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Orchid Thai Cuisine

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Recommended by a Thai living in Kona

Great curries and an inexpensive lunch - under $ 15 with Thai Ice tea; no liquor license, but friendly staff and great curries- -Green is best or try the pineapple curry; lots of locals frequents to dine in or take out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Barb C
,
Littleton
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Littleton, Colorado
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A local Thai shop keeper said it was the best in Kona. I hope not. The sticky black rice was good, but I found the seafood green curry to be very average and thin, relying on the curry heat for flavor rather than accenting the coconut and other spices to give it body. Lunch finishes at 2:30 and dinner starts... More 

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Littleton
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great curries and an inexpensive lunch - under $ 15 with Thai Ice tea; no liquor license, but friendly staff and great curries- -Green is best or try the pineapple curry; lots of locals frequents to dine in or take out.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were recommended to use this restaurant by the skipper on the fishing charter that we went on that day. We were a bit concerned based on trip advisor comments, but we were very happy with what we were cooked. We gave them 2 very large bits of Wahoo fish that we had caught and they did 3 dishes, steamed,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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
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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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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
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Orchid Thai Cuisine

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

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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, Doing business, Large groups, 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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