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“Great thai...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Rin Restaurant

Thai Rin Restaurant
75-5799 Alii Dr, Ste C1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1732
808-329-2929
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Ranked #77 of 241 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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“Great thai...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Right on the bay...very nice thai ..casual..pad thai...papaya salad
All very nice..park in coconut market..reasonable pricing.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The restaurant is directly across from the water in the heart of Kona. The Thai food was excellent. We had the Steamed fish with ginger sauce and the yellow curry with chicken. Both were outstanding. The service was prompt.

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Thai Treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

After a couple of weeks in Kona, we can safely say this is one of the better dining options, provided of course that you're partial to Thai cuisine. In general, the Asian food is better than Western in Kona, probably due to the influx of Japanese and other Asian tourists. That said, Thai Rin is a front runner. The ingredients are fresh -- no frozen "veggie packs" of brocoli, carrots, and cabbage disappointingly ubiquitous in other mid-range Asian restaurants. The papaya salad is crisp and refreshing, and the stir-fries well balanced with aromatic flavors. You'll leave with a smile, having enjoyed a nicely executed dish of locally grown produce at an acceptable price point, delivered with that relaxed service that's unmistakably Thai.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Foxboro, MA
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“Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Felt like grabbing a quick bit to eat while walking along "the strip" in Kona and stopped in at Thai Rin. Attentive staff, varied menu, clean facility and good food.

Visited May 2013
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“Not quite Thai”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The service was good and we got a good table outside but the food tasted like a mixture of Thai and something else. Also I found it a bit bland.

Visited April 2013
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