115 E Holly St
Bellingham , WA 98225
(360) 738-4009


Every day 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun-Thurs 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


The House of Orient has moved up in the world. About four blocks, that is, up Holly Street to the space next to the Horseshoe on Holly just down from Railroad. The new incarnation of House of Orient is Jimmy’s Thai, named after the owner and operator, Jimmy Nguyen.

With exposed brick and hardwood floors, Jimmy’s Thai declares itself as worthy competition for the flourishing enterprises of On Rice and Busara. Elegance is the theme now and left behind are the mirror ball, karaoke machine and the huge fish tank, remnants of a former life. One would hope that what did not get left behind was the quality and value that has earned the House of Orient accolades as "Best Take-Out" from the Bellingham Weekly.

Dear readers, the prices and the portion sizes are the same. The cynic in me predicted that the upscale décor would translate to higher prices without a corresponding difference in the food but Jimmy’s is an outstanding value. The menu is much the same, Vietnamese and Thai dishes that span the gamut of vegetarian, meats, noodles, seafood, and fried rice. The great lunch combination is still available and will not disappoint the old fans of House of Orient.

Remember that when you do the take out, they pack those little boxes full so if you’re smart (or simply don’t gorge yourself on Pad Thai like I do) you will be eating out of one of those bad boys for a day and a half.

Jimmy’s Thai will remain an excellent place in downtown to get your Thai fix and to hit up for take-out when you just don’t have the time to get yourself a delicious meal. Jimmy’s has become an establishment that will now appeal to those out for business lunch or a dinner date, replete with an expanded wait staff to serve the more demanding clientele.
Written By: Glen Berry
On: 12/13/2000


House of Orient is located on Holly Street in downtown Bellingham, right next to the Horseshoe.


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