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“Lovely sushi and sashimi”

Orchid Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #235 of 1,493 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: Sushi
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Family members recommended Orchid: they know that my husband can eat his own weight in sushi :-) The restaurant is cute and atmospheric and the staff attentive and
accommodating.

Upon entering you are given two paper menus - one for sushi and sashimi and the other for the "kitchen" menu.

The kitchen menu has a selection on small plates of a variety of tidbits such as spring rolls, tempura shrimp, dumplings, edamame, etc. Most of these items that we tried were excellent but not all: the "okonomiyaki" is nothing like "real" okonomiyaki in Japan (but then it never is) and the shumai (shrimp dumplings) are fried rather than steamed.
The soups are good. My husband had several bowls of miso.

The sushi and sashimi menu is pretty extensive and everything we tried was very good.
I tried one or two new kinds of sashimi that I also liked but didn't try others that I was pretty sure I wouldn't like.

Hubby and I will be returning again in the near future. It's a bit of a trek from Chapel Hill but certainly worth the effort :-)

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Reviewed October 8, 2011

Orchid bills itself as an Asian Buffet without the buffet. You order off the menu, and the staff brings the food to the table. Order anything and as much as you want for one set price. It is a great concept except for one thing, the food is TERRIBLE! The sushi rolls appear to be missing ingredients, so, for example, when you order a Philadelphia Roll it comes with a huge glob of cheap cream cheese in the center and very little else. They advertise "Rib Eye" steak on their menu, but the cut of meat I got was very thin and very cheap - definitely not a Rib Eye cut. The only reason I don't give this place a 1 rating is that is appears to be very clean and the staff is very friendly. Unfortunately the food is just horrible.

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Reviewed June 8, 2015
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