Thai Orchid, next to the Itaewon Hotel, is the one of the finest Thai restaurants in the city. All the cooks and the waiting staff are from Thailand, ... More
Thai Orchid, next to the Itaewon Hotel, is the one of the finest Thai restaurants in the city. All the cooks and the waiting staff are from Thailand, which gives you the feeling that you actually are in Thailand. Thai Orchid is famous for serving not only the best but also the most Thai food. If you go with a few friends, order different dishes and share them all.
Thai Orchid is by far the best and most authentic Thai restaurant I have been to in Seoul. The atmostphere is lovely and the service is tops. The food tastes very authentic and there is a good variety to choose from including meal sets.
I highly recommend this restaurant!
I'm Thai living in Korea. I have been looking for fine 'real thai food'. and hearda lot about 'thai orchid'. well, will try this out soon and let u know if food here makes u feel like being in thailand ^^
I grew up in Northern California where Thai restaurants are quite common. I've long considered Thai food to be the best food on the planet, and if I had to eat one cuisine for the rest of my life it would be Thai. I've also visited Thailand twice this year, sampling many restaurants and dishes.
Thai Orchid is just okay. I do go there often, but it's more because a lack of other alternatives for acceptable Thai food (Khaosan in Hongdae is the poorest excuse for Thai cuisine ever). Their "pad thai" never seems fresh and lacks in the quantity of vegetables. You can order it with just tofu for ~$8 (never seen that in Thailand), but if you get it with shrimp it will cost ~$12--and you'll only get 4 shrimp. That's pathetic. Their "Tom Kha Guy" soup is nice, but I prefer it without the chicken (Tom Kha Hetch) so as to get more mushrooms. Their mango and sticky rice desert also tastes like they've used canned mango as well. However, their curries are quite good.
The service is attentive and mostly Thai. The ambience is lacking in comparison to American Thai restaurants, but a huge improvement over Thailand restaurants. The prices are a bit high for Thai food, but heck, I'm used to paying $2 per plate in Thailand (and that's the "high" tourist price).
I can recommend it if you want to eat Thai food, but if this is "the best" Thai food you've ever had--then you've not experienced how good Thai food can really be.
It was such a nice change to find someting so authentic in the "fushion" food mess that you find in other so called Western or Foreign restaurants. It's definatley worth the price, and make sure you take advantage of any lunch or dinner specials. You won't be disappointed!
This is the best Thai food, I ever had in Korea. Quite authentic. Not 5 star for review because place looks to be little bit congested. However service is nice and price is not so expensive (compared to Korean standard of living). However, overall I will strongly recommend to have Thai food in Thai Orchid.
I am currently living in Korea and was also here 8 years ago. I discovered Thai Orchid then. It is as good now as I ever remembered it. The food is terrific and the Staff is highly attentive. I can't come to Seoul without eating there. I am addicited!
We go here often for hosting or just a bit of good food when the wife and I are in the Itaewon district in Seoul. The food is fresh and hot, the service attentive and the ambiance is relaxing. Prices are high, but on par with other foreign restaurants we have been to in Seoul. Thai restaurants in Seoul do not have a large Thai community to support them, so they tend to be a bit more pricy and upscale than Americans may expect.
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