gotten there right on time because there was a line of people waiting the entire time we were at the restaurant.
The thing that impressed me most about Orchid was that it is a clean, simple, Thai restaurant. It is no frills, no gaudy decor, but just a clean simple environment with friendly staff to help you make difficult decisions. I say difficult, because the menu is extensive, and it all looks good. Did I mention that it is very inexpensive as well? Lunch options start at $6.50, for a generous portion of whatever you order.
As for the food, I really enjoyed this Thai experience. The main reason for this is because everything was clean. I know I mentioned the cleanliness of the store already, but it is not just the store that was clean. The food was clean as well. You may be asking, "What do you mean by clean"? I am glad you asked. At times, especially in "Asian influenced" dinning you will find that the chef has been heavy handed on salt, seasoning, and other extras that leave the incredible flavors of simple ingredients masked or covered up. You may also find that many dishes are overly oily leaving a greasy feeling pallet, that again takes away from the flavors of the food. At Orchid you will not find any of this. The kitchen is clean (I looked inside). The bathroom is clean. The dinning area is clean, and yes, the food is clean. It even looks clean in the pictures!
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Orchid does not have a website, but here is a place that you can check out their menu.