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“Excellent Pad Thai!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Modern Orchid

Modern Orchid
Darthmouth Crossing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #26 of 224 Restaurants in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is located in the mall adjacent to Hampton Inn Dartmouth. It looked quite new, probably that's why it is not in your listing as of yet, but I think it is worth to include it.
Shenyang, China
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Pad Thai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I recently ate here while shopping at Dartmouth Crossing and was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the Pad Thai tasted. I also ordered the Thai fried rice which was very nice, but I ended up filling up on the Pad Thai so the rice went into a takeout container for later. The servers were pleasant and the place was quite busy with most people ordering Chinese food which also looked good. For someone looking for tasty Pad Thai (I am always looking), this is a great pick.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Dartmouth, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Asian Food in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Really great food found while shopping at Dartmouth Crossing. Have been back a few times any the food is always good. Spicy beef , salt and pepper shrimp (the best). All their sauce are made from scratch and you can tell the ingredients are fresh. The lunch specials are great deals . They are very accomadating with spice levels. Staff are friendly and efficient.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“MSG-free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

They offer a great lunch special, when we went it was a choice of Thai or Chinese cuisine. Had the vegetarian option (red curry tofu and veggies); it was just the right amount of food, flavourful and perfectly spiced. Loved that the veggie springrolls were light, not greasy at all. Hubby's spicy beef was excellent.


Friendly and efficient service even though the place was busy with the lunch crowd.


But my main reason for liking Modern Orchid so much is the fact that there's absolutely no MSG. I've had to stay away from Asian restaurants for that reason and am thrilled to have finally found one that really doesn't have any MSG. I've been to other Asian restaurants in town and while some offer MSG-free dishes, the problem is that they don't make their own sauces which is where you'll find most MSG.


Great value, great food. We'll definitely be back!

Visited August 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“Good Asian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

While out in the Dartmouth Crossing shopping with my son we decided to give the Modern Orchid a try for supper. Service was great, fast and and the waitress was very friendly. The menu here is fantastic not just one type of Asian cuisine but from all over Asia. The hardest part of our visit was deciding what to eat! I will go back I am sure of that...Price was reasonable as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pictou County, Nova Scotia
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21 restaurant reviews
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“Very good Thai Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had the luncheon special which gives one a choice of a number of Thai dishes. From the soup to the curry chicken dish I had, all was good. My partner commented that her dish was not as "coconutty" tasting as she would have liked or expected, but good nontheless. The Spring Rolls were excellent We have put this spot on our list of delish go-to restaurants for an inexpensive meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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