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$8 - $17
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 24, 2021

We were a little bit hesitant about the location, but so glad we took the chance. Summer rolls satay and coconut tapioca were great. Service was attentive and friendly. The pictures of the family are heartwarming. Fear not, this is excellent Thai!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 16, 2021 via mobile

Authentic and tasty food! Great staff and they are very friendly. I highly recommend this place to travelers.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021

First night in Hilo and wanted to grab a quick bite. It's located on a street that feels a little 3rd world, but sometimes the hole in the wall size and locations have the best, most authentic ethnic food. Not this one. Pad Thai is...generally a signature dish that is the measure of EVERY Thai restaurant's taste - this was dry, no flavor, not much sauce, w/ maybe 5 small (1/4") pieces of dry chicken. We ordered it med spicy - it had NO spice at all. No cashews or peanuts, no cilantro, no limes. It was basically a wad of orange starch. Maybe it was a bad night for the cook? The Thai Herb salad? resembled bag mixed salad from Costco w/ some red onion added. No tastable herbs at all. The beef (also not spicy as ordered) was greasy although there was at least 1/3 cup of that meat to add to the salad. Neither of the dishes we ordered even had a faint resemblance to the photos displayed of their dishes in the window. Had we ordered and eaten in (didn't feel covid-safe) I would have let the waiter know the disappointment in taste, quality and appearance. The downside of takeout! Perhaps the curries are better, but if they can't make a good pad thai, I'm not sure I'd take a 2nd chance.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 14, 2021

We ordered multiple vegetarian dishes and all of them were tasty. The place is tiny and the service is a little slow.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 5, 2021

We ordered pad kee maw, red curry and panag curry. They were all prepared very well. My wife is a vegetarian and she was delighted with the prep. Meal portions were good and service was quick enough. I would recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 5, 2021 via mobile

Fresh vegetables prepared for each order with spiciness to taste. We ordered spring rolls, Tom yum soup and chicken Raman ( vegetable, chicken and peanut sauce). Little did we know that this was enough for 3 or 4 people. We brought our own bottle of...wine and were accommodated with wine glasses and corkscrew. Great dishes served with a smile. Great value in Paradise.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 27, 2020 via mobile

People are kind, place is clean and being from Chicago -we have a lot of good Thai. This is some of the best we've eaten. Hilo is lucky!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

I was in Hilo in January 2020 and had the happy experience of eating at this place. It is nothing fancy but the service was friendly and good. If you are a spice lover you can actually get spicy dishes here. So tired of places...that say the food will be spicy and it turns out bland. The green papaya salad was great!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

What a wonderful surprise....great food... This restaurant is down a side street up from the Farmer's Market. There's nothing special about the looks of it from the outside, in fact, if you look in, you'd think you were in Thailand, which makes it even better....The food is pretty authentic and VERY tasty. The prices are VERY reasonable too. I had pineapple Curry, my husband had broccoli and beef strifry, the other couple were pleased with their dishes as well and we shared a papaya salad that was very good too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Amazing food. Was in hilo for 4 days and ate out here 4 times.. Tom yum soup was to die for. I only wish they served alcohol..

Date of visit: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

Yes, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen offers takeout services.

Yes, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen offers delivery services.

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5