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74-5555 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3193
808-327-9437
Today
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
A must do in Kona

We stop by every time in town. Great selection and tranquil little place in an industrial strip mall. The real deal w some amazing specials.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
RetiredNLuvinIt_11
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We stop by every time in town. Great selection and tranquil little place in an industrial strip mall. The real deal w some amazing specials.

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Surrey, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This restaurant is off the beaten path in a nondescript strip mall and we would never have gone in had it not been recommended. You don't go here for the ambience. You go here for the food. It was so delicious. The highlight dish for us was the mahi mahi with garlic pepper sauce. so good. And the pad Thai... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

orchid thai is my favorite thai restaurant on the island. the one guy working is owner, waiter and chef. i love supporting his great work ethic and amazing culinary skills. the noodle soup and the red curry dish are two of my absolute favorites.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been going to this restaurant for many years. The family that runs it are lovely. I've even had them cater a party. Food is always good. Summer rolls and coconut soup are my favorites.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Orchid Thai Cuisine is on a side street in a light industrial area (car dealerships and watersports shops). DON'T let that scare you away. Inside it is tastefully decorated and the meals are great !! There was a clear, distinctive difference in taste between two red curries, one Panang, the other, Massaman. We will return here whenever were are visiting... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went with some coworkers for lunch and ordered the ginger stir fry lunch special. The portions are very generous and the food was excellent. We all ordered something different and everyone was happy with their food. The food was reasonably priced and the service was very good.

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Kona-Kohala Coast
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As a resident of kona for 35 years, this was the outstanding Thai restaurant. Family owned and staffed. All food freshly prepped daily. Other Thai restaurants rely on pre-made foods. In the many years of their operation, they never advertised. However, "word of mouth" in Kona has made them very successful. Call for directions because they are located in the... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The food and service was pretty good...albeit, we did encounter a somewhat distasteful experience with the owner and waitress....thus the 2 star rating.. ...we (there were 6 of us) order various dishes and various types of rice...the white sticky rice came and it was off texture and taste...I told the waitress and asked for another black sticky rice in its... More 

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Ontario, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to Orchid Thai for dinner after reading good reviews in Hawaii the Big Island Revealed. We went to dinner at approximately 6pm and the restaurant was empty except for one other family. The servers were prompt to seat us, to bring water to the table and take our order. Upon receiving my soup, I noticed... More 

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Kailua Kona, Hi
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the better Thai places here in town. Nice atmosphere inside, much better than the impression of strip mall outside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74-5555 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3193
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-327-9437

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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