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“Bland, expensive and cold” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thai Orchidee

Thai Orchidee
Ranked #1,256 of 1,667 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Bland, expensive and cold”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

We went there with a discount voucher and, despite the fact we got about CHF35 our meal, it was still overpriced - you're probably paying for the lavish decor. The spring rolls seemed fresh enough and OK but the green curry and the tofu with vegetables lacked any flavour. The wine list appeared to be reasonable. I got the feeling that management doesn't really care much about its customers or its staff. A lone diner was told by an apologetic waitress that she was unable to use a discount voucher that she'd paid CHF 35 for, as she was dining on her own, despite the fact that she had consumed less than the CHF 70 face value of the coupon. Apparently it's management policy, but seems pretty stupid to me, and very short-sighted from a business perspective. Without a coupon, you'd be looking at about CHF 100 for a fairly forgettable lunch for two people, with a glass of wine each. Perhaps they can use our financial contribution from today to turn the heating on? I felt sorry for the staff - it seemed apparent that their ability to keep the customers satisfied was seriously constrained by management policies and pricing.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Haute Savoie, France
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Expensive and disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Pleasant atmosphere but food was disappointing. The service was polite but it was really expensive for what it is worth. The sauces were too sweet and gooey and it's nothing like real Thai food! I'm definitely not returning to this place.

  • Visited November 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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“Not worth it, even with a coupon”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Recently tried Thai Orchidee in Eaux Vives - it had terrible reviews in the past, but a new chef and owner so our family of four gave it a shot with a Groupon. Not worth the experience, even with the discount. The place itself is nice - wooded interior, classic Thai decoration - and the menu is pretty consistent with what you would expect. I was optimistic that their claim of "A New Concept" would hold true - but it seems more of the same. Every dish was very bland - we tried a wide variety - chicken with garlic & pepper, vegetable & tofu, spring rolls, dumpling, beef with thai sauce. All tasted similar - the meat tasted average and almost of none of the beautiful Thai flaovor in the sauces - I would expect to pay 10chf for a dish like this, not 30chf. We asked for extra spicy and it had none at all. And the service was questionable - the sign out front says open until 15:00, but they pretty much kicked us out at 14:30. We asked for the bill and the waitress delivered it with a rude face saying "we're closed now" - um, we know - that's why we asked for the bill. Much better Thai in Geneve, I recommend searching elsewhere.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John L
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