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Lemongrass Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine

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20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
808-261-0222
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Kailua, Hawaii
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Lemongrass is a great little hole in the wall restaurant with tasty food. Garlic shrimp with sticky rice is a favorite. We recently had chicken with kabocha (squash) curry and it was delicious. Pad thai and summer rolls are also very good. The restaurant is BYOB, which is a big plus. Interior is plain and ambiance is nothing special, but... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We ate here for the first time today. Three lunch meals and one app was over $50. Expensive for lunch for three people. The vegetarian spring rolls were just ok, very small and you only get four with an order. Definitely not worth the price. The pad thai was very plain and not very tasty. The garlic spicy Thai shrimp... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Nice food, good portions, value for money and nice friendly staff. restaurant looks a little basic but still worth a visit

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St Charles
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Our group of two families with 4 very young children ordered take out from here after reading the multiple excellent reviews. We ordered a bunch of appetizers (spring rolls, setay, stuffed chicken) as well as the Pad Thai, lemongrass chicken and a Panang curry. We opted for mildly spicy because of the young children's palates. The food was delicious and... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We were in Kailua for 14 nights and tried a different restaurant every evening. We visited the Lemongrass because it was walkable from our accommodation and because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. We shared Summer Rolls and Chicken Satay for starters and all agreed that the Satay was the best we'd ever had. My wife had Pork Chops, My sister... More 

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Moraga, California
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We were thrilled to follow the TripAdvisor recommendations to this wonderful low-key restaurant with great service and delicious food. It is very casual and unassuming. You wouldn't come here for the decor, but the food is fabulous. We have eaten in both Thailand and Vietnam and the food is very authentic. Everybody in our family loved their dinners. My teenage... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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130 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a couple of dishes for lunch one day, and both were great. The next day we got two chicken bahn mis to go, and they were fantastic.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We found this place more accidentally - and we were blown away. We've been to many restaurants, but thi sone really nailed it: Very (!) reasonable prices for an extremely good and delicious dinner - fantastic. Without any hesitation I can recommend this restaurant! On our evening it was packed, so make a reservation or come early :)

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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316 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lemongrass is a four star restaurant because it's in Kailua and there's not much competition as there is across the Ko'olau mountains in Honolulu. It'd be a three star place in Honolulu because the taste is what you'd get at a town area Thai place like Phuket Thai. That said , the food IS good; especially the Thai Fried Chicken... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

everything about this place is great. can make phone orders and they don't make you wait very long. all the curries are delicious w/ sticky rice. we always get the green papaya salad too... byob - you can buy alcohol at the liquor store across the parking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: 808-261-0222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?