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“Unique Dishes !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Thai Orchid
309 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 240-9930
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Ranked #19 of 60 restaurants in Malvern
Cuisines: Thai
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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14 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Unique Dishes !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A place to visit off the beaten path for dishes that are an adventure in taste.
A great place to meet friends and relax. The staff is out to please and the
food is prepared taking time to prepare each dish to perfection. The food
portions are generous. A wonderful BYO, with fresh Thai Iced Tea.

  • Visited July 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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English first
Suburban Philadelphia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Thai cuisine has become increasingly popular in Chester County over the past 5 years or so. Royal Thai Orchid was one of the first Thai restaurants to enter this area, and it is still one of the best, if not THE best. The prices here are super-reasonable, and the service is outstanding. The dining room is large and carpeted, and the tables are spread generously apart from each other, so the noise level is low--a vast improvement over so many of the trendy, wooden floor, shouting-patrons restaurants so common around here. The food is consistently good. For appetizers, give the tulip or Thai dumplings a try; the mushroom soup is the absolute best I have ever tasted! Entrees which we enjoy include chu-chee duck; curry; soft shell crabs; and tilapia, among others. The sauces lean toward the spicy side, so if you have a delicate stomach, you might want to request that they turn down the heat. Their ice cream is homemade and delicious--the coconut ice cream with mango sauce and encased in a chocolate shell is top-notch and a work of art as well. The restaurant is BYOB, and that's a plus too. All in all, one of our favorite restaurants in this area.

  • Visited July 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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Madison, AL
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Tried Royal Thai Orchid while visiting Malvern; GPS indicates the restaurant is technically in Frazer, PA. Met several locals there who described the place as dependable.

Ordered an appetizer which was average, but the main course of drunken noodles was out of this world. Plenty spicy, but customizable for those who prefer hotter. Entree would have been large enough to split among 2 guests. The Thai coffee, sweet and creamy, was also excellent with the spicy meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great service, good food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I wish I could rate this 3½. It's an average place with above-average service. We were seated and given beverages very quickly. The waiter was attentive and took our order in a very timely manner. I'm a big fan of BYOs, so that didn't faze me, and the decor inside is much nicer than you'd think from the outside.

While the food wasn't the best Thai I've ever had, it wasn't bad. Their lunch special for $8.95 is outstanding. The lemongrass soup was delicious, and the green curry wasn't bad (it wasn't very spicy, unfortunately). It'd be nice if you could choose from shrimp, chicken, or a seafood mix, but the chicken pieces were tender and flavorful.

We were the first there for lunch, but it got packed a bit after noon, so be prepared.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Homemade and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

....sometimes it's really empty in there, but the food is fabulous and fresh. They will customize to what you want (spicy-ness or special requests).

Visited January 2013
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