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“Inexpensive Thai food in Kona”
Review of Krua Thai Cuisine

Krua Thai Cuisine
Ranked #53 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $64
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Henry Street
Description: Krua Thai Cuisine is the newest favorite within the Kona community. Popular prices and exciting variety make Krua a must experience on your visit to the Big Island. Over 60 menu selections daily means you can return over and over to find your favorite of all the delectables. Truly Authentic Thai food from the Heart in the heart of Kailua-Kona
Kona, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Inexpensive Thai food in Kona”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Had the luncheon special at $8.95 and there were several other good options. I added shrimp to my pad thai noodles for an additional $2.00 and it was outstanding. A little hard to access the location as you must turn right (only) off Kuakina Hwy while heading north, just before Henry Street. In a tourist area that has many overpriced restaurants Krua Thai is a breath of fresh air and very welcome by the kama'ainas.

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Phenomenal Thai Dinner”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

We went with our 2 small and finicky children to this very genuine Thai restaurant. I was not expecting this kind of high quality, reasonable prices and authenticity on the big island. Dishes were tasty and well presented. Mango coconut curry fish was delectable. Pad prik king was perfect. The yum woon sen salad makes my mouth water thinking of it! Even the old standby pad thai was delicious! An assortment of very nice appetizers made the kids very happy.
Spring rolls were very large and were like a beautiful rolled up salad. Nothing but good things to say about Krua Thai.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had a few meals in this restaurant whilst on holiday and the food was excellent every time, their Maui pineapple curry is highly recomended

  • Visited December 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Must visit if you love Thai!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

I am always on the look out for new restaurants to try especially if they're serving Thai food!

Being a vegetarian, I wasn't sure if they had curries without the fish sauce base but I was pleasantly surprised when I told they could serve vegan-style. The ambiance and service is really good. There's little waiting time and the food is totally worth the wait!

The Thai Iced tea is available with coconut milk and is tastier than with regular milk!

My favourites were- Vegetable Penang curry, vegetable Massaman curry and the vegetable fried rice.

Their curry portions are sizable and we ended up taking it back to the hotel most of the time.

Also, the sweet sticky rice with mangoes is to die for- the mangoes are the sweetest I've eaten!

If you love Thai food and are looking for a restaurant with a nice ambiance, friendly staff and quick service, then I'd urge you to check Krua Thai Cuisine!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Suziekins
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Stanwood, Washington
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“Excellent Thai Cusine”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

While on vacation in Hawaii we looked for a Thai Restaurant in Kona. The reviews on-line were good. We stopped in and the food was exceptional and very good service. We were in no hurry and enjoyed the meals – portions were very large and priced at a bargain. We ordered another take out meal that was ready as we were set to leave. When next on the Big Island, we will eat there again.

  • Visited December 2012
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