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Thai Orchid Restaurant

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2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5222
831-425-2206
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch while passing through

Stopped here with my hubby after his business meeting because we were craving Thai food. This place is really good. We sat outside on the patio on a warm sunny day. The food was excellent. The restaurant has beautiful decor and lots of Orchids, which my hubby really loved.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
karansimoni
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Martinez, California
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Martinez, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stopped here with my hubby after his business meeting because we were craving Thai food. This place is really good. We sat outside on the patio on a warm sunny day. The food was excellent. The restaurant has beautiful decor and lots of Orchids, which my hubby really loved.

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Sussex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very convenient to where we stayed, this was an experiment - and very successful it was. The patron was friendly and the wait staff helpful. The food was excellent and good value.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Their lunch menu has several options. Reasonably priced. Great service...and very fast. The coconut soup was very good.

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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm not sure I'd ever been to a Thai restaurant before I visited the Orchid. so I'm not really sure what I can compare it too. We arrived around 3:30pm to find out that it was actually closed, it looked as though the owners where eating food with family inside. We where about to leave but one of the owners... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I think that the overall environment is decent, the decor is relevant to the type of restaurant that this is. The staff overall is very friendly, attentive and willing to make sure that you have a pleasant dining experience. I ordered the vegetarian yellow curry and also the fried vegetables with the sweet and sour sauce, it was delicious.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband says this is his favorite Thai restaurant of all he has visited. Nice service and reasonable prices.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very good food, with many flavors and spices exactly like in Thailand. Great services and prices are reasonable. Would go again and again!!!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place has pretty good Thai food, one of the best choices in town. Prices are fair and parking is never an issue. Service was good, friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend saving room for desert. The fried banana with coconut ice cream is terrific. If you have never had it, it is a must try. The Thai iced... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The best Thai food we've had since visiting Thailand 5 years ago. So pleased we called in - looks a little dated but the food is excellent.

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Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Slow service, lunch for two was more then double what we normally spend for a thai lunch. I wouldn't go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-425-2206

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?