2401 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN | Directions 5511345.012977 -93.178641
Experience at Royal Orchid – We have gone to this restaurant couple of time since we like Thai Food, but every time we went to this place we had to wait for the waiter to show up and then Water to show up and then food to show up. The service is exteremly poor. I would not recommand any one this place, food is so so.
Good food but poor serivce – This was not the first time I experienced their poor service. They give the priority to takeout orders. Therefore people like us had to sit at the table waiting over half an hour to get our food. This last time, we didn't get the appetizer until half an hour later after we had asked about it two times. And what we finally got was not even the one we ordered. I would recommend takeout if you want to taste their food without having an unhappy dining experience.
Well Indeed. – I have a lot to say, but will keep it short.
One bite of the food here, and you are in high heaven. Everything is fresh and not sugarly sweet like other Thai place that I have eaten.
Just love it. Will be back again and again.
Superb Indeed – This is the only place outside of Thailand that I can find exactly the same food I have in Thailand.
I know that this restaurant have reputation about being authentic. The food also taste very good and well prepare with Little or no MSG. I have Pahd Thai at other place and it give mea a headache.
I have no such reaction here.
Keep up the good work.
Real Thai Food, Real Thai People – I have been to nearly every Thai restaurant in the area and there is none better in terms of authenticity and flavor. Several years ago, I even went with Pat to Thailand, and he showed my wife and I the restaurants that inspire his cooking. (He might take you, too, if your interested.) I'm telling you, Royal Orchid isn't just close, it is the real thing!
Other Thai restaurants don't even seem to understand what a fresh Thai chili pepper is. Jalapenos? Dried red pepper? The taste is not the same. Royal Orchid mixes highly savory sauces that are light, not syrupy, and the flavors jump out. The peanut sauce starts with peanuts - not peanut butter as some other restaurants.
If you don't like Royal Orchid, you don't like real Thai food.
There is none better – We have tried many Thai places ( claimed to be authentic ), but none can keep up with this establishment. We have Curry Noodles and Pineapple Curry which no other Thai place have, and both are out of this world.
Pahd Thai is heavenly tasty. I can't think of the best word to say.
Just love them all.
I am impressed. – From California to New York, I roamed. I discovered many Thai restaurants with the
best food that is truly authentic. Let me at this one to my list. I have been in the cities for
a few days, and I have visited a few others, but none was up to my expectation.
Too bad that I do not live here or I would eat at Royal Orchid everyday.
Best PahdThai and Best of everything – I have Pahd Thai here every week. I don't eat Pahd Thai anyway else. Do you know why, I try everywhere else, they all loaded with MSG and made differently, some even look dark like soy sauce, some with ketsup. Furthermore, I notice that my mouth get so dry after eating at other Thai restaurants.
I am no expert, but by comparison. Royal Orchid is the best. You have to try it to know.
Good and Searing – I tried many attempts at Thai places to get extremely hot Thai food, and always got food that was "toned down" because they were sure I couldn't handle it. I finally challenged the Chef here and said there was no way he could make it as hot as I got it in Thailand. Although skeptical, he accepted my challenge. My temperature rose the second the food hit my tongue. By the time I finished, there were tears in my eyes and I was sweating profusely. It was absolutely wonderful.
When I say hot, I want hot, not what someone else thinks I can handle!!!
Great Thai food! – We are loyal fans of the Royal Orchid -- consistently stellar food and service! The friendliness of the owners and servers lends to the charm of the restaurant. I tell all my friends about it!
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