• Orchid Thai Cafe

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Local family operated Thai food restaurant with a separate cooking area for veg food. Tofu and veggies can be substituted or added to any dish by request. Peaceful ambiance with water features. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm.

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6 Reviews

First Review by McCarroll


Points +176

31 Aug 2023

Good lunch special

Good price and decent serving sizes for Kona. Lunch deals includes rice and single spring roll/summer roll. All curries can be made vegan and are included in lunch special. Tried mango curry and panang curry. Quite good but tasted the same. Would gk back.

Pros: Great lunch deal, Good vegan selection



Points +152

04 Jun 2019

Worth Visiting

My wife and I were staying at the Marriott Courtyard in Kona and were looking for a restaurant within walking distance. Orchid Thai was (sort of) within our limits (about a mile) on a not particularly scenic walk. We were hoping to walk along the water then cut over but that wasn't possible.

It's located in a nondescript shopping strip and after our walk (not an issue with a car) we were a little apprehensive.

The inside was tastefully decorated and comfortable. They offered some vegan options in the vein of a lot of Thai restaurants without the faux meat.

I don't remember what my wife ordered but I ordered Kung Pao Tofu. You had your choice of peanuts or cashews and even though I like cashews I went for peanuts. When the food arrived they were large servings and I didn't notice right away I got cashews instead. Not a big deal as the dish was excellent as was my wife's.

When the waiter (I think owner also) brought the check I mentioned casually that I had ordered peanuts. He had this disturbed look on his face and apologized. I told him it wasn't a big deal I still loved the dish.

When he brought our check my meal had been crossed out. I didn't ask or require that but he did it anyway. Very class thing to do so I left him a substantial tip.

Bottom line I recommend Orchid Thai.

Pros: Food, Prices, Service

Cons: Location


Points +387

25 May 2016

Good meal before our flight.

We needed something reasonably priced, close enough to the airport, and quick to serve. We were pleasantly surprised by Orchid. They pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients... and we felt the portions were large for the money. Good curry, spring rolls, and vegan gelato.

Pros: Inexpensive, Quick Service, Good food

Cons: Half restaurant, half furniture store?, Looked empty


Points +78

17 Feb 2016

So happy we found this place!

Delicious, quality food! Very accommodating to vegans. They asked us if we were vegan and their menu has provides vegan options for most every dish. I'd come back for sure,


Points +264

06 Jul 2012

Great Customer Service

I had a great experience here at Orchid Thai Cafe. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Many dishes can be made vegan. At the bottom of the each page of the menu is a message stating that most dishes can be made vegan or vegetarian. I think it's a plus to have that. Makes ordering much easier than having to explain each time. Food was good, and had a nice presentation. Average-to-below-average Kona lunch pricing. Service was prompt and orderly.

Pros: Cool and calm atmosphere, Friendly waitstaff, Lunch specials!


Points +16

10 Feb 2012

very disappointed

Lets start with the positive. An ok atmosphere
Now the negatives. Slow,slow,slow.
I have two young kids 6 and 8 and after a day of playing in the ocean we needed something a little faster. We love Thai food but this was just plain bad and SLOW. I strongly urge you to.stay away.

Cons: Slow, Food

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