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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

#13 of 187 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank deeen2
Vancouver, Washington
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank kumtux
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Brandi1970
Goliad, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank MaryLeaP1221
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Thai restaurant is hands down one of the best Thai places we have ever eaten. The food was fresh, tasty and flavorful. We expected the Chix satay to be on a stick like most are...however they do theirs like shredded Chix- AMAZING. The peanuts sauce was SO flavorful. The ambiance is okay...but the taste of the food makes up... More 

Thank TanDJ86
Berkeley, California
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290 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever my wife and I travel, after a while, we get a hankering for Thai food. In Berkeley and the broader San Francisco Bay area, we have an abundance of very good Thai restaurants. More often than not we have discovered Thai restaurants on the road that offer very good food at very reasonable prices. I thought that two of... More 

Thank Andreas G
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found by chance on Jan 1. New to Thai food but only place seemingly open. A little confusing with language exchange but good service, inexpensive and delicious!

1 Thank becky525
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very small restaurant, but very fresh and tasty Thai food. The portions were huge and good value, service was quick and efficient, and every dish we had was delicious.

1 Thank Matthew C
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had a takeaway from here - 4 stars for the starters but the mains (Pad Thai and Penang Curry) pretty average

Thank Baxie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The food tasted fresh and not too oily. The ladies who worked there were friendly. It was a cute little place in "downtown" Hilo.

Thank Swamy N

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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?