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Thai Orchid Thai Cuisine

2591 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95131-1003
408-432-3229
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Ranked #263 of 1,903 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Mar 20, 2014
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Hollister, CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was in the mood for Thai food when in San Jose for a meeting near Thai Orchid. I started with the Tom Yum soup. It was spicy with good flavor but the vegetables in it were overcooked and limp. It also contained vegetables I'm not used to seeing in Tom Yum soup. Then ordered the mixed seafood Pad Thai.... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I had a business lunch here and the food and service were exemplary. The menu is extensive and there's something for everyone - you can even pick the spiciness of the dishes. Be warned, we got there at 1130 and got a table but by 1200 they were queuing out the door... It really is that good!

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San Clemente, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This was a very good place to have lunch. It was a little crowded, and therefore the atmosphere was not as good as it could be. You needed to walk through the kitchen to get to the restroom (which is a little weird). The Thai food was very good, and tasted fresh.

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I'd vote this place the BEST Thai food ever - and I eat a lot of Thai food. Nice owners, cute place, food you will want to drive 400 miles to, to return for dinner.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is my favorite restaurant in downtown SJ! Relaxed, intimate, good food. The coconut curries are delicious. Gets busy at lunchtimes, it's so popular, but I never had to wait.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Gracious service with a smile. A good assortment of Thai food that is delicious. I dined there 2 nights in a row! Try the Masuman curry and the Coconut milk soup. The deserts are creative and the one I had was just delicious. Oh, and a great value too!

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Plainfield, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

My colleague and I arrived there at about 6 PM on Tuesday, July 12th. This is a small strip mall restaurant right on the southwest corner of 1st and Trimble. It has a modest number of tables. Several other patrons were there. We were seated right away. The Thai Iced Tea was good, and the beef pad see ew was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

Some of the best tofu pad see ew I've had. I rate the food higher than Kung Thai, IMHO. Very busy at lunch, you need to get there early.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

Love their soups

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

Fun to see all the exotic and fairly priced orchids - big selection.

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