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Thai Orchid Thai Cuisine

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2591 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95131-1003
408-432-3229
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy Thai food

They had a special appetizer (samosa) of the day that was simply scrumptious. We also had Pad Thai that was very authentic tasting and full of flavor. The yellow curry with chicken was yummy too. Definitely will go back and often.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I've had the chance to eat at the Thai Orchid four or five times now and i have enjoyed everything I've ordered off the menu. One tip: this place is crazy busy at lunchtime (very popular) so try to come a few minutes early to get in.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

When we arrived in San Josei, we decided Pad Thai would hit the spot, so we ordered Crispy Spring Rolls, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Chicken Pad Thai. We were NOT disappointed - the sweet dip that came with the Spring Rolls enhanced the tastiness. The Pad Thai was outstanding - we even had some left over, which we took back... More 

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Thank John S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

They had a special appetizer (samosa) of the day that was simply scrumptious. We also had Pad Thai that was very authentic tasting and full of flavor. The yellow curry with chicken was yummy too. Definitely will go back and often.

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Thank CaitlynsMom
Hyderabad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is a very small place. Decor is done well. As soon as you enter, you feel like you are in a totally different world. They have nice windows through which you can still be connected to the outside world. That said, food was really good. I had tom yum soup, stir fried veggies and coconut rice. It was sumptuous... More 

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Thank SatyaPrakash P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Lots of great food. Had the Pad Thai. Good spice, fresh ingredients. Not much rush at dinner, so it's a good time to visit.

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Thank Scott H
Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a slightly better than average Thai restaurant - all the standard flavors, but all available with crab, shrimp, or 'mixed seafood' that doesn't include cod! The crab house rice is great, but ask for the basil rice with crab (not technically on menu) for a little different spin. Fast service, not particularly friendly at lunch with the crush... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My advice: Don't go here for lunch. It's busy, there's a line, and they won't seat you until your entire party arrives. That's not surprising, given that this restaurant rests in a restaurant park of sorts at the center of business buildings surrounding it on all 3 sides. Come here for dinner though, and it's a different atmosphere entirely. It's... More 

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Thank Spandan C
Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This Thai restaurant is serving mediocre Tomyam. The taste is not authentic and prone to American flavor. Which is sour enough but not spicy.

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Thank Hengor
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I came here for a quick lunch meeting and while we did wait at the door for 5-10 minutes, the service is extremely fast. It's a little busy of a place to have a conversation as it is small, busy and large. Food was good - decent Thai food, but nothing to write home about. As others have said, it's... More 

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Thank SMR_2
Martinsville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was presented in sufficient quantity, but the soup- the lemongrass soup- was totally over-the-top in spicy heat. One expects some heat, but also expects the lemongrass and the coconut milk to balance. This traveler had to throw the entire take-home container away, as it was unpalatable.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2591 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95131-1003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-432-3229

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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