Cuisine: Thai
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine and friendly service at Thai Orchid Restaurant on Riccarton Road, next to Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll feel right at home in this cosy restaurant. Combining 300-year-old recipes alongside contemporary dishes, the chefs at Thai Orchid pride themselves on creating fresh, delicious and moreish Thai food. Using traditional cooking methods and spices, you’ll love their lunch and dinner menu of coconut-milk curries, pad thai and stir-fried classics, as well as their house specials, such as New Zealand massaman lamb, deep-fried crispy fish fillets and sizzling tender beef.

Whether you enjoy eating premium meat and seafood, or are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, there are plenty of natural and delicious options to choose from. As everything is made fresh and onsite, you can also have the dish as spicy or as mild as you like, just let one of your waiters know which you’d prefer. Definitely not one to miss when on the hunt for tasty Thai food in Christchurch!

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Thai Orchid
21 Riccarton Road
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Lunch
Everyday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner
Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9:30pm
Fri - Sun: 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 343 0790
Website: www.thaiorchid.co.nz/

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Thai Orchid
Location: Riccarton
Cuisine: Thai
Mains: $15 - $30
Accepts:   Thai Orchid accepts American Express

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Excellent food and good service. The menus have a sperate photo picture if you ask them, so you can choose easier.

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Warm welcome by the owner, and a friendly note at our reserved table. Helpful recommendations for food and drink by the owner. Friendly staff and delicious food. Cosy atmosphere. Would recommend visiting and will definitely be returning!

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The food and staff were amazing. The owner/maitre d was lovely. She was very interested in where we were from and sharing stories with us, which was great. I couldn't fault the food or the service. Traditional Thai restaurant food, great price and great tasting.

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Victoria McVicar

Dinner with friends, which are vegetarians. We had starters of springs rolls, crumbed prawns and fish cakes delicious.
I had peanut satay chicken wonderful flavours, my husband had yellow curry was great. Friends had pad Thai with tofu. Great service with the manager explaining the menu to us. Would go again.

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Carrie Vaugh

Delicious food and amazing service - will def be back!

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James Mendoza

Overall we had a pretty good experience. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. We ordered four dishes to share between us and I really enjoyed the roast duck and salmon. However, they forgot some of our orders that we need to keep on reminding them. They were very busy and only 2 people were serving food to all customers dining.

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Ysrial Clunies-Ross

Excellent food here and nice environment, staff friendly and helpful

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Melanie Sherborne

First time diners at Thai Orchid. Entrees were amazing. Highly recomend the prawns with coconut coating and the wontons.
The Duck was enjoyed by hubby. I had cashew chicken. Very tasty. The pad thai dish has an odd flavour reminiscent of a char grill. So that wasnt enjoyed much.
Service was very pleasing
Seating was squashed and you feel like you are on top of other diners due to being so close.
Overall a pleasant experience
Will definitely go back.

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We enjoyed a wonderful dinner; generous & delicious meals, attentive service. Cat Stevens background music enhanced the experience. Many thanks!

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Excellent food, excellent service, our favorite dishes are Ped Thai Orchid and lemon salmon.
It is a very enjoyable experience. we will be back again:)

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The experience started with a really warm welcome. The service was exceptional, the food delicious. We will be back for sure!

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Food was amazing as always, highly recommend the Spicy Lemon Salmon! This is definitely the best Thai in Christchurch. The service is always amazing, no matter how busy they are :)

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Ruby Sadat

Fantastic experience. I am so greatful for First Table for offering us the opportunity to dine in at this amazing restaurant. My husband and I had an amazing time here, the food, the customer service and the overall experience of this place is unbeatable!

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Andrew Woodhouse

We had a wonderful dining experience at the Thai Orchid, I can see why this restaurant has been around for so long. The spices and flavors of the meals are Delicious. We had the Ped Thai Orchid which is crispy skin duck, Pad Kee Mao flat noodles and also the Wontons with spiced shrimp and chicken. All these dishes were cooked perfectly and seasoned beautifully. Would recommend to anyone who wants authentic Thai food to try the Thai Orchid.

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Great advice on menu choices - absolutely delicious!. Great service - couldn't fault anything.

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Alice Chu

Overall we had a pretty good experience. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. We ordered four dishes to share between us and I really enjoyed the Laab and the curry. However, they forgot the curry and when we told the women, she denied we had ordered four dishes and didn’t appear very friendly. When the curry finally did arrive, we had finished most of the other dishes. With the exception from this experience, we did receive a lovely service from the other people in the restaurant.

