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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

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86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Naung Mai Thai Kitchen has a long standing reputation for serving the best...
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen has a long standing reputation for serving the best Thai food in Hilo. This quintessential "hole in the wall" has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Located just blocks from the Hilo Farmer's Market, the chefs gather the freshest ingredients, choosing organic and local products whenever possible; the results are simply delicious!
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai Food

Enjoyed the food and the service and very reasonable prices. Very friendly service and fresh ingredients.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the food and the service and very reasonable prices. Very friendly service and fresh ingredients.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

After reading the reviews here we decided to make it our first dinner place upon arrival. We were very pleased with the price, quality and portion of the food there. A small and cozy place it is worth trying if you are tired of the western foods in Hawaii.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent food. Lots of really fresh vegetables (much more than you would typically find in Tom Ka Gai soup), amazing blend of spices. Pineapple fried rice with fresh pineapple was great, green curry is a must try - perfect blend of spices, flavors and taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Good service and always delicious food would always recommend people visiting the island to eat , easy to find and have friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Loved the food here - yum and value for money, as well as friendly service. Huge potions. We had the green chicken curry and basil stir fry noodle dish, with satay chicken to start - delicious! Wouldn't get the 'iced tea' again, though - way too sweet. Would definitely go back for another meal, though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

LOVE Naung Mai. All the curries are delicious but I favor the green curry over all others. Tons of flavor (and spicy if you like it that way)! The salads are great! I recommend papaya, herb and cucumber salads. They are all very tasty! The cashew dish is one of my favorites too. My partner loves the noodle dishes and... More 

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Papaikou, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great eats in a fun atmosphere. The best Thai in Hilo in my opinion. The curry is very authentic and full of veggies and meat. Rich creamy sauces and choice of rice, sticky, or jasmine if I remember. Speedy service with a smile, just take a smell and you will know the food is fantastic....good good good. The place is... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Naung Mai Thai was close to our accommodations, so we came by one evening. It's a fairly small place with cozy seating, friendly staff, and tasty Thai food. Was it **mind-blowing** good? No, but it certainly was leaps and bounds over other venues. Can't go wrong with that!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have been going to Naung Mai with my family since I was a kid and it has always been extraordinary. They offer a very vegetarian friendly menu and I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Their coconut soup is the best i've ever had because of its incredible flavor. They have an amazing variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This has quickly become one of me favorite places in Hilo. It really is top notch. The different curry dishes are all i have had so far but, i doubt any of it is bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-7540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Thai

Description

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen has a long standing reputation for serving the best Thai food in Hilo. This quintessential "hole in the wall" has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Located just blocks from the Hilo Farmer's Market, the chefs gather the freshest ingredients, choosing organic and local products whenever possible; the results are simply delicious!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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