity for you to engage them and get to know them. Maybe in the long term, they get to know you and know what you like? Maybe you would become a good customer and friend. Over time, you would walk in and they would get to know your name, sit you at your favorite table, get you your favorite appetizer, make the special soup the way you like it. Maybe you would get to know more people in our town because of this. Maybe.... just maybe.... But no, without immediate gratification, boom, your done. You leave with a promise to NEVER try again. Maybe your are correct. Maybe you should wait for a chain, like Chili's, or Applebees to come in to town. They have a very set structure that will fit your comfort zone. And they will immediately fire anybody who ignores you if you complain about. Maybe even give you a free appetizer for complaining. Oh, but the money you pay them will go back to their corporate offices where ever that is........
Ralph July 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM
In Response to Mike above. Really,...? Really? Is this what we have come to? A new restaurant opens in town, and your first, slightly negative experience, and that's it, your done... Never trying again. Good grief. I suppose that we are all so accustomed to immediate gratification, that any stray away from this demands retribution. "...I know, I will go on-line and poison the experience for anybody who may want to try this dump in the future....That will show them for ignoring me......"This world will never be good enough for you, that is for sure. Maybe, there may be another potential way to deal with this. I don't doubt what you said did happen. But look at if from this standpoint. I don't know these people, but I will bet that they have spent many days and nights over the past several months, working to get the restaurant open. Finally they get it open and they are doing all they can to get people serviced as good as they can. Might they be a little bit overwhelm? I wouldn't doubt it. Maybe you could have engaged them and started talking yourself. Maybe with a smile? Who knows, maybe you might have just started a good friendship? Maybe they would have started to get to know you? Maybe you would become a good customer and friend. Maybe they would start to recognize you and get you to your favorite table when you came in. Maybe they would make the soup just they way you like it. Maybe you would get to know more people in town because of your frequent visits to the restaurant. But maybe that is just too far outside your comfort zone. Maybe your are right. Maybe you need to wait for a chain like Chilis, or Applebees to come to town. They have a very "set" formula where all is known. And if someone ignores you, you can complain and get them fired. Heck, they may even give you a free appetizer for complaining! ....But the money you give them....., most of that will go back to their corporate offices.... where ever that is..... Look, over the long haul, any new restaurant may or may not succeed.... It is definitely a big gamble. But really, with any local business new or old, is it not worth it to be a little bit patient and give it a chance? Maybe it is not the exacting comfort of a national brand or chain, but might there be other benefits of doing business with local businesses? Maybe... just maybe.....
Ralph July 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM
In Response to Mike above. Really,...? Really? Is this what we have come to? A new restaurant opens in town, and your first, slightly negative experience, and that's it, your done... Never trying again. Good grief. I suppose that we are all so accustomed to immediate gratification, that any stray away from this demands retribution. "...I know, I will go on-line and poison the experience for anybody who may want to try this dump in the future....That will show them for ignoring me......"This world will never be good enough for you, that is for sure. Maybe, there may be another potential way to deal with this. I don't doubt what you said did happen. But look at if from this standpoint. I don't know these people, but I will bet that they have spent many days and nights over the past several months, working to get the restaurant open. Finally they get it open and they are doing all they can to get people serviced as good as they can. Might they be a little bit overwhelm? I wouldn't doubt it. Maybe you could have engaged them and started talking yourself. Maybe with a smile? Who knows, maybe you might have just started a good friendship? Maybe they would have started to get to know you? Maybe you would become a good customer and friend. Maybe they would start to recognize you and get you to your favorite table when you came in. Maybe they would make the soup just they way you like it. Maybe you would get to know more people in town because of your frequent visits to the restaurant. But maybe that is just too far outside your comfort zone. Maybe your are right. Maybe you need to wait for a chain like Chilis, or Applebees to come to town. They have a very "set" formula where all is known. And if someone ignores you, you can complain and get them fired. Heck, they may even give you a free appetizer for complaining! ....But the money you give them....., most of that will go back to their corporate offices.... where ever that is..... Look, over the long haul, any new restaurant may or may not succeed.... It is definitely a big gamble. But really, with any local business new or old, is it not worth it to be a little bit patient and give it a chance? Maybe it is not the exacting comfort of a national brand or chain, but might there be other benefits of doing business with local businesses? Maybe... just maybe.....
Geof Applegate July 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM
I've tried 9 Thai places since moving to the SD area a year ago-most I found mediocre. I was very happy with Thai Time, rate it near the top of what I expect and am so happy to have a Thai restaraunt of this quality in Ramona. Yes the place was mobbed, some people didn't choose to wait the 10 minutes we did to get a table-their loss.
Jennifer July 10, 2013 at 02:17 PM
It is good business to acknowledge your client as soon as you see them...period. Instead of a "hello someone will be with you shortly" an ignore is good enough reason to assume they could care less whether you are there or not. We are talking about a business here not a get together at a friends house. You don't treat customers in that way, you as a business go out of your way to make the customer happy. Customers being treated poorly...Ralph...Really? Really? Is this what we are coming to?
Anne P July 10, 2013 at 03:14 PM
It's a brand new business. You're only as good as the people working for you (employees) and if you're that impatient that you can't hunker down and wait...then let the novelty wear off in a month or two....then go. The "entitlement" attitude these days never ceases to amaze me.
too tiredtocare July 11, 2013 at 01:20 PM
But what about the food? Any comments on that?
Jewels July 12, 2013 at 01:46 PM
I haven't been myself, but I have been told by several that have that it is good! Several different dishes were named. I can't wait to try it. However every time I go there is a line out the door! I am waiting until the hype goes down a bit and I can get a seat. No sense in being frustrated when I just want to enjoy the food. So glad to have a new restaurant in town! It looks like if they keep going, they need to expand already!
MARY STYRES July 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM
sounds like they need more help, probably did not expect such a big opening. will try when hype dies down...we love thai food, from pasadena area where many thai excellent restrnts are doing very well.......
TJ July 15, 2013 at 09:44 AM
When you walk in and it's packed, go to the little table on the right and sign in. The food is good, as are the portions and the price. If you don't like spicy stay under 5 on the scale of 1-10, if you love spice, go all out and ask for the spice tray (flames and tears guaranteed ;) )
Tony Horn July 19, 2013 at 09:55 PM
very good food....hope they stay here along time
Meeshi Elle July 23, 2013 at 03:18 AM
We loved it! The service was excelllent once we were seated and the food was delicious and plentiful. Our server was very helpful in helping us decide what to order . My husband and I shared the spring rolls, spicy eggplant, and papaya salad and went home with leftovers. We arent very easy to impress so im excited to be have a great eatery close to home. Highly recommend ! Sure its a little tight and crowded at times but there's aalaways takeout. And Don't forget to have a cold thai tea!
nicole August 31, 2013 at 01:03 PM
August 14th was my 3rd time to Thai Time and will be my last. Ordered Spicy Noodle for the lunch special and it started out with not getting soup. Then they brought me a giant plate of dried out noodles with what appeared to be Top Ramen spices poured on. Horrible doesn't even start to explain it. I tried 2 bites and that was it. Told the waitress that it was burned and dried out and she took the plate but didn't even bother taking it off the bill, not to mention we were charged for the dinner prices at lunchtime. First 2 times were very good and I told everyone I knew to go. Now I tell everyone I know to just head down the hill. There are too many other Thai places to go and we won't be back. Seeing how Yelp is filtering all the 1 star ratings I thought I would try to help others save $ and time not going here.

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