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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
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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393 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is a family buisness. The food is really good. It seems like quite an athentic place, although we were only given a fork to eat with usually a large spoon is provided. It was a Tuesday night and only a few tables were occupied. If you are interested in world travel visit our not for profit blog... More 

Thank MurTheExplorer
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craving Thai, our 1st choice which for no apparent reason was closed forced us to a 2nd choice, How can you mess up Thai food, well it happened here. As some of the reviews have already mentioned, portions were just one issue regarding our entree's. To begin, the atmosphere here was good, it is a large restaurant but virtually empty... More 

Thank scenicpl
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is solid all the way around. The food is reasonably priced, the service is friendly, the restaurant is clean. I've been here a number of times and I can say with complete confidence that I've never had a bad experience. Completely reliable. Love these people.

Thank Chris G
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Thrilled to find a decent restaurant close to our resort, this was great service and loved the tasty tofu dishes, choice for vegetarians, thank you!

Thank PrincessPink653
Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very sweet little Thai restaurant. What should strike you when you walk in is first you are greeted, and second how open, uncluttered, and clean it is. The food is the same. This is as good as Thai gets. The tastes were crisp and unmuddied with Americanization. The portions are Thai, but you will not go away hungry. This is... More 

Thank PickyBaer
Central Arizona, Arizona
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Clean, cool with average food and service. The curries were light on flavor, spring rolls were great. The advantage over Thai Orchid and Krua is the cold beer...not the food. Overall its not bad, but its worth the drive into Kona for better food.

Thank taipan2016
Encinitas, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Right on Ali'i drive on the bay Royal Thai offers secluded and people watching dining options. The food is very good and the owners family very accomodating. Royal Thai has become one of our favorites over the years

Thank drbodysrfr
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very delicious food, came here for lunch around 1pm. Ordered spring rolls, pad thai, and yellow curry. I would definitely come back here again.

Thank freer0amer
Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had been here a few years ago and had remembered it to have been a fair meal, not brilliant but fair, so we decided to give it a go. The restaurant is located in a shopping center so their are no views but the inside of the restaurant is pleasant enough. The manager offered a warm greeting and showed... More 

Thank goodindiansearch
so ca
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We ate here a couple of times during our recent vacation. Tried several dishes and all were good, mussel appetizer, Chicken Satay, Green Curry, Red Curry, Pineapple Curry and the fried Opaka-paka. We requested 5 on the heat scale and it was fine, but we like spicy! Friendly service and would return!

Thank KatamiSoCa

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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
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?