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Thai Orchid Restaurant

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2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5222
+1 831-425-2206
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Terrible, worst Vietnamese food ever, bland food disguised as Vietnamese food. Dishes tasteless, seems they are not able to get proper ingredients. Only a passing resemblance to Asian food

2 Thank frank t
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This place is excellent. I'm sad I didn't figure it out sooner! I feel like I've missed out on several delicious meals. I guess I will just have to make up for it now. Everything I've tried has been delicious, and they deliver! I'm not sure how a certain, newer, close-by thai place has better ratings than Thai Orchid- they... More 

Thank Lauren S
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

typical Thai fare, if you're spicy shy, be sure to ask to tone down the heat. good sized portions, well packed for carry out

Thank zabeanerchicago
San Jose, California
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

This is a hidden gem in Santa Cruz not far from UCSC. The food is authentic and delicious, with many things you may not find in other Thai restaurants. We have gone twice and will go back many more times just to try different dishes, . Chef Eed gives every plate a special presentation. Volcano chicken comes cooking inside a... More 

Thank bbon2ur
Santa Cruz, California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stopped in today for our first time here. Thai food is not our favorite but we wanted to try something different. The interior of the restaurant is very light and airy and spotlessly clean. Nice british host took our order and brought it to us and checked in every so often. We both had a beverage (Thai beer and... More 

Thank ed o
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Both me and my husband spend time in Thailand so we can identify real Thai food when we taste one! We had the green curry and the fried rice which were delicious and the pad thai was also good, but not as the other two dishes. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was cosy. Definitely recommended!

Thank Meital N
Lake Forest, California
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

We are not big Thai experts, thus, the very good rating. We enjoyed everything we had and it was chosen by our host (a local) who frequents the restaurant. For me that is the best recommendation you can get. Service was excellent, food was fresh and yummy. We will now have to try some restaurants closer to home to be... More 

1 Thank Lucy M
Napa, California
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353 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Stopped here with my hubby after his business meeting because we were craving Thai food. This place is really good. We sat outside on the patio on a warm sunny day. The food was excellent. The restaurant has beautiful decor and lots of Orchids, which my hubby really loved.

Thank karansimoni
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

Very convenient to where we stayed, this was an experiment - and very successful it was. The patron was friendly and the wait staff helpful. The food was excellent and good value.

Thank SussexGreatTraveller
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Their lunch menu has several options. Reasonably priced. Great service...and very fast. The coconut soup was very good.

Thank MTB1014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-2206

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