Thai Orchid

Thai Orchid, Edinburgh 5A Johnston Terrace - Edinburgh

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• Thai
• Sit down

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89
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Based on 1875 ratings and reviews
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TA

Trip
Last update on 01/06/2021
4,5
1153 Reviews
Google
Google
Last update on 29/11/2023
4,2
424 Reviews
Foursquare
Foursquare
Last update on 15/11/2019
7,3
54 Reviews
Facebook
Facebook
Last update on 18/09/2020
4,7
73 Reviews
Happycow
Happycow
Last update on 20/01/2023
4,0
2 Reviews
Zomato
Zomato
Last update on 20/01/2023
3,9
34 Reviews

RG

Restaurant guru
Last update on 25/06/2022
4,4
1 Reviews

T

Trip.com
Last update on 25/06/2022
3,0
5 Reviews
Yelp
Yelp
Last update on 15/11/2019
4,0
69 Reviews

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Maria João Matos
+4
Great food, great staff. The place is very cozy and we choose it due to the fact that it was near to our home and we wanted to have some Asian food. It is amazing and the price we pay (given the price that we pay for meals in Edinburgh) is very fair. Plenty of food and some nice mint chocolate at the end with the bill. We really enjoyed it.
May 01, 2019
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Shreya
+4
Great Thai in Edinburgh

We arrived in Edinburgh and wanted something light after a long train ride from London. This place was close to our hotel so we stopped in. Service was excellent as was the food. We each had the tom kha gai (American bastardization of actual name) which was flavorful and the chicken was so tender and delicious. We shared the panang curry as we were no longer very hungry - it would have been the perfect portion for one. We added a jasmine rice which was perfectly cooked. Wine was good and all prices were reasonable. They don’t add the service charge like in London so you have to remember to tip. Lucked into a great find with this one.
Mar 14, 2019
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Dheeraj M. Tolanii
+4.5
Amazing Thai Food. Very good service. Although the place can be a little crowded and can make you feel quite cramped up but the food just made it up to it. The Thai Red and Green curry especially have made it worth while. Absolutely fantastic.
Jun 28, 2017
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Rhuddhesh
+5
This place is tucked away right in the heart of theold town (tourist district) behind the castle but a step away from the hustle bustle. The place is run by a group of ladies (one family I think) including the bar, servicex and kitchen. This place serves only Thai food and the food is mouthwatering abd top notch quality. The portion size is adequate, service is quick and the staff is very friendly and helpful. My advice, try Gaeng Pa Pak, Seua Rong Hai Tiger Cry and Prawns Preiw Wan from food menu. You can wash it down with Thai Cold tea or Singha (Thai beer)
Jun 25, 2017
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Vanessa Abbey
+4.5
Really delicious and accommodating in terms of allergies, spice preferences and tastes :) plus lovely, friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere!
Apr 21, 2017
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Humandustbin
+4.5
On the quest for the best Thai in Edinburgh, we continued with a trip to thai orchid. The menu looked a lot more varied than others, and it's in a great spot just behind the castle. I opted for the prawns wrapped in an egg parcel, which was light and full of flavour. It came with a delicious sweet chilli dip. Then I had the monkfish red curry. The curry itself was delicious and not too hot. As there was 4 of us, we got rice to share and the portion we got was more than enough, I managed seconds to soak up more of that tasty sauce! One thing to note-they mark the heat of dishes on the menu...trust the chilli gauge! My boyfriend didn't and ended up regretting his choices as it all got a bit much for him...bless.
Jul 25, 2016
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Alice Cruickshank
+4
I love thai food. Can't get enough. So any chance to try a new one I am more than keen.

I love that this is a proper family-run, Thai. The food is wonderfully authentic and the staff are lovely.

I started with chicken satay, one of my favourite dishes. This was MUCH better than your typical Chinese take-away- the chicken was deliciously chargrilled and the sauce was wonderfully fresh.

I went for a panang, which was AMAZING. Usually I can't stand fruit in a savoury dish, but the peaches in the curry were delightful.

This is quite a small place so if you are planning to go at the weekend book ahead. This is definitely worth a visit if you're near the royal mile.
Sep 26, 2015
Zomato
Ema McLeary
+5
I found this restaurant through Zomato & so glad that I did! I booked a table for 5pm for 3 and was running late so I let them know, both times they were really friendly!

