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Blue Orchid

129 N. 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 742-7250
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Ranked #10 of 552 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
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
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nebraska
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The Blue Orchid is a good place for a nice dinner in the old federal building in downtown Lincoln. Try it, you will like it.

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Fairmont, Nebraska
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wife and I came here on a date night for the first time. We were both very happy we tried it. I believe I had the Garlic and Ginger Shrimp. Very good flavors, everything was fresh. Can't remember what my wife had (she's not normally very adventurous food-wise) but she loved it too. Atmosphere was nice as well. We will... More 

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Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I like this place. Food is good and fresh and tastes great. We love the spring rolls so try them. Not a 5 start restaurant but it's definitely a place I will keep returning.

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Dallas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

PROS: Lovely atmosphere in historical building with lovely ambience. Numerous choices on the menu, all reasonably priced except beverages which are steep, at $2.75 each. CONS: I ordered the sweet pineapple prawn, which was much too sweet to eat. Something was definitely non-Thai about the way it was seasoned, and I could have done better with a McCormick seasoning package... More 

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Lexington, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I would start by saying that I don't think average is bad and I would eat here again, but I have a lot of experience with Thai and other Asian and fusion cuisine and my meal was not in my opinion outstanding. The lunch special is an outstanding value Prix fixe $9.50 for appetizer and entree. The Thai rolls were... More 

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Boston, MA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I tried two of their different drink specials - one was banana infused Jameson which sounds very weird, but went very well with Thai food. I also had a tamarind infused old-fashioned, which was delicious. My curry was a bit hotter than I was expecting, but I couldn't stop eating it, because it was still very delicious. I will definitely... More 

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Wahoo, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have eaten at the Blue Orchid four times in the last 12 months and it has never disappointed us. We have eaten at a many Thai restaurants in four states over the last three years and this is the best in food, value, and atmosphere. Parking can be tough if there are big events in the area

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like Thai food, this is among the best I have had anywhere. The restaurant is right in the middle of downtown Lincoln, but does not have parking (a minor negative). There is, however, parking usually available nearby on 9th Street. The spring rolls are small, but wonderful. I enjoy the Perfect Trio (chicken, pork, and beef), while my... More 

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Lincoln
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My favorite entree is the Drunken Noodles, with the Ginger Mojito. The atmosphere is nice, service has normally been good when I have been there. Parking isn't real convenient.

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Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Blue Orchid in Lincoln, NE is one of our favorite restaurants for flavorful cuisine. The restaurant is fairly open but the atmosphere is still very nice. We have also always found the servers to be very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Additional Information about Blue Orchid

Address: 129 N. 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone Number: (402) 742-7250
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
Cuisine: Thai

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