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Original Thai Cuisine

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75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-3459
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I want good, inexpensive Thai food, here in Hawaii, I go where the locals go. We had good service along with good food. If you go for lunch, look on the back of the menu where you'll find some good specials. The location is in a little strip mall.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to lunch at Original Thai to celebrate birthdays. Food was full of MSG that caused a bad reaction an hour later. Summer rolls contained only sliced romaine lettuce with a sliver of shrimp. I've had much better Thai food at food trucks. But the worst problem was that my credit card was double charged for the meal (once... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this restaurant from a hostess at the hotel where we stayed. She said they had the best Thai food in Kona. We decided to try it and we're happy with our choice. The food was made from fresh ingredients and the spiciness was tailored to your liking. The restaurant was casual and obviously had a local clientele... More 

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Thank Bill B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Granted it was a very busy Sunday night but got seated and had to eventually get own menu's. Ordered and waited about 45 minutes for our summer salad rolls. There were several tables seated after us who were getting their dishes served before us. When we asked our waitress about our order, she did not seem the least bit concerned... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is fantastic authentic Thai. The service is always exceptional and the flavors are cooked to your liking. Fresh produce and family owned and operated.

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Thai food is our go to comfort food so we eat it all the time and at a variety of places. I hate to say i was disappointed by the food here. I had pad se ew and my husband had the phad Thai. Both were seriously lacking in flavor. I found my pad se ew to be bland when... More 

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Charlottte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Excellent food and good service. Their red and yellow curry is outstanding. Sometimes we get an order of spring rolls which are excellent and split one of the curries. Plenty of food. Bonus is you can bring your own bottle of wine.

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Ottertail, Minnesota, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Our friends have been having lunch here almost every day and finally took us along. Had the cashew stir fry lunch special and it was delightful. Nice brown jasmine rice, great spring roll and a choice of 4 sauces. My mild lunch had just the right amount of spiciness for me.

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Thank Ottergirl0
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food is fresh and flavorful. I ordered mild and it was more spicy than I thought it would be but I ate everything!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I am totally addicted to the Thai Gravy Noodles. Spicy with beef. Only drawback is they are closed on Monday.

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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
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3459

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?