Want Thai food in northern Kentucky? The friendly staff at Siam Orchid serve up tasty and affordable curries, fried rice, and other entrees!
By: Alisha Trenalone
Northern Kentucky is one of my favorite regions of the state.
There's such a great concentration of things to do. And whether you're ending a day of sightseeing in Cincinnati, or exploring parks like Big Bone Lick State Historic Site or East Fork State Park, there's always the exciting question to be answered: "Where should we eat?"
After a full day at the Cincinnati Zoo, we were more than ready to sit down and relax a little with some warm, spicy comfort food, and so we decided to give Siam Orchid in Bellevue, Kentucky, a try.
What To Know Before You Go
Siam Orchid is located within a block or so of the Ohio River, about a mile off Interstate 471.
It's very easy to get to, and is in a cute downtown area with attractive storefronts and other small eateries.
Parking is on the street, but it's not an overly busy area.
Check the restaurant website for current operating hours as well as lunch and dinner menus.
Dinner at Siam Orchid
We got to the restaurant around 5 p.m. on a weekday, and it wasn't too busy.
We opted for outdoor seating.
The hostess came out immediately, took our drink orders, and offered to help with any questions we had about the menu. She was very welcoming!
In our group, some of us tried the Thai iced tea (creamy and sweet), and some of us went for hot tea, which came in a pot along with cute little cups.
The menu features a variety of curries, fried rice, and other chicken, shrimp, and beef entrees.
You can easily substitute tofu or vegetables into any dish, and of course you can choose your spice level, from one to five.
Our group ordered pineapple fried rice, sesame chicken, green curry, and massaman curry.
The food arrived quickly and in generously sized portions!
Everything was great: the temperature, the flavor, the spice level.
I wasn't familiar with massaman curry before trying it here, but it was rich and flavorful, with just a hint of sweetness.
Siam Orchid feels like one of those restaurants you can depend on for a quiet, relaxed meal just a stone's throw away from the bustle of the city. The prices were also very reasonable.
If you're spending some time in northern Kentucky, give it a try! I expect you'll get just as warm a welcome as we did.