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Original Thai Cuisine

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75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-3459
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sparks, Nevada
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An acquaintance who has lived in the Kona District for many years recommended Original Thai as the best Thai on the island, and pretty much anywhere else she has lived. Not an exaggeration - we loved this place. Great atmosphere, superior service and the best Phad Thai I have ever had. I always try Phad Thai because it is a... More 

Thank sparkinator99
Tacoma, Washington, USA
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular restaurant, both with tourists and locals. Busy, Strip mall location off Palani Rd. Plan on a short wait or call for reservations. Service was friendly and efficient. The menu was extensive and the dishes were well presented and very good. Very family friendly with good parking.

Thank CAD99
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

After several friends raved about this place, we finally went. The location is a little out of the way on a small shopping center off Kuakini. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious. The service is friendly..a little slow, but well worth the wait. This was our first visit, but certainly not our last.

Thank Debby G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

When I want good, inexpensive Thai food, here in Hawaii, I go where the locals go. We had good service along with good food. If you go for lunch, look on the back of the menu where you'll find some good specials. The location is in a little strip mall.

Thank Shelly S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went to lunch at Original Thai to celebrate birthdays. Food was full of MSG that caused a bad reaction an hour later. Summer rolls contained only sliced romaine lettuce with a sliver of shrimp. I've had much better Thai food at food trucks. But the worst problem was that my credit card was double charged for the meal (once... More 

Thank jja63
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We heard about this restaurant from a hostess at the hotel where we stayed. She said they had the best Thai food in Kona. We decided to try it and we're happy with our choice. The food was made from fresh ingredients and the spiciness was tailored to your liking. The restaurant was casual and obviously had a local clientele... More 

Thank BillB415
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Granted it was a very busy Sunday night but got seated and had to eventually get own menu's. Ordered and waited about 45 minutes for our summer salad rolls. There were several tables seated after us who were getting their dishes served before us. When we asked our waitress about our order, she did not seem the least bit concerned... More 

Thank Brightside70
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Food is fantastic authentic Thai. The service is always exceptional and the flavors are cooked to your liking. Fresh produce and family owned and operated.

Thank DBoulevard
Bonney Lake, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Thai food is our go to comfort food so we eat it all the time and at a variety of places. I hate to say i was disappointed by the food here. I had pad se ew and my husband had the phad Thai. Both were seriously lacking in flavor. I found my pad se ew to be bland when... More 

Thank Allyson G
Charlottte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Excellent food and good service. Their red and yellow curry is outstanding. Sometimes we get an order of spring rolls which are excellent and split one of the curries. Plenty of food. Bonus is you can bring your own bottle of wine.

Thank Hawaiisue1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3459

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?