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Charley's Thai Cuisine

65-1150 Manalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #39 of 62 restaurants in Waimea
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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33 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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Dallas, TX
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188 reviews 188 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Cartagena, Colombia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Clark Fork
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have eaten there twice this trip and the food was great both times. The service was also outstanding. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

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Top Contributor
613 reviews 613 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I couldn't eat much of either dish that was served. I usually can't stop eating good Thai food. After two bites I couldn't eat any more. I tried a few more bites, but I found the flavors to be poorly executed and the vegetables looked like they weren't fresh. I feel bad for the owners as they have a poor... More

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Kamuela, Hawaii
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I happen to live in the same town and have been eating here for years. As a matter of fact my family has take out every week. The food is excellent. The staff are very friendly. I highly recommend eating here. They are located in the KTA Shopping Center. I am sure you will like the food. It is a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We would have missed this restaurant if we weren't looking on the mall's directory for eating options. It is tucked away from the main center walkway near the shuttle stop. We were glad we stopped in for lunch. The lunch menu is very reasonable. We both ordered the Pad Thai with spring rolls, medium spicy. This place was a welcomed... More

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Talkeetna, Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our whole family enjoyed and ate everything off their plates. We all tried something different and shared. This made for a taste estravaganza, however leaving just enough room for the fried banana with Carmel Ginger ice cream Hum Hum Hum.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We are stying in Wimea, Hawai'i, for a few days and having eaten at PAU, one of the Lonely Planets "Picks", we decided to try another of the guide's picks - Charley's Thai Cuisine in the shopping centre opposite Foodland. The value was excellent and our meal lived up to the guide's high recommendation. Our waitress, Anna, was the most... More

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