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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin curry” (18 reviews)
“thai food” (28 reviews)
“summer rolls” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
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11 - 20 of 162 reviews

Reviewed December 21, 2017

Food was good - service was ok - its located on a shady looking side street, but didnt feel unsafe. If you are considering Thai food while in Hilo, this is a good place to try.

Thank muk_sd
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We had supper here, Service was so so to bad. Think the owner was having labor issues, seemed quite upset with help. Food was excellent and made up for any service issues.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed December 8, 2017

This was my second visit to this Thai restaurant and the food was awesome. My traveling buddies and I all enjoyed our selections: Shrimp salad, sweet & sour chicken, Pineapple curry, and stir fry broccoli. If I ever return to Hawaii, I will visit this...More

Thank GottagetoutofWisc
Reviewed November 27, 2017

My wife and I stopped by for lunch during our short time in Hilo and were not at all disappointed. We were able to be seated immediately even though the restaurant did not have many tables and the service was quick. We ordered the red...More

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. They’re always so friendly, the ingredients are fresh, prices fair. Treat yourself to their pumpkin curry, it’s the best. The fresh Illinois juice is great too.

Thank ZipThroughParadise
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I am a soup lover. I am on a quest for good health and I would suggest any of the delicious chock full of great ingredient soups they offer. Actually everything I’ve ever eaten here, from curry, to Papaya salad, Spring Rolls, Pad Tai, have...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

After plenty of taro and ahi tuna on the 3 previous islands, we were ready to try some THAI. We checked Trip Advisor--Naung Mai Thai Kitchen was nearby and rated well, so off we went. We parked on the street right in front, and sat...More

Thank IndyKenn
Reviewed September 27, 2017

My husband and I stopped in after a day in Hilo. The food was nice and fresh. I ordered Thai hot (which I always do in Thai restaurants). Unfortunately it was far tooo hot for me to eat so I ended up going hungry! I...More

Thank katie f
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Hole in the wall with amazing service from a family run operation. The yellow curry is what I usually order and it is always amazing. They are reasonably priced and have some great lunch specials!

Thank shannnnn11
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The food is prepared fresh as you order it. Quality local grown organic vegetables. The staff , service & food is excellent.

Thank LoongTom
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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!
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