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Original Thai Cuisine

75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-3459
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (36 reviews)
“summer rolls” (11 reviews)
“sticky rice” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
75 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come across this restaurant by recommendation by a friend so we decided to try it. So glad we did as the food is to die for. Very authentic and tasty, reasonably priced and great atmosphere.

Thank debbietaylor57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great family restaurant with the best Thai food in Kona. BYOB and no corkage fee - Great service - and even better food. This is our favorite Kona restaurant and we take all our visitors here. There is not a lot of hype or views...More

Thank Frederick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We ordered to go, and we were offered water while waiting. Most places say spicy, but the food isn't at all. Not this place though, and it was amazing! Food was delicious and as promised proper spicy.

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stopped by for some Thai to go. The crispy duck was good but wasn't so crispy by the time we got home. Our fault not theirs. We shared several dishes and they were all very good. It was disappointing when we took everything out...More

Thank 62cody
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a restaurant I am always eager to try a new item I have never tried before, I have eaten here many times. The last time I went, I asked for no onions in my dish and they forgot, it was chock full of...More

Thank juniperb009
Reviewed 14 April 2017

An acquaintance who has lived in the Kona District for many years recommended Original Thai as the best Thai on the island, and pretty much anywhere else she has lived. Not an exaggeration - we loved this place. Great atmosphere, superior service and the best...More

Thank sparkinator99
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Very popular restaurant, both with tourists and locals. Busy, Strip mall location off Palani Rd. Plan on a short wait or call for reservations. Service was friendly and efficient. The menu was extensive and the dishes were well presented and very good. Very family friendly...More

Thank CAD99
Reviewed 23 March 2017

After several friends raved about this place, we finally went. The location is a little out of the way on a small shopping center off Kuakini. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious. The service is friendly..a little slow, but well worth the wait. This...More

Thank Debby G
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank jja63
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Do they take reservations
21 July 2016|
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Response from Pat G | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they take reservations. This great reservation is a bit hard to find. I've never had a problem with find a good table without a wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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