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“Excellent food!”

Laddawan's Phuket Monkey Thai Cuisine
Ranked #88 of 285 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful meal - caters for vegetarians, and carnivores alike. The chicken satay was excellent and the peanut sauce out of this world. The main course garlic chicken stir fry was just perfect. The right side of spicy, and brown rice was perfectly cooked. My partners meal - spring rolls, followed by a red tofu curry were equally excellent.

The only drawback is not serving alcohol, but this makes for an incredibly healthful and fresh tasting experience. It's also very good value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kihei, Hawaii
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spicy means Spicy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

A friend recommended Phuket Monkey and it did not let me down. Atmosphere wasn't anything fancy but the food was great. Attentive service and plenty of leftovers.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Burnt_Ginger
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Gig Harbor, Wa
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Welcome to Thai Mayberry!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

Andy and his Thai wife, Bea run a terrific Thai restaurant in the heart of Kona. Just when you think Hawaii is for millionaires, you find this little gem in a strip mall that serves a wonderful, authentic, ethnic Thai meal at rollback prices ($11 entrees). We ate there twice - once at the beginning of the trip and again on the night we left the islands. Both times, I had the green curry. It was spicy, flavorful and abundant that I had to have it twice in one week! The first time (with another couple) we had crispy fried Parrot Fish, Mahi mahi in a mango curry sauce and drunken noodles with pork. One custom I approve of is that you can bring your own bottle (beer, wine, etc) and they will provide an ice bucket, an opener and no corkage fees! They will make you feel most welcome and at home with personal and friendly service. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank meeshamator
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“best Thai in Kona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

we love Thai food and have eaten in every Thai restaurant from Kona to Hilo and Laddawans is the Best! Great portions and SPICY! The only Thai restaurant that will actually make the food spicy when you ask for it SPICY!

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Mr G
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Auburn, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Thai, Good Prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

The restaurant ambience is nothing special, tucked away in a little shopping center that's easy to miss if you're not looking for it. We shared the chicken satay, summer rolls, and the panang curry. My husband really enjoyed the panang curry. The chicken satay and summer rolls were good, but the peanut sauce that accompanied both appetizers was a bit weak-tasting. Service was fine and prices were about what you'd pay on the mainland (so, very good for Hawaii). The honey lemonade was tasty. We'd return again.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Kristann M
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