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Lemongrass Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine

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20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
808-261-0222
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Thai in Kailua

Lemongrass is a four star restaurant because it's in Kailua and there's not much competition as there is across the Ko'olau mountains in Honolulu. It'd be a three star place in Honolulu because the taste is what you'd get at a town area Thai place like Phuket Thai. That said , the food IS good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lemongrass is a four star restaurant because it's in Kailua and there's not much competition as there is across the Ko'olau mountains in Honolulu. It'd be a three star place in Honolulu because the taste is what you'd get at a town area Thai place like Phuket Thai. That said , the food IS good; especially the Thai Fried Chicken... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

everything about this place is great. can make phone orders and they don't make you wait very long. all the curries are delicious w/ sticky rice. we always get the green papaya salad too... byob - you can buy alcohol at the liquor store across the parking.

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Hilo, HI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The two times I went to Lemongrass, it was after 8 pm on a weekday. Some of the dishes were sold out - so if you have your heart set on something specific, make reservations and go early! I like Vietnamese food - fresh and clean to the palate - and am on a quest for the best banh mi.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The staff continues to dazzle with economical, delicious Thai food in a comfy environment with family friendly service. The best Thai food in town rests in this small, quaint restaurant.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One dish was too spicy hot. Salad was great. Iced Thai coffee was the Best!! Service was good smallish restaurant.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We eat here several times during our stays in Kailua and Lanikai. The food is always good, service always friendly.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Small and intimate, closes early but worth every minute there. Food is fresh and served fast. The Green Papaya salad is out of this world. The Curries are flavorful and spicy but not burn your mouth out. Recommend for any Thai lover

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Beulah, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stopped by this small store front restaurant on a side street in Kailua to experience a delicious meal. We had Banh Mi Tom Nuong (grilled marinated shrimps stuffed into a French bread with Vietnamese style pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, and cilantro), Tom Thit Nuong Cha Gio (grilled pork and shrimp served over cold rice noodles topped w/ bean sprouts,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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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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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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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: Thai, Vietnamese

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