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All of the Thai dishes are prepared from scratch and only with the freshest ingredients. Specialties include the appetizer mee krob — crisp rice noodles topped with sautéed shrimp, chicken and water chestnuts and eaten “burrito style,” rolled up in fresh lettuce leaf. Vongsa’s pad thai, one of the most famous Thai noodle dishes, has garnered a loyal following. Some entrées include kang dang, an exotic blend of Thai red curry in coconut cream sauce, with bamboo shoots, green peas, chili and sweet basil. Pla lard prik kaeng is another popular dish with fried whole fish and topped with red curry sauce and mint. Chef Vongsa can adjust the hotness of any dish from a sparkle to full fire.
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Strawberry Hill Shpg Ctr
Providence Park
Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Thai Restaurants
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Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Family Style, American, Thai, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pan Asian

Price Range : Average

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I've been eating here for years, so some of the negative reviews really surprise. I have always found the staff at Thai Orchid to be more than gracious and attentive. They are always happy to greet you with a smile. As far as the food goes, I believe most of the dishes to be at least average or above. I definitely favor some dishes over others, but I can say that about most restaurants. I have a rotation of 4 Thai restaurants I go to depending on what I’m in the mood to eat, as some do certain dishes better than others. The dishes I order at Thai Orchid are definitely above average. I have eaten at most of the Thai restaurants in Charlotte, and I eat a lot of Thai food when I travel, so I think I have a pretty good understanding of the cuisine. I would not hesitate to recommend Thai Orchid. You can absolutely get a tasty Thai meal in a friendly neighborhood-like atmosphere.


One of my favs!

I'm a little shocked at some of the negative reviews I’m reading. I live very close to Thai Orchid and frequent the restaurant. The owners are always there smiling when you walk in and I have never encountered rude servers. The overall "vibe" in the restaurant has always been good. One time it felt a little warm in the back room and I mentioned it and the owner promptly turned down the air. He then came by two more times to check on us. The food is exceptional as well. I eat at Thai restaurants all over the city and when I travel and they, without a doubt, have some of the best Thai dishes I have ever had. They are consistent and have been for the 2 years I have been going. If you are looking for good Thai, ignore the bad reviews and check them out for yourself. I highly doubt you'll be let down.

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Restaurant is insulting to an entire culture!

If you ate nothing but processed food your whole life then maybe you think few vegetables put together can be called delicious. Here's my challenge to all of you who had anything remotely nice thing to say about this place. Instead of wasting your money at this restaurant, save some cash and travel outside mecklenburg county and even perhaps out of the country. Then, maybe you'll understand what words like delicious, tasty, savoring actually mean. Thai are gracious hosts and have an indulging cuisine. Both things are absent from here. The owner of this place is laughing to the bank making fools of everyday patrons who have no idea what delicious means. If you frequent this place, take a long hard look in the mirror because it's people like you who settle for anything that as a nation we are in money mess. If you pay for something then atleast expect some quality in return!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not Thai-riffic, But Terrific Enough

Decent food. Pad Thai a trifle dry. Best Thom Kai Gai I have ever tasted. Great and friendly service.



I lived in California before coming to Charlotte. I was desperate to find a Thai Restaurant that equalled the ones is California. I have to say that upon finding this restaurant and meeting Nudi (one of the owner) I have been pleased with it's menu and its staff. She greets me by name everytime I come to eat there which isn't often since I live in Gastonia. The Quality is unmatched and there isn't a long wait for food even when it is busy. I recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic Thai experience!



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The Best Thai Food

I ate at the Thai Orchid last night, it was as good as it was years ago when they opened, I actually followed them from Central Avenue.
I've eaten Thai from New York to Miami to LA to San Francisco and it is by far my favorite restaurant.
When I read the negative review on this site my first thought was ""they must own a Thai restaurant and are competing for business, or they know nothing about Thai food, because this is not true""
The food was perfect and the servers are always so gracious. I love this place and the people.



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Totally worth it!

I find it interesting that a previous reviewer fusses that Thai Orchid is not authentic but then goes on to fuss because they aren't adventurous. Ummm, which is it??? I've tried many Thai restaurants in town and Thai Orchid is consistently the best, specifically concerning the taste and quality of the dishes. The setting is also very pleasant, and I love the staff. I think some people may be confused about what constitutes rudeness vs. a lack of traditional Southern perkiness that they come to expect in many of the wait staffs in Charlotte. The staff here is great, and they are very funny and conversational if you engage them like normal human beings instead of treating them like servants.

BTW, the Red Coconut curry is excellent.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Thai Food

We went here on a Saturday night, and it was not crowded at all. Got seated right away, and had ample time to order. The selection was good and a lot of items can be made vegetarian as well. The chicken was tender and coconut curry was amazing. Service was prompt, and food was fast and hot. I do reccomend this little gem in south Charlotte.



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pretty sad...

Not even close to authentic.To know the pride the people in Thailand take in their food and how directly related to quality of life it is, I can honestly say they should be ashamed. Very unadventurous, but I suppose the people who continue to eat there are to blame for that as well, for god sakes order something other than Pad Thai. Oh, and just because it comes out in a flamming dish doesnt mean its authentic.



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Avoid this restaurant altogether

The most rude staff I have ever encountered!! My main entree was the Curry Duck and the hair was still attached to the skin. I was appauled and went to ask if I could speak to the manager....when I told her the problem she looked confused! I asked if she could take the Curry Duck off the bill. After I went to my table she arrived and told me that I ordered it so, I need to pay for it and slammed the bill down and walked away abruptly. After this incident I paid the bill and left everything as is and vowed never to go back.

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4223 Providence RdCharlotteNC 28211

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