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Orchid Thai Cuisine

74-5555 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3193
808-327-9437
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Ranked #72 of 225 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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77% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Having been a dedicated patron of Original Thai for years, I was reluctant to go back to Orchid Thai. But last nights dinner truly surprised me. We ordered 4 entrees to share and all were delicious! The garlic pepper chicken and the pumpkin curry with seafood were my favorites. The vegetables were crisp and full of flavor and color. The... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Garlic pepper fish is excellent. Pad Thai was ok. You can bring your own bottle of wine. Vegan friendly too.

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We arrived at Orchid Thai at dinner time. There were about three tables in the restaurant, by no means "busy". We waited to be seated for nearly five minutes. However, the gentleman working had more important things to do than like chit chat and stock soda pop! I finally walked to the back to ask to be seated and was... More

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grover beach
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Wanted to grab something to go after a long day snorkeling, and this was on our way home from Kona Brewing. In a tiny strip mall in an industrial are. The food rocks! Even my husband, who isn't a huge Thai fan, enjoyed it, so that is a plus. The service, even though we were taking out, was very good... More

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Kamloops
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We did a quick drop in one evening to try this Thai restaurant out. It was only another table of people in the restaurant, as we arrived 30 minutes before closing. The restaurant was nicely furnished. We were able to order two dishes and a bowl of rice. The flavour and spicyness was alright. Comparing this to other Thai restaurants... More

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Waddell, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This place is the best! We tried Orchid Thai Cuisine based on a recommendation from a local, and we sure are glad we did. It was so good, we went back twice during our short trip to Hawaii. We try Thai Tom Yum soup everywhere we go, and I've never had it this good before. Everything else we tried on... More

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Chicago,Il
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a local who loved their food. I ordered the peanut chicken appetizer and sticky rice which was only fair. The other person ordered the chicken Pad Thai and said it was fair as well. Service was a bit slow which was okay since we werent in a hurry but I wouldnt... More

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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I wanted to like this place, but didn't really. It's in an odd location - a small strip mall next to a bar. It appears to be family run - very young children were waiting on tables. The owner (?)/chef also waits on tables and seems nice. Ultimately though, i thought the food was only average. The crab cakes didn't... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Reading earlier reviews of the Orchid Thai, I must conclude they either have gone into serious decline or were having a very bad day. We arrived for an early dinner and were the second party seated. We sat for a full 20 minutes before getting a glass of water. At that time we ordered tea and that took and additional... More

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Went here twice during our two week stay on B.I. On a budget. Stopped at Long's or Costco for wine. We loved this place. Funky location but nice atmosphere inside. Good service. Great value. Dinner for two - $24! Liked the Pu Pu Platter and Pad Thai. Everything fresh and well prepared. Wish we had this in Boston.

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