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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic and delicious Thai food!

Both me and my husband spend time in Thailand so we can identify real Thai food when we taste one! We had the green curry and the fried rice which were delicious and the pad thai was also good, but not as the other two dishes. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was cosy. Definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a hidden gem in Santa Cruz not far from UCSC. The food is authentic and delicious, with many things you may not find in other Thai restaurants. We have gone twice and will go back many more times just to try different dishes, . Chef Eed gives every plate a special presentation. Volcano chicken comes cooking inside a... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped in today for our first time here. Thai food is not our favorite but we wanted to try something different. The interior of the restaurant is very light and airy and spotlessly clean. Nice british host took our order and brought it to us and checked in every so often. We both had a beverage (Thai beer and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Both me and my husband spend time in Thailand so we can identify real Thai food when we taste one! We had the green curry and the fried rice which were delicious and the pad thai was also good, but not as the other two dishes. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was cosy. Definitely recommended!

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We are not big Thai experts, thus, the very good rating. We enjoyed everything we had and it was chosen by our host (a local) who frequents the restaurant. For me that is the best recommendation you can get. Service was excellent, food was fresh and yummy. We will now have to try some restaurants closer to home to be... More 

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Martinez, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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