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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
Most recent review
Pleasantly surprised

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Gamecockgrl
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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san francisco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Queen Charlotte
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82 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Charley's is located in the back of the Queen's Shops at Waikoloa. The decor is pleasant, and the food is authentic and plentiful. Prices are very reasonable given the inflated tabs you expect in the area. The menu is extensive, and the small listing of combination plates provides a good variety of options to sample several specialties. The chef is... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Just had dinner there and the food was good with the prices quite reasonable. I thought the noodle soup was a not a good imitation of the Vietnamese pho (beef noodle soup) but was edible. The spring rolls were somewhat average - too much cabbage. Overall, I would come back but would order different dishes.

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Dallas, TX
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199 reviews 199 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food here was good and the prices weren't crazy high. The service was decent (and yes island service is slower than on the mainland) but this was decent as far as island standards is concerned. We had the coconut shrimp as an appetizer which was good and we had the green curry and cashew chicken for the entree's and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We are always on the lookout for decent Thai food. We went for lunch and the specials were reasonably priced (for Hawaii) with nice portion sizes. We would eat here again!

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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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