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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Thai Spring Rolls
Golden fried spring rolls stuffed with mung bean noodles and fresh vegetables. Served with sweet and sour sauce.
Thai Summer Rolls
Garden fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper. Served with sweet and sour sauce. Tofu or Shrimp
Thai Seafood Rolls
Whole shrimp with fish cake filling, deep fried to a golden brown, served with sweet and sour sauce.
Fried Tofu
Diced, crispy, deep fried natural pacific organic tofu served with our special peanut sauce.
Choose from‏ strips of chicken, beef or pork served with peanut sauce.
Green Papaya Salad
Shredded green papaya with tomatoes, chili peppers and citrus juice and peanuts.
Cucumber Salad
Crisp cucumbers tossed with Thai herbs, tomatoes and chopped nuts.
Thai Herb Salad
Choice of‏ ground chicken, beef, pork or tofu, seasoned with lemon grass, fresh herbs, bell peppers, onions.
Seafood Salad
Opakapaka, salmon,‏ shrimp and scallops with lettuce, lemon grass, onion, mint, lime juice and herbs.
Chicken $10.00
Tofu $10.00
Shrimp $13.00
Silver Noodle Salad
Mung bean noodles, bell peppers, tomatoes, herbs, onion and citrus juice.
Sliced Beef Salad
Sliced, grass fed Kulana beef, on a bed of greens with Thai herbs.
Shrimp Salad
Sautéed shrimp with cucumbers, red onions, Thai herbs and a spicy citrus sauce served over a bed of leaf lettuce.
Red Curry
Fresh basil,‏ eggplant, pumpkin, zucchini, broccoli and cabbage.
Green Curry
Fresh basil,‏ eggplant, pumpkin, zucchini, broccoli and cabbage.
Yellow Curry
Potatoes, carrots, onion, broccoli, zucchini.
Massaman Curry
Potatoes, carrots,‏ peanuts, onion, broccoli, zucchini.
Panang Curry
Green beans, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage.
Pumpkin Curry
Locally grown‏ pumpkin, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage.
Pineapple Curry
Fresh Hawaiian‏ pineapple, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage.
Pad Thai
Rice noodles prepared with mixed vegetables, eggs and bean sprouts in a tomato sauce.
Fun Noodles
Wide wheat noodles stir fried with mixed vegetables and egg in a savory sauce.
Silver Noodles
Clear mung‏ bean noodles with broccoli, bean sprouts, egg and onion in a sweet soy sauce.
Crispy Noodles
Crispy wheat noodles with broccoli, carrots and zucchini, in a savory brown gravy.
Tofu $11.00
Chicken $11.00
Pork $11.00
Shrimp $13.00
Fried Rice
Thai style fried rice with vegetables and herbs.
Pineapple Fried Rice
Fried brown rice with chicken, shrimp, pineapple, cashew nuts and dates.
Crab Meat Fried Rice
Shredded crab meat fried rice, topped with cilantro, green onions and cucumber.
Salmon with Red Curry
Sautéed salmon fillet topped with a spicy red curry sauce.
Sweet and Sour Fish
Opakapaka with red and green bell peppers, pineapple sauce and garlic.
Salmon with Thai Salsa
Steamed salmon filet topped with fresh salsa, served with a side of steamed vegetables.
Spicy Basil Clams
Clams sautéed in a spicy sweet chili sauce with Thai basil and bell peppers.
Steamed Opakapaka
Opakapaka steamed with garlic, ginger and lime juice on a bed of broccoli.
Chicken Rama
Sautéed chicken on a bed of steamed spinach covered with peanut sauce.
Cashew Chicken
Fresh vegetables stir fried with chicken breast and cashew nuts.
Basil Eggplant
Stir-fried eggplant, fresh Thai basil, onion and spices. Served vegetarian or with your choice of meat.
Spicy Basil
Thai basil with mixed vegetables in a spicy soy sauce. Served vegetarian or with your choice of meat.
Broccoli Stir Fry
Your choice of meat or tofu stir-fried with broccoli in a savory sauce.
Sweet and Sour
A distinctively Thai preparation consisting of fresh pineapple, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers.
Garlic Stir Fry
Choice of meat or tofu seasoned with garlic and black pepper then stir fried to perfection.
Mixed Vegetables
Crisp seasoned vegetables stir-fried with light soy bean sauce. Served vegetarian or with your choice of meat.
Seafood $17.00
Shrimp $13.00
Other $11.00
Tom Yum
A traditional Thai spicy soup, flavored with fresh lemon grass and Thai lime leaves.
Shrimp $13.00
Chicken $11.00
Pork $11.00
Vegetarian $11.00
Silver Noodle Soup
Clear mung bean noodles, mushrooms, and mixed vegetables.
Seafood $15.00
Shrimp $13.00
Chicken $11.00
Vegetarian $11.00
Thai Coconut Soup
Creamy coconut soup with vegetables and herbs.
Combination Special
Barbequed pork skewer, green papaya salad and sticky rice.
Charbroiled Rib Eye Steak
A 10oz‏ Kulana rib eye steak, 100% natural, aged, Hawaii grown beef, hormone and antibiotic free, served with your choice of any of our vegetable curries.
Hilo Homemade Ice Cream
Assorted flavors available.
Tapioca Pudding
Home made tapioca pudding served warm with coconut milk.
Ice cream topped with warm tapioca.
Mango Sticky Rice
Warm sticky rice drenched with sweet coconut milk and topped with fresh mango fruit.
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!
$8 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Thai
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best Thai food we have ever had. We split the pineapple fried rice, pineapple curry, chicken pad Thai, and summer rolls. The pineapple fried rice was unlike anything I have ever had, and I’ll be dreaming about it, until I can have it again. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kaseyannn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this place, we stopped last year and had a great meal. We were on our way home from Volcano National Park this year and stopped in again. Your expectations will be met if you are looking for a good Thai meal. Nothing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hole in the wall restaurant in a hole in the wall town. That's NOT bad, its just the way it is. Driving through Hilo looking for the uncommon, we found parking (!!!) pretty close to this place. Food was great, VERY tasty and plentiful. You...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HawaiiDaveJr
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped in thanks to google maps and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was very friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q5097PTadamw
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and wanted to grab lunch in Hilo. Not too many gluten free options but we found Naung Mai Thai Kitchen and asked. Our server was very friendly and was able to modify some dishes so that I could have them....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jet707994
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Cozy place, nice lighting and bright colors. The service was friendly and very accommodating. The crab fried rice was excellent. Nothing to complain about. Check it out! Easy parking on the street.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank markKTM
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is NOT a fancy place.....but i think it is very good because MOST of the Thai restaurants here are flavored for American taste......not my thing........Typical of traditional Thai Flavors........i had the Curry with pumpkin and chicken......medium heat.....made very well over sicky rice........The fried calamari...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Overall we left full and happy. Between the four us we had three different meals and all were good. Funny how "very hot" can be something different from one Thai place to another. Pros: Good food, decent portions, reasonably priced. You should know: They have...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Beebfamily
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner after considering a lot of places. The food was fine, nothing special really. My husband complained that his meal was bland. My meal was not as spicy as I had hoped. I requested medium spice. They do not serve alcohol...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Laurie B
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner. Order the fried rice, pad thai and calamari. I knew i might be disappointed when i asked for chile and they didnt have any. A thai place that doesn't have chile. They only have chile sauce. The fired rice came out...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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