The outside of the restaurant was really lovely and inside is even better. The restaurant was decorated with traditional Thai pieces. We ordered drinks, I got a Thai iced tea which was lovely. The starter we got was yummy and was very well presented! The dips for the starter food were really delicious too!

For my main I got a green Thai curry and sticky rice. It was fantastic! The portion size was spot on & was beautiful. The sticky rice was very good. I was getting full but kept eating because it tasted amazing!

I would highly recommend this restaurant! The waiters were really lovely and attentive throughout. The food was devine!

In total the bill came to £69 which was okay between 3 people with the amount of food we got & how it tasted! I will definitely be returning soon!!
Mar 30, 2015
Zomato
Ty
+4.5
Food is excellent. Everything is excellent except for the attitude of the staff. Not so welcome.
Sep 09, 2011
Zomato
Edintigertony
+4.5
Excellent Value with Tasty food. A restaurant with a very switched on owner with a great customer attitude.

I started with TODD MUN KAO PODE, deep fried sweet corn cakes. Normally served with a sweet and sour peanut dip, which they amended to a chilli dip for me. They were lovely and light and not at all greasy.
My friend Fraser had the PEEK GAI TODD, Spicy Thai style chicken wings which he enjoyed.
For mains, I had KOW PAD KIEW WAN GAI, fried rice with chicken, vegetables and green curry. This was spicy without being too hot. Fraser went for MOO PAD KING, pork stir fried with ginger and mixed vegetables. Apart from the onions that he doesn't like unless well done, it was wolfed down.
For afters, we had a pot of Green Tea. We could have had coffee or Ice Cream.

The portion sizes were lovely for lunch. I also appreciated that they peeled the cucumber that came with the main course. I wish more restaurants would take the trouble.

I thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and look forward to going back one evening and try the full menu.
The bill for the 2 of us was £15.90 as we had no extra drinks.
The restaurant is on twitter (@ThaiOrchid_) and on Facebook. After viewing their menu online, I used twitter to discuss alternatives as I have a mild peanut allergy. They responded very quickly, which resulted in me booking a table. I am glad I did
Sep 02, 2011
5
Laurie Bilovesky
+5
Excellent service and delicious food. Best Thai I've had in a while. I had Pad Thai and my hubby had curry. Mixed appetizers for starter and lemon Thai iced tea to drink.
4
Manoj Biswal
+4
We came in here on a cold rainy day longing for some soup. The restaurant is located close to the Edinburgh Castle and the service was good. We had the Tom Yum Soup, Chicken Satay and Penang Chicken. The food came out great.
4
Ali Cho
+4
Food tasted bit sweet. Still fresh and legit Thai food served by friendly staffs.
4
Amy Lotsberg
+4
While this place is crowded and hot, (in July anyway) we had a nice meal. Pricy for the portion sizes, we thought. But it was really good.
4
Mayank Gupta
+4
Although the tables and elements of the decor aren't the most stylish, don't be fooled. There is a great ambience; paired with exotic and authentic, yet tasty dishes. The staff are helpful. Would recommend the vegetable tempura starter. If you are around, would definitely recommend.
5
Rhuddhesh Kirtikar
+5
This place is tucked away right in the heart of theold town (tourist district) behind the castle but a step away from the hustle bustle. The place is run by a group of ladies (one family I think) including the bar, servicex and kitchen. This place serves only Thai food and the food is mouthwatering abd top notch quality. The portion size is adequate, service is quick and the staff is very friendly and helpful. My advice, try Gaeng Pa Pak, Seua Rong Hai Tiger Cry and Prawns Preiw Wan from food menu. You can wash it down with Thai Cold tea or Singha (Thai beer)
5
Chanwut Nopsanti
+5
Excellent thai restaurant. tasty and spicy and they should be. "be careful thai food is spicy"
4
Pin Songkasie
+4
Yummy food and very good service Especially sticky rice with sweet mango 🥭
4
Jiaxin Ke
+4
Great Thai food, especially the dessert.
5
Zhi Dong Jin
+5
Delicious authentic thai. Maybe the whiskey's helped but definitely worth having a meal here after the scotch / whiskey tasting tour

Timetable

Monday:
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday:
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday:
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday:
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday:
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday:
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday:
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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