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Welcome to Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar: the home of authentic Thai cuisine, live music, refreshing island drinks, and more. Every day, you can find our team of expert chefs preparing every meal with care with only the freshest ingredients. In the mood for a local favorite? Have a go at our Pad Thai, fresh curries, or Rockin' Lobster Sushi Bomb. Located in the Poipu Shopping Village, we also share a roof with Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi -- a fun and festive atmosphere perfect for family gatherings, date night, and everything in between. You're invited to come just as you are. After all, your only job here is to relax and have a good time!
PRICE RANGE
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 24 March 2020 via mobile

We ate here four times, and it is ok. It was not always clean tables and we did not always get the feeling some of the workers enjoyed serving the tourists. If you are going here, ask for the waiter Korn. He is great in...his job! And we recommend the dishes under Stir Fried Bowl. It is also live music here which gives it a nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our stir fry options and top-notch service from some of our team. We're always using reviews as feedback for improvement, so we do appreciate your...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

They have both an extensive Thai as well as Sushi menu. We went for rolls (solid), crab rangoon (tasty) and chicken Pad Thai which was really good but ask for chili to add some spice to it. Friendly service and in walking distance to Sheraton...Poipu Beach.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2020

Ailton, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed so many of our delicious options and top-notch service. We sincerely appreciate the kind words and we'll look forward to seeing you again in the future! Aloha!

Reviewed 29 February 2020

Stopped here when just snooping around and were very pleasantly surprised by good food, service, outside seating. Reasonable prices

Date of visit: February 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2020

Deborah, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our top-notch service, food, and seating. We sincerely appreciate the review and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon! Aloha!

Reviewed 19 February 2020

We have been to this restaurant before when we were in Kauai about 5 years ago. It did not disappoint again. They have a lovely Poke bowl that is really good. This time, I had a golden shrimp curry dish that was amazing. The service...is pretty good and there are gluten free options available. We were able to walk in without a reservation but we did have to wait for about 10 minutes around 7 pm.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review and stopping by on multiple trips to the island! We're thrilled to hear you enjoy our GF options, poke, and curry as well! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant two Fridays in a row and really enjoyed it both times. The service was friendly, the owner even visited our table on one visit to check in and ensure we were happy with our experience. We had Thai and sushi....The masaman vegetable curry was one of the best we have had ever. As non-meat eaters, we were very impressed by how many vegetables were in it and the wide variety. The sushi was good, albeit a bit more expensive than we would have expected but it is Hawaii and that comes with the location. There was live music which was excellent and the food came out very quickly. We are very surprised by the negative reviews as we were very pleased both times!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience overall. Hearing that our curry was one of the best you've ever had is such a fantastic compliment, so thank you...More

Reviewed 14 February 2020

OK...so the service was horrible....we waited and waited and were about to leave when I went up and asked to be served! Whaaaattt??? you have been served...I thought your order was already taken. So, getting that out of the way....we ordered the calamari, served with...sweet chili sauce...we love calamari...and this did not disappoint...although being on Kaua'i, we would have preferred the calamari strip steaks that most places serve. On to no. 2...Green curry...EXCELLENT! Perfect spice....and the veggies were "crispy" tender, not mushy...so you know it was individually prepared....enough for 2. And the Eggplant, one of our favorites...also very well done. NO negative surprises...all good. Oh, and they had Maui Coconut Porter...my husband's favorite. Now folks, this is Kaua'i! Chill...this is not a gourmet establishment...this is in a large touristy mall on the southside...these can be tacky...but when the food is good, the food is good. Of course, there are chickens and roosters and birds flying around...to be expected. You come here in shorts and bathing suits. The waitstaff could definitely be improved...but the food was very good. Definitely worth a try....if you enjoy THAI. I did say, "Thai". (BTW, I do not consider sushi to be Thai...although it is on the menu.)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review and kind words! We are absolutely thrilled to hear you enjoyed so many of our popular and delicious Thai options, as we strive to provide the very best and most...More

Reviewed 3 February 2020

We love thai food and were super hungry for dinner after traveling for nearly 18 hours to get to this island. So this place was right opposite to our hotel and ordered take out. Pros - Decent portions. That's about it. Cons - Cannot review...the service as we did take out. Food quality was just POOR! we ordered pad thai and yellow curry : both tofu. Asked them to make it thai hot, and it was sweet, not spicy at all. So if they ask you level of spiciness, ask them what is more than thai hot, coz it is NOT SPICY AT ALL. Second: The chunks of potatoes and carrots in the yellow curry were like 1/4 size of big carrot and 1/4 size of a potato. there were a total of 2 pieces of each, which again, who presents HUGE CHUNKS of the only veggies in the dish. how about cutting them in small portions that are edible!! Pad thai was super sweet even though we asked for medium spicy. i understand it has a hint of sweetness, but not super sweet. And it seemed to have a lot of food coloring - ever seen a bold red pad thai??? So its not a true authentic thai experience. will definitely NOT GO back again. sorry guys!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2020

Kartik, I wanted to reach out to you regarding your recent review. While I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our portions, I'm disappointed to hear your meals left much to be desired. We strive to provide top-notch, traditional, and delicious Thai meals, so it's disheartening...More

Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Went here for sushi and should have left when they handed us shopping wet menus. They waiter didn't seem to speak english and didn't know the menu. The stuff that looked best they told us wasn't available. When we ordered a sushi roll we asked...if it came with sauce and were told it did. Then were told no sauce, just nuts. So we asked if we could get some, were told yes (after another 10 minute delay while our waiter left to see if it was possible) as an up charge, which we agreed to. When it finally came, no sauce, and it was dry and almost inedible. To make matters worse the couple next to us came in after we had ordered, and got their food before us. I'm assuming ours was so dry because it spent so much time under a heat lamp. To top it off they still charged us for the added sauce, even though we never got it. Altogether a miserable experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2020

Jim, I wanted to reach out to you personally regarding your recent review. I'm quite disappointed to read this was your experience. We never want our guests left feeling disappointed with our food or service, so it's disheartening to hear your experience was anything less...More

Reviewed 15 January 2020

Been coming here for years and we love our meal every time!! Also go to the Breckenridge one and always enjoy this one better! Especially the food and staff!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Carly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm absolutely thrilled to hear you have enjoyed visiting us for all these years. As you know, we are proud to provide top-notch food and service, so it's great to see...More

Reviewed 28 December 2019 via mobile

Loved this place and went back again! Food was very flavorful and was delighted to see Vegan options. We ordered spicy edamame, tempura, pad Thai, massamum curry, drunken noodles, vegan eggplant. Every dish was fit for vegetarians - no fish sauce or oyster sauce and...great flavors. The dance in the evening and live music were good too. Definitely worth a try!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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KirkC782, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2020

Jyothi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are proud to provide delicious Thai, vegan, and vegetarian options, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. We sincerely appreciate the 5-stars and kind words and look...More

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