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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 #6 of 28 restaurants in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stopped in for lunch today and we were delighted by the food. The pad Thai was spectacular and the waiter happily answered out questions about various ingredients. We will eat here again!

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Tulsa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We only had a short stay in the Pahoa area, and my wife decided that she wanted Thai. There are two places that we saw in Pahoa. The first one didn't have anyone sitting in the restaurant. We thought that was a bad sign and went on to Ning's. Good choice! I'm a fan of Tom Yum soup, so that's... More

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is the most authentic and flavorful Thai food I have had outside of Thailand. Make a reservation, sometimes the wait for a table can be long. Bring your own alcohol but their Thai ice tea is excellent. Take out is every bit as good as eat in.

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München
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We liked the service and the food was excellent. Very fresh. We ordered all dishes medium spicy. The green papaya salad was fairly hot, the main dishes were not spicy at all. The good thing is, one can always add chili.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I don't think anyone goes to Ning's for the décor or atmosphere, but the food is quite good. I've traveled in Thailand a few times and the green curry I had at Ning's was very reminiscent of the native Thai cuisine I've had in Pattaya City. We started with the green papaya salad which was tasty and crunchy. My wife's... More

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Limone sul Garda, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner there.i'm allergic to coriander so I asked if in a particular curry I wanted there was some .the waitress(the only one) told me she didn't know what coriander was(??it's one basic ingredient of the Thai food!?!?).so she went to the kitchen and she sent a waiter who could'n understand English.then she played a drama in front of... More

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Romeno, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

The food it's good but nothing expecial. the service was rude and very touristy. eat quickly and get out quickly. But low-power ok.

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Leuven, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Fantastic Thai food, fresh and tasty. Friendly service and really good prices. Right at the main Pahoa street. Highly recommended!

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This little town is crazy for great inexpensive restaurants and this is no exception. So many options for vegetarians. and don't forget to BYOB.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We believe this is not only the best Thai in Pahoa, but definitely the best on the island. Fresh ingredients flown in from Thailand, consistent quality, and average to good service. You don't visit Ning's for the décor but it's still a great experience - especially with the window tables. Like others said, they don't serve alcohol but also don't... More

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