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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pumpkin curry” (17 reviews)
“thai food” (29 reviews)
“summer rolls” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank markKTM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank norman m
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

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

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

Thank Hawaiidreamer1
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We were 7 for lunch the other day and we all were very very happy with what we ordered. Half of us had curry, a third of us had noodles. Definitely will be back!

Thank wannago2
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Used to go here all of the time. Last few times I’ve gotten my regular dish, the flavor has been so inconsistent and bland. Kept giving it more chances but have now decided it’s not worth going back. Also saw chicken and beef sitting out...More

Thank HiloWave
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I consider myself a bit of a Thai food expert. I’ve been on the island for 12 days and I’ve been to 4 Thai restaurants. I rely on Trip Advisor to get the best ratings so I had expectations about this restaurant. First, let me...More

Thank 081711
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant in Hilo downtown. The food was delicious and the service was quick. Generous portions. Want to come back!

Thank Josteuno
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Excellent food - small place - parking on one way street outside. One "older" serving staff member needs professional training, hence the 4 stars. Had ordered 3 main courses for dinner + Green papaya salad for appetizer - aft long wait, mentioned what's happening with...More

Thank Pranay G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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
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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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