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Royal Orchid

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4022 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421-2916
+1 763-789-9999
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all. Very un-fancy, but the food is really, really good. Fine, friendly service. Everything we tried was great.

Thank Jbesser
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. If I could eat the Curry Sauce Noodles every day of my life I would! It is SO GOOD. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. Do yourself a favor and stop at this gem!

Thank Mariejo44
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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238 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I had heard good things about this place and wanted to give it a try. 1 other table besides us and 2 getting takeout within the first 30 minutes. 2 more table arrived along with 2 takeout orders. Why give these details...it wasn't busy and we were in the restaurant for a hour and a half. Service was slow and... More 

Thank JulieBandSteveB
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The Thai food here was excellent! I can definitely recommend the Masman Curry and Pad Thai. Really flavorful. Generous portions. The best part of the Royal Orchid experience was the personal visit from the chef and owner. He came out to make sure that we were happy. And we were. Tucked away along the Central Avenue strip, it was worth... More 

Thank Kate S
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited the Royal Orchid on a Saturday evening before a show at the Heights theater. Food was well prepared, tasty and we enjoyed it very much. Service was great. We heartily recommend a stop here if you are craving something yummy.

Thank Alfsigesy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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811 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stopped in for a little dinner and ever so delicious I know ordered up a Egg Fou Young did realize where I was. $ 11.99 with spicy red sauce on the side with steamed Rice Very delicious. got to come back for the Soem Tum Salad.

Thank surestop
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Casual Birthday celebration! The waiter brought us a divine flan like desert with coconut which topped a wonderful meal. All three of us absolutely loved our dinners. I had a dish with rice noodles, tofu, vegetables, etc. the Chardonnay was nice and smooth. Wish this restaurant was in South Minneapolis!

Thank Anita D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I have traveled to Thailand many times, I miss the foods a lot. When I found this place, it just like going back there again. Everything was prepared fresh. The Pahd Thai noodle is the best, even far more superior than what I had in BKK. I got to meet the chef, a sweet and gentleman who take great pride... More 

Thank unasips
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Don't expect an unbiased review of the place I first tasted Phad Thai. I'll just say that its relocation to Columbia Heights fully lived up to my memories of the old Minneapolis landmark. This is delicious, reasonably priced Thai food in an unpretentious atmosphere. You won't find better.

1 Thank Kevin C
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Went to Royal Orchid for lunch during the week and a server greeted us with menu's and water. Food was prepared quickly and was fantastic. Server check on us several times and the chef/owner came out to greet us. This place is a gem and will definitely go back.

Thank Oliver T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4022 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421-2916
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 763-789-9999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?