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Thai Orchid

1822 Catawba Valley Blvd, Hickory, NC 28602
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Ranked #73 of 193 Restaurants in Hickory
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Most recent review
- Feb 2, 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
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Claremont, North Carolina
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280 reviews 280 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Try to eat here everytime I get to Hickory. Not a fancy restaurant by any means nor is it easy to find, in the Target Kohls shopping center but it serves very good Thai food. The rainbow chicken has always been one of my fav dishes (ground chicken, with peas and carrots and spicy sauce), like their fresh rolls too.... More

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Valdese, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

It was a casual Saturday lunch with my wife. The quality of food has declined and the soup was watery and not of the consistency of Tom Kha. The other food was also sub par. There was an all in one greeter, server, waiter in the restaurant and it was poor.

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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you like Thai food, you'll love Thai Orchid in Hickory. Their Pad Thai is one of the best I've ever had.

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