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Charley's Thai Cuisine

65-1150 Manalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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South Haven, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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East Coast
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not so touristy. Pretty good food. The service was perfect in a comfortable setting. The flavors are not that strong and the hot spice level is very low. I liked the Salmon special and the Thai coffee.

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food at Charley's was fresh but somewhat flavorless. It was well-presented and the service was terrific, but the food was bland.

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

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