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Vilai Thai Kitchen

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5230 N.Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5932
(252) 441-8424
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real Thai Food

Villa and her family make the best Thai food I have ever had. I travel all over the country and cannot find a better spicy beef salad! Best dumplings, soups and meals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
stuckhereonpurpose
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Grandy, North Carolina
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Grandy, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa and her family make the best Thai food I have ever had. I travel all over the country and cannot find a better spicy beef salad! Best dumplings, soups and meals.

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Thank stuckhereonpurpose
Glendora, New Jersey
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Vilai Thai on a recommendation by our friend, Karen and are so glad we did. The food was excellent and the service just as good. This was our first experience with Thai food and we loved it. We started with the sampler appetizer which was delicious. The pork with vegetables in a ginger sauce was yummy as was... More 

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Thank Jeri1955
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a warm January day and we had our dog with us, so we asked if we could sit outside to have our dog with us. The wonderful waitress was very accommodating and even brought out a bowl of water. This was a full-service Thai restaurant (one of two that we saw on the outer banks) and the food... More 

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Thank David T
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Not at all what I was expecting, but very pleased. A fresher, more delicate Thai than what I am accustomed to. Quick service.

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Thank Rachel H
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Our bad experience at The Hilton was made so much better with a lovely dinner at Villai Thai. We had chicken fried rice, Thai style, that was rich and creamy with chicken that was so soft and tender it would almost melt in your mouth. The Drunken Noodles were divine, soft and tender noodles cooked just to perfection with a... More 

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Thank Penny A
Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I was living and working in the Outer Banks last summer and Vilai was a go to for take out at least once every couple weeks. They have a small dining room which they've done a good job of making fairly cozy, but we pretty much always got take out or delivery. The staff is always super friendly and remembers... More 

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Thank Leah S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place has very nice Thai food. You might mention "light on the sodium " as they occasionally add too much. The other night it was perfectly seasoned ( and we forgot to mention.) Lovely green curry, Phad Thai noodles, bean thread salad and pork lab. Tiny place, but take-out is very good and quick.

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Thank DorindaEnnis
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Tried this place now two times. I think the food is just middle of the road. Both times my order has been screwed up so won't be going back

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Thank Lynn B
Fairfax, Virginia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I had had a long drive to the hotel, and I got in around dinner hour. The Vilai was directly across from the hotel, so it was convenient. But the service was outstanding (waitress helped me make a selection that was deliciously prepared and just what I was hungry for!) The price was reasonable as well. Highly recommend.

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Thank Mary Jo P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I have to give them a mixed review. The papaya salad was outstanding but the pad thai was so awful I threw it out. The rice paper rolls tasted great but the shrimp inside still had tails on them. Overall, the location is good but the food is not good enough for me to return.

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Thank Pat T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5230 N.Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5932
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-8424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?