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Vilai Thai Kitchen

5230 N.Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5932
(252) 441-8424
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Ranked #21 of 62 restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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65 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I live in the area several months out of the year, I frequent Vilai's establishment, consistently good food, hands down the best Thai in the area, and among the best I have had in North Carolina. Curry's, Noodles, and appetizers are always consistent. Great atmosphere for people with busy lives to relax for a few minutes.

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Joppa, MD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I ate here last year on our way to Corolla and I remebered the food but forgot to review it. We went there again this year with our daughter and grand daughter because the other place we wanted was open only for Dinner (Brine and Bottle). We got there and were seated right away. We ordered the... More

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Como, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

food was almost rotten, a strong garlic flavor covered any other odor, although we left almost all the waiter asked us if we liked it! we answered of course not!!!! and he geeted us kindly all the time smiling!!!! absolutey escape from this place!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good food and service, reasonable priced, nice small restaurant very well maintained. Recommend for lunch or dinner

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West Bloomfield
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We crossed the street from the Hilton Garden Inn and enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Vilai Thai Kitchen. We split an entrée and added spring rolls. The server was friendly and efficient.

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Coastal NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were within walking distance so we ate here one evening on our trip. The restaurant is very small, so during busy season I'm sure waiting is involved. We arrived at 8 pm and got the last table. Our dinner was pretty good, the Pad Thai even on low was spicy, it could have used more sauce. The fried rice... More

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Hod Hasharon
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The receptionist at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street (reviewed by me separately) recommended Vilai Thai Kitchen to us. Thanks for that!! So we crossed the street and ended up having a wonderful Thai meal. The place is simple and functionally decorated. The service is polite and efficient. We started by sharing the Steamed Chicken Dumplings (yummy) and the... More

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McLean, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Took the family here for dinner. Great meal overall. I had Tilapia Panang curry and asked for hot, which was plenty spicy and very flavorful (they serve mild, medium, hot and Thai hot). Shrimp cake appetizer was great as were steamed dumplings. Service was friendly - it seemed the family was personally involved. It is a small restaurant so I... More

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Harlingen, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The food was soooo good I ate here 3 out of the 4 nights I was staying in the area. It's a good choice for those who do not eat meat or dairy as many of the dishes can be made without either. The fresh Thai spring rolls are huge and come with a light sweet and sour sauce but... More

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Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My friends laughed at me when I suggested we go across the street for dinner at the Thai place. They said, you really came all the way to the OBX to eat Thai?!? Well yes, why not? It was the best Thai food I have tried in a long time! We ate there twice on our vacation! All of the... More

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