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Maile's Thai Bistro at Hawaii Kai

4.4
4.4
146 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Authentic Thai cuisine with a local twist in a bistro setting. We take reservations until 7pm and thereafter we will do a waitlist.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 394-2488

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maile Sengoura

  • Catering

    Please call 808-394-2488 and speak with Janel. Or email at mailesthaibistro1@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Kalanianaole Drive

  • Parking details

    Tons of free parking in Hawaii Kai Towne Center parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NA

    NonaA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ideal neighborhood Thai restaurant to bring friends and family. Service is good without being overly attentive. Food is consistently good.
  2. R

    Rock

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband's birthday with friends. We love having a great restaurant in our neighborhood that is our frequent 'go to' for special occasions. The fried chicken, char siu sticky rice and calamari never disappoint! Everything was delicious!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and great service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Was an early dining time, but good in all aspects. Food was delivered so quickly we were surprised.
  5. J

    Janny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maile’s Thai Bistro has delicious reasonably priced food. Perfect for a quiet lunch or dinner. Their service is excellent with the right amount of attention.
  6. CS

    ChrisS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really good food, great service, would go again.
  7. KG

    KetchumGal

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Maile’s has the best Thai food I have tasted. I’ve been to many Thai restaurants in Hawaii and on the continent and her dishes are, hands down, the best!!! I’ve waited 2 years to return to Hawaii and Maile’s was at the top of the list.
  8. s

    salsarah99

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious curries, pad thai, papaya salad and summer rolls. Fast and friendly service. Prices are not cheaper nor more expensive than other similar establishments. Very good value for the quality and consistency throughout the years.
  9. V

    Vegas

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. Service was slow, workers seem new. It didn’t feel as comfortable and cozy as Ward. Kinda messy. We normally go to Ward but this was the only place that had opening on Sunday night.
  10. P

    Pupu

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. The happy hour pupus were fabulous, as always. The yellow tofu curry was not great....too sweet. Generally, Maileʻs has been my favorite happy hour spot in Hawaii Kai.
  11. R

    Rock

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant for special occasions. Food and service is always top notch!
  12. J

    John

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome! Service is always outstanding! Food is always delicious!
  13. MR

    MarieR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the food. The Thai Lechon was really delicious and the Fried Chicken was tasty. The Vegetarian Spring Rolls are always a winner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Took a friend who had never been before. Was a great meal.
  15. TT

    TammyT

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This is the second time we have booked a reservation through here and the second time we have had to wait almost 10 minutes to be seated without an available table. Both times they have had to make an alternate table for us that should not have been. Service was not very attentive and I asked for house wine and was charged for higher quality. Food was great, but we may think twice next time upon dining here
  16. A

    Angel

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff, bartenders, and hot sauce! We love Maile’s!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fun time with great food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had to ask for different lettuce for the spring rolls… the lettuce was brown
  19. SS

    StevenS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Food was okay, Laab salad only had 1 piece of lettuce. The cabbage with Laab was cut to small.
  20. HB

    HawaiiB

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were outstanding. The dining room was very noisy due to loud patrons at the bar, but admittedly it was during and just after happy hour. The entrée portions are quite generous; the pupus, less so. We will return.
  21. JO

    JonO

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Maile's is a staple restaurant for us that live in Hawaii Kai. The staff is always very friendly and we love supporting our local restaurants and friends. That's what "Aloha" should be all about!
  22. CY

    CarolynY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the first table near the window across Panda Express.
  23. PC

    PaulC

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The place is a bit rundown and untidy with the takeaway station set right in the middle of the restaurant surrounded by tables. We ordered calamari and green curry with beef. The calamari is not fresh. The curry sauce was ok but the beef was of low quality and chewy or tough. We used to like this restaurant but after this we will not be going back.
  24. LL

    LawrenceL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was was very tasty and good. One of the better Thai restaurant in Honolulu.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MTB never disappoints, been eating there since day one 🙏🤙🏽
  26. K

    Kimmios

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was good. It's a good deal to go during happy hour.
  27. C

    Chakola

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service outstanding.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was very good…we even were able to switch to a quieter table with no problem. Love the food here. We will return soon.
  29. M

    Maddy

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was tasty. The staff was very nice and efficient. We had our meal served very quickly.
  30. H

    Houston808

    Houston

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Great that there is lots of parking.
  31. K

    Kyla

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Community eatery!!! Friendly staff and atmosphere!!! Easy Parking and access!
  32. TH

    TanyaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This was my first time at Maile's Thai Bistro and we will definitely be back. The food was exceptional and tasty. The prices were very reasonable for the amount of food you get. It did take awhile for the wait staff to serve us (we waited over 5 minutes for water and for someone to greet us, however, they were pretty busy for a Sunday night). Once the waiter did take our order, food came out quickly and it was delicious! My family will be back soon to enjoy the food at Maile's Thai Bistro.
  33. YF

    YinzerFan

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Tasty curry and Evil Princess but I wish the server had asked about how much "heat" to add to the dish. It was a bit bland with not much spice. A little red curry paste would have made a huge difference.
  34. EB

    EmilyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maile's is one of my favorite places to eat in Hawaii Kai and one of the best spots on this island for absolutely delicious Thai food that never disappoints. Something for everyone, friendly service, great appetizers and happy hour specials as well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a favorite
  36. TL

    TLUM

    Hawaii

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food came out fast, but limited menu dues to Covid shortage.
  38. JA

    JulieA

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The ambiance has changed. Probably due to Covid. There were orders of food in take out containers on a long tables set up in the center of the restaurant. It almost felt like a cafeteria when we walked in. We ordered the Massman curry and was told there’s no spice at all. Actually, it was mildly spicy, and although the info was incorrect, it was delicious. The young man who sat us and served us was very courteous and genuine.
  39. WY

    WayneY

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food at Maile's Hawaii Kai was very good as usual. Service, however, was not up to