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20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
808-261-0222
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Meh

We ordered the "most popular menu item" which was the grilled chicken, shrimp and spring rolls. The chicken tasted re-heated and the noodles were cold and fish flavored. Would not recommend this particular item. The fried rice was average and not worth the 12$ in my opinion.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Sabrina R
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We ordered the "most popular menu item" which was the grilled chicken, shrimp and spring rolls. The chicken tasted re-heated and the noodles were cold and fish flavored. Would not recommend this particular item. The fried rice was average and not worth the 12$ in my opinion.

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El Cerrito, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As others have said, the first thing the waitress said was "we close at three". Not exactly what we wanted to hear after a plane ride and drive. She and the other woman did not seem friendly at all. The thai iced tea tasted weak and watered down, and the curried vegetables also tasted watered down, with a side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A hidden, simple place. No frills, just good food! We started with the Thai spring rolls which were great. My husband had the spicy Thai garlic shrimp, deliciously garlicky. Not for the faint of heart. I had the pork noodles which was so yummy, light and refreshing. Definitely recommend this place.

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ontario
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Our party of 4 had a super meal here! The restaurant was filled to capacity and they were short staffed. Aside from a bit of a wait for our server to take our orders, everything was fantastic. The food arrived in record time, huge portions, piping hot and definitely one of the best, and by far the cheapest, meal we've... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

No frills eatery with great food at reasonable prices. Knowledgeable and friendly waitress who took the time to explain entre details. Now to the food. Prior to the entrees our appetizer was Thai Spring Rolls which were perfect openers for the main event. We had these two entrees. My wife had Pad Thai Chicken Noodle Bowl with medium spice heat.... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Lemongrass is a very modest restaurant but what it lacks in ambiance....it makes up in excellent food. My husband and ordered Thai spring rolls for our appetizer. They were yummy, partnered with fresh crisp lettuce, mint, and dipping sauce. My entree of Pad Thai with chicken was delicious and a very ample portion. My husband had the Chicken, Shrimp,... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch w/my family including a 1 1/2 year old. First, the service was first rate. It's not easy to wait on a table with a messy child. The atmosphere is ok. We prefer great food at a reasonable price. Now, for the best part: the food. We had Thai iced tea, tofu pad Thai, fish w/green curry sauce,... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I love both Thai and Vietnamese food. We found Lemongrass by accident on our last night in Kailua. We wished we had found it sooner! I had the best Massaman curry I've ever had and my husband enjoyed his dish. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. My need to eat gluten free posed no challenges for them... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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180 reviews 180 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: 808-261-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?