Thai Orchid, Downtown Asheville
Authentic Thai Food
Asheville Thai Right Downtown
Thai Orchid 11 Broadway Ave. Glorious lunch on this sweet fragrant Friday afternoon. My boyfriend has off from work each Friday which gives us a great opportunity to sample downtown Asheville's vibrant restaurant scene. We decided to give our most loved 12 Bones BBQ a rest this week and headed to Thai Orchid in downtown Asheville. Orchid recently relocated from its former home in an old strip mall on Tunnel rd. the main drag, with a plethora of fast food joints, sit down chain eateries and big box stores. I try to stay away from that part of town so the Thai eateries move to downtown was welcome. Orchid was a casual and tasty treat! Simple decor', friendly efficient staff and easy to read menu. If you are new to Thai food it is simple, hearty and at times spicy. I recommend the Pineapple Fried Rice or the Drunken Noodles for beginners. "Old skool" Thai fans will find all of there favorites authentically prepared. Lunch is a great deal which includes soup with your entree'. I am not a food critic so I will not dissect the flavors or tones of each dish. It a cool place to go for a quick lunch, clean bathrooms, good prices, a bar and close to everything else downtown. Try it and let me know what you think. If you are a die hard fan of Doc Chey's break out of the comfort zone for a minute, you'll be glad you did! Oh yeah and the fresh spring rolls are yummy too!
New to Asheville? I posted a map below