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“pleasant but not great Thai food”

Champa Thai of Kailua
Ranked #31 of 152 Restaurants in Kailua
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Friendly service, BYOB and good for groups. Have been 2-3 times. Good parking and usually no need for reservations

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We felt like Thai after a long day of touristing and dropped in here to find it was open. We had great service even though it was close to closing time, and enjoyed our meals, and took leftovers back to our accommodation. Prices at what we expected, and the curry was a little thinner than what we expected. With the rice, it was yummy. We would go back if we were there again.

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Thank KarenTweetypie
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This place is awful. We got chicken satay for our toddler son and he nearly choked on the chicken because it was so dry and hard. Same thing with the garlic chicken. Over done, dry and tasteless. We also got the green curry...which essentially was spiced coconut milk. Overall, save your appetite for something else...this place is definitely not worth a visit.

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Thank Trannie71
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I spent a year in Thailand. This is an excellent Thai restaurant, but they need a liquor license- What's a Thai dinner without a bottle of Singhai beer. Or a glass of wine, if you prefer. They do support BYOB, with wine glasses and corkscrew.
I will be back, the food was excellent, but we had to order "mild" because of friend's spice intolerance. It was excellent, the scallops were SUPURB, cooked perfectly. The summer rolls arrived VERY hot, Careful, don't burn your mouth, but need a bit more mint to go around. Not cheap, but worth it for a special occasion.

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Thank Richard M
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Got take-out from here last night. I had beef green curry, spicy and husband tried pineapple beef curry, medium. Curries are nicely prepared and nice level of heat but just average; had much better Thai food over the years. Green curry is made with basil, bamboo shoots and zucchini (I think) with the beef and the pineapple curry had beef, green onions, pineapple and then on the bottom, unexpectedly were some thin (rice?) noodles. As seems true of every restaurant on the island, vegetables and meat were way over-cooked. Both curries were $9.50 and was a generous amount although the curry sauce was thinner than we are used to. I love the way many Thai restaurants layer different flavors in their food and this one was lacking the complexity of other curries tried over the years which is why I give it an average rating. Would like to see curry thicker with varying flavors. Didn't bother with rice - an extra $1.75 for white or brown and $2.50 for sticky rice.
Food was ready on-time and still very hot. Our first time trying Champa Thai. Since we took the food to go, I can't comment on service but interior looked clean and person ringing me up was super friendly.

Thank TheLostTourist
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