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Original Thai Cuisine

75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-3459
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (40 reviews)
“summer rolls” (12 reviews)
“sticky rice” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All dishes served were delicious and plentiful. Three choices of spice, choose wisely. Restaurant is kind of hidden away but a lot of the good ones are.

Thank CValentine99676
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my favorite restaurant in Kona. The soup was good. No left overs here, we will be returning

Thank Vrumore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived in Kona for 9 years so we tried all of the Thai restaurants and none surpassed Original Thai. So while on vacation this fall we had two meals at this restaurant and all of the food was excellent. The Drunken Noodles are outstanding and...More

Thank jonijett13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is SLOW.... the food is prepared when it is ordered...but the wait is worth it. Authentic Thai dishes are served Mild, Medium and Thai spicy.... I can attest that even the mild has some heat. You can’t request extract coconut milk for...More

Thank Debby G
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Cooked by Thai people. Food is good. Some of the must try are Chicken Wings, Pad See Eew, Pandang curry. Popular with people bringing in their own booze. Service is friendly and casual

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The food was great! It was my first time and they let you choose how spicy you want it. Boy! If you like spicy this is the place for you!! Overall experience is very nice. Go and try it out.

Thank Francis W
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This restaurant had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. We were a group of people who lived for years in Thailand and found the food to be authentic and delicious. Good value, too.

Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Started with summer rolls, which were amazing! Main courses were pumpkin panang curry with shrimp, stir fry ginger beef, pork larb, and sweet and sour chicken. All dishes tasted amazing! Highs - food flavors and friendliness of server. Lows - asked for no bell peppers,...More

Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had 11 people and 10 entries. Wow did we have a feast. Our friends who live here made all the suggestions and we ate like royalty. Curry Fries, Summer Roll, Phad Thai Chicken; Thai Lard Mild Beef; Chow Mein, Red Curry Chicken;, Panang Curry...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Thai Gravy Noodles is my favorite and only dish I've had here. I love that this restaurant is next to the Dolphin Spit where they will deliver my food for me. I did dine in one night and the service was not that great. The...More

Thank Teri L
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22 July 2016|
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Response from Pat G | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they take reservations. This great reservation is a bit hard to find. I've never had a problem with find a good table without a wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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