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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

#12 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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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found by chance on Jan 1. New to Thai food but only place seemingly open. A little confusing with language exchange but good service, inexpensive and delicious!

Thank becky525
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small restaurant, but very fresh and tasty Thai food. The portions were huge and good value, service was quick and efficient, and every dish we had was delicious.

Thank Matthew C
San Diego, California
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593 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a takeaway from here - 4 stars for the starters but the mains (Pad Thai and Penang Curry) pretty average

Thank Baxie
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food tasted fresh and not too oily. The ladies who worked there were friendly. It was a cute little place in "downtown" Hilo.

Thank Swamy N
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like cozy very small venues for excellent food, then this place is for you. Maybe 8 or 10 tables in the whole place...Thai food that is nicely prepared and great tasting! We will go there again and would take friends as well.

Thank Trekster123
Niagara Falls, Canada
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162 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned to go to the restaurant next door but it was closed. We're now glad, as we really enjoyed this restaurant. It's a small place and we had to wait a short while for a table. The service was basic with no frills. I think it's the cultural way, but may be off-putting for some. The food was served... More 

Thank ru2cold
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge portions, even for the lunch specials. We had the Spicy Basil, Green Curry, and Garlic Stir Fry with chicken. All were amazing! Definitely worth the trip.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dayton, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen is tucked away on a side street in Hilo. It's a small place, but we were able to grab a table. The summer rolls were good and the two curry dishes we tried were great.

Thank kare2run
Key West, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

My husband and I are vegetarians, and order the green curry and a rice noodle dish. The spice level was excellent with lots of flavor. The women in the kitchen were smiling and the service was fast.

Thank Swati G
Covington, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

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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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
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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?