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“Excellent authentic Thai/ great lunch deal”
Review of Thai Orchid

Thai Orchid
Ranked #357 of 2,686 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 60
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: The Thai Orchid is a family run Thai restaurant located on Johnston Terrace just off the the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Established in 1996, the Thai Orchid is one of Edinburgh's first Thai Restaurants.M.S.G is never used in any of our dishes and we source spices from Thailand for an authentic taste with all our meat and fish coming from local, Edinburgh companies.** PLEASE NOTE: To Book please phone the restaurant as we do not take bookings via email. **
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had their lunch special which includes 3 courses for $9.95 British pounds. The chicken meatball skewer and their Pad Thai with shrimp (asked for it extra spicy) were fantastic. Better than any Thai I've had; would've loved to go back and try some dinner items.

Tip: it's located just off the Royal Mile, adjacent to Edinburgh castle so recommend eating here AFTER touring the castle and seeing the 1 pm gun firing/salute. They don't open til noon so it would be tight eating before and making it into the castle for the 1pm show.

Thank choxke
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PoLRweb, Public Relations Manager at Thai Orchid, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for your review and recommendation.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Was expecting something better. Starter of battered veg was slightly greasy. Pad Thai a bit bland, and monkfish curry over cooked. Not a memorable experience.

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PoLRweb, Public Relations Manager at Thai Orchid, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Sorry you felt it was average, we try hard to excel and give our diners a lovely meal.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

the food is very good and the ladies serving very pleasant. If you want to eat on a Saturday night book ahead as it get very busy. it isn't not cheap .

Thank Corinne B
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PoLRweb, Public Relations Manager at Thai Orchid, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for your review and the recommendation to book ahead, we definitely agree it's better to book.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Turned up late Sunday evening. Ordered a red and green curry. Got to be the nicest Thai curry we have ever eaten. Will definitely come back if we come back to Edinburgh. 5*

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PoLRweb, Public Relations Manager at Thai Orchid, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Wow, that's a fantastic review. Thank you.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for our last night in Edinburgh and I am glad we did! The food was flavoursome and beautifully presented, we had the mixed starter (would recommend!) and then shared a red curry, egg fried rice and chicken Pad Thai for the main. When the starter came out our waitress explained which of the sauces went went with which part of the starter, and was incredibly attentive throughout the meal. The service here was fantastic and the staff were smiley and welcoming, cannot recommend this restaurant enough!

1  Thank chappers1104
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PoLRweb, Public Relations Manager at Thai Orchid, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

What a brilliant review, thank you very much. Nice to hear the waiting staff were so helpful.

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