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Orchid Restaurant

1190 County Road J, Suite 100, White Bear Lake, MN 55127
651-426-3558
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Cuisines: Vietnamese
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- Jan 7, 2014
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Hugo, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We must have hit the place at shift change time. Our greeter seated us and we never heard from anyone else for over twenty minutes. We finally left. Previously, we enjoyed the pad tai and won ton soup there, but it clearly wasn't worth waiting indefinitely. We probably won't ever go back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We have been going here for at least 8 years and have never been disappointed. We have tried most items on the menu but often go back to a couple of favorites. For appetizers the spicy oyster wings and cream cheese wontons are a must. For entree's my favorites include Snappy Honey Shrimp, Vietnamese Tamarind Prawns, Pad Thai and Spicy... More

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Seattle, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was always my favorite Asian restaurant in the area until the last visit. Instead of raising the prices slightly (which we all expect) and printing new menus, they chose to cut down on portion size and the amount of meat in the dishes. Spring rolls were MUCH smaller than before and there was very little chicken (but lots of... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We recently went to Orchid restaurant for the first time and I was not expecting it to be that good! It is in a strip mall in White Bear Township just by the movie theater. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted and I was impressed with how clean and orderly it was. It also has a decent bar... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

4 of us went on a Sunday for lunch and shared two appetizers. Spring Rolls and Walnut Shrimp, and three entrées the roasted eggplant with scallops, a beef dish, and sweet and sour pork. This restaurant is light and airy, the service was excellent and we will definitely go again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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204 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Atmosphere: Do not believe all those haters out there with their 1-3 star reviews. This place is not your typical Asian restaurant. The sheer volume of patrons who frequent this place attest to the above statement. First off, the entrance is adorned with a beautiful orchid painting and plants. The restaurant is subdivided into a relaxed bar area with multiple... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had my favorite Cassoulet Egg Plant - roasted Asian egg plant stir fried with scallops, calamari, shrimp, ginger and onions. Others had their favorite steamed Sea Bass with Ginger. Started with appetizers of Vietnamese Egg Rolls - crispy pork and chicken wraps with carrot, onions and rice noodles. Served with fish sauce. Also, Streamed Shrimp dumplings and crispy chicken wings.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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171 reviews 171 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The pad thai and fresh spring rolls were very good. The pho was not. The pot stickers and basil thai just ok. Service was good.

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Minneapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We had the sweet and sour chicken that was awesome. When a place takes the time to cut the carrots like the attached picture you know the food will taste good. We will definitely be going back.

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The spring rolls and peanut sauce were excellent as was the spicy cashew chicken! I can not wait to go back and try some of their other dishes!

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