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Original Thai Cuisine

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75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 329-3459
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai food

Didn't get to try a lot of dishes, because the people I was with ate their own dishes. But the couple I had was excellent. Great curries! The Thai beef salad was also excellent. The fried banana dessert was lovely! No liquor license, but they allow you to bring in your own bottles.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
hashihime
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Didn't get to try a lot of dishes, because the people I was with ate their own dishes. But the couple I had was excellent. Great curries! The Thai beef salad was also excellent. The fried banana dessert was lovely! No liquor license, but they allow you to bring in your own bottles.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Small, good service. But the eats were fantastic. Had coconut shrimp curry and the pad Thai. If they would find a location closer to the strip, they would kill it.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beef salad is among the best of the Thai restaurants on the Big Island (we have tried almost all and each has a different recipe). Always mild and without Chinese parsley for me. Can't handle the heat and also the taste of Chinese parsley. Wait staff servive is very good and basically knows what I will order and how I... More 

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The various delicious curries come in mild,medium,hot and Thai hot. You get to bring your own beverages. We come here every Christmas season and have never been disappointed.

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Best Thai restaurant in Kona. Ordered a pineapple fried rice and spring rolls. The best! Family owned, owner would come out to chat with the customers and the Home made Sauce was so so good! Came back 2x to order the same food!

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Bala, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

we saw that this place was very busy so thought we would try it. We found the food very average and not excellent value. the staff were not overly friendly and the view was nothing to speak of

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Honolulu
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We found this place using other travelers reviews. We had two dishes, a soup which was very different, having exotic spices and flavors, sourness that was delightful and lots of shrimp and vegges. The bowl was huge. The serving of sticky rice was larger than all other thai places we've been to. And the plate of pad-thai chicken was soo... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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206 reviews 206 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Enjoyed a dinner while on island. The curries are very good and service was spot on. Would definitely go back. Would have given them a 4 rating if they served drinks.

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Southampton, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We love this place . When were in kona we are here twice a week on average . Yum! And bring you own beverage is always a better value .

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were recommended to this place by several locals since we have not been happy with the many other thai restaurants we have tried in Kona. This totally met our expectations. The food was ample and delicious. The red curry had lots of different veges along with the chicken. They were able to accommodate my gluten allergy. The summer rolls... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: (808) 329-3459

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?