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Ka-Lae Garden

92-8395 Mamalahoa Hwy, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8044
+1 808-494-7688
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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92-8395 Mamalahoa Hwy, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8044
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way to South Point. My family loves Thai Food and the fact that it’s a Family operation with most ingredients are grown on site or locally makes it a must stop. We also purchased a pint of macadamia honey for $10....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MacRanger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best and fresh food in this area. Upon arrival (straight from the beach) we were told the wait would be an hour (a lot of take out orders) which was great because we could place are order, go get showered, and come back. The food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SFKAT3
Reviewed October 14, 2018

It does take a while but that just lets you know that all the food is fresh and not pre-cooked. You can taste it when it’s served. Sooo good!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice location at the side of the highway, good for after visiting the Volcanoes NP. We had the summer rolls which are fantastically fresh. The Pad See Ew was pretty good although does not taste too authentic.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank eurekay
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

It took a while to prepare our order, but it was totally worth the wait. The food was cooked with fresh local vegetables and tested really good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank izz3344
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place literally is just a roadside shack in the middle of nowhere near the southern point of the island. Build and they will come. The food is as good as if not better than food I've had on the streets in Bangkok. It's obviously...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DamonWP
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Simplicity enjoyed by all five senses. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients, much of which comes from the gardens you see outside the window from your table. This is slow food done right. The ambiance is relaxed. Support a locally-owned, family-run business. This place...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Drew F
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

It isn’t easy to find. It isn’t a place I would have stopped had it not been for a friend’s suggestion. The setting is basic. The service is basic. The food comes to the table in the most basic way. Yes, it comes in plastic...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank AOne2Travel4Fun
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Despite the long wait time for the order to be prepared (75 minutes), this was absolutely worth the wait! It simply is the best Thai food we have ever tasted!! Very fresh, organic, own grown ingredients. The owners are very friendly and customer service aware....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank FallGelb
Reviewed March 29, 2018

If I were to rate Ka-Lae on our one visit, I'd give it a 5. The dishes we had were excellent and reasonably priced. We had a 30 minute wait for our dish but were told this when we ordered because all dishes are prepared...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank wvlivingston
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92-8395 Mamalahoa Hwy, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8044
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Ocean View
  • Phone Number: +1 808-494-7688
Ka-Lae Garden is a family owned and operated Farm, Fruit Stand, and Thai Food Restaurant located in the Ocean View, Ranchos, area of Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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