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Ning's Thai Cuisine

15 2955 Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
(808) 965-7611
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Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in Pahoa
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here many times and loved it. Now, the future is uncertain as the lava flow is headed straight for Pahoa, and many shops are closing. If Ning's survives the lava (Pele please stay away!) then you should definitely check this place out -- it's wonderful.

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Ithaca, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ning's is a small, authentic, Thai restaurant on the main street of Pahoa, Hawaii. The food can be spiced from mild to "Thai hot". It is the melting pot for smart tourists, neo-hippie kids going back to the land on the local communes , and anyone just wanting a meal at a reasonable price.

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Breda
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wonderful food and very friendly service make this a great place for dinner or lunch. Also a very good value. Authentically spicy as well, if you choose. Incredibly nice staff!

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We rarely go out to dinner, but this was one night where we didn't feel like cooking so we chose Ning's as we hadn't been there in a long time. We went in and sat down in this small restaurant and it was a long time before anyone came to help us. From where we sat, we could see three... More

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ny, USA
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Looking for lunch in Pahoa, Puna, we were not disappointed here. On the main street, homey and small, the food was plentiful, fresh, and flavorful.. They will make it as hot as you like. Reasonable prices and service was friendly too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Our friends who live near Pahoa think this is one of two Pahoa restaurants worth eating in. Although I can't check the box for "one of the best meals" I've ever had, the Thai food here is excellent (and they will make it as mild or as hot as you like). Great deal for the price. I liked the seafood... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I loved the fact that they serve "Thai spicy" versions of their food - the kind that cause most people severe distress. In my experience, too many Southeast Asian restaurants are overly cautious with the spiciness. At Ning's, there's no such fear.

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Edmonton, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We experienced their curry daily specials and they were fantastic! I had the Chicken Pumpkin Curry with brown rice and my husband had the Pork Ginger Curry with jasmine rice. Not only were the meals delicious but they were huge. Needless to say we didn't need anymore than the one meal that day. They were colorfully presented. The price was... More

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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Just like every other Thai restaurant in Any Town. Too large of a menu which just boils down to your choice of three curry sauces on three different kinds of protein. If you like Thai for its uniformity across establishments, here you go.

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We took a detour, on our way from Volcano Village to Hilo, to eat at Ning's since we were craving some spicy food. But be careful when you ask them to make it hot. Their pad kee mow is absolutely outstanding and so is their summer rolls.

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