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Orchids Authentic Thai Food

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2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-6418
+1 530-544-5541
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Pleasanton, California
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90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2014

Service is horrible. Food is mediocre at best, not truly authentic Thai. The dishes are quite expensive. You're looking to pay about $15 per small curry dish... Service: They are so understaffed that they take 15 mins to give you a menu and then another 20 minutes before they come and take your order. I had to ask for someone... More 

Thank HipHipHop
Los Angeles, California
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321 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

So we decided to try it. Really good crowd on an off season Monday night. We enjoyed watching the big fish tank while waiting for our food. The chicken satay was excellent as was the golden curry. My husband loves Pad Thai & found theirs to be very good. The service was fast & you could see the staff hustling... More 

Thank Helen L
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2014

I LOVE Thai food. I eat everywhere I go, I try strange foods all the time and I've been to Thailand and have enjoyed real Pad Thai there. This food made me really sad. The Pad Thai tasted burned with barely any taste and the duck was terrible, I actually couldn't finish the meal. I would strike look else where,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved the thai summer rolls! They have a lot of vegetarian dishes on the menu if that's what you are looking for, and they can prepare it without fish sauce etc. The staff was very friendly.

Thank lovetoraveltheworld
Santa Rosa, California
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have really wanted to like this place. It appears to be a family owned Asian restaurant. But the blandness of the food has made it not memorable and this last visit yesterday sealed my review. The place is decorated with all kinds of Thai knick knacks and even a picture of Elvis in an army uniform with the Thai... More 

Thank CW B
Mesquite, Nevada
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334 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having had American and Mexican cuisine for weeks on end, it was pleasant to find a Thai restaurant serving the real stuff in Lake Tahoe. We were pleased to be greeted by Asians upon arrival and we knew we were in the right diner. Ordered a papaya salad, an egg plant salad, a real spicy beef & pumpkin red curry... More 

Thank NyonyaLady
South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

They are always consistent and great with to-go orders although be aware though, if they are busy in the restaurant they won't pick up the phone. Beth is one of the best waitresses I've ever had. I went there for my birthday with a bunch of loud kids and she keep it very professional. She even threw in a birthday... More 

Thank Lani P
South Lake Tahoe, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been enjoying Orchids for several years, a go-to place with out of town company and for take-out when someone isn't in the mood to cook - even for special occasions despite the non-descript (weathered) interior. Expect crowds on the weekends during tourist season but have never had bad service and often have exceptional service. We get cravings for the... More 

Thank AlohafromOahu
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had take-away from here one night when staying in Heavenly when we couldn't be bothered cooking. Everyone recommended it, we were very happy with it as well and it was certainly busy! Bit of a drive from our resort (right by the lift in Heavenly), but very good and knowledgeable service and good value. Would recommend (although I'm sure... More 

Thank jdingley
Los Angeles, California
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150 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

The place looked ordinary enough. It was packed, though it was Saturday night. The staff was efficient, friendly and helpful. I had a curry dish, and my son had Pad Thai, we also had the Happy rolls appetizers. It was great. I'll be back, for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-6418
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-5541

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?