With a second story view of downtown Salem, Thai Orchid hits the spot for atmosphere. Located above Starbucks at Liberty and Chemeketa Streets, this clean and nicely decorated restaurant was an excellent choice on a warm summer night. Usually on my first visit to a new Thai restaurant I order the basics. Tonight we had Tom Yum Soup, Pad Thai, and two orders of Satay for the kids with an extra order of sticky rice. Eveything was delicious. I couldn't stop eating the soup even though my lips were burning from the spices. The kids ate most of the Satay and even tried and liked the soup. Best of all, the server was friendly and attentive to the needs of a hungry family with young children eating a late dinner. All of this for under $40 including tip. We will definitely come back, maybe after spending the day exploring downtown or after work on a First Wednesday.
Thai Orchid website