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Lemongrass Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine

20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
808-261-0222
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Ranked #34 of 124 restaurants in Kailua
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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164 reviews 164 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Though I enjoy fusion food, and have indulged in Asian and Asian-American fusion in the NE of the USA and in BC, Canada. Good authentic flavours are often hard to come by. This restaurant was recommended by a local and we had two very different dishes, one Thai and one Vietnamese and they were both fantastic with the original flavours... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had a nice lunch at Lemongrass. We shared the phad thai, tofu spring rolls and veggie curry, they were all crowd pleasers! Friendly service, family owned and BYOB. Bonus!

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Chicago
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583 reviews 583 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I have eaten at this Thai restaurant numerous times over the past year. Without a doubt it is the most flavorful Thai restaurant in Kailua. The restaurant is small and almost always packed on Friday and Saturday nights. Some of my favorite dishes here include: - coconut shrimp - Thai Spring roles - Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad - Tom Yum... More

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My family and I enjoyed this place. As we discussed the rating we asked ourselves "Would we come back?" to which we all answered YES. However in our personal rating system more of a 3.5 vs a 4, but still on Trip Advisor, anything less than 4 is a poor. We had the coconut prawns that were quite scrumptious. The... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Yummy food, fair prices, great service. And best of all, bring your own drinks or buy them at the liquor store next door....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We had asked around looking for a good Thai restaurant in Kona. We were directed to go to Lemongrass. My wife started with coconut shrimp and I with the Samba I Beef. The shrimp was in a pineapple sauce hot fresh and very tastefull. The beef was tender very well flavored and came out hot. I ordered the Kung Pao... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I never thought that such a small restaurant tucked away in Kailua town would become my most favorite Thai restaurant. I have traveled extensively and tried many Thai restaurants -say, at least 6 in the Valley of Los Angeles alone and I was totally impressed with the explosion of authentic taste that I found in their Green Thai Curry -... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I love Pho and my wife loves Tom Kha Gai, Lemongrass has both and prepares them very well! When I don't feel like cooking this is our go to place in Kailua! BYOB too!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Nice little place with great food. Don't be afraid to ask the waitress to suggest something. BYOB is OK!!. Looks to be a family run place. A local (and wonderful) chocolate store is next door. It seems to get loud in the dining room once in a while (bad room acoustics) Try the Vietnamese chicken curry soup with the baguette

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Glencoe, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Enter this classic "Hole in the wall" eatery, and you will be greeted by "little john," a flowerhorn cichlid, a large, bubble-headed fish with tattoo-like markings. This is a small indoor-only seating restaurant that accommodates about 50 people. Once you get past the flashing "open" sign outside, meet "Little John" and the multiple "hello" kitty statuettes waving at you, you'll... More

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