White Orchids Thai Cuisine
White Orchids Thai Cuisine

White Orchids Thai Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.whiteorchidsthaicuisine.com/
  • Phone: 6108417499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 378 and 309
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Easy access to parking in the front or on the side of the restaurant!
A word from White Orchids Thai Cuisine
White Orchids Thai Cuisine is a rare combination of cosmopolitan taste and presentation set in a family-style environment. Become part of our extended family, as we bring the best tastes of Thailand from the Virojanapa family to yours.



We are proud to bring a unique dining experience to the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. Using only the freshest ingredients, our Thai chefs blend their favorite flavors of Thailand"s cuisine with our family's very own. We cater to individual entree orders, and will also encourage your party to relish all facets of our menu by choosing from our family-style dining options which includes multiple appetizers and generous entrees for the whole table to enjoy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
White Orchids Thai Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (29)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (16)great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (16)romantic (14)hot spot (6)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Returning again for great dinner
    rjsphoto
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We choose the White Orchids Tai restaurant when we want to have a great night dining out. The dinners are always great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great!
    CANEUB
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A great evening with friends again - Very nice ambiance (love the recent upgrades!), great food, fine service! Great wine list at affordable prices! Keep it up White Orchids, always a place I recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • White Orchids
    ajoynwonderland
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food as always. Hands down the best spicy basil fried rice in the lehigh valley. A must try for anyone who enjoys authentic Thai cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too spicey
    JL65400
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I did not the entree I chose . It was some type of mixed seafood served in a coconut. I specifically asked for no spice - and it was so spivey I couldn't eat it, very disappointed as this is not an inexpensive place to dine for myself and two children. Usually runs around $100 with no Lcohol I will stick with my usual Pad Thai with steamed tofu next time. That is always a winner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was a special occasion 49th anniversary. (We are 72). Therefore we did not have bar experience. Sat near kitchen and it was a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST THAI FOOD IN THE VALLEY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Always consistently good food and they accommodate a Gluten Free diet which is important when you are gluten intolerant. The food is always fresh and delicious. A great outdoor dining spot....weather permitting!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spice your way
    CeeDee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love the White Orchid. The Thai selections are great and always spiced the way you request from very mild to extremely HOT. Other selections but why go to a Thai restaurant and not have Thai food! We introduced a friend to the White Orchid on this visit and we are sure he will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Not so good service
    foodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The server partially spilled a drink on the table, my key lime martini didn't taste anything like key lime, I asked to swap it for another, it took a long time to get another drink. Wrong Apps arrived, it took a long time for the replacement app. A waiter picked up a glass that was 1/2 full and started filling it with water, except it was lemonade that was initially in the glass. The right app arrives and so does dinner and we feel rushed through the apps. The food was good, then a small hair was found on a piece of pineapple. By this time we were so over this dining experience that we didn't even complain, just decided to leave. Not once did any manager come over and personally apologize, however the server did several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    wheels
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always great food with amazing flavor, they are consistent in the quality of their food and service. A go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bland and overpriced
    NotaTouron
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Disappointing. Crab fried rice overpriced; crab was skimpy and tasteless. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • alynnp33
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great experience. Enjoyed both the food and the wine recommended by the server.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Arrived for early reservation. Service prompt but non-rushing. Kyle was attentive and able to help in selection. Also did not use phrase "you guys". Serving sizes reasonable. Best spring rolls I've had. Unfortunately too far from home to get there often, but will the next time we attend the Pa. Shakespeare Festival.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    snooks
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was perfect for anyone who is on a gluten free and/or dairy free diet! Those potstickers were to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First time at White Orchid. I thought the price was much too high for the quality of the food. Would not go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love White Orchid
    Susan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    White Orchid is probably my favorite place to eat in the valley. I am always happy with my meal, I enjoy the atmosphere and staff is always very friendly. Usually sit outside in nice weather, but decided to sit at the bar. Bartender very nice and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, a bit noisy
    DBT749
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was excellent. Wine list was good, but a bit pricey. Personnel were professional and friendly. I was somewhat disappointed in table location. Even though I had a reservation on a Thursday night, the hostesses seemed a bit confused as to where to seat us. We got a booth, which, while it was next to the window, was also next to the serving station/food pick-up which made it somewhat busy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • About average
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We've been here before but this time seemed less enjoyable. The cocoanut soup was delicious, but the recipe for fried spinach must have changed...it just didn't impress this time. The haddock special (although with sauces) was a bit dry. Drinks were superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great resturante
    Lflegs
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is great and the servers are very knowledgeable about the food as too how spicy and hot you may like.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was disappointing
    Suechef
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Having been to White Orchid in the past we were looking forward to a good meal. The special martinis were very good- service very pleasant and professional, as well.The food lacked flavor- the papaya salad had no depth, no zip ! The pork belly on the app was tasty-The softshell crabs were tiny , (promoted as jumbo)and far over cooked supposed to come with three sauces only two offered- they came with the same bland papaya salad the app did - someone did not taste that mixture -the ginger scallop dish was lacking flavor especially ginger!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • choices
