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Mema Thai Chinese Cuisine

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3-3204 Kuhio Hwy, Suite 101, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1135
+1 808-823-0899
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed to try some Thai food before we left for home. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious. My husbands curry was hot but he ate it all. I had the Eggplant Basil with shrimp. Done so well and absolutely delicious. The place is just a little hole in the wall but if you're in the mood for Thai... More 

Thank Ame G
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Smells good, but gives a stomach ache. They treat the food like an enemy. One can do better. Be careful if you are traveller.

Thank Tamale730
Austin, Texas
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We were here at 7pm on a Saturday evening and there were just 3 tables of people. Odd that it was so empty. The food was good. Interesting wait staff - it felt like my grandma waiting on me. I liked the food here. I ordered brown rice with my stir-fried eggplant and Thai basil. The dish was good -... More 

Thank Jack J
Kailua, Hawaii
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Have stopped here on every trip to Kauai (always the Kapaa location and now once at the Lihue location). Love the food. The new location really doesn't have much going for it in the way of décor but the food is the same. Would not bring friends or family to this Lihue location but if by myself or with the... More 

Thank HIHessam
Murrieta, California
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844 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch 04/12. I had the Apritada, it was bland and at best it was lukewarm. The only thing hot with the meal was the rice. Also had the BBQ pork on a stick, it too was not hot. Service is counter takeout or dine in. There are 9 tables available for seating. I can't recommend this as a... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian
Courtenay, Canada
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I read lots of reviews that raved about the food here,but none of them prepared me for the first impression of the interior of the restaurant. The restaurant seems better suited to be a take out, with modest attempts at decor - not what I expected for fine dining at all. However, the food was delicious and the portions huge.... More 

Thank dhallier
United States
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256 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Went to their new location and they took the old with them Not sure why they would not step up this new location with some pizazz. The food is average at best. It is not a "Gotta Go" kinda place. IHG, Rube

Thank TrippingAmerican
Wailua, Hawaii
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226 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Great Thai food and service. The folks I dined with knew the best choices to order. I was able to sample several different selections. Six of us ordered a lot of food. Even though the portions are large, there were no leftovers. Extra food was ordered after dinner to take home for the next day.

Thank GlobalPete2010
Torrance, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

First of all this restaurant is no longer in Kapaa. It moved to Lihue. With the move the interior/décor changed dramatically but the food is still excellent. The service is excellent. We always go to Mema's when we're on Kauai and recommend it to friends. We go to Kauai every two years. When we got there in February we were... More 

Thank Marlene L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, great people. Very attentive, great service. The owner of the restaurant is awesome. We eat there every time were in town. We had the honor of celebrating a birthday with them, great night, with a great bunch of people.

Thank Brian A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-3204 Kuhio Hwy, Suite 101, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1135
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-0899

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