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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

#16 of 186 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Covington, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

LOVE LOVE LOVE NAUNG MAI. It is the most consistent restaurant with the highest quality Thai food. Quiet ambiance and pleasant staff. Never a bad meal.

Thank H L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy small restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Setting is limited. Giving an average rating because I ordered my dishes as mild and they had no flavoring what so ever

Thank Brandi1970
Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I ordered some Pho from here for take out because I had a cold. The Pho had so much flavor and just the right amount of meat. This place is kind of a hole-in the wall, but very clean, cute and quaint. Food is delcious

Thank underwander
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This restraunt is as authentic Thai as you will get! Always fresh,always great! Highly recommended... try thai hot if you like HOT!

Thank Sellnsurf
Boston, MA USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Four of us stopped in for lunch and were wowed by the Masaman curry with chicken, crab fried rice, shrimp pad Thai, spring rolls and summer rolls. All fresh and authentic Thai. Awesome lunch.

Thank ptkeenan
Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This wonderful restaurant is a diamond in the rough! I eat a lot of Thai food because it has a wide variety of vegetarian options. Since my visit to this family owned, Naung Mai Thai restaurant, I have compared all pumpkin curry to theirs, I have never tasted anything so savory, we tried other dishes and the flavors are fresh... More 

Thank Monica R
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Food was quite good. However service was not great. The waitress was unpleasant and did not smile once. Makes the whole experience just average despite of the quality of the food.

Thank Petronille_9
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Naung Mai has great lunch specials for $8.00. You get a choice of stir frys or curry with tofu or chicken and white, jasmine or red rice. The red is decilious.

Thank Candace M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Found this spot in downtown Hilo yet not on a well traveled road, that's how they stay a secret. Delicious food, fresh ingredients, the place isn't large so if you have a big group, come early. Enjoyed so much, we went back again!

Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Had a great dinner here. The food was fresh, hot and portions were adequate. This place was recommended by our hotel.

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $17
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-7540
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen has a long standing reputation for serving the best Thai food in Hilo. This quintessential "hole in the wall" has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Located just blocks from the Hilo Farmer's Market, the chefs gather the freshest ingredients, choosing organic and local products whenever possible; the results are simply delicious!

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