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Krua Thai Cuisine

75-5705 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1716
808-327-5782
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Ranked #29 of 225 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $64
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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
40 helpful votes 40 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
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
95 helpful votes 95 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have been to every Thai restaurant on the big island and this place rocks...Restaurant and kitchen are sparkling clean and food is fresh... also spice and flavor are very authentic! We also love that the place is air conditioned so when you eat spicy food you sweat and it feels nice and cool inside....this also means no flies or... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Delicious. Went as a couple for a late lunch. We each had the wonton soup which was very good. Then we shared the shrimp & scallops with asparagus, delicious and perfect for two people who have already had soup. Highly recommend!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I had high expectations based on the many reviews. I ordered take-out and they were efficient and fast. Ordered the tofu Pad Thai, and two appetizers. The Pad Thai had a strong smokey flavor and was overall uninspiring. The spring rolls were good. The wontons were chewy and tasteless. Not many people in the restaurant.

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

Thank you for giving your time in responding to your visit and will inform my employees and to better our service for future guest. Mahalo More

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