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Lemongrass Bistro

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75-5742 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 103, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1777
+1 808-331-2708
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as we needed a change from the American meat and carbs flavours we had been eating everywhere on our trip. It was a nice refreshing meal with good flavors and vegetables. I had the crispy duck which was very nice albeit a large portion. The lemongrass mule was different but not something to write home about but I'm... More 

Thank Sarah M
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were looking for something different in a restaurant in Kailua-Kona after having already sampled many of the beach-front establishments over the years on periodic visits to the area. We found exactly what we'd hoped for in this small Asian-fusion bistro a couple of blocks up from Kailua's main tourist stroll. The fusion part of things evidently refers to those... More 

Thank HarperE
Portales, New Mexico, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Living on the Big Island for one year, I never found a restaurant I enjoyed more than Lemongrass. My favorite dish was the Massaman Curry with tofu. The flavor is out of this world - I traveled 45 min from Waikoloa just to eat here. They purchase their ingredients from the farmer's market in Waimea and it definitely shows in... More 

Thank Tara M
Portland, Oregon
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

A nice place close to our hotel. The lunch special is $9.99 and includes soup, rice, and entree selection. The orange chicken was excellent with good flavoring. I think this restaurant is worth a visit or two and reasonably priced.

Thank Becky089
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Have tried multiple items on the menu -- oxtail, shredded green papaya salad with chicken, pad thai, green curry vegetables over rice, etc... Have yet to be disappointed. Service is friendly and efficient and presentation is always a positive surprise (I don't expect much in a bistro setting). Finally, this place is relatively easy on the budget. We'll be back... More 

Thank Rex W
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I read all the reviews and was looking forward to a lite and heathy meal. I order the Pho, which should be all about the broth, this was salty and thick, like made from cubes.

Thank Robert B
Branson, MO
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had lunch here. It was good, could have been a little spicier for my taste, but there was chili sauce to add. We had a variety of different dishes and everyone enjoyed their dish.

Thank KGeorgianna
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food was tasty and priced well. We ate outside on their patio. Service was quick and the wait person was pleasant.

Thank Mary S
San Francisco, California
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed my shrimp and chicken pad Thai very much, but my wife didn't like her veggie stir fry with chicken. The chicken in her stir fry was dried out and didn't have much flavor. The pad Thai on the other hand was quite good. Probably wouldn't go back again when we're in Kona. Place was pretty full when we arrived... More 

Thank atwoodexplores
New Mexico
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stumbled across this gem and so glad we did. Food is excellent and the prices are reasonable (unlike most of Kona). We had Pad Thai and Lettuce wraps - both were fresh tasting and delicious. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank SparkyEstonia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5742 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 103, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1777
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-331-2708

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