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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pumpkin curry” (18 reviews)
“thai food” (26 reviews)
“summer rolls” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I consider myself a bit of a Thai food expert. I’ve been on the island for 12 days and I’ve been to 4 Thai restaurants. I rely on Trip Advisor to get the best ratings so I had expectations about this restaurant. First, let me...More

Thank 81,72,011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant in Hilo downtown. The food was delicious and the service was quick. Generous portions. Want to come back!

Thank Josteuno
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food - small place - parking on one way street outside. One "older" serving staff member needs professional training, hence the 4 stars. Had ordered 3 main courses for dinner + Green papaya salad for appetizer - aft long wait, mentioned what's happening with...More

Thank Pranay G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had their deep fried spring rolls with peanut sauce and Cashew Chicken plate w/sticky rice. Everything was very good and would recommend eating here for a casual meal.

Thank Cyndee H
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I've been to Thailand, this is the real deal. The seafood pumpkin curry at Naung Mai is arguably the best curry that I have ever put it my mouth. The calamari appetizer was cooked to perfection also. Would highly recommend this place if your in...More

Thank kcolpack
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing stop for us!! We had amazing fried calamari, sticky rice, spring rolls, beef noodle soup, crab fried rice, red @ green curry, the House dessert was amazing too! If you are in Hilo we 100% recommend this!!

Thank cale a
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We came here when another place was too busy. This was a good choice. I got my food medium and it was at my top heat level. My husband had hot and it was fine for him. I wouldn't recommend the Thai hot unless you...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Honestly,food is excellent there. This is in fact the best Asian restaurant I’ve ever been to. Interiors,well,very basic but it is all about food,isnt it?We went there the first day of our stay in Hilo and kept on eating there every day. Great rest from...More

Thank Marzena D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We really enjoyed this colorful, little restaurant in Hilo. We had the pumpkin curry and the sweet & sour stir fry. They were both excellent and we ordered them medium heat and they were perfectly spiced! The service was fast and excellent and we really...More

Thank TomSchlagel
Reviewed 21 December 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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