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Siam Orchid Organic Fine Dining
Siam Orchid Organic Fine Dining

Siam Orchid Organic Fine Dining Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.siamorchidpa.com
  • Phone: (650) 325-1994
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00OPM
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Alisa Chotibhongs
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cowper Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Siam Orchid Organic Fine Dining
Siam Orchid is an organic fine dining Thai restaurant serving community of Palo Alto. We offer modern Thai fusion with exceptional service to our customers. We provide dine-in, private parties, pickup, delivery, and catering. Our goal is to introduce to the Palo Alto community a cutting edge dining experience that similar to the current lifestyle of Thai people. All the selections on our menu are chosen from traditional, favorite, homemade Thai dishes. We served local, organic, and Thai beer also full menu of fine wine to choose from.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "We mostly liked the food but the service was challenged. The food is OK and portions are ok. There was one dish that tasted like oil (a fried appetizer). That sometimes happens if they don't take care of their fryers properly. My dish was tasty but way too much salt. My wife's curry was the best thing and was really good. The service was challenged because there was a single server for about 20 tables. He was nice but running around like a mad man. We might go back simply because everything is organic."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service was OUTSTANDING! It's a small place, but nicely put together. My friend ordered a margarita and the waitress (which I should have asked her name, she was AMAZING) immediately explained that it was not a traditional margarita. When she brought the drink she said that if we didn't like it she would take it back and bring something else. I didn't order any drinks, but she still brought me a free glass of wine. She was constantly making sure we were okay with everything and if we needed anything else. I LOVED IT!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Their salads are delicious. They take many stand-by salads and simply make them better with additional ingredients or a new twist. The ingredients are high quality and we appreciate their focus on using organic where they can. If you are looking for typical gloppy Thai food, you won't find it here. Everything we have ordered tastes very fresh. Hence, it might take a little longer to get your food, but we don't mind. It is a small restaurant, so plan accordingly."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Some sort of problem left the restaurant without operable bathrooms and water all over the dining room floor. One server, and the service took forever. Soup was good but the rest of the food wasn't memorable. Beef dishes were tough. Salmon had been frozen. A big pass."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "When my wife and I eat out, one of us usually has to compromise. She enjoys complex dishes, is happy to go to Mexican and Asian restaurants, and seeks out organic foods. I am a far from adventurous diner, but very much enjoy good basic dishes. Siam Orchid came through for both of us with flying colors. The chicken wing appetizer and kobe steak special (at a great price) left me saying it was the best (of many) dinners I have had in downtown Palo Alto in a long time. The spring roll and other Thai dishes my wife had left her equally happy. Size does matter, but in the case of Siam Orchard it is its small size that makes possible the special focus on quality ingredients and masterly preparation. Truly excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was great for what we ordered and customer service was great too. We were there early so wasn't too busy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went their for dinner Saturday night. The place was almost full. The table we were given was next to the door and someone bumped the door into my chair twice during the course of the dinner. Not a very good table placement. We ordered their Bangkok Roti. Which was ok but the curry dipping sauce had a burnt taste to it. The second appetizer was Corn fritters with cucumber salad. It had a good texture but they should include some kind of dipping sauce with it. Without which it was too sweet. For our main course we had a Pad Thai and Veggie Delight. The Pad Thai was average to poor in execution. The Veggie Delight was good. Had a good taste and texture. All in all not an experience worth going back for."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Although the food was very tasty and the menu had a good variety, I thought it was expensive for the amount of food."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great food and service! Best Thai food in the Bay Area IMO. Only thing negative is space-much smaller than expected ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've eaten twice at Siam Orchid and each time found the dishes extremely good. But the location is only so-so, and the restaurant is small, which makes you aware of the not-so-great outside view from most tables. The decor does try hard to make the ambiance upscale but the result is more of a nice neighborhood joint than a high class restaurant. If you're purely into tasty dishes and don't care about prices, by all means, go. If you want to impress a date, this will not do. For us, the total package - food and ambiance - don't quite justify the prices. "
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We ordered steamed brown rice, which was mushy and we also ordered pineapple fried rice made with brown rice, which was also mushy. We ordered chicken pad tai, and the noodles were over-cooked and the dish was not very flavorful. We also ordered an asparagus and shrimp dish called Nor Mai Fa-rung Pad Gung. It did have a good flavor and was presented beautifully, but there was not much asparagus and what was there was mostly woody stems. The Phanaeng Gai Curry (chicken curry) was good, and the cocktail I ordered was excellent. We will not return there."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was ok. We were hoping for more of an authentic Thai's food, but it was more of Thais fusion. We gave a four rating due to the service and ambience which were excellent!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "the food was terrific, really flavorful and different from many other Thai restaurants. great service as well, will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This was our second trip to Siam Orchid and we will be back. Each dish is just enough different from standard Thai food to be an extra delight. The green curry checken and the yellow curry soup were highlights, but there was not a bad bite. Service was a little disappointing, though; an unordered pad thai dish was brought and a different dish skipped so we had to have that dish after everything else was finished. Fantastic flavors made the whole experience outstanding, though."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food here was so good. It was all organic, so we will be coming back."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very delayed service, wrong items served, no apologies, no removal of the items from our bill. Not going back there if we can help it."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Love that this restaurant serves organic, environmentally sustainable ingredients. Food was good. Great quality. Would definitely go again!