Siam Orchid brings Thai flavor to Bellevue

First generation immigrant Suree Christine and her husband have moved their five-year-old Siam Orchid restaurant to Bellevue as a way to improve their location and reduce overhead costs during a tough economy.

"The previous location on Alexandria Pike was over 3,000 square feet," said Christine.  "The new location is around 1,100 square feet including the kitchen, and seats 50 people."

The new location at 511 Fairfield Avenue (map) employs 11 people including Suree and her husband, and opened on October 31.

Christine said that the move made sense for a variety of reasons, but that her love for thai cooking and sharing that love with others is still the same.

"I love to cook, and I like to meet new people," said Christine who moved to Cincinnati almost ten years ago.

The Christines recommend their homemade noodles, shrimp pattae, red and green curries, sate chicken, or coconut soup - all of which are very popular.

The daily lunch special goes for $6.50, and dinners range in price from $9 to $16.  Siam Orchid is open for lunch Monday through Sunday from 11am to 3pm; dinner Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 9pm; and Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 9:30pm.

Siam Orchid currently offers dine-in and carry out options, but may soon offer delivery to other businesses.  To place an order, call (859) 694-7700.

Writer: Randy A. Simes
Photography by Scott Beseler
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