Krua Thai Cuisine

Krua Thai Cuisine – Proudly Serving Over 60 Authentic Thai Dishes in Kailua-Kona
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Are you in the mood for bold spices backed by quality ingredients in every bite? If so, you need a trip to Krua Thai Cuisine in your life. A family owned and operated joint, this Kailua-Kona eatery always aims to impress with their 60+ authentic Thai dishes and the exceptional service to match.

- The Local Expert Team

Whenever you want to nosh on authentic Thai fare in a swanky setting, plan your visit to Krua Thai Cuisine. At this family owned and operated eatery, they proudly serve over 60 amazingly delicious dishes made using fresh ingredients and bold spices. On top of that, their Kailua-Kona eatery features eclectic décor throughout, making it a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. All throughout your visit, you can count on getting the highest quality of service, too, so you’re sure to have a great dining experience.

In order to enjoy all they have to offer at this restaurant, you should really try to make reservations ahead of time. That way, you won’t have to wait long to get a table and start dining in style. If you can’t book your spot ahead of time, they do allow walk-ins, but you’ll likely have to kick back and relax for a bit before getting seated.

Upon getting a table, you’ll want to take a moment to admire the design of their dining room. Up front, they have a beautiful hardwood counter that serves as the main focal point. Then, the red and gold walls brighten up the place, while the green floors serve as the perfect complement to the rest of the décor.  Beyond all that, the ceiling fan lights and wall sconces work together to set the mood, ensuring you’re ready to dine on pure deliciousness.

Before you can get a taste of what they’re serving up, you’ll need to whip out your phone and scan the QR code for the menu. Then, you can ask your server to bring out whatever drinks and appetizers suit your fancy. After that, be sure to take even more time to browse the rest of their selections. Each one offers an exquisite mix of ingredients designed to tantalize your tastebuds from the first bite through to the very last.

Come by for a taste of their:

Golden Triangle
With eight pieces in each order, the Golden Triangle always serves as a great way to kick off your meal. This appetizer begins with tofu cut into triangles, and then deep fried until golden brown. After that, they plate them up with their sweet and sour dipping sauce before sprinkling on the ground peanuts.

Black Noodles
Treat yourself to a taste of the Black Noodles to savor pure decadence in every bite. This dish begins with wide rice noodles stir fried with broccoli, carrots, and napa cabbage. Then, they add eggs and black soy sauce to the mix. Krua’s homemade sauce comes in at the end to finish it all off right.

Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice
Whenever you order the Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice, you just know it’s going to be good. The chef begins this dish by stir frying jasmine rice with onions, peas, carrots, and tomatoes. Then, they give the rice a tropical kick by adding fresh pineapples, raisins, and baked cashew nuts. A side of sliced cucumbers lands alongside to bring everything together.

If you want to take your meal to the next level with alcoholic beverages, you’ll have to bring your own. As a BYOB establishment, they allow you to bring in your favorite beer or wine to enjoy with your meal. They’re happy to help set the stage for an awesome meal by bringing out glasses, bottle openers, and other tools for your use. There is a fee for their assistance, however, but it’s likely well worth the expense to enjoy your drinks to the fullest.

Insider Tips:
-They close for about 1.5 hours after lunch service. Then, they open back up to do it all over again through the evening hours.
-If you don’t want to wait for a table, consider calling in your order for pick up before walking out of your hotel room. You’re also welcome to use their online ordering system to make your selections.
-Don’t have a phone with you? That’s okay. Just ask for a paper menu.
-Meals marked with a ‘V’ can be made vegetarian or vegan if you wish. You will just need to let your server know if you want to go that route.
-They offer many spice levels for every dish, but Thai hot and Thai extra hot are an additional charge.