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Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside, Jacksonville, FL

Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside

4.8
4.8
167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Thai
Blue Orchid was founded to inspire love of Thai cuisine and culture. We aspire to bring you the most amazing and beautiful Thai food you have eaten as well as to expose you to the wondrous hospitality for which Thailand is famous. Come experience our "Thai smiles" for yourself.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 619-7349

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Cross street

    Riverside Avenue at Memorial Park

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Hot spot

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Jacksonville

    Best Overall

  • Jacksonville

    Best Value

  • Jacksonville

    Innovative

  • Jacksonville

    Healthy

  • Jacksonville

    Hot spot

  • Jacksonville

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. AT

    AllieT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We always love the food at Blue Orchid, but service was below acceptable. After being seated for 20 mins we had to get hostess to get us a server. Whom also recognized it had been a while that wed been seated with no help. The restaurant wasn’t full, and plenty of table still open. So it didn’t seem fitting to be that behind. Appetizer came out within acceptable time, then it was another 45 mins for food. I appreciate the food being fresh and hot, but the lack of service seemed to be what hindered everything. The plates needed to be sent back as they were dirty (twice and had legit food on them). Disappointing as we brought friends there and it was their first time. Would love to go back with higher level of confidence the service is going to be better.
  2. K

    Kate

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Had a reservation for 6, no server came over until we asked if we had one 40 minutes later. Payed on their kiosk thing and was told we didn’t pay when the money was taken out of my account.
  3. J

    Judy

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pad Thai Tuesday ! Such a delicious deal. The appetizers were great and the pad Thai was the best I've ever eaten.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded 4 days agoMs. Judy, Thank you for the great review, See you next Tuesday, or sooner if you are in the mood:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  4. LS

    LynnS

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food-delightful atmosphere!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded 5 days agoMs. Lynn, Thank you:) Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  5. JF

    JaxFoodie

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ambiance was negatively affected by noise level….otherwise excellent in all respects!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback, we will work on it Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall good experience and food was good and service was very good and they have good atmosphere with great Thailand art. However the overall lighting is way too harsh and needs to be toned down. The owners should consider dimmer switches for all the spot lights and dim them and allow the art and the hanging lamps to really shine. Put candles even electric on each table and let the atmosphere and setting really feel a bit more romantic and engaging. Will definitely return but hope they will dim the lighting a bit too harsh for dinner eating.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback, we generally dim the lights in the evening except when we get a guest request for a little more light. Next time if it is too bright, please let your server or a manager know we will absolutely take care of it. Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  7. CE

    CuEx

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything, Excellent, all at once!!!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded 5 days agoWow, Thank you:) Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  8. j

    jays

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never ever a bad experience at Blue Orchid. Thank you all for your great food and a wonderful dining experience. Lunch or dinner, always the best.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded 4 days agoJay, Thank you for the great review, and thank you for joining us. See you soon:) Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  9. RR

    RobinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb. The menu selections were plentiful. We will definitely be back.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 29, 2023Ms. Robin, Thank you, see you soon:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  10. GR

    GRANDB

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still my favorite restaurant in Jacksonville. Yellow curry is wonderful!!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 26, 2023Wonderful, You came twice this week, Thank you:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  11. GR

    GRANDB

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting. We have been regulars and will continue.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai

  12. C

    Colby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Orchid never disappoints. Consistently phenomenal food and service. It’s not often you get great food and service in Jax (often one or the other, at best). Jeff, the owner, even stopped by twice to check in on us - great experience overall, as always.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 15, 2023Colby, Thank you, you are too kind. Feedback from guests like you makes all of our hard work worthwhile:):) See you soon. Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service for my moms birthday - they made it special and memorable!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 11, 2023Happy Mom's Birthday:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  14. DR

    DianeR

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, excellent food in atmosphere of a Thai garden

