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“Authentic Thai Cusine”

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Ranked #15 of 245 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!
Pahoa, Hawaii
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai Cusine”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Hole in the wall place with little atmosphere but has good solid thai food at moderate prices for Hilo...if you can find it...

Visited July 2012
Thank Rev Mark J
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

The Thai iced tea was excellent. We also ordered the chicken Rama and the tilapia. The portions were huge and the food was ok. The service was good.

Thank Kristina H
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Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent thai food! Cute, unique location!”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

You will not be disappointed if you come to Naung Mai Thai Kitchen! My husband and I found the place in Hawaii: the Big Island Revealed guide book by Andrew Doughty (a MUST if you're going to any island....the use guide books for all the accessible islands). Anywho, we thought about another place, but when we arrived, it was closed for the month of June. Not to worry. Naung Mai Thai was open. Very unique cute location. Small seating (which, in my opinion, means it's probably better). Nice owners.

None of that means anything unless the food is good.

The food was OUTSTANDING! I eat Thai food all the time. This is really up there with the best of the Thai place I've eaten at. I had the chicken rama. To die for!

Visited June 2012
Thank sun_muse
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Low-Key Atmosphere, Spicy Dishes”
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.

Visited June 2012
Thank FrancisandWilliam
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Pahoa Hawaii
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Thai food in Hilo”
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.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank LoongTom
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