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“Slow service but great food” 5 of 5 stars
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Orchid
Main Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Cuisines: Thai
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Slow service but great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you're in a hurry this is not the place to go. But if you've got a little extra time then the food is definitely worth the wait. The curries are fantastic! If you want Thai food at Tahoe this is the place to go!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Hartford, CT
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food in an ok place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We went here for early dinner. Place opened at 4. We were the first customers of the day. No problem: food and service were superb. We'll likely go back.

In a place where food is plentiful but good food is not this place stands out above the rest. Strongly recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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El Dorado Hills, CA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
“Lived up to our anticipation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We heard the Silver Soup here was absolutely delicious but did not have time to sit down and eat as we had to get back home. We took 2 large containers of it to go -and then had to smell it in the car all the way back to Sacramento. We could not wait to see if it tasted as heavenly as it smelled - and it did!

The restaurant was very busy at 1 pm on the Labor Day Monday. I would say that 75% of the customers in the restaurant when we were there were Asian. A very good sign.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I was looking for a good Asian dinner in South Lake Tahoe, and even though the outside of Orchid didn't look very appealing, I was totally satisfied by their good service and food. We had some very basic Pad Thai and Cashew Nuts dish, but they were great!! Good job!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doha, Qatar
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Slow service but GREAT food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After arriving to a very busy restaurant and eventually getting seen to and our meal brought to us, we were very impressed! The food was evidentially freshly made and tasted delicious. The serving sizes were much smaller and more appropriate compared to other restaurants we have eaten in around the area. Although the service wasn't great, the food definitely made up for it, I would recommend this to others, just don't go hungry and expect to be in and out!

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