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Ning's Thai Cuisine

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15 2955 Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
(808) 965-7611
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My first Thai!

Cute, local setting. Food was excellent. I should have ordered the medium hot because the regular wasn't spicy enough.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Ryan M
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I went here with a friend and it was ok. I'm not crazy about Thai, but others seemed to love it. It's the busiest Thai restaurant in town, now it's the only one since the other one closed down due to the lava flow. If you like Thai, I've heard this is really good.

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Pahoa, Hawaii, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hilo/Puna Thai restaurants do not have quality competition. My experiences at Ning's have included disorganized service where one person at the table gets served while others wait and wait. All courses arrive at the same time.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Cute, local setting. Food was excellent. I should have ordered the medium hot because the regular wasn't spicy enough.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A very quaint, local Thai place in the small town of Pahoa. Great stop if you're staying near the town, but there are other restaurants within walking distance that offer much better food and service. Excellent Thai Iced Tea. The food and service were decent and it was reasonably priced. My boyfriend and I had the coconut shrimp appetizer and... More 

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Cloverdale, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had takeout red curry, fried rice and fresh and fried rolls. Average at best. Had brown rice with curry and it was inedible. Weird grainy stuff. Did not stop here again. Nice people, cute place but...we have so many good Thai choices here at home to compare to and this wasn't special for us. ..sorry...

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San Francisco, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the B&B that my fiance and I stayed at and we were really glad that we tried it. The people are very nice. The food is very good. We ordered their papaya salad to start with. My fiance was skeptic but always willing to try my recommendations. He loved the papaya salad as much as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Great place to get thai food. Love the brown wild rice rice! The chicken stir fry with peanut sauce and spinage is a real winner!!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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277 reviews 277 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The curry meal came in a shallow bowl with a scoop of rice. Normally I have curry left over when the rice and solids are gone. Here I ran out of curry. Wife's basil dish with veggies was just so-so. Service very good. Funky place in a funky town. Not a bad place food wise just not exceptional.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you like food spicy, this is the place for you. tapioca pudding is outstanding. restaurant is a bit pricey, however.

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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We really enjoyed this place. We love Thai food and we also love hot & spicy food, but a lot of restaurants always tone it down on the spice. Not here ... if you ask for hot, it really is hot! Atmosphere was cute, great menu and all the food came out hot and fresh. They don't serve alcohol so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 2955 Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: (808) 965-7611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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