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Royal Thai Cafe

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78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste 402, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-322-8424
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Above average Asian fare

Came in a bit early for dinner, service was very good as only 3 of the tables was occupied. Food was fresh, portions plentiful but not spicy enough to be classified as "thai", in my opinion. Prices also on the reasonable side.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Arnt78
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Stavanger, Norway
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Stavanger, Norway
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came in a bit early for dinner, service was very good as only 3 of the tables was occupied. Food was fresh, portions plentiful but not spicy enough to be classified as "thai", in my opinion. Prices also on the reasonable side.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here twice during our stay on the Big Island. Really good Thai food made with fresh vegetables and fine sauces. For my tom kha shrimp soup, they offer a choice from five levels of heat per taste and tolerance. Appears to be popular with the locals as well. Not being regular aficionados of Thai cuisine, we can't say... More 

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1 Thank AlfalfaAnchorageAK
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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268 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal here. I had a shrimp and scallop dish with mushrooms and lots of veggies. The sauce was understated enough to allow the rest of the ingredients to shine. My wife had an eggplant dish that she raved about.

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Thank LesPicker
Cartwright
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here before we checked into the condo. We had eaten here a few years ago and remembered it was very good, and again the taste was wonderful. We had the summer rolls for appetizers and the peanut and sesame sauces great. I ordered the veggies with beef and my husband ordered the chicken/shrimp with veggies. Whatever they use... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidentally found this restaurant yesterday. OMG the food is excellent. Had the New Zealand mussels and the sauce was outrageous. Also had Padh Thai and Ginger Chicken. Every bite had my mouth watering. The best food I've had since I've been on the Island....2 months! And, the prices are exceptionally reasonable. You must eat here

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Thank JBInger2013
Saskatoon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good basic Thai cuisine. Portions a bit small. Service a bit confused. Fairly traditional. Great location.

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Birmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant dining place in an upscale shopping area. Adequate parking available. Menu choices are varied and prices are reasonable. Food was delicious. Service was good. Enjoyable experience.

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Thank dj1766
Newcastle, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch after being dropped off by the kona trolley. The subway smelled off, the mexican place looked a little dodgey so we decided to try the thai place. Best decision ever! The Pad Thai was amazing and the yellow curry was fantastic. Great food, reasonably priced, but a little difficult to communicate with... More 

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Thank Lee S
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a good find on our first night in Kailua-Kona. The Pineapple Fried Rice was beautiful and different from anything I'd had in Australia. I now wish it was available here. We found this restaurant priced reasonably and the food and service was great.

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Thank DebbieK18
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

prices good by local standaards, food was descent, not huge portions but that is okay if you dont want to get fat, spicy they ask 1 to 5, 5 isnt super spicy so no worries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste 402, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-8424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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