Anatta’s Thai Street Food

Anatta's Thai Street Food – Homestyle Thai Fare Made with Love in Kapaa
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Want to enjoy tasty Thai fare right by the oceanside on East Side Kauai? Just roll up to Anatta’s Thai Street Food in Kapaa. A true local favorite, this food truck goes big on the flavor – and the portions – to ensure you always get a meal to remember.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Anatta’s Thai Street Food is the place to go in Kapaa when you want to fill up on all the classic Thai favorites. At this Kauai food truck, every meal comes out of the order window in huge portions, plenty big enough for sharing. You won’t want to give up one single bite though once you get a taste of their approach to home-style cooking. Fortunately, you won’t have to because all their meals are just as satisfying as leftovers if you happen to have anything left.

If you’d like to give their food truck a try, all you have to do is seek them out at the small plaza right off Kapaa Beach Park. Upon rolling up, you’ll see their food truck set amongst several others. So, you’ll have to stay laser-focused to avoid missing out on all the Thai favorites.

While in line, take the time to browse all the amazing appetizers, entrees, and more on their huge menu. They even have pictures of their most popular dishes, so you can see just why everyone loves this eatery. If there are any specials available, they’ll usually post a notice on their Instagram page, so check that out while you wait, too.

As soon as you walk up to the window, be ready to order if you can. They like to move fast, although they never skimp on the aloha for all. After you get your items ordered, just find a place to wait it out, like a nearby picnic table if one’s open. Their tables do fill up fast though because all the food trucks onsite share the same four spots. Most people take their meals on over to the beach, so they can enjoy the views while dining in style.

Once your food arrives in your hands, you’ll want to take the time to marvel at the huge portions and beautiful presentation. Then, feel free to savor all the authentic flavors in every bite. Although you’re likely to fill up your belly before getting through it all, it’s easy to want to keep bite after bite coming your way.

Their most popular items are:

Spring Rolls
When you want to kickstart your meal with pure deliciousness, go for the Spring Rolls, for sure. They create this appetizer by mixing up their filling and then wrapping it up in a spring roll wrapper. After that, the rolls go in the fryer until golden brown and get served with plum sauce for dipping.

Shrimp Pad Thai
When nothing else will do but noodles for days, treat yourself to the Shrimp Pad Thai. This classic dish starts with the traditional preparation of veggies, rice noodles, and sauce. Then, they put grilled shrimp right over the top and hit it with a sprinkle of chopped peanuts.

Chicken Fried Rice
The Chicken Fried Rice never fails to delight with its bold flavors in every last bite. To prepare this dish, the chef sautés sliced chicken breast in their secret sauce. After that, they fry up the rice with peas, carrots, green onions, and yellow onions. An egg lands in the pan with the rice until well scrambled and then the chicken gets added to the mix right at the end.

If you’d like to end your meal with a sweet treat, ask about their Mango Sticky Rice. It’s not always on the menu, so you have to cross your fingers and hope it’s on tap when you arrive. If it is, you’ll get to enjoy their lightly sweet sticky rice topped with fresh local mango and a splash of coconut milk.

Insider Tips:
-There’s room for about three vehicles to park in the food truck lot. If you cannot find a spot there, you’re welcome to park alongside the highway instead.
-When they run out of ingredients for certain dishes, they’ll use tape to cover the name of the item on their menu.