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

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  • 11
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  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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
We come here often and never a disappointing meal

We live about 25 minutes away and eat there about every couple of months, mostly dinners, couple of lunches. Parking is available and free. We love this place. The portions are generous and taste good! I enjoy the spicy meals, a lot. I have had rice dishes, curry dishes and beef or chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Pat C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We live about 25 minutes away and eat there about every couple of months, mostly dinners, couple of lunches. Parking is available and free. We love this place. The portions are generous and taste good! I enjoy the spicy meals, a lot. I have had rice dishes, curry dishes and beef or chicken dinners. Of course we like some things... More 

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Thank Pat C
North Carolina
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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.

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Thank travelcouple07
Lansing, NC
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Thank Andrew M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

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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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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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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Thank Travelman360
Claremont, North Carolina
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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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Thank ATLconsultant
Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Thank Jim C
Asheville, North Carolina
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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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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, Asian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings

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