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Thai Lao Orchid

$$ - $$$
East Side
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116 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1904
+1 210-442-8110
11:00 - 21:00
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This locayion is at 5440 Babcock Rd, Ste 135, 78240 (at Eckert rd). Food=GOOD & PLENTY. Had to take half home. Seasoning up to you, mild or hot. Take out. Delivery (ZULAFOOD), Catering. Everything was delicious. Boba tea and smoothies.

1 Thank Brent F
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kitchen staff made two the the menu dishes with tofu instead of dead animals...and both were amazing! Thank you so much for offering vegan options to your guests!

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507 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Very reasonable prices. Looks like a dive. Very old building and surroundings Smoke from cooking permeates and food has 4 levels of spicy Phad Thai excellent. Spring rolls great

Thank C H L
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281 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great service. Friendly servers and their recommendation of garlic lovers with chicken was lovely. Fresh hot lunch. Plenty of flavor. Served with rice. Nice settling away from the hustle and bustle of the river walk.

Thank triotrois
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We ate at the Thai Lao Orchid for dinner, mid-week. The egg rolls and sauce were tasty. The Phad Thai was okay, but quite reddish in color and not spicy, even though we ordered it medium spice. I have had much better. The Panang Curry had only green beans for vegies. I am used to it having peppers and basil... More 

Thank SkagitTravelers
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

A quant restaurant off of San Antonio's Broadway st and only 3 blocks from the river walk. I had Tom Yum with shrimp and Massaman with chicken. It was a decent meal but not one I would request again. The establishment was run down and reminiscent of a "hole in the wall". The restrooms are down a narrow hall in... More 

Thank Gabriel G
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Chicken satay was good and really cheap compared to the high price it generally goes for. Ordered a second one. The peanut sauce and cucumber/pepper sauce were good and also a generous portion. Pad Thai was good. Green curry was really nice. We would probably not have walked in because it is a very simple place. The other diners, with... More 

Thank Bryan T
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

In fairness I asked them to make it gluten free so substitutions may have to have been made. Regardless, I eat Thai a lot and this isn't one I would visit again.

Thank Dustin S
Cumming, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Curry was like water with few vegetables or chicken and fairly bland. Thai spring rolls were tasted similar to that found in the frozen section of your local grocery store. Pad Thai was bland and the chicken was full of grizzle. The restaurant was filled with smoke (presumably burnt food) with an overall poor atmosphere. If you are accustomed to... More 

Thank KonaTown53
Dayton, OH
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231 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The place is really not much to look at, but the food is pretty good. I ordered the Pad Thai and it was really tasty. The place seats maybe 20people tops, and not much from an interior style wise, but the food makes up for it.

Thank Krumdog89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > East Side
  • Neighbourhood: East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 210-442-8110

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