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Mema Thai Chinese Cuisine

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3-3204 Kuhio Hwy, Suite 101, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1135
+1 808-823-0899
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (27 reviews)
“thai food” (23 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3-3204 Kuhio Hwy, Suite 101, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1135
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner was very nice, humorous! Our food was very good, and the environment was clean. We will probably eat there again very soon!

Thank moving2kauai
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We really enjoyed the food in this downtown Lihue restaurant. No atmosphere to speak of, but very friendly servers and very god food. Unfortunately, we tried it on our last night there. Otherwise we would have gone back for more meals.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

I found out why Mema's restaurant was empty at 7:00pm for dinner. I wanted to try their Thai green curry with vegetables. The young waitress was nice, probably a family member. I asked her to recommend a favorite dish for my daughter. She suggested the...More

Thank John P
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I've been enjoying the food at Mema for the many years we have been traveling to Kauai. The menu choices are very good, my favorite used to be the yellow curry with beef, but now I love the Evil Jungle Prince or the Red curry...More

Thank Harley K
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Above and beyond the call - they do what you ask for and more. The food is good too. Very accommodating to various dietary needs. Eager to please.

Thank Loren778899
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are here for vacation and thought this would be a great spot and we were right! Great food!

Thank Josie W
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We've driven past Mema countless times: it's on an extremely busy road, with not much parking out front. But there is a small parking lot next to it. Take the time! Park and then try this place! The restaurant is small, and we went in...More

Thank Jacee48
Reviewed March 7, 2017

we were referred here by our hotel's concierge. We were a little skeptical when we entered what looks like a take out place with a few tables. We sat down, looked at an electric Asian menus, primarily Thai, but with some Chinese dishe and Filipino...More

Thank ewillman
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Mema somewhat recently moved to the old down town area of Lihue. Their food is absolutely amazing (my favorite is the yellow curry with potatoes and chicken) and is reasonably priced. This is a family run operation, and they actually care about customer service. Great...More

Thank Garu B
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

We each ordered a different dish and shared. We got Chicken Pad Thai, vegetables w garlic sauce and Chicken, and Green curry w fish in basil coconut sauce! Very happy tummies when we were done. Excellent service.

Thank Madicnm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-3204 Kuhio Hwy, Suite 101, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1135
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-0899
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