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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Delicious meal, and friendly staff.

Excellent meal. Staff were friendly, and helpful with gluten free options. Prices were very reasonable. Should have brought our own wine and beer, but we are not used to doing that!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Donnahawker
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Lethbridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food was okay, not inspired. There is no alcohol served. Service was lacking. The Coco soup was very good.

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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The family that runs the restaurant was very nice, but the food was just average. That being said, I'd consider going again for convenience. They offer take out.

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Menlo Park, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have eaten at Orchid Thai on our trips to Kona over many years. The food is consistently great, low key atmosphere, quiet, mostly local people. Restaurant is located in a strip mall away from tourist area, don't be put off by location. Prices are low and quality is high.

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Camano Island, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

The best in Kona? Very hard to go wrong with the curry. Veggies not overcooked, lightly overcooked the shrimp if I had to find any imperfection. Huge bang for the $$ in Kona :-)

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Lethbridge, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Excellent meal. Staff were friendly, and helpful with gluten free options. Prices were very reasonable. Should have brought our own wine and beer, but we are not used to doing that!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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: Doing business, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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?