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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pumpkin curry” (14 reviews)
“thai food” (24 reviews)
“chicken rama” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 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...More

Thank MaryLeaP1221
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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...More

Thank TanDJ86
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you like cozy very small venues for excellent food, then this place is for you. Maybe 8 or 10 tables in the whole place...Thai food that is nicely prepared and great tasting! We will go there again and would take friends as well.

Thank Trekster123
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We planned to go to the restaurant next door but it was closed. We're now glad, as we really enjoyed this restaurant. It's a small place and we had to wait a short while for a table. The service was basic with no frills. I...More

Thank ru2cold
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Huge portions, even for the lunch specials. We had the Spicy Basil, Green Curry, and Garlic Stir Fry with chicken. All were amazing! Definitely worth the trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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!