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Krua Thai Cuisine

75-5705 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1716
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Ranked #33 of 226 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $64
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Dessert, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Henry Street
Description: Krua Thai Cuisine is the newest favorite within the Kona community. Popular prices and exciting variety make Krua a must experience on your visit to the Big Island. Over 60 menu selections daily means you can return over and over to find your favorite of all the delectables. Truly Authentic Thai food from the Heart in the heart of Kailua-Kona
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83% Recommend
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came here for our Anny Dinner. The Tables were sticky...not cleaned real well...only 2 tables we filled ...The guy next to us must've not been able to hear..Talked VERY LOUD..didn't know why in an empy restaurant we were seated ..( by the Only waitress ) next to them..you say because only one waitress..Well the place is small..so not like... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you're looking for great service and great Thai...Krua is the place to go. I always get the pad Thai and I am rarely ever able to finish it all, meaning the portions are pretty big. Every time I go, even during the busy lunch rush, I am seated within seconds. The only thing missing is the ocean views.

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Arlington, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When you are in Kona, make sure to visit this authentic place. The food is fabulous. The employees are kind and knowledgeable. The service is very good. This was a win /win all the way around. Head straight for the curry. I can hardly wait to go back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lunch for three on July 2nd. The red curry with chicken was to die for, really. If not for the white rice I might not have survived. The spicy scale offering was a 1 to 10 choice...I thought I had tried 5 on a previous visit, but I was warned with a "are you sure?" By the kind waitress. Anyway,... More

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Kapaau, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Krua Thai has a nice selection of traditional Thai dishes. They offer an extensive list of economical lunch specials. Four of us met for lunch, ordered four different dishes and all asked for the same "medium" heat. One dish was mild, two were medium and one was served with the dried ground chili pepper on the side. Overall, the chicken... More

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I sure wish I had read the recent reviews about the pad thai. Nasty stuff! We complained and they literally were only going to give us $5 credit. Are you kidding? After we were served our food, which was missing rice for the basil eggplant dish, we were forgotten. Our 2 grandchildren love pad thai but took one bite and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived, and they were fantastic with our medical dietary requirements. No fuss, just gave us what we wanted, and we enjoyed it so much. Thank you for your kindness. Our waitress - you were gorgeous.

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kailua kona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My sister and I "ate" there yesterday. The summer rolls were ok but the sauces were a bit uninspired. The pad thai was inedible with an odd sweet bacon taste. There was absolutely no hint of spiciness despite having ordered "medium". Neither my sister nor I could eat it and the one bite I'd taken I'd have preferred to spit... More

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Krua, Manager at Krua Thai Cuisine, responded to this review

First of all thank you for your honest remark. However I would like to dispute the word "abuse from server". I was the one whom had taken your order and served your meal. As I remember informing that our padthai will have a smoky paprika flavor, witch you highly praised of. Due to not being satisfied there was no charge... More

Escondido, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at dozens of Thai restaurants in many different places. One of our favorite dishes is Pad Thai and we have tried it many times and recognize that it can be quite different from place to place. This Pad Thai was so sweet we couldn't eat it. It also has a bacon flavor in the... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Our group LOVES Thai food and we were thrilled by the fresh and fabulous cuisine at Krua Thai. The only reason I did not give the highest possible rating was due to the slow service, but the food made it well worth the wait. The green curry is my personal favorite. Others in my group raved about the pineapple curry... More

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