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Thai Orchid Restaurant

2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5222
831-425-2206
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Ranked #83 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Thai
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English first
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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San Jose
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40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 restaurant reviews
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Ft Hood
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by here for a quick lunch while on a road trip down the one. It was simple clean and we were quickly back on the road. It was a quiet no frills experience and provided exactly what we needed.

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Santa Cruz, California
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26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This inexpensive family restaurant is a neighborhood favorite. The Thai chef's British husband acts as host/manager and everything we've tried on the extensive menu has been very tasty. Try the Tiger Cry salad with spicy beef or any of the seafood dishes, which are a specialty. This is a good place to go If you actually want to talk to... More

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