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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” (16 reviews)
“thai food” (24 reviews)
“summer rolls” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. They’re always so friendly, the ingredients are fresh, prices fair. Treat yourself to their pumpkin curry, it’s the best. The fresh Illinois juice is great too.

Thank ZipThroughParadise
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I am a soup lover. I am on a quest for good health and I would suggest any of the delicious chock full of great ingredient soups they offer. Actually everything I’ve ever eaten here, from curry, to Papaya salad, Spring Rolls, Pad Tai, have...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

After plenty of taro and ahi tuna on the 3 previous islands, we were ready to try some THAI. We checked Trip Advisor--Naung Mai Thai Kitchen was nearby and rated well, so off we went. We parked on the street right in front, and sat...More

Thank IndyKenn
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My husband and I stopped in after a day in Hilo. The food was nice and fresh. I ordered Thai hot (which I always do in Thai restaurants). Unfortunately it was far tooo hot for me to eat so I ended up going hungry! I...More

Thank katie f
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Hole in the wall with amazing service from a family run operation. The yellow curry is what I usually order and it is always amazing. They are reasonably priced and have some great lunch specials!

Thank shannnnn11
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Naung Mai in Hilo and love the owner. We eat there all the time and though our favorite is the Pumpkin Curry with sticky rice, we switch it up all the time and have had many dishes----all of...More

Thank Ashleigh518
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Snaps off the bat because this restaurant was open on the evening before U.S. Independence Day. Saved us! I've given up on ever finding a Thai beef salad with rare beef, and this beef was quite overdone, but the salad was still tasty. The Panang...More

Thank V-diz
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The food is basicThai but very delicious. You choose the degree of "heat". They do not serve alcohol. The Thai coffee was so good. Great variety.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Hawaii is a melting pot, we expected great Thai food this was one of the better Thai places we found. I had the pineapple curry that I liked the rest our group thought the food was so/so. It does seem to be a local place.

Thank Tamara G
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We visit Hilo twice a year and we dine at Naung Mai at least once in every visit. I've tried nearly every dish on their menu and everything is delicious and fresh, and it has been consistently good for 10 years. Much better than the...More

Thank Marcy L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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