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“so-so, but the best we have found in the west ashley area”
Review of Red Orchids

Red Orchids
Ranked #283 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“so-so, but the best we have found in the west ashley area”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

stopped in for a quick take out lunch.
restaurant was clean and inviting, sparsely decorated, but tastefully done.
my wife ordered the kung pao chicken with fried rice and spring roll.
first thought was, "what a small order", but it was plenty of food for a lunch special for her.
the fried rice was kind of chewy and lacked any additions...just rice coated with soy i guess.
the spring roll was typical, but a nice crunch to it. the chicken and green peppers had a nice flavored sauce.
i ordered the hunan shrimp with fried rice and spring roll.
i too thought what a small order, an i still think so. a little more is always better!
i was happy with the hunan sauced shrimp and veggies that accompanied the 6 or so nice sized shrimp.
grand total for the 2 luncheon specials was $17.00 +/-.
we still are trying to find a chinese joint that compares to the options we use to get in the northeast.
boneless sparerib strips, fried rice that is made up of more than rice,teriyaki strips??? any thoughts??

  • Visited January 2014
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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went for lunch.Well,just ok spells it out.Entrees we're ok.Fried rice-kind of funky to sat the least.Nice layout as far as table set up.Good service,was a plus. Live in the Ville,so will not be a return visit for us.

  • Visited January 2014
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“I see trees of green, red orchids too.”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The song What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong played as I was seated. Then it went to something much more upbeat. Diverse taste in music here.

The edamame was for starters. It's great everywhere I go. My entree was the coconut curry tofu and so gu-u-ud. But be warned, it's got a kick to it, so avoid if you aren't the biggest fan of caliente tofu. I also loved the fried rice in that it's much different from Chinese to go restaurants. Also, spring rolls are bangin.

They brought out the dessert menu, and a very appealing one at that, with if my memory serves me correctly, homemade ice cream. Saving room next time for purposes of a write up on that. Another all around great experience at Red Orchids tho, of which I'm sure many more are to come.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“surprise for the rich menu”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

A friend of mine suggested this restaurant and yesterday I want there for dinner I was impressed by the very interesting menu and a lot of imagination. Very good Chines restaurant

  • Visited December 2013
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Flavorful, delicious, and lots more good stuff to say”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

It's places like this that you tend to ignore when you live closest to them. I once lived in an apartment complex only minutes from this "hidden gem" of a restaurant. In quotations because it was never hidden, I just never took the time to discover it for myself. Now that I have moved back to the Charleston area, I'm glad I did just that tonight.

My appetizer was vegetable buns. Just think flour biscuits filled with rice and vegetables, and even better than they sound. The entree was tangerine chicken, which is sufficient enough of a portion to not order an appetizer. It's also such a delectable taste left in your mouth that you might not want to ruin it with anything else. For some reason, I opted for brown rice over white or fried, and will stick with fried next time to save the extra dollar. Brown is probably healthier in some way or another, but oh well.

Ann, the server tonight, is pleasant and really knows her stuff. Although I didn't order any beer or wine (gave up drinking), I discovered this by hearing her describe the specials to another party. Overall, highly recommended Chinese/Asian fare, in an unusual area as most others tend to say about it. I love the red sky lanterns and candlelit tables for decor. You see lots of what appear to be people on date nights dining here, and it's a nice place for something like that. Can't wait to experiment with their menu some more in the near future, since I once again live close by.

  • Visited November 2013
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