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had their steak special... tri-tip steak is tender and right temp. seafood soup was not what I expected, tho it tastes ok; it's too thick like a sauce."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "We dined outside on a pleasant Palo Alto evening--and the service staff didn't even forget we were there. Food was innovative and well prepared. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Certainly not "fine" dining. The restaurant seemed to have a terrible nat problem. The food took a very long time, and was very mediocre."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Food was good. One appetizer (kari puffs) was over-fried. But miang kham (five flavor wraps) and som tom (green papaya salad) were solid. For entrees, we had massaman kai (lamb) and phaenang gai (chicken) w/ jasmine rice. Both were very good, but the lamb was probably the best massaman I've had. Cocktails were awesome - great balanced flavors. Service was meh. We were seated quickly, but it took nearly 10 minutes for someone to take our drink order. It then took another 10ish minutes for the drinks to come and quite a while for appetizers to arrive. Never were asked to replenish drinks, which were empty before entrees arrived.. I give them a 4 for food, 3 for service. I don't come to Palo Alto often for dinner, but I would come back."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "it was our third time at this restaurant and we will not come back. the portions are getting smaller and smaller, the quality is questionable. it was completely empty (just two of us), so i guess everybody figured out what we know now."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "kind of pricy, didn't get the Mrs order right then had to wait 30 minutes for them to fix it. there were gnats flying around. I loved the food I got but the Mrs didn't really care for what she had ordered"
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "This is one of our go-to restaurants: Date night, with the kids and for lunch. Sure, it's a bit pricier than a regular thai restaurant, but the quality of the ingredients makes it worth it. The presentation of the food also stands out, and we like the very friendly service. We have dined here too many times to count and it is consistently very, very good."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "The food was delicious, but the portion sizes were a little bit small. The curries had good flavors in the sauces,but were a bit light ontheamountof duck or chicken, Pad Thai noodles were slightly over done, but had yummy ingredients. Chicken satay skewers had very thin slices of chicken and lamb. Service was okay. The wait staff was pleasant and filled water glasses, but wereinconsistent about clearing dishes, plates, and glassware."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "We'd wanted to go here for quite some time. The food is pretty good, but too pricey. Most appetizers are deep fried. We tried one that wasn't & it was very over priced. The spinach cups w/shrimp had very little content. Surprisingly little! $15, the price of an entree many places...there may have been <$2 worth of food--not even slightly filling. We chose it as it was one of the few apps that wasn't deep fried. The service is polite, but slow. I can't recall many words exchanged w/the server. At the end a gentleman who may be the owner asked how the meal was--that was the most interaction. The restaurant is tiny. It was hard to find a seat where the sun wasn't shining in our eyes and we were on top of other diners."
    Dined on 5/29/2013
  • "Four of us friends met for dinner and were delighted with Siam Orchid Organic Dining. Order anything with their tangy green curry sauce - it was our table's favorite. Of special note is the crispy chicken on taro nest - again, creative sauce and presentation made this my personal favorite. The space is small and each table for 2 or 4 is intimate and quiet enough to have a real conversation without yelling. Service started out a bit slow but was overall very good and the staff is friendly and eager to please."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "The waiter seemed a bit overwhelmed. Maybe they were understaffed that night."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "Nice little neighborhood gem. Small, like a restaurant in Europe. Good food."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "The Kobe Beef steak special was delicious! Marinated then simply prepared with carrots/beans and a small mound of very good mashed potatoes. Nice serving size, well prepared. Others seemed to be enjoying the ribs. Will go again."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "Siam Orchid is a quaint restaurant in Palo Alto with only a dozen or so tables. The wait staff was friendly but slow to take our order. Once we ordered our food, it took even longer for our food to arrive. We ordered the Kari Puff appetizer which was overly deep fried won ton with almost no other flavor (not recommended). Fortunately, our meals were much tastier. I had the Kari Gai and my husband had the organic beef special. I recommend the coconut rice. We waited 15-20 minutes after asking for the check and finally had to go up to the cashier to pay. It took 3 tries for them to apply our $40 groupon."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Coconut soup was excellent, maybe a bit too salty, but I like salty, some other may not.Green papaya salad was a miss, would not order it again. Eggplant salad was very good, and the best part- kobe beef was amazing quality, great portion size and more then fair price.  Service was very slow, we were not in a hury, but still... Recommend."
    Dined on 4/21/2013
  • "Tiger Prawns delicious. Also, Kobe beef special. Large menu so can try lots of new dishes next time."
    Dined on 4/18/2013
  • "surprise upcharges + really salty food + general high price. Sorry, but there are so many restaurants in this area that I won't be back here to get Thai food."
    Dined on 4/14/2013
  • "We took our son his for his 14th birthday (along w/ our 11 yr old and 6 yr old) and were surprised what a find it was! Great food and service and so happy it was organic!! Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2013
  • "Kobe beef special was outstanding, cooked to perfection. Pork chops with fried onion rings has delicious sweet-sour sauce. Excellent spring rolls, too."
    Dined on 4/3/2013
  • "Every dish is very salty and full of MSG. I thought this restaurant is expensive because it is healthy (with Organic in the name). Guess I was wrong."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "The food, service, and ambiance is exceptional! Will come back again and again!"
    Dined on 3/28/2013
  • "This is an organic Thai food restaurant. It is very small with 8 x 2-4 person tables inside, and 2-3 more 2-seaters outside, and has only 1 waiter on staff. The food was hit and miss, with the hits the appetizers and soups, and the misses the salads and entrees. The appetizers and soups for the $8+ price were about equal to the $19+ dollar entrees, and they were far more enjoyable. I enjoyed their tomato-curry soup, and would order it for lunch and sit outside. A large soup is approx 2 cups, and is a perfect meal for one person. I will not order the entrees again, because the chicken thighs in yellow curry were served with 2 bone in, skin on thighs for $19, and were unappetizing! Watch the rice...they charge $3 per person if you order it!"
    Dined on 3/21/2013
  • "Loved this restaurant for Thai Food - It is a *****star place I have added to my list to return to."
    Dined on 3/21/2013