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Orchids Authentic Thai Food

2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
(530) 544-5541
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Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
South Lake Tahoe, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We ate here both of the 2 nights we stayed in So. Lake Tahoe this month. The first night we ate there, 2nd picked up to go after big hike day. The special was Pumpkin Curry! It was great - marked as spicy but not spicy enough for me. But so good - had it with tofu. Staff very pleasant,... More

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ft. lauderdale, florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We had a very pleasant experience here at orchids Thai restaurant. Great service and delicious flavorful food with just the perfect amount of spice and seasonings. A little gem in Tahoe. We will make this trip every time we get out to Tahoe.

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