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Royal Thai Cafe

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78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste 402, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2495
+1 808-322-8424
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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201 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did take-out again on Saturday evening and the son that took payment was teasing me: "See you again tomorrow!" he said. We do go here a lot - at least once a week - because everything, literally everything, is excellent! The vegetables are super fresh, their sauces are delicious, and their preparation is outstanding! One of the best value... More 

Thank mikie376
West Kelowna, Canada
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had pad Thai and panang curry and it was amazing. Great price. Only wish the restaurant was located in downtown Kona.

Thank Tanya M
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate supper here last night. My husband and I shared an order of spring rolls which were delicious. Our main courses were the panang curry with chicken which was very flavorful and a dish called four treasures. We enjoyed the dishes and the sauces they were cooked in. The only complaint is that we found both the chicken and shrimp... More 

Thank Travellingsoulottawa
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Thai restaurant is located in a strip mall within a short drive of the Sheraton Kona Resort. Service and food were good. Typical Thai menu. Reasonable prices, especially compared to the resort restaurant. No need for reservations. Many empty tables.

Thank Alicia M
Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was almost full when we arrived; a good sign. The food, ambiance & service were A1.The meals were plentiful

Thank Gail M
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first ate at this place back in 2009 and we loved the food and the service so much, that we started coming here again and again. The service is always fast and very friendly. The food is amazing (not spicy, as I like it), made with fresh seasonal vegetables and island grown pineapples. The menu is big and would... More 

Thank Tatiana L
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272 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both ordered Pad Thai. Our server was from Thailand and we imagine the staff is, too. We got there in time to be seated in a booth, ordered, and got our delicious meal within 20 minutes. Felt like we were in Thailand. Saw a group of 20 there--obviously popular. Easy parking. Enjoyed everything,

Thank beeperVancouver
Defiance, Ohio
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten here 15 years ago, and we were happy to see it was still around. This is probably the greatest testament to its quality and service. Service is quick and pleasant, and all of our dishes were very tasty and the degree of "hotness" we requested. A very good choice in Kona.

Thank William R
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I judge Thai restaurants by their Tom Kha (sweet and sour coconut soup). They may have the best Tom Kha this side of Thailand! And I can't wait to try the pineapple fried rice, baked in a hollowed-out pineapple. Add in the ambiance and this place can't be beat.

Thank kgbone
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great food, excellent service, zero ambience, but if you like Thai Food, you will love this restaurant.

Thank U3578VIkarent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste 402, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2495
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-8424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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