We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

#15 of 186 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
+1 808-934-7540
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 116: English reviews
Level Contributor
63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Pleasant place to eat. Food is good and the staff friendly. Parking is limited. Favorite place for locals so it can be difficult to get a seat

Helpful?
Thank Brandi1970
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I thought Chicago had the best Thai restaurants I'd ever had until I went to this little gem! I had the Pad Kee Mao and my husband had the Chicken Rama. The Rama sauce was unlike anything either of us had had before; it tasted vinegary but was somehow still amazing. I think the vinegar taste made it even more... More 

Helpful?
Thank Megan N
hilo
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Don't let the small size of this restaurant put you off. My favorite Thai restaurant in Hilo. Great for take-away or an intimate dinner. I have tried everything on the menu at one time or another and love it all. You can get it mild to Thai hot (but you had better like spicy if you go Thai hot -... More 

Helpful?
Thank hfdeepblue
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Wide varieties of vegetarian dishes. We ordered spicy basil stir fried and jasmine rice.it was delicious. We had jasmine tea as well. It was perfect for our taste.

Helpful?
Thank vedant s
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

You can be assured the food is made fresh just for you and is very tasty. Cost is quite reasonable. Get there are early as there is limited seating.

Helpful?
Thank Margaret C
Monroe, North Carolina
Level Contributor
187 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I felt like I was back in Thailand. This is a hole in the wall eatery in the best sense of the term. The wait staff was from Bangkok. The food was like what I had eaten in small Thai towns. The prices are modest.

Helpful?
Thank UCanTrustMe1953
Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
431 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Downtown unpretentious Thai spot with an eclectic menu. We had a delicious chicken dish in a peanut sauce that made you hungry just inhaling the aromas. The other meal was a wonderful pineapple curry with chicken with an abundance of broth that I ended up spooning like soup after the rice and solids were gone. Seasoned to perfection. Definitely on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill H
northern Michigan
Level Contributor
71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I really enjoy Thai food, and this was some of the best food and best Thai food I've ever had. I had the chicken rama (peanut butter curry type dish) and my dad had the pineapple chicken curry. We both really enjoyed our meals, and made room for dessert. He had the combination dessert (ice cream with warm tapioca) and... More 

Helpful?
Thank kellyMI
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I love finding hole in the walls that have good food and are only known by locals. This is one of them. Great food shared with friends. Couldn't beat it!

Helpful?
Thank uncgrad77
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

When I'm in the mood for something warm and yummy I come to Naung Mai Thai Kitchen. I really love their lunch special. For $8.00 I order my favorite pumpkin curry with brown jasmine rice. It is so delicious with the red curry, coconut milk, carrots and tofu. Hits the spot!

Helpful?
Thank Cheryl T

Travellers who viewed Naung Mai Thai Kitchen also viewed

 
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Naung Mai Thai Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Naung Mai Thai Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?