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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
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Ranked #20 of 204 restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: American, Asian, Thai
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78% Recommend
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Hilo, Hawaii
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This small restaurant on a side street is not the easiest to find (I found it walking out the back door of the Garden Center) but it is a very good Thai restaurant. The waitress was very friendly but we asked for suggestions and she must not have understood as we were not given any help. The menu is well... More

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Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Had a hankering for Thai and based on excellent Yelp ratings, ended our day touring Volanoes National Park at this packing/cannery/industrial Hilo location. We showed up relatively late for a Monday night apparently, after 7 pm and the multi generational ladies( same family?) running the establishment were clearly planning to close soon. The adjacent dining room alrady smelled of disinfectant,... More

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Georgetown, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Years ago this place was a jewel serving fresh, fresh wonderful food . On our recent visit, we could find nothing to praise in the food or service. Very generic.

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