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Vilai Thai Kitchen

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5230 N.Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5932
(252) 441-8424
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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hershey, PA
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed in Kitty Hawk for one night and during our stop we enjoyed a nice meal at Vilai Thai. The restaurant is small. it maybe seats about 25 people comfortably at once. I imagine most of their food is done via take out, even so our family of 5 decided to dine in on July 15. Our server... More 

Thank traysea77
Staunton, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy the food here but need to mention that this restaurant is not in any way refined. The vegetables in entrees are very rough chopped and too large and the level of heat was too low for me. I asked for spicy and my entree didn't register any heat at all. That said, the atmosphere is cozy and the... More 

Thank gary d
Ewing, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the only vegetarian in my family, I quite fortunately stumbled on to this place. It was a quiet and cool respite. The food was really good too. I got the pad thai, and my friend got the shrimp curry.

Thank Paul D
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome food. Plenty of vegetarian options. The green curry is the best I have ever had. We go to the Outer Banks every year. Eight years now. This is one of the "attractions" for us. We always get takeout and enjoy it somewhere with an ocean view.

Thank C H
Putney, Kentucky
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Actually my first experience at a Thai restaurant and I picked a good one. The waitress suggested an item on the menu and it was delicious. The appetizer called pocket full of money was also very good. I plan on eating there again this week. Also the waitress was vet friendly and appreciative of her tip and did a good... More 

Thank Papflap
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Scrumptious food served with delightful smiles. One of the best Thai restaurants we've been to. The coconut sticky rice with mango was the perfect icing on the cake.

Thank Sandy-NatureLover
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We are never disappointed when we go to this restaurant. They have an authentic Thai menu and the food is delicious. It is a small restaurant in a corner of one of the strip malls . We had spicy beef salad and I had the spicy Thai salad with chicken. They were well prepared. There are quite a few shrimp... More 

Thank Sharon P
Newington, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with authentic Thai food. Definitely recommend it. They customized couple of dishes based on our taste as well

Thank Prasad S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
842 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

A very nice surprise right across the road from the hotel. I ordered the Chicken Massaman Curry and it was delicious. Very good service and reasonable prices.

Thank Frank d
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Happily enjoyed some traditional Thai curry dishes. Everything FRESHLY prepared and delicious, including the spring rolls. Small, but cozy.

Thank sovernet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5230 N.Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5932
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-8424

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?