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Vilai Thai Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5230 N.Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5932
+1 252-441-8424
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We found this place by accident, and walked in. The owners were very friendly and gave us recommendations. We love the food spicy and it was so good! The herbs are fresh and grown right in their backyard, and portions were quite generous. Looking forward to visiting again the next time we are in the area!

Thank Jason D
Grasonville, Maryland
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

service was slow for me being the only on in the building. but the food made up for it. it was great and prices were good. I stopped on my way through and didn't know where to stop. I had the chicken on a stick that was great and the wraps were wonderful.

Thank Kara D
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

After checking into the hotel, I didn't want to be driving more to eat, so we selected this Thai restaurant right across the street. It was an excellent decision. Very small but great service and the food was excellent with good prices. Most of the customers were locals and everyone seemed to know each other including the staff. I had... More 

Thank Jim B
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Excellent friendly staff and very good Asian food. Small restaurant with maybe 30 seats. Surprised to find good Thai food in Kitty Hawk.

Thank Sailor372
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Very good food selection. Fried rice was delicious and pad-Thai was also very good. Employees are efficient and very kind. Would recommend this for families.

Thank Louiecap
Newark, Ohio
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Pineapple fried rice is amazing. Very fresh flavors!!! I had it twice in one week. A must try if your nearby.

Thank Audra C
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here three times in the past 6 months (just visiting) and each time enjoyed my food. Escaped for under $12 (excluding tip). Stays open all year round, other places have limited hours outside of summer and shut over winter. If Jasmine serves you, ask her how her Thai is coming on.

1 Thank boyd_jj
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We tried this restaurant because we enjoy Thai cuisine and Vilai was near our hotel and open late. We split an appetizer of Thai Veggie Fresh Rolls which indeed were fresh and delicious. Next time I would try the shrimp rolls. My husband ordered the fried soft shell crab special which was delectable. I ordered beef pho; the broth was... More 

Thank Lynette R
Poquoson, Virginia
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

With limited Thai places in the Outer Banks this is one you don't want to pass up quaint litte place service was great & so was the Chicken Padi

Thank yorkhavenmarina
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is legit! Though small with minimal seating, the place is cozy and the food is perfect! Be careful when ordering spicy - medium about set us on fire!

1 Thank ncbchboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5230 N.Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-5932
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-8424

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?