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2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
(530) 544-5541
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible Service. Mediocre Not Authentic Thai Food. 18% Mandatory Tip. Go elsewhere.

Service is horrible. Food is mediocre at best, not truly authentic Thai. The dishes are quite expensive. You're looking to pay about $15 per small curry dish... Service: They are so understaffed that they take 15 mins to give you a menu and then another 20 minutes before they come and take... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Pleasanton, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pleasanton, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Service is horrible. Food is mediocre at best, not truly authentic Thai. The dishes are quite expensive. You're looking to pay about $15 per small curry dish... Service: They are so understaffed that they take 15 mins to give you a menu and then another 20 minutes before they come and take your order. I had to ask for someone... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

So we decided to try it. Really good crowd on an off season Monday night. We enjoyed watching the big fish tank while waiting for our food. The chicken satay was excellent as was the golden curry. My husband loves Pad Thai & found theirs to be very good. The service was fast & you could see the staff hustling... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I LOVE Thai food. I eat everywhere I go, I try strange foods all the time and I've been to Thailand and have enjoyed real Pad Thai there. This food made me really sad. The Pad Thai tasted burned with barely any taste and the duck was terrible, I actually couldn't finish the meal. I would strike look else where,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved the thai summer rolls! They have a lot of vegetarian dishes on the menu if that's what you are looking for, and they can prepare it without fish sauce etc. The staff was very friendly.

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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have really wanted to like this place. It appears to be a family owned Asian restaurant. But the blandness of the food has made it not memorable and this last visit yesterday sealed my review. The place is decorated with all kinds of Thai knick knacks and even a picture of Elvis in an army uniform with the Thai... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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150 reviews 150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having had American and Mexican cuisine for weeks on end, it was pleasant to find a Thai restaurant serving the real stuff in Lake Tahoe. We were pleased to be greeted by Asians upon arrival and we knew we were in the right diner. Ordered a papaya salad, an egg plant salad, a real spicy beef & pumpkin red curry... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They are always consistent and great with to-go orders although be aware though, if they are busy in the restaurant they won't pick up the phone. Beth is one of the best waitresses I've ever had. I went there for my birthday with a bunch of loud kids and she keep it very professional. She even threw in a birthday... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been enjoying Orchids for several years, a go-to place with out of town company and for take-out when someone isn't in the mood to cook - even for special occasions despite the non-descript (weathered) interior. Expect crowds on the weekends during tourist season but have never had bad service and often have exceptional service. We get cravings for the... More 

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had take-away from here one night when staying in Heavenly when we couldn't be bothered cooking. Everyone recommended it, we were very happy with it as well and it was certainly busy! Bit of a drive from our resort (right by the lift in Heavenly), but very good and knowledgeable service and good value. Would recommend (although I'm sure... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The place looked ordinary enough. It was packed, though it was Saturday night. The staff was efficient, friendly and helpful. I had a curry dish, and my son had Pad Thai, we also had the Happy rolls appetizers. It was great. I'll be back, for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-5541

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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