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1822 Catawba Valley Blvd, Hickory, NC 28602
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of my favs...

I visited Thai Orchid again after about 2 years. The food remains pretty good but the portions have decreased and the prices have increased. Pad Thai is always my favorite dish at Thai Orchid and the taste was delicious but the atmosphere has changed and the restaurant was empty which was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2013
Ladyjb3
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Conover, NC
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I don't want to sound like a big city snob, but this was one of the best Thai restaurants I've eaten in in the U.S. We spend our winters in Thailand and here in Hickory was the next best thing. The tempura shrimp was a wonderful light batter. My wife had a shrimp dish with large shrimp and no tails... More 

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hickory, nc
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62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

An immaculate restaurant with refined table service, the Thai Orchid welcomes diners. However the food lacks that spark that sets it apart from other Asian diners. The spring rolls are the most disappointing for their lack of flavor and somewhat rancid oil for frying. The rama shrimp is somewhat better, but still mediocre. The fried bananas beat all the other... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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342 reviews 342 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We eat Thai a lot and enjoy it spicy. As we walked in all we saw is chairs and tables, no décor at all every plain. The Tom-yum soup was okay but was served way to hot (Temp) I had the red curry with shrimp and it had no hint of curry only coconut. My wife had the ginger shrimp... More 

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Claremont, North Carolina
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300 reviews 300 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The reviewer below nailed it: bland brown sauces on what are supposed to be Thai basil or Thai chili dishes. Maybe they just water down the food to make it palatable for the source audience, I'm not sure. While the people who run this place are friendly, the food is some of the blandest Thai I've ever consumed. And I... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner of Pad Thai noodles and chicken satay. Both were excellent, especially the Pad Thai noodles with chicken. Perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy. They will make it as spicy as you want it. Chicken Satay was great too served with a peanut sauce for dipping. Atmosphere is nice, a little spartan but very understated, the... More 

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Swannanoa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Wish I could say otherwise, but this wasn't what I consider good Thai food, and I'm not sure it should be called Thai. Although the luncheon portions were generous, a primary failing was the sauces, which in two of the three lunches we ordered were variations on ye olde brown sauce. One item, "Oodle of Noodle" with chicken featured a... More 

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North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We have eaten here regularly for the past 5 years. This is by far the best Thai food I have ever had! I have tried many of the menu items, and they are consistently delicious. The food is freshly prepared and they will customize the "heat" if you ask them to. Their lunch specials are a great bargain and more... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We eat here at least once a month. The food is always fresh and delicious. The presentation is so beautiful. Make sure you try the Pad Thai and the Massaman Curry. Don't forget to order sticky rice instead of regular white rice. The service is excellent, and the food comes to the table hot and freshly prepared.

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Conover, NC
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41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I visited Thai Orchid again after about 2 years. The food remains pretty good but the portions have decreased and the prices have increased. Pad Thai is always my favorite dish at Thai Orchid and the taste was delicious but the atmosphere has changed and the restaurant was empty which was very surprising. I also love the different options of... More 

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Conover, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Great for a change of pace from the usual places. The staff is attentive and the food different from american.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1822 Catawba Valley Blvd, Hickory, NC 28602
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children

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