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Blue Orchid

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129 N. 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 742-7250
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai

Anytime I have a craving for pad Thai I go to blue orchid. I also love their Thai chili and lemongrass martini. Excellent. Great service too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lexiann21
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Anytime I have a craving for pad Thai I go to blue orchid. I also love their Thai chili and lemongrass martini. Excellent. Great service too!

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MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on a business trip. The restaurant had nice decor, but service was slow and the food was only okay. I ordered the pad Thai and I'm used to it being sweeter so I wasn't blown away. The creamy Thai dressing on my salad was good though.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The atmosphere is both elegant and relaxing; the service is gracious and never overbearing (so important). I have never had an unpleasant experience at "The Blue Orchid" and always enjoy the food no matter what I order. Favorite appetizers include the Thai Rolls, Golden Triangle and Steamed Mussels -- best in town! Often my husband and I will order appetizers... More 

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Kayseri, Turkey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I don't get all the fuss around this place! The atmosphere is great. But that is about it. The food is just TERRIBLE! I have tried at least five-six dishes and they all were just disgusting. Nothing was edible. What the menu referred to as "Tom yum" turned out to be a bowl of sweet broth with couple pieces of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have visited Blue Orchid a few times over the past three years, and my partner and his family have been visiting since the restaurant opened. However, after a recent visit, none of us think we will be going back. We visited for my partner's mother's birthday because she loves the Orchid Chicken: a usually delicious chicken dish served in... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of Lincoln's best restaurants. A nice place to go on a date to enjoy some delicious Thai food. My recommendation: sip on some Saki and eat the Pad Thai. Golden Triangles are yummy appetizers!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great server (Eric) and spectacular food and drinks. The Tom Yum Soup was excellent! The environment was clean and calming, beautiful fresh flowers on the table.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Super spicy green curry and delicious drinks and dessert. The atmosphere was fancy (I felt slightly awkward with my baby there amongst the lawyers and bankers.) Service was on the slow side, but we weren't in any hurry. Would definitely eat here again when visiting Lincoln.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great food. ... very spicy for someone who love spicy food. Got the drunken noodle. Went with a large group and service was fine

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Concordia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Too salty, oily drunken noodles. $1.50 for one shrimp in soup little outragious. Small portions about $2 overpriced. Not enough vegetables in Asian delight, boiled chicken, (lazy or lack of knowledge) bland. Lot of money for mostly white rice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 N. 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (402) 742-7250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?