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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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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant...nice find on TripAdvisor. Fantastic, fast, and friendly service. Great advice on spice level from our waiter...I like things spicy and the recommended 3 of 5 hit the mark. Thai Dumpling Soup, Chicken Satay, and Basil Spring Rolls were very good for apps. Pad See Yew and Beef Chow Mein also very good. Thai Green Curry was a... More 

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162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I love this restaurant--the decor is fun and traditional, and the food comes quickly, and the flavors are good. The fresh basil rolls (salad rolls/non deep-fried spring rolls, uniquely made with basil) and curries were very good, but I found the Pad Thai and Som Tam papaya salad to be pretty ordinary. A really nice place to eat.

Thank ThePathLessTravelled
Fair Oaks, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I lived in Thailand for two years in the Peace Corps and have dined at Thai restaurants all over the world. I know really good Thai food when I taste it. My wife and I were on vacation in Kona, Hawaii some weeks ago and happened to eat at the Royal Thai Cafe one night. We made it a point... More 

Thank Reviewer235
North America
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Green Curry was the best I have had. Their sauces are very true to flavor and not corn starchy like some. Vegetables are crisp and service was great. I noticed that they were closing at 8:00, even though the sign said open until 9.

Thank landshark100
Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Went here with a friend and had a great meal, friendly staff and really clean, spotless. The food came out quickly and was great.

Thank divehawaii1962
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Another small family run place with excellent Thai food. Full of rich unique flavor. A great experience!

Thank dave777wa
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Large portions of real good Thai food in a comfortable setting. Strip mall location near movies and mall entertainment.

Thank LRPBravoSierra
Plymouth, Minnesota
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202 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
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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