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Thai Smile Restaurant

#34 of 184 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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804 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4239
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

I ate here 3 times whilst staying in Hilo. Twice from the van which appears by the market two days a week and once in the restaurant itself. The green papaya salad from the van and the similar style Thai beef salad from the restaurant were both out of this world, and very good value. The curry we had in... More 

Thank Mark C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

I have not had much Thai food in my life, but I have been eating all my life and know good food. This place has good food.

Thank Brendanumber1
Burtonsville, Maryland
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

we stopped here on our way to the airport for our last meal on the Big Island. We left very satisfied and full. The Tum Num soup was delightful, pad thai- delicious. My son had Panam curry that everyone at the table wanted more. Small nondescript from the outside but the food was great!

Thank shannoncrna
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

A little tricky to find, but a charming and delicious local Thai place that is worth the visit. The owner was friendly and even offered our six year old a few more pieces of tofu after she'd gobbled up all of her lunch. Simple lunch buffet was perfect and inexpensive - our favorite meal for this Pdx foodie family, after... More 

Thank Dawnn M
Hilo, Hawaii
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

Delicious Thai food w/ very reasonable price. One of the best Thai restaurant in Hilo. The lunch plate with 2 choices is only $7.99. Love its curry and eggplant dishes.

Thank Chian H
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Decided to stop here after all the excellent reviews for lunch. We should of looked elsewhere. There was a table and chairs covered in ants, after I brought it to the attention of the employee, me moved the chair to another room but didn't clean the table. The restaurant felt dirty and the food didn't have the Thai flavors you... More 

Thank ToySldr
Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Food is great, healthy and fresh! I had the Shrimp fried rice. Bit too spicy for me but good nonetheless. Be sure when you order to let them know how spicy you want it.

Thank Konahi78
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

U always can tell a good thai from its pad thai, thats why we always have to try the pad thai. This one is one of the bests I ever had! Go for it! Curry was great too. For all dishes u can chose between meet / shrimp/ tofu. Plan in a visit here, super close to Hilo airport, Closed... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was hands down my fave meal of my trip to Hawaii. They just got it all right on every stage from prompt curtious service to fresh veg filled dishes that tasted divine.

Thank zantonsus
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I found this on tripadvisor and saw they had great reviews. When we went we were a little unsure since there was nobody there. We decided to go in and that was a great decision. They cooked up fresh thai food that was so good. I would definitely go again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4239
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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