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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great Thai

Great food. Reasonable price. Bring your own beverage (wine/beer). Will be back and will bring friends. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Benni777
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great food. Reasonable price. Bring your own beverage (wine/beer). Will be back and will bring friends. Highly recommend.

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Nanaimo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Quaint little restaurant with excellent food, service and ambiance. Pricing reasonable, good parking in immediate area. Alcohol not available. Located in Old Hilo town core so building is very old yet well maintained and small. Tables, chairs, etc. clean.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We loved the food! Small restaurant but the food is fabulous! We had fresh summer rolls and 2 noodle dished and Thai tea. This will definitely be a place we stop at on future visits through Hilo. It was great substance and energy before going to the volcano!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went here on the recommendation of our B&B. I am so glad we tried it out as we love Thai and this was delicious! We got it to go and they were very accommodating! We got the pineapple curry and the shrimp curry. I ordered and my husband normally likes things hot. Well, when I said this, they questioned... More 

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Washington State
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tasty food with huge portions. Definitely a place to try. Very small with few tables. But worth going to.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I had the shrimp Pad Thai and my husband had the green curry chicken. Both were great, service was good, and the food came amazingly quickly.

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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a gem of a restaurant. Well priced, High quality food, very good menu selections, attentive staff, clean, well appointed. what more can you ask for?

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I've eaten a lot of Thai food in a lot of cities and this place is the best. We practically licked the plate. The women were so friendly and nice. This little gem is a traveler's best find when you're tired and hungry.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We enjoyed the satay as a starter, it was very good. The curries were nice, with some local twists (ingredients). Price was very acceptable.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?