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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Thai

Avoid the Pad Thai unless you like yours to taste smokey. If they call it something other than Pad Thai then it would not have disappointed. The pineapple curry was excellent, not too spivey and very flavorful. The pineapple fried rice was excellent. Filled with fish and a wonderfully delicate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Toots951987
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Burlington, Connecticut
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pasadena,ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They warned me about the spice level (2/5 is medium), but even at that level the heat dominated everything. I had seafood curry; the fish was overcooked and there wasn't much sauce. My biggest complaint is that the balance of seasoning & salt was "off". I couldn't sense much coconut milk or salt, just the pepper. The pineapple fried rice... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

unless you have lots of $$$. Very small portions with very small amounts of meat. Great flavors but for the price, not enough food.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Avoid the Pad Thai unless you like yours to taste smokey. If they call it something other than Pad Thai then it would not have disappointed. The pineapple curry was excellent, not too spivey and very flavorful. The pineapple fried rice was excellent. Filled with fish and a wonderfully delicate flavor. Worth the trip.

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We chose this restaurant from the reviews in Tripadvisor. It was close and we all were looking for a vegetarian menu. First the restaurant is beautifully decorated and immaculate. The owner greeted us and seated us promptly. The food was super and seasoned perfectly. Be cautious of the bill as they added 18% on the summary. Then when you get... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed the food and this restaurant. Food was good, but a little slow getting everything out at the same time. All that said - I would go back.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We came to the restaurant on a busy night. The service was fantastic and attentive. Even though they were busy, the staff was great, the ambiance was nice, and we thought it was going to be an excellent dinner, until we got our food. The first comment we made after tasting the Pad Thai was that it had a smoky... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate here for lunch, and had some great Thai food, shrimp fried rice and pad Thai, that was very flavorful, if not very spicy hot. Ask for the extra heat if you want it. Portion sizes were generous and the service was prompt.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a great family owned and run restaurant. The food is always the same. Always awesome and fresh. I've never had a bad meal here and I've eaten here many many times! I love the pineapple curry,and my husband loves the spicy seafood delight. They are always the same! If you really want Thai it's good. The basil tool... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We enjoy Thai food and decided to try Royal Thai. The Phad Thai wasn't as good as what I have eaten in the Phoenix Metro area. My boyfriend enjoyed his Ginger Chicken though. The young man who waited on us was not very personable or helpful. The older man and woman working there was at our table more than he... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great dinner! Quick seating and service. Friendly staff. Red Curry was very good. The Pineapple Fried Rice (served in a carved out pineapple half) was exceptional. The only problem was our charge. The dinner came to $29; the charge I was asked to sign was $38! When I went to the cashier, he couldn't determine A. Why that happened and... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Thai Cafe

Address: 78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste 402, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-322-8424
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Thai

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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: Thai
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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