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“Yummy!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SIAM Orchid

SIAM Orchid
30 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1806
207-288-9669
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Ranked #57 of 105 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Vicenza, Italy
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The place is really cozy, it offers both inside and outside seating.
The staff is friendly and funny, they make you feel home. The food is good, I tried the spicy tuna tempura and would have eaten hundreds of them!! The price is definitely reasonable, even less than I expected. Give this place a try, you won't regret it..!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ellsworth, Maine
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent service, delicious authentic Thai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I've frequented Siam Orchid many times and its always exceptional service with a friendly knowledgeable staff who TRULY know how to cook authentic Thai! Every item is made from scratch and you can tell great pride is taken with every dish. The ingredients are always fresh and the prices are totally reasonable. It has great ambiance - perfect for family, couples or a business lunch. They also provide outdoor seating which is a dog friendly area for those with their k9 friends. They are also opened year round which is ideal for locals. I can't say enough great things about Siam Orchid, keep up the great work!

  • Visited August 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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Wanatah, IN
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Not sure about the Thai food....but I'll tell you about the sushi”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very surprised at the overall rating by other for this restaurant! Granted, we didn't try the Thai food, but the sushi was not good....grocery store sushi would have been better.

To start, upon entering, the employees (4 of them) were sitting at a table in the restaurant eating their lunch. One of the workers finally got up and we told him we would sushi. He led us to the "sushi bar" which was more of a glorified storage area. There were three chairs.....one of them had the workers coat on it, the middle one was fine, and the third had a pile of magazines and papers in front of it. We chose to eat at a table instead.

I went upstairs to the restrooms. I had to manuever through racks of 6-packs of beer to find it. The soap dispenser was empty, but a very cheap, very weak, very large (industrial size) bottle of hand soap was on the sink, and almost empty. The whole restaurant, in general, was dark and uninviting.

As far as the food was concerned, I had the Boston Roll and the Tempura Shrimp. The Tempura Shrimp was just ok. Not much flavor and was warm. The Boston Roll was terrible! The salmon in it was apparently cooked in the tempura batter and grease. It was over-cooked at that.....I have never had such tough, dry salmon. Even I will eat sushi that is just ok when I have a craving for it, but this was so bad, I couldn't even make myself eat it.

Very disappointed and will not go back here again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Maine, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This place is great! My boyfriend loves authentic Thai food and can order his food how he wants it. They always do a great job and service is great!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Good Curry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a small place with a patio. It was nice sitting outside. The service was attentive and the food was very good. We both had curry dishes that were well prepared.

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