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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, nice atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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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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Hollister, CA
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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