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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
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Fish. The vegetable spring rolls are also superb. The food is addictive!!

Thank Harley K
Ketchikan, Alaska
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207 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 on an off-hour: late for lunch, early for dinner. I hope it gets fuller during... More 

Thank Jacee48
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 dishes thrown it, also. The food was some of the best Thai we ever ate... More 

Thank ewillman
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 place for either dine in or take-out.

Thank Garu B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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232 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

The calamari were lightly breaded, cooked just enough to be tender. I so enjoyed my eggplant curry with vegetables. It was beautiful, and the combination of flavors were harmonious, balanced. I ordered medium heat as on the mainland it 's anacceptable level. To me, this was a little more but I loved it. My sister had a sweet basil vegetable... More 

Thank marjieP
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Needed to try some Thai food before we left for home. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious. My husbands curry was hot but he ate it all. I had the Eggplant Basil with shrimp. Done so well and absolutely delicious. The place is just a little hole in the wall but if you're in the mood for Thai... More 

1 Thank Ame G
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Smells good, but gives a stomach ache. They treat the food like an enemy. One can do better. Be careful if you are traveller.

Thank Tamale730

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?