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Thai Smile Restaurant

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804 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Was my favourite meal off of three months of eating in Big Island

This was hands down my fave meal of my trip to Hawaii. They just got it all right on every stage from prompt curtious service to fresh veg filled dishes that tasted divine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was hands down my fave meal of my trip to Hawaii. They just got it all right on every stage from prompt curtious service to fresh veg filled dishes that tasted divine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I found this on tripadvisor and saw they had great reviews. When we went we were a little unsure since there was nobody there. We decided to go in and that was a great decision. They cooked up fresh thai food that was so good. I would definitely go again

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

From the outside the restaurant does not look very appealing but don't be put off! We had the best thai food served with lovely friendly service. The yellow curry was excellent as was the pad thai. You will not be disapointed with this restaurant, highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was delicious and fresh. The service was friendly and the parking was easy. A great menu with daily specials. Great yellow curry. Going back....

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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We love Thai food, so whenever we get the chance & wherever we go, we try different Thai restaurants. Well, while in Hilo, we've tried several Thai restaurants & there are only two that stood out. Somsamai and Thai Smile! The food at Thai Smile is really tasty, full of flavor, fresh, and the service is great!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I were near Hilo and hungry for lunch. We didn't really see much and I am a picky eater but my boyfriend read some other reviews online and convinced me to go to Thai Smile. Long story short, I WAS SO HAPPY and the YELLOW CURRY was amazing!!! The restaurant looks old and a little run down... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Great Thai dishes are a blend of unique flavors which unfold with every bite. This is not the case here. In a town with more good Thai restaurants than in most states, this restaurant may place in the top ten. But no more. Dishes are uninspired and bland. Although many reviews exclaim otherwise, I think the problem with this review... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We found this place here on tripadvisor and it didn't disappoint. The food is great and the staff is super friendly. I highly recommend it.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I came here for lunch and were blown away by how incredibly tasty the food was! We had summer rolls, the chicken pad Thai, and the pineapple fried rice. It's a definite place to stop and support the local cuisine.

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Tacoma WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful food with great service! Would go there every day if it were closer. It was especially great to meet the chef/owner who told us she had picked the basil from her garden that morning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 804 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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