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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin curry” (17 reviews)
“thai food” (26 reviews)
“summer rolls” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 December 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 8 December 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 27 November 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
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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 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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