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86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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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
Delicious Thai!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We actually just stumbled upon this gem of a Thai restaurant. We were looking for a different style restaurant, and as GPS works some days...we couldn't find it! And then we saw their sign and decided to stop in. The restaurant is not on the main drag and is more of a side street. When we walked in, we were... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant since we've lived on Hawaii Island (15 years) and it has always been a treat. It is difficult to find even if you've been there before--we don't live in Hilo so geography can be a challenge. The service is fast and pleasant, the menu varied and the prices good. I like that while... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We'v been visiting Naung Mai for several years and have never been disappointed. The food, ambience and staff are all bang on....not an easy feat in Old Hilo! It is easy to transport the imagination to a small Cafe in Chiang Mai with the colourful walls, large wooden chairs and wood tables. The cooks and servers are always friendly and... More 

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Leavenworth, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We ended up here after we left another unfriendly Thai restaurant just a few blocks away. This was a radical change and a welcome one. The owner was very friendly and informative about gluten free, dairy free options (at the other place we tried they were rude about this). The produce is so fresh, you can see it was freshly... More 

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Additional Information about Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

Address: 86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
Phone Number: +1 808-934-7540
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
Cuisine: American, Asian, Thai

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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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