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Royal Thai Cafe

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78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste 402, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2495
+1 808-322-8424
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ocean View, Hawaii
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, cool with average food and service. The curries were light on flavor, spring rolls were great. The advantage over Thai Orchid and Krua is the cold beer...not the food. Overall its not bad, but its worth the drive into Kona for better food.

Thank taipan2016
Encinitas, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on Ali'i drive on the bay Royal Thai offers secluded and people watching dining options. The food is very good and the owners family very accomodating. Royal Thai has become one of our favorites over the years

Thank drbodysrfr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Very delicious food, came here for lunch around 1pm. Ordered spring rolls, pad thai, and yellow curry. I would definitely come back here again.

Thank freer0amer
Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We had been here a few years ago and had remembered it to have been a fair meal, not brilliant but fair, so we decided to give it a go. The restaurant is located in a shopping center so their are no views but the inside of the restaurant is pleasant enough. The manager offered a warm greeting and showed... More 

Thank goodindiansearch
so ca
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We ate here a couple of times during our recent vacation. Tried several dishes and all were good, mussel appetizer, Chicken Satay, Green Curry, Red Curry, Pineapple Curry and the fried Opaka-paka. We requested 5 on the heat scale and it was fine, but we like spicy! Friendly service and would return!

Thank KatamiSoCa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Never been disappointed, eat here once a month probably. Price is about the same as compared to other restaurants

Thank Gary C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Best papaya salad we've tried so far. We love Thai food and are always looking for a good Thai place. This place has great service and everything we tried was good. We specially love the papaya salad. If you love papaya salad give this place a try.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A recent visit definitely satisfied our taste buds! Spring rolls to start were followed by a green curry, red curry and a chicken and garlic sauce option. The waiter asked for heat between 1-5 and reacted with an 'ooh' if we'd gone too high! Good decision as I wussed out with a 2 and my mouth was tingling away!! Beers... More 

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this place alot! Looks fancy but not pricey as it looks at all! My boyfriend and I like spicy and they are true to there "1 to 5" choices of spicy. We got the pad thai and spicy garlic beef. Spring egg rolls were also delicious. Everything was served fast and hot!

Thank Brandy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Went for an early dinner with family and wasn't impressed. I had tofu, vegetables with rice and the tofu was the consistency of cardboard. One was cold and had to be heated up in the microwave. The chicken red curry was pretty good. All in all I wouldn't go back, not worth the price.

Thank Sara L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste 402, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2495
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-8424

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