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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
808-934-7540
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Ranked #22 of 205 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: American, Asian, Thai
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English first
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I ordered the red curry. It was delicious with an amazing variety of vegetables along with the chicken. The portion was very good. I would have given 5 stars but I told the waitress I was very gluten intolerant and I was assured it would not be a problem but based on how I felt an hour later I'm not... More

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Mountain View, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great people and great food. The Staff who work there are very friendly , make sure your dining experience is great. . Each dish has it own taste. unlike some other restaurants, when get 3 different things they taste the same , NOT here at Naung Mai THAI KITCHEN. So if are looking for great Thai food look no more.... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Dined here on a Friday evening. We brought our own bottle of wine, as they do not serve alcohol here. We were promptly presented with wine glasses. We ordered papaya salad and shrimp summer rolls for appetizers. The papaya salad was very fresh tasting and crunchy. The summer rolls had more vegetables than vermicelli in them, which was a plus.... More

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Introduced by a friend who lives in Hilo, we do like this place. Run by Thai, staff are friendly, with special lunch menu for $8 from Monday to Friday, with 3~4 choices, I like their pumpkin green curry, which is rather sweet even I choose mildly spicy. Credit card accepted.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My goodness this is a good Thai restaurant.one of the best Thai meals we have had, so we dined here twice whilst in Hilo. The staff were very friendly and service was fast. They do not serve alcohol but will allow you to bring your own in. Portions were good and unlike some other Thai establishments you get rice included... More

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Miami Shores, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is very good, Monday-Friday it has lunch specials $8; salads are also very tasty, we highly recommend the papaya and cucumber salads. The customer service is outstanding despite it is a plain restaurant the waiter and the chef take care of customers and are nice people, they take care of customer with dedication. We highly recommend this place... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The decor was bright and clean, and the staff was all smiles. It is off the main strip which made the prices good. Best of all was the great food, we shared the green curry and a cucumber salad. We got both at medium spicy, which was perfect for us but we like hot so... More

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Good service and variety of menu items enhanced the high quality of food. We tried the summer rolls with shrimp, which were on the large side, crunchy, flavorful, with a good sweet/sour dipping sauce. The pumpkin curry was outstanding, served with "cargo" rice--a nutty, red rice that complimented the curry seasonings nicely. It also made a very fine breakfast the... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a must try Thai restaurant. Yes it's a hole but what a find. You will be pleased with the specials for lunch, the curries, beef salad, and especially their brown rice. They use the red cargo rice which has a great texture. The prices are extremely good.

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Hakalau, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Wow - talk about finding a gem in a hole in the wall place! Doesn't look impressive on the outside - very hard to find for someone who doesn't know the town. But SO worth the hunt. We had heard from one of the locals that they had some great food and my oh my they weren't kidding! Service was... More

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