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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GO EAT HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!

I was pleasantly surprised to find this little hole in the wall Thai restaurant. Don't be fooled by the outside appearance!!! Service was great!! Many many take out orders being called in. The summer rolls are HUGE and delicious!!!! The dipping sauces are amazing. I ordered the green curry with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
palleiske05
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The flavors are still there, but the quality of the overall meal has deteriorated to the point I doubt I will return there. I live locally and have been dining at Ning's for at least 11 years. There has been a slow and steady decline of the meals for the last few years. The spices and fresh vegetable ingredients are... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to find this little hole in the wall Thai restaurant. Don't be fooled by the outside appearance!!! Service was great!! Many many take out orders being called in. The summer rolls are HUGE and delicious!!!! The dipping sauces are amazing. I ordered the green curry with chicken for my entire and chicken pad Thai to go.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You wouldn't expect to find good Thai food in a little town in Hawaii but Ning's is surprisingly good. The summer rolls were really good. Charming and efficient service and freshly cooked and flavourful dishes. We plan to eat there again.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sitting in this restaurant on the main street of Pahoa you will relax in the casual atmosphere of the open windows hung with icicle lights. Indicate mild, medium, hot or very hot for your order. Unless you really enjoy spicy food, I suggest you order mild. My husband liked the degree of heat in the medium but I ended up... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate lunch here about June 17th and it was wonderful! Authentic, fresh food with scrumptious flavors. Generous servings. Service was impeccable (although there was only two other tables being occupied at the time we arrived which was about 3 p.m.) as was the cleanliness of the restaurant. Pleasant, calming atmosphere. This will become one of our 'regulars' when we visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My favorite cuisine is Thai food so I was excited to stumble upon Ning's Thai Cuisine in Pahoa. The food was good, but I felt like it could have been better (especially for the prices they charge). It was a little runny. The ingredients didn't taste that fresh. With that said, I did enjoy enjoy my Green curry dish and... More 

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Kea'au HI.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food at Ning's is creative, fresh and prepared to order. Flavors are bright and authentic and the prices are reasonable for Pahoa-town. The owners are in the kitchen, so you can be sure the quality is superior. Although the service can be on the slow side at times, this is a friendly, pleasant, family-run business, so sit back, have... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Address: 15 2955 Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
Phone Number: (808) 965-7611
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
Cuisine: Thai

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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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