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Charley's Thai Cuisine

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65-1150 Manalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid Thai Offereing

Charley's serves up better than average if not outstanding Thai food. We had a noodle dish and a rice dish. Both were seasoned well, very fresh, served up piping hot, and plentiful. Not worth a special trip, but we will definitely eat there again when we are in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Donna B
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had the soft shell crab app coconut shrimp to start and it was delicious. Then went with the Mekong dish which was like a seafood melody with lobster, shrimp, mussels, calamari and man was that good! Both location serves alcohol and wine if you want to have a drink which was a plus. Will be coming in with friends next... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Tried both locations in Waimea and Waikoloa. Quick and friendly service at both locations, and prices are very reasonable. Menus cater to everyone (kid friendly), with a wide variety of choices. Food is always fresh and packed with flavor, and also request your "spice" level. Red/green curry, sizzling beef, pad Thai, soft shell crab, just some of my favorites to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

edible, but the worst thai food i have eaten on the island. i went once never to return. sadly it is the only thai restaurant in town.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Charley's serves up better than average if not outstanding Thai food. We had a noodle dish and a rice dish. Both were seasoned well, very fresh, served up piping hot, and plentiful. Not worth a special trip, but we will definitely eat there again when we are in town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My mother lives in Waimea and complains there are no good restaurants. But I have to disagree. Living in Chicago, I've had my fair share of great thai food and I have to say this place delivered! My party had the following and each cleaned their plates....beef stay, pad Thai, fried curry rice, green curry, yellow curry and mango and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our (admittedly single) experience at this Waimea mall restaurant was positive. We had summer rolls (loved the mint), red curry with chicken and pad na, all were good. The curry was our fav, the level of spice just right. Serving sizes were large, prices reasonable for the Big Island, and the service, although just a bit slow (only a single... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After reading reviews here and on other review sites, we didn't try this place until one in our party insisted he wanted Thai food. We were pleasantly surprised--seated promptly, decent service and the food was quite good. I judge all Thai food by the panang chicken curry so that's what I ordered. Would have like a vegetable in it other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited this place for lunch and our orders were taken and delivered quickly. The food, although not the best Thai I've ever had, was good for the money and there was a good amount of it. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quick lunch spot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was initially very happy to find this little restaurant in the back of the Queen's Shopping Center but wasn't entirely pleased by what I had. The menu is fairly extensive and all the usual fare is included. The spring rolls were pretty good but it kind of went down hill from there. The noodle soup was only fair and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you like cooking, make your Pad Thai at home!!! This is nothing to write home about, not even a review, but I thought I would let you know that if you like good food, this is not the place, better drive a little more and go to the Fish and Hog, (that is FOOD!!!!)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65-1150 Manalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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