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Delicious thai food and generous sized portions a great place for family night out,the owner is a fantastic host. Will be back soon highly recommend.

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Lovely meal - would go again

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linda king

We enjoyed fine food and wine, great service too, but the highlight of the night was the maitre 'd. He was extremely funny and personable; knew the menu very well; and he ensured our dining experience was very memorable.

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Anne-Marie Grigg

This is the 4th time we’ve dined here, food always fabulous and lovely helpful staff

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Judy Dolman

Once again a lovely dinner. Tasty food & fast service

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Delicious food and friendly service

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great service,tasty food, good sized portions,loved the crispy duck

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Lovely food and lovely people. Friendly, made you feel relaxed and welcome. Using first table and we were over charged but when i rang, they were very apologetic and happy to refund the amount the following day. Very happy customers.

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John Galliers

The staff were very friendly with big smiles, they made you feel very welcomed.
The food was really good, great fresh flavours.

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As always food superb, staff great. Great atmosphere.

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This is our third time to visit Thai Orchid . They never let us down ! We loved salmon dish and sizzling beef dish , these are signature dishes . It was very busy night , but quick service and all stuff were soo friendly and lovely. They mad us feel so comfortable .
I definitely high recommend 12/10 , we can't wait to go back next time again . Thanks for lovely meal and your hospitality . Ritsy& Allen

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Lovely food with friendly helpful service.

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Ruby Sadat

I decided to celebrate my birthday at Thai Orchid last night and my husband and I had a fantastic experience dining in this restaurant, as regular customers we feel that,l the food is amazing, the customer service is outstanding like no other restaurant we have been to. Highly recommend this place.

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John O'Leary

Excellent food and service. I last came here a number of years ago and was disappointed, but it looks like new owners and chef have really turned things around.
Would recommend to all!

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Donna Burt

Lovely food. Friendly staff. Peaceful atmosphere. Recommend.

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Maggie Dickison

My partner and I dined In at Thai Orchid for the first time a few nights ago.
We were greeted when we walked in the door by a lovely, friendly and welcoming man who showed us to our table and the helpful service was continued throughout the night. We ordered two starters and two main dishes between us. The food was exquisite right from the start and pleased my partner and I beyond our expectations. A stand out dish was definitely the sizzling beef which was a perfect recommendation made from one of the staff for us.

I would 100% recommend dining at Thai Orchid if you want amazing, well priced food that will not disappoint.

We definitely will be returning many times in the future!!
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Hayley Earle

Great food and great atmosphere! The owner came out when we arrived and went through the menu with us and recommended the house specialty crispy duck, which we ordered and was delicious!

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Maimai Lacar-Ompad

The food was really yummy. Exceeded our expectations! However i think the restaurant space was quite small. And our table was too sunny.

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My 2 friends and I Ioved the tasty food! They give substantial servings. All the staff were very friendly and food were served in a short time. :)
Will definitely go back there!

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Robyn Van Laar

Food here is always great. Recommend the crispy duck.

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Tasty meal, fast service, friendly staff, very enjoyable.

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Service great, staff pleasant and very eager to make your dining experience enjoyable. Food excellent and presented well. Recommend

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Karen Breen

Great fresh food and service. We will be back.

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Chris Dunstan

Fabulous food, fabulous staff

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Sylwia Śmiarowska

very friendly staff, good food, nice atmosphere,

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Patrick Yeung

good

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Food was delicious - best thai I've had in Christchurch! Staff were friendly and very helpful - recommended a dish I had never tried before and it was very tasty. Will definitely be back :)

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Tingyu Shi

delicious food, friendly staff and a very nice place for family dinner.

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Lu Regan

We dined at Thai Orchid last night for the first time using first tabl to book. The food was fresh & delicious, and presentation was great. This restaurant have four traditional Thai Chefs so the food is fresh & authentic Thai. The service was impeccable. The host came a few times to the table to chat which I think adds a personal touch and the other staff were lovely. As the night went on they got busy busier, but the standard of service continued and staff always a smile on their faces. We will be going again.

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Taise Camargo

Very nice service, we had a great dinner at Thai orchid. The food is yummy.

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Yingni Yang

Staff are very nice, delicious food.

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Amanda Woodfield

Generous portions of very tasty food. Cosy surroundings. Will dine here again.

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Friendly and helpful staff, as well as amazing food! Couldn’t recommend enough!

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Ann Osullivan

Don’t be put off by the decor.
The food was great!

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