Blue Orchid Thai

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$30 and under
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Thai
High-ceilinged establishment with a patio & cocktails serving classic eats & vegetarian options.
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vipFoodlvr
Omaha
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed in whatever we choose to eat, love this place!!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this place. Sat on the patio this time, watched people in the garden and ate some spectacular food.

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Cliffordo
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So happy to return to Blue Orchid, our first restaurant visit since lockdown began. Always a pleasure to eat there.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Will definitely come back. Love the variety of the menu.

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Gretchen
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My sister and I were sharing memories on what would have been our Dad's 100th birthday. The meal was superb as always, but the service particularly stood out. Our server went well beyond what would be excellent service to insure that everything was great. She picked up on idle remarks and responded to them as if they were requests. There was no problem with allowing us to split a glass of wine. When I suggested that the strawberry on my dessert be given to my sister as I was allergic, she presented my sister with a gorgeous little dessert glass with strawberries in it.

My sister became a fan of curry because of the Blue Orchid's green curry and she was lamenting through the meal that she had not been here recently. My silver noodle salad was very good, but I do think one shrimp is a bit stingy. I believe I've thought that in the past as well so I was under no illusions when I ordered. The beauty of the place is without parallel. Safety precautions were rigorously followed. Yea, Blue Orchid.

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vipTaylorH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. The service was especially good tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Thai we’ve ever had! Service was amazing, we sat outside on the patio around 7 pm...it was perfect, shady and breezy! Drinks were yummy too. If I were local I’d be back regularly. They did a great job with being COVID safe; inside and outside the tables were well spaced, disinfected after each party, and staff were wearing masks.

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BrandeeS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, from drinks, to soup, to main dish to dessert. Highly recommend.

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MelanieP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter selected the Blue Orchid for her birthday dinner, both the food and service were outstanding! Her dessert was served with a lite candle, very nice touch!

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vipKateD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was packed. Our server was amazing. We will be back!

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CraigD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good, staff friendly. We chose vegetarian options of spring rolls followed by entries of pad thai and sweet pineapple stir fry. Located in the old historic Grande Manse building on the edge of the hay market area. Comfortable dining room, but could use a little updating. Small free parking lot on south side of the building or park on the street or nearby public garage.

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CourtneyM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was AMAZING! Service was a little slow, but this was also on Valentine's Day. I would return and would recommend to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was frustrating that they gave us a 90 minute window at our table, and 25 of those minutes we were waiting for our food. We didn’t have time to order desert, but would have otherwise.

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SallyD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way! Just a little chilly in the room. Cold night but needed to turn the heat up a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this palace!

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CathleenS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to Blue Orchid for a family birthday dinner. Wait staff very pleasant and helpful with suggestions. Except for one dish having some slightly tough beef, all our food was excellent. Nice atmosphere and not too loud, even with some larger parties at nearby tables. Highly recommend.

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CarolT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! I had been here only once before. Great food, great service.

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BandanaM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was toooo sweet for a Thai food. Service was very late!!! Very disappointed with the service and food we get for the price we pay.

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vipJoPB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual family Christmas outing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Panang was great, the other meals were good, but not as good as the panang.

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MitziL
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

No one was waiting on us so after 16 min I asked a waitress walking by if we by chance had a waitress assigned to us. She said that would be me I will be right with you. We ended up asking for water twice. That was the start to our date night so it was a bit frustrating.

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KitK
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Toni?) was friendly, professional and attentive.

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Cliffordo
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant on all counts. We live and hour+ away and don't feel the need to eat anywhere else when we're in Lincoln.

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SamW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Even though we don’t live in Lincoln anymore, when ever we come back, we always eat at Blue Orchid. Love all of their dishes. Great service and awesome atmosphere.

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vipSharon
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I hadn’t been in many years and clearly nothing had changed. Everything is simply tired and worn. 2 of our 3 meals were poorly made and presented. Service was great however. Definitely needs a makeover and perhaps a new chef.

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vipCW692
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thai in town! The martinis are amazing! 🍸

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CassieM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I’m excited about coming again soon!

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KitK
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was friendly and professional. She listened, answered questions, and when we mentioned that there were people in the group visiting Lincoln to celebrate birthdays, she brought out four complimentary desserts. Way above and beyond our expectations.

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LoisW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating a family members’ wedding anniversary and everything was lovely, allowing us to truly celebrate!

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BenjaminH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful service from our waiter.
The food was excellent.

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a ton of great vegan sushi options!!

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AndrewC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service was delightful.

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vipKay46
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My second time to visit Blue Orchid. We ordered a few appetizers ( chicken satay, mussels, and spring rolls) to share so that by the time our entree came we were not hungry.
The service was good and we enjoyed dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Pad Thai was good, we have had better. But this was just good.

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JennaT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always top notch at Blue Orchid. Their Yellow Curry and Pad Thai are two of my absolute favorites.

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LeAnn
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Orchid was one of the places that helped me try new food, many years ago when I was at UNL. Returning to visit over a decade later was just as delicious and nostalgic as I had hoped.

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AlyssaB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's my favorite restaurant in Lincoln. I rave about it to anyone that will listen to me! We go for our anniversary and my Birthday. May 24th was my 40th and I was so glad to bring 6 others with me to enjoy! My only concern is that when we got there, they did not have my reservation. Maybe there is a glitch by reserving it online rather than calling?

Other than that, it was great! Oh, also they changed the way the chicken was cut in the panang. It was long big flat pieces. We much rather the sliced chunks. Thanks!

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vipKWOne9
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The evening started out with the host putting us at the back of the restaurant near the kitchen despite the fact that I had written in the comments in the Open Table reservation that I did not want us seated at the back due to one of the guests having hearing difficulty. Although I made a point of mentioning it to the host (unfortunately in the hearing of the other guests), he did not do anything to rectify the situation, which created an awkward situation. Throughout the evening, the noise and the swinging door from the kitchen was a distraction, and the hearing-impaired guest had serious difficulty in hearing the conversations, which was embarrassing.

However, the waitress was outstanding and the food is always good.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptional. Reserved a table on-line, with a request for a half booth. The hostess started to take me to a table, I reminded her that we wanted a half booth. She didn't know what that was so I showed her. The manager gave us a free dessert for our anniversary.

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Madflavor
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Ehhhhhh. We stood in the lobby waiting to be seated for a while. There were 3 or 4 people who worked there just chatting. Then it took a long time to get our food. I don’t know if we’ll ever eat here again.

FAQs

Blue Orchid Thai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 742-7250.

Blue Orchid Thai is rated 4.5 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.