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Main Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA
11:00 - 22:00
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I had never come across or heard about this until my friend took me here on my last trip to south lake tahoe. The most i loved was the fried rice and the starters that he ordered. The staff was nice and friendly

Thank SVC17
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I make sure and visit this restaurant every time I am in the area. I have been going here for years. It's incredible always. The spicy eggplant is the best thing on he menu.

Thank Alex G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

I didn't have the best experience at the Orchid. I ordered the veggie egg rolls and the pumpkin curry with crispy tofu. The egg rolls were mushy inside. I am curious if they make them or if these are from some place like Costco. They were tasteless! The pumpkin curry was to hot to eat, this may have been my... More 

Thank Michelle A
Granite bay, CA
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

The place was a 5 mile drive from our hotel, bypassing dozens of other good restaurants, but it was worth the trip. The place looked nice inside, but we did take-out because we had our dog with us on our vacation. We zapped the food in our hotel room's microwave and it was delicious. I ordered the Pad thai and... More 

Thank JandEGranitebay_CA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

Three of us ate there, all of us have visited Thailand. Loved the homestyle vibes. Mark of an awesome Thai restaurant for me is do they have papaya salad and is it awesome. We asked them to make it thai spicy and they went for it. Great green curry also.

Thank Rick B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

We wanted some good thai food after skiing for a late dinner. The folks at Orchid accommodated us about 20 minutes before closing. Service was fantastic as was the food. Would definitely come back!

Thank Pete P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

Great curry, love the food always fresh. If I was able to eat there more often I would. When you go there I suggested you at least eat in once but if your on the run or staying at a hotel always easy to order out.

Thank Mommaof3_08_10_14
Folsom, California
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

We love Thai food and wanted to give it a try. They have lots of awards on the wall as best Thai restaurant in South Lake Tahoe from 2007-2011. Nothing since? hmmm should have been a sign. Service was very spotty not sure who was our waiter or waitress as 4 different people came to our table. Brought out our... More 

1 Thank djwells
South Lake Tahoe, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Tried this place again after a year in which I swore I would never come back. Mild improvement but will not go back again. The fried rice served was a grey blob without meat or even any eggs or scallions for color. The Pud Thai tasted like they used canned sauce. However, the stir fry basil and chicken was good.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

It has been a few years since I ate at the Orchid in South Lake Tahoe and I was not disappointed this visit. I liked it both times. I had the spicy bamboo shoots, husband had a garlic pork and broccoli dish and friends had the sweet and sour chicken. We all liked our food. It was tasty and there... More 

Thank Jackie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe

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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?