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“Low-Key Atmosphere, Spicy Dishes”

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Ranked #16 of 250 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: American, Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Naung Mai Thai Kitchen has a long standing reputation for serving the best Thai food in Hilo. This quintessential "hole in the wall" has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Located just blocks from the Hilo Farmer's Market, the chefs gather the freshest ingredients, choosing organic and local products whenever possible; the results are simply delicious!
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Even on an uncrowded Thursday evening, the service was slow. The four of us ordered separate entrees and a bowl of brown rice to share. The spring roll appetizers were large but difficult to eat neatly. Massaman curry was the consensus favorite. Chicken with cashew was simple but unremarkable.

Thank FrancisandWilliam
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This little Thai restaurant on a back street in Hilo is a gem. The service is good. The staff are all friendly & make returning customers feel at home. Great Thai food that is very reasonably priced. An authentic Thai dining experience... It is a regular stop when we wish to have a meal while we are in Hilo.

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Thank LoongTom
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

This is a small restaurant on a back street, so it's quiet and sometimes crowded. The decor is pleasant. The menu has a pretty standard selection of Thai food that the cooks prepare nicely.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We got here kind of late on a weeknight and the service was a little slow, but not that bad. The Pineapple Fried Rice has gone down in my history book of food that i've fallen in love with, cannot make at home and is mythological because I can't get it on the mainland. Air mail?

Thank Pete_Brainard
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Authentic fare and nice folks too. But if you like your Thai hot be sure to ask for it that way, generally mild otherwise.

Thank pnpontheroad
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