    lrrmtrmay
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went as a group. We ordered their large orchid; this enabled us to try several appetizers and entrees. It is a good way to find out what you like and what does fit your wants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KJLARCHVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on the patio. The service and food were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Al fresco dining at is finest
    Rolllover
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A relaxed lunch with colleagues from different locations within the area was wonderful outside on the patio. the food was phenomenal as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    sarafaekVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Calamari app is fantastic as well as lemongrass soup. Thai basil stir dry and deunken noodles are other favorites. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SteakNPotatoes
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Meal was very disappointing. Pork belly appetizer was not cooked nearly enough and had little flavor. Soft shell crabs were not sufficiently cleaned. Were supposed to come with 3 dipping sauces but only came with two. Drunken noodle was ordered mild and came with little to no sauce covering noodles. Waitress was somewhat friendly but very scattered, frequently needed orders repeated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Runnerman1
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The restaurant was very accommodating as well as very beautiful inside. Great food, good time! Keep up the great work!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    SammyGirl
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I love this restaurant. It has an amazing selection of delicious food and every staff member is extremely nice. Our server this past weekend, Ariana, was one of the best servers I've ever had. As a fellow server, I appreciate someone who is kind and informative yet not overbearing or rushing us through our meal. I will definitely be back :) and I suggest everyone visit White Orchids. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Lunch Spot
    jaylyn913
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Upscale Thai restaurant is a great spot for a leisurely lunch. The corn fritters and Coconut soup are outstanding. Service is friendly, but pace is relaxed as all dishes are prepared to order.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My dining experience at White Orchid was perfect from start to finish. As it was a beautiful evening we decided to wait for an outdoor table, so we had a drink at the bar. My girlfriend's dirty martini was perfect. They had a wonderful selection of vodaka and blue cheese olives. The bartender was attentive. Before we knew it, our table was ready outside. The ambience was chill and comfortable. Our waiter Ryan was adorable, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. The coconut soup and lobster and mango summer rolls were fantastic. My gf had the pineapple fried rice and I had the lobster pad tai. Both were outstanding. The portions are huge, so we had the leftovers the next night cold, and it was still fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre and overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Some components of appetizer and entree were cooked perfectly. Lacking of taste and portion size not worth the overzealous prices. Many other restaurant options available within 15 minutes and a few mile range.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time, Will be back
    IeatoutalotcallmeaLesbian
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was my first time dining here. I was told by friends that it wasn't as great as other Thai places in the area. We decided to give it a try and we were very impressed. Everything we had from the cocktails, apps, dinner was very good. We made special requests for our meals that and they were cooked to our liking. We will be back and have already recommended to some colleagues.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 281 reviews are from the White Orchids Thai Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Enjoyable Birthday Dinner
    rick
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This is one of my favorite Thai restaurants because of the perfect balance of quality food and ambience. There are always interesting specials here, and appetizers that can't be found at the Thai places closer to home. The drink selection is much larger than you would expect. We had beer from a local brewery in Emmaus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unfortunate evening
    SVdiner
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Appetizers are always great and the pad thai is good, albeit overpriced. You pay for the ambience and the location (I assume rent is costly). I usually enjoy dining here for lunch with friends and love the outside patio... drinks are delicious. Unfortunately, the basil stir fry on my last visit was not good - the veggies were raw and the beef was outrageously tough, stringy and completely tasteless. Very disappointed as it is usually a solid option for a quick, intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Thai Fusion
    imapt
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Across the board, White Orchid does it right! Exceptional, well-trained and friendly staff knowledgeable in the menu and drink offerings. Great wine and drink selection coupled with a diverse and highly creative Thai fusion menu cooked to your level of spiciness. One of our favorite places to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My experience
    mangebien
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food and service were really good. I did not particularly like the ambiance.: a bit dark and not romantic. But the food, even though quite expensive for Thai food, is really good - not just your traditional Thai food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails
    Smyley328VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've always loved this place, great food and great service. What else can you ask for!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service..........well
    Visitor
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had made a reservation and were seated 20 minutes afterward. The service was not that great. We addressed it with the manager and he was very concerned and caring about it. He addressed the issue. The food was excellent!!! We will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience and service
    time4food
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was good overall and the atmosphere was enjoyable and comfortable. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom Kah? Tom Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants and we've been dining there since they opened. Always love the soup -- Tom Kah for me, Tom Yum for my husband. Tried something new this time: Thai Red Curry Wings -- out of this world!!! We obviously love the food but what makes it all special is the knowledgeable, attentive service. Oh, and gotta love the Interesting Whites and Reds!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration
    F00000d
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I went to White Orchid to celebrate my boyfriends and I anniversary. The food was very good. The waitress came to us a good amount of times, got my order right, and was polite. The only thing I did not like but I couldn't control was the people next to me. I like to think white orchid is classy and the people next to me were not.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.