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“Relaxed, casual, reasonable pricing.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charley's Thai Cuisine

Charley's Thai Cuisine
65-1150 Manalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #44 of 64 Restaurants in Waimea
Cuisines: Thai
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East Coast
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Relaxed, casual, reasonable pricing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not so touristy. Pretty good food. The service was perfect in a comfortable setting.
The flavors are not that strong and the hot spice level is very low. I liked the Salmon special and the Thai coffee.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Average food - needs a little spice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food at Charley's was fresh but somewhat flavorless. It was well-presented and the service was terrific, but the food was bland.

Visited February 2014
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Clark Fork
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The food is always excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have eaten there twice this trip and the food was great both times. The service was also outstanding. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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634 reviews 634 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 166 cities Reviews in 166 cities
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
“Save Your Tastebuds and Skip It”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I couldn't eat much of either dish that was served. I usually can't stop eating good Thai food. After two bites I couldn't eat any more. I tried a few more bites, but I found the flavors to be poorly executed and the vegetables looked like they weren't fresh.
I feel bad for the owners as they have a poor product that needs much attention and improvement.
My suggestion is that the chef order a few Thai cookbooks online and redo the menu.

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Kamuela, Hawaii
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT THAI FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I happen to live in the same town and have been eating here for years. As a matter of fact my family has take out every week. The food is excellent. The staff are very friendly. I highly recommend eating here. They are located in the KTA Shopping Center. I am sure you will
like the food. It is a simple small low key restaurant with good food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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