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1822 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602-4145
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Lenoir, North Carolina
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Convenient location, near major shopping. Easy in and out parking. Handicapped accessible. Greeted immediately and seated immediately. Waitress was pleasant and took our orders quickly. We were there for lunch, menu was three pages. Food took about twenty minutes to come to table, but it was OK as it tasted like it was freshly prepared. My husband had shrimp and... More 

Thank clinicphn
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This restaurant is often overlooked and is a find in the Thai cuisine of Hickory. The service was good, as was the food. I had Shrimp Red Curry and my husband had the fried rice. We had an appetizer that included lettuce wraps and spring rolls. Both were very tasty. This place is never crowed and is great for a... More 

Thank 2boysmom0309
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We live about 25 minutes away and eat there about every couple of months, mostly dinners, couple of lunches. Parking is available and free. We love this place. The portions are generous and taste good! I enjoy the spicy meals, a lot. I have had rice dishes, curry dishes and beef or chicken dinners. Of course we like some things... More 

2 Thank Pat C
North Carolina
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The restaurant was 3/4 empty on a Saturday night, but the line for takeout was 10 people long. The food and service was excellent. We both loved our meals. We rarely go out to eat so we enjoyed it.

Thank travelcouple07
Lansing, NC
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Excellent Thai restaurant. Good service, good food, good prices. However, their hours are a bit inconvenient if you like to eat early, so check their schedule before you make a special trip there. We have gotten there too early several times and had to go elsewhere.

1 Thank Strickd
Las Vegas, Nevada
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It's Tuesday so it is Chicken & Mushroom soup and a Chicken Curry meal for all of $7.99. I wasn't sure of what to expect when we walked in. Its very clean with great service. Prompt and pleasant staff. The meal was served quickly and made for a great lunch. Strongly recommend the restaurant. Perhaps not the most creative specials,... More 

Thank Andrew M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I don't want to sound like a big city snob, but this was one of the best Thai restaurants I've eaten in in the U.S. We spend our winters in Thailand and here in Hickory was the next best thing. The tempura shrimp was a wonderful light batter. My wife had a shrimp dish with large shrimp and no tails... More 

1 Thank tom y
hickory, nc
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197 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

An immaculate restaurant with refined table service, the Thai Orchid welcomes diners. However the food lacks that spark that sets it apart from other Asian diners. The spring rolls are the most disappointing for their lack of flavor and somewhat rancid oil for frying. The rama shrimp is somewhat better, but still mediocre. The fried bananas beat all the other... More 

Thank aphrab
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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404 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We eat Thai a lot and enjoy it spicy. As we walked in all we saw is chairs and tables, no décor at all every plain. The Tom-yum soup was okay but was served way to hot (Temp) I had the red curry with shrimp and it had no hint of curry only coconut. My wife had the ginger shrimp... More 

Thank Travelman360
Claremont, North Carolina
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333 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The reviewer below nailed it: bland brown sauces on what are supposed to be Thai basil or Thai chili dishes. Maybe they just water down the food to make it palatable for the source audience, I'm not sure. While the people who run this place are friendly, the food is some of the blandest Thai I've ever consumed. And I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1822 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602-4145
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory

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