The Royal Orchid Best Thai Food started in Minneapolis at the corner of 18th & Nicollet in 1988 by a brother and sister team, Pat and Nida Sukhtipyaroge, At the time, the Royal Orchid was the only authentic Thai restaurant in the Twin Cities. We had remained at that location for over 10 years until 1999, We had moved to a new location in Roseville at County B2 and Fairview Ave, in 2000. Over the period of our operation, we had received the awards for Best Thai Food from St. Paul/MPLS Magazine, Cities Pages and Citysearch multiple times. We also have very good reviews from all major medias and MPLS Stars Tribune. We continue to have reviews from other media, ie St. Pioneer press and other locals medias.
The one award that we are most proud of is the award from the group of Thai critics who have been traveling all over the entire USA between 2006 and 2007, in search of the best and truly authentic Thai food to promote Thai culture (a Thai government program). We were selected to be ONE OF THE BEST OF ONE HUNDRED BEST THAI RESTAURANT IN AMERICA.
In February of 2012, we opened our current location at 4022 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights. With this new location, besides continue serving our sumptuous traditional Thai dishes, we are also heading in a new direction by introducing unique dishes from generation of our family secret recipes that will set us apart from the other Thai restaurants.
About our Foods: We select the top quality products possible to ensure the freshness of our dishes, especially when come to sea foods. Our generations of cooking and family recipes set us apart from all others.