A notorious worrywart, Ghengis Khan would diminish his strategic margin of error by posting instructive, sticky-rice notes for his soldiers at regular intervals along the Great Wall of China. Read the delicious writing on the wall with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Pan-Asian cuisine at Orchid in Bloomingdale.
Orchid’s 7,000 square feet of sleek feasting space invites diners to sample a smorgasbord of contemporary pan-Asian cuisine featuring fresh sushi, hearty Korean barbecue, sweet Thai curries, and more. Entrees such as the braised Korean short ribs ($22) and the Thai green curry with shrimp ($16) detonate saucy taste explosions along thin red lip lines. Chlorophyll-friendly options include the vegetarian dinner plate ($15), a meatless medley of tofu steak, seaweed salad, kabocha mashed potatoes, and mixed vegetables glazed in a miso-teriyaki sauce. For professional chopstick twirlers, Orchid offers an expansive selection of specialty sushi, including Crunch Melt, with shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and melted mozzarella, drizzled with unagi sauce ($14), and Salmon Obsession, a savory mix of fried and fresh salmon ($16) named in honor of Calvin Klein's best-selling portable grill.
High ceilings and fragrant potted flowers accent Orchid’s chic décor, and a lounge and patio offer intimate face time between courses. The sushi bar’s frosted glass complements delicate cherry-blossom wall etchings in a harmonious marriage between the ocean’s bounty and the earth’s ability to grow flowers out of fiberglass insulation.
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- Orchid is a Japanese fusion restaurant that feels like it was hoisted straight out of the city thanks to its swanky interior design and focus on gorgeous presentation and unique flavor combinations. Also, it has some great options for vegetarians! – Viola S., Yelp
- Orchid seems to have gotten it right. Their food is incredible...and I mean incredible. It's gorgeous and their service was great. – Open Table reviewer who dined on 11/05/2010