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“Gem in disguise ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nutcharee's Authentic Thai Food

Nutcharee's Authentic Thai Food
Uakea Road, Hana, Maui, HI
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Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Hana
Cuisines: Thai
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Winter Haven, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Gem in disguise ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After 8 hours on the road to Hana, this place was heaven sent! Terrific, casual food. The only downside is that there's no beer, only soft drinks, water and juice.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect end to a long drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had driven the long and challenging road to Hana and only knew of this place after reading reviews on trip advisor. Lovely setting, slightly hidden up a lane but worth it! Very informal, good choice of food available all cooked fresh. The Thai Green Seared Tuna curry was amazing. Would go again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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southern california
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good but a bit overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I guess living in California, we have our share of good Thai food. This place was fresh and good but not over the top. The dishes were a bit overpriced too. But you can tell it is authentic. Nice lil' hut - be prepared of mosquitoes but that's Hana life.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Waialua, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best Thai Food Ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The best Thai food I've ever had :) especially the Crispy Opaka with Green Mango Salad. The Spring Rolls were crispy, hot and delicious. My friend ordered the chicken Pad Thai and it was very flavorful. This place has a friendly atmosphere where you get your own beverages from a cooler. We went at 2 pm and the place was packed so we waited over 30 minutes for our food to arrive, but it was worth the wait.

  • Visited July 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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Lynchburg, Virginia
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have to admit that I’m not an expert in Thai food, so I can’t say if Nutcharee’s Authentic Thai food lives up to its name, but I can say that it’s delicious. Really delicious. So delicious that my husband and I went twice, and on the second visit we ordered extra so we could take it home for lunch the next day. The chef makes daily specials that are holding in large chafing dishes at the front of the restaurant. As you walk in, a server opens the lid on the dishes so you can see (and smell!) them and then lets you seat yourself. On the first trip I opted for the special – fresh Ono in a green curry sauce -- and my husband (who isn’t a great fan of coconut milk) ordered the spicy fried rice with tofu. My lunch was fantastic. The green curry sauce was full of flavor with very complex tastes that blended perfectly, and the Ono itself was fresh and tender. My husband’s fried rice was also really good. On the second trip, we took my mother who had never had Thai food before in her life. Not being an adventurous eater, she first ordered the fried rice, but our waiter commented, “there are far more interesting things on the menu.” After a brief discussion, she decided on fish in ginger sauce when the waiter said they could substitute the bell peppers for carrots to suit her taste. Much to my surprise, she really enjoyed it. My husband ordered the spicy fried rice again, and we also ordered a bowl of Tom Yum soup to take home. Both were excellent. I ordered one of the two daily specials -- red curry sauce which came over rice and either freshly caught Ono or Ahi. It perhaps was not a complex as the green curry, but was still excellent. The only downside to the restaurant is that the kitchen is small and because the regular menu items are made to order, the wait to get your food can take a while when the dining room is full. I heard the wait staff telling tables that came in after us that the wait could be between 45-60 minutes. However, if you’re not in a rush, it’s worth the wait, and if you are in a hurry simply order one of the specials and you won’t have to wait at all.

Visited June 2014
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