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Blue Orchid

129 N. 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 742-7250
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Ranked #6 of 547 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant is great for a date, or slow lunch. The interior of the restaurant is classy and modern. As for the food, the ingredients are fresh, and seasoned well. The portion sizes are very healthy. I usually order Thai Basil with fried tofu...really flavorful. Save some room for dessert too. Their strawberry shortcake was fantastic!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The place is very pretty inside, but the parking is TERRIBLE, and we think the service is, too. Even to get a drink, you wait forever. The staff seem very snobby-(?)- and we think the portions are SMALL for what they charge. The egg rolls or spring rolls appetizer? They give you like 4 or 5 and they're the size... More

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Michigan
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

One way of evaluating Thai restaurants is to compare the Tom Yum soup from one to another. In this case, the shrimp (two of them, at extra cost) were quite tasty, but the broth appeared to be made from beef, which is rather atypical. The result was OK, but hardly exceptional. The Thai basil with chicken was obviously spiced for... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Surprisingly great meal. Just enough in quantity. Perfect in flavor. Waiter knew his wines. Worth the time and money if in Lincoln.

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OKC
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Seriously? The girl that greeted us at the door couldn't have been any more stuck up. We were dressed tidily but she obviously had an issue with our quite possibly less than trendy appearance! This started us off on a bad note. Thankfully our friends and family made the visit more enjoyable. The staff need to realize that if not... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have had their lunch menus a number of times and every time it is great! I had never had Thai food before trying them the first time but I can say that I have, and will, again. I have not found a bad thing on their lunch menu yet.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food is always great, haven't had a bad thing there yet! My wife's favorite restaurant in town. They have a drink called the Drunken Monkey - banana infused Jameson that is off of the charts!

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We used to live in Lincoln and ate here at least once a week. This is a very nice restaurant, great atmosphere, perfect for a date and a great step up from all the steak/burger places everywhere. They have a nice patio when the weather is good. Nine times out of ten we called our orders to go; I love... More

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Redmond, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Took the Mrs. out for her birthday dinner while traveling in Nebraska. Went to TripAdvisor looking for Thai food and this popped up. Had a wonderful dinner and atmosphere was very pleasant. She ordered Green Curry with Shrimp and I had Pacific Medley. Both were excellent dishes. Would recommend to anyone who likes great Thai food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped here before a concert at the Pinnacle Center. The service was very good (I can't remember our waiter's name, he had glasses and was very knowledgeable on what he was serving) and our waiter made us laugh frequently. The food was also very good and the drinks were awesome.

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