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“Great Thai food in Hilo town . . .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
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Ranked #18 of 206 Restaurants in Hilo
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: American, Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Naung Mai Thai Kitchen has a long standing reputation for serving the best Thai food in Hilo. This quintessential "hole in the wall" has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Located just blocks from the Hilo Farmer's Market, the chefs gather the freshest ingredients, choosing organic and local products whenever possible; the results are simply delicious!
Sacramento, CA
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“Great Thai food in Hilo town . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Authentic fare and nice folks too. But if you like your Thai hot be sure to ask for it that way, generally mild otherwise.

Visited December 2011
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Volcano
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I go during lunch and they always have great lunch special for $7.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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19 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Average thai food...not sure what the hype is about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

My husband and I tried this after being told by many that it is THE BEST thai in town....we were not impressed with the flavors NOR freshness of what we selected. Other thai places we have taken a liking to have given us dish after dish of wonderful food with NOTHING seeming to be a bad selection.

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Alameda, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Pretty good food, but some winners and some misses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012 via mobile

The shrimp summer rolls and pumpkin curry were very good. The pad Thai was ok, but the masaman curry was a bit Of amiss flavor wise and had tough beef. Tasty Thai iced teas and good service. A nice lunch spot after hitting the Hilo farmer's market.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

A little hole-in-the-wall thai joint that is not to be missed. You feel like you're at a dinner party in the owner's home. They pumpkin curry was hands-down the best thai curry I've ever had.

Visited June 2011
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