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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin curry” (15 reviews)
“thai food” (24 reviews)
“summer rolls” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2906
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Really good food. Had tom yum and pineapple curry. Asked for thai hot but didn't get thai hot so make sure to get extra spicy seasoning on the side if you're into spicy food :).

Thank chris w
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife and I had a hankering for some delicious Thai food. We were waking in what felt like a little industrial area in downtown Hilo when we came across this spot. Our server was a super nice lady who gave us all the recommendations...More

Thank Reese D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were hungry for Thai food, found this via Wayz. So happy that we found it. Great meal and very reasonable prices.

Thank ustraveler11
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were seeking out Thai food in Hilo town. There were several we identified, but this one had great reviews and was in an interesting location. We sought it out and were happy we did. Had the shrimp pad Thai and seafood rolls. Excellent meal....More

Thank RussHonolulu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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