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Blue Orchid

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129 N. 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 742-7250
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's served in a pineapple bowl and tasty, zippy without being too hot. We ordered a nice Alsatian Reisling that complemented the food. If you're staying at embassy suites or in Haymarket district it's a short walk; you enter in what appears to be an alley on the south side of the Grand Manse. Also, a good, new brew pub... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Stopped here while traveling through Nebraska on our way to Colorado. The restaurant is difficult to spot because it doesn't sit on 10th street, but is located off of a parking area from the street. The restaurant was converted from the old post office and has an industrial feel. The food was fresh and tasty. The Khao Soi was delicious... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We eat here about every 3 months. Food is fantastic. I only gave a 4 rating as the service can be quite slow. They seem to be short staffed at peak times. A lot of times we just get carry out.

Thank Tina V
Belton, TX
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195 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

They have a pleasant atmosphere. They are currently renovating I think. They can make almost all of their dishes with tofu. I got the Asian stir fry with tofu. I asked for medium and it was perfectly medium. Heavy on the tiny corn which I don't like. But the waitress brought me a side of cashews which I love. Well... More 

Thank Bill K
Burke, Virginia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant. I have never had anything but a terrific meal here. Nice atmosphere, large and varied menu. Excellent service. A little hard to find and not the most convenient parking, but once there, you will not be disappointed. Must be good. The Governor of Nebraska eats there about once a month. He was there, eating with... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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386 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I love Thai food, and always try to find a Thai restaurant when I travel. On my recent visit to Lincoln, I decided to stop in at Blue Orchid. Simply put, this was one of, if not the most unique and delicious Thai restaurants I have ever visited. From the soup broth, enhanced with Kafir Lime, to theCognac Steak, to... More 

Thank hll333
Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Unable maintain the quality of food of the past. Overall service has gone down. No one knows who is doing what

Thank sr0y
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Consistently well crafted meals. I dine there with a native Thai who highly endorses their cuisine. I'm at Blue Orchid several times a year and always look forward to trying something new. I've never been disappointed.

Thank Martha B
washington dc
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Every time I come to this restaurant I have a fantastic experience. Authentic Thai food. So don't think you should order it hot. They ask. It's not midwest hot; it's Thai spicy hot. Meaning you'll sweat. I suggest medium for spice lovers and mild for everyone else. Summer rolls wonderful fresh and not at all gummy like some places. Spring... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Even though this is nearby and no more pricey than other lunch venues, we save this for special occasions. The service is good but the it is the menu that continues to please time after time. Spring rolls are delectable and the sauce is so delicate, like a whisper. Lunch comes with choice of appetizer for a fixed price.

Thank LicoriceLady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $35
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 N. 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (402) 742-7250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?