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Thai Orchid

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1822 Catawba Valley Blvd, Hickory, NC 28602
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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    3.5 of 5 stars
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The restaurant was 3/4 empty on a Saturday night, but the line for takeout was 10 people long. The food and service was excellent. We both loved our meals. We rarely go out to eat so we enjoyed it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
North Carolina
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was 3/4 empty on a Saturday night, but the line for takeout was 10 people long. The food and service was excellent. We both loved our meals. We rarely go out to eat so we enjoyed it.

Thank travelcouple07
Lansing, NC
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Excellent Thai restaurant. Good service, good food, good prices. However, their hours are a bit inconvenient if you like to eat early, so check their schedule before you make a special trip there. We have gotten there too early several times and had to go elsewhere.

Thank Strickd
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It's Tuesday so it is Chicken & Mushroom soup and a Chicken Curry meal for all of $7.99. I wasn't sure of what to expect when we walked in. Its very clean with great service. Prompt and pleasant staff. The meal was served quickly and made for a great lunch. Strongly recommend the restaurant. Perhaps not the most creative specials,... More 

Thank Andrew M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank tom y
hickory, nc
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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 

Thank aphrab
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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365 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 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 

Thank Travelman360
Claremont, North Carolina
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311 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 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 

Thank ATLconsultant
Apex, North Carolina
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank Jim C
Asheville, North Carolina
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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: Business meetings, Families with children


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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?