Siam Orchid- Melbourne- 4 Stars
Rising like the proverbial Phoenix from the ashes of adversity, Siam Orchid has bounced back from their minor troubles in 2011 to, at this point, lead the pack of reviewed restaurants in best sushi place in Brevard County. Up till this point the leader has been the joint Beachside, however; two recent trips have been unsteady and have allowed Siam Orchid, at least in the Big Boy's mind, to take the lead.
Siam Orchid has been at this location for over 18 years. The fish is exceedingly fresh and the service is always commendable. Generally speaking, in these Thai-sushi hybrid places there is somewhat of a language barrier between staff and customers. Not so here. I have been here three times since March 7, 2018 and I have had consistently good service and a great meal every time. What would truly tickle me is to see an Oriental-Asian speaking Hispanic server/chef. That would really impress me!
Anyway, at this point you must be wondering what I ordered. As a dedicated Big Boy follower, you should know my baseline Sushi order is (drumroll): JB Roll, Spicy Tuna Handroll and a random specialty roll, which, in this case, was the Siam Orchid Roll. The latter is an amazing tempura style roll filled with shrimp, fresh water eel, spicy mayo, and asparagus inside with some fried snapper on top. This is delish!! The Hand roll was prepared perfectly with no unwelcomed surprises. The JB was a winner as well. Siam Orchid does get slammed at lunch, so if you are planning on following the Big Boy to Siam Orchid for lunch-- there will be a wait, but it's worth it. Big Boy says. "Go, go, go!"