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Orchid Thai

Cuisine: Thai

Essential Information

1609 16th St., Sacramento, CA 95814

This midtown outpost of the long-running Orchid Thai restaurant in Lincoln boasts a modern interior and—true to its name—a back-wall mural of purple orchids, striking an easy balance between elegant (a trickling Buddha fountain and a cascade of pendant ceiling lights) and casual (flat-screen TVs airing sporting events). The extensive, oversized menu—there’s a separate one specifically for vegetarians—features everything from traditional offerings in generous portions like pad Thai and pineapple fried rice to more adventurous dishes like the impossibly creamy green asparagus curry or the sweet and sour snapper, lightly fried and served with chunks of red bell pepper. From the spacious wood-backed bar comes a creative cocktail and beer program, which includes brews from Thailand and drinks like the decadent Adult Thai Tea made with tea-leaf-infused vodka.

Additional Information

Neighborhood: Midtown
Average Entrée Price: $10-$20
Serving: Dinner, Lunch
Offering: Outdoor Seating