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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

#15 of 191 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
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11:00 - 21:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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247 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good food. Had tom yum and pineapple curry. Asked for thai hot but didn't get thai hot so make sure to get extra spicy seasoning on the side if you're into spicy food :).

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Thank chris w
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a hankering for some delicious Thai food. We were waking in what felt like a little industrial area in downtown Hilo when we came across this spot. Our server was a super nice lady who gave us all the recommendations from what to eat and which rice to pair with each entree. We ended up... More 

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Thank Reese D
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hungry for Thai food, found this via Wayz. So happy that we found it. Great meal and very reasonable prices.

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Thank ustraveler11
Honolulu
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seeking out Thai food in Hilo town. There were several we identified, but this one had great reviews and was in an interesting location. We sought it out and were happy we did. Had the shrimp pad Thai and seafood rolls. Excellent meal. Very flavorful dishes. Good service. Restrooms are located outside behind the restaurant, but in an... More 

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Thank RussHonolulu
Beirut, Lebanon
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Tasty place in Hilo. Place seems quite popular and known by tourists and locals. Staff is very friendly, place is authentic and menu diverse. Food is very good too. Place to consider for a quick bite #BonAppetit

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Thank Chrissharb
Hilo, Hawaii
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great local place for Thai food in Hilo. Off the main streets but worth finding. Great for lunch or dinner. Staff is friendly and we always hope that Opal will be our server! The curries and soups are very authentic. Reasonable prices and nice portions. This is where to go for Thai food in Hilo.

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Thank begteb
Montana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Hard to find but we are very glad we did! It is on the one way section of Kilauea behind Pineapples. I had satay (chicken) with green papaya salad (med hot) and sticky rice. Husband had garlic stir fry beef and veggies, med hot, with jasmine rice. The heat level was just right. I added some hot chili sauce off... More 

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Thank deeen2
Vancouver, Washington
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great lunch spot for some excellent traditional Thai food. Nothing fancy, but great food at a reasonable price. Food is fresh and wholesome.

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Thank kumtux
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Staff is friendly and it is a nice small restaurant with a pleasant environment. Have been there three times. Each time I have ordered my food mild and the food comes out tasting very bland. I am not a fan of hot/spicy but I do like foods with good flavors/seasoning. I always order mild in other restaurants and the food... More 

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Thank Brandi1970
Goliad, Texas
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The place is very small but is very big on flavor and portions. We had the veggie fried rice and #44. Can't pronounce but oh so good. We had rice medium and #44 Thai hot and both were spot in! I cannot say enough about the flavors. The service was also phenomenal. Skip the other places in the market area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-7540
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!

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