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 9, 2023Ms. Diane, Thank you, that is what we were going for:) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Thai Chef - clearly best Thai food in Duval.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you, We cook with love and you can taste it:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I was told by several friends that this was a nice restaurant with great food. It’s nestled into like a little corner right on Riverside Avenue next to a park and the St. John’s River. Parking was a bit of a hassle as there is a small parking lot in the front of the restaurant and to the back and side but it was Friday night and everything was full. When we arrived we were greeted by a very sweet hostess. I made reservations for my family of four, for inside the restaurant but we had a small table to the back of the restaurant and I asked we could sit outside instead. The weather was very nice. We were accommodated and sat outside. There’s soft lighting and outdoor heaters. The ambiance outside was beautiful the noise level was minimal. Our waiter was somewhat pleasant, he spoke very fast and seemed very rushed. The temperature started to drop outside and we asked if we could move to one of the available tables under the heater. He said I can’t help you, I’m swamped right now and I’m so behind. I asked him to clarify what he was saying, he then says I’ll let the hostess know, I’m busy. Then he comes back and says the hostess will be with us when she can she’s clearing tables as well. One of the young ladies clearing the table other tables helped us move over to a vacant table under the heater. She was so sweet. Other than that we had a delightful night. This was our first time dining here, the food was fresh, fragrant and delicious!
  17. M

    Missy

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The peanut sauce was terrible, and the fresh spring rolls had no shrimp or pork in them. I would say the meal was good, but not great. This is my second visit and I don’t think I will be back.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 7, 2023Ms. Missy, I am sorry you were not happy with everything. Our Summer rolls are vegan so there will not be shrimp or pork. As far as the peanut sauce. Please let your server know if you are ever not happy with something we will happily fix it on the spot. Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  18. S

    Steph

    Jacksonville

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chad is an awesome server! Love all the staff. Always welcomed warmly. Food is fantastic, but pricing is getting a bit stiff on the proteins. Won't stop us from eating there, for sure, but will not be doing duck as often. Not a portion issue, however. Recommend Blue Orchid to everyone!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 7, 2023Steph, Thank you, for the review and recommendation, hope to see you again soon:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  19. CM

    ChadM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. I took her recommendations and she was very helpful to my date as well. The food was great and serving sizes were large. Lettuce wraps had so much flavor. I had curry duck and she had honey duck with glass noodles. The duck breasts are big and the curry sauce was a perfect accompaniment. Fantastic experience. I highly recommend.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 1, 2023Chad, Thanks for the amazing review:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  20. RA

    ReshmA

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This location has nice outside seating area and food was awesome and great service

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 7, 2023Thank you, Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  21. V

    Vonn

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good and service were very good. Only problem were the very loud people on the next table

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 1, 2023Thank you for understanding, some things are beyond our control :):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  22. t

    tulipgirl

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New Year's Eve dinner (and our Anniversary!) was very pleasant - from moment we entered with a warm and friendly reception to the delicious and complimentary creme brulee for our anniversary celebration. We both enjoyed the Crab Rangoon, an order of roti and each had the yellow curry (mild) - one with scallops and one with shrimp, with one side fried rice, the other jasmine rice. Service both times we have dined here has been exceptional. Well-trained employees with outgoing and upbeat attitudes. We had early dining reservations (5pm - we're early diners) and this was a wise choice as the restaurant really started filling up as we were having our dessert. Total bill for two came to just under $100, hubby had a glass of wine. Recommend!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 1, 2023Happy Anniversary, I considering it the ultimate compliment when our guests celebrate special occasions with us. Thank you:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  23. MZ

    MichelleZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adam, Thank you for providing a great service. The food and drinks were amazing!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 1, 2023Ms. Michelle, Thank you, see you soon:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  24. LK

    LeslieK

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful experience! Dodd was delicious & the service even better! Chad was our waiter & he was great! Very nice guy, attentive & professional! Will definitely ask for his section on our next visit!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 1, 2023Ms. Leslie, Thank you:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  25. I

    Ivonne

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. New favorite Thai restaurant in Jacksonville.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 30, 2022Ms. Ivonne, Thank you, see you soon:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit. Outside dining is beautiful but it was too chilly to sit outside. The indoor space was subdued, interesting and upscale. Each person in our party enjoyed their meal and cocktails. We look forward to returning.
  27. A

    Alfords

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an AMAZING dining experience! Our first time and I must say it will not be our last. From the ambiance to the food to the service all IMPECCABLE! Our waiter was Adam and he was simply phenomenal. We signed up for the rewards program as we are already planning out next dinner date there.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 28, 2022Wow, sounds like a great time was had by all:):) Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine P.S. I will pass your compliments on to Adam:)

  28. CS

    ChristieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Excellent service! Always very pleased.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 26, 2022Ms. Christie, Thank you so much:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  29. AB

    AmyB

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Colin, was exceptional. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is beautiful. The only negative was the reception we received when we arrived. The woman/hostess who checked us in was annoyed that we were 5-10 minutes late even though I confirmed that we were on our way. She was a bit rude.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 27, 2022Ms. Amy, Thank you for your review, we will work on our greeting:):) See you soon. Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on January 7, 2023:):)

  31. BD

    BirthdayDinner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Blue Orchid, which had been highly recommended. We were welcomed with open arms and the food and service were outstanding. Therese was our waitress and was amazing. She knew the menu very well and all of her recommendations were spot on. She was attentive and packaged up our leftovers with care. We will be back.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 23, 2022Happy birthday, I agree Therese is amazing, definitely an asset to our team:) We look forward to seeing you again soon:) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  32. KE

    KEE22

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was excellent. Great atmosphere as well.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you:):)

  33. AW

    AnaW

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The entire restaurant was cold. People were commenting on it but nothing was done. Our server was overwhelmed and told us he’d just arrived right as we were sat for a 6pm reservation. He brought a person with a medical condition a drink with alcohol when the menu, and the person ordering, clearly said “virgin no alcohol.” He then argued with her about what she’d said. The food was cold. The rice was hard. The potatoes had to be cut with a knife and fork. It took ages to get two cups of green tea. We never were able to order a second round of anything because of server also appeared to tending bar. Terrible service with average food at high prices with a tip added on already? We won’t be back. Shame as we’d had a delicious meal there not too long ago and brought friends and our kids who are home for the holidays to enjoy a nice evening out.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 23, 2022Ms Ana, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. PLEASE if you are ever not happy, let us know while you are here. You describe your server as being overwhelmed, ask for a Manager please. This way we can take care of any issues on the spot. Thank you for your feedback Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  34. KD

    KimberleyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! Love the outdoor area!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 18, 2022Thank you:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  35. LK

    LeslieK

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful first time dining experience! Friday is our date night & this was the perfect place! Absolutely loved everything!! I had the Basil Fried rice with Shrimp & my hubby had a fish entree; so delicious! The Manager stopped by our table & we had an enjoyable chat with him. We will definitely go back & look forward to dining on the beautiful patio! Highly recommend!!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 24, 2022Leslie, Thank you so much, I'm happy that you both had a great experience. See you next Friday??:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  36. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time eating at Blue Orchid in Riverside. Both times were a very positive experience. The food is exceptional and very fresh. The wait staff are very friendly and exhibited excellent customer service. This truly is an authentic Thai restaurant & I highly recommend it!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 17, 2022Ms. Michelle, Thank you for both the review and the recommendation. Hope to see you again soon:) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  37. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and great restaurant. Only thing off about the experience was that we were sat next to the servers’ computer station, and one server was a bit noisy (he kept singing right behind me) which effected the ambiance a bit.

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 17, 2022Mr. Andrew, Thank you for the feedback, We will work on it:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  38. KI

    KIME

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the outdoor seating area! Food and service was excellent!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 15, 2022Wonderful, Thank you, see you soon:):) Sean Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend dining here! The service and environment is phenomenal….the food keeps me coming back! Roti is a must try!!!!

    Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- RiversideResponded on December 21, 2022Thank you so much, see you soon:):)

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Sat outside near koi pond. The service was very good as was the food. Would eat there again.

FAQs

Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 619-7349.

Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside is rated 4.8 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside

1551 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4124

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Riverside Avenue at Memorial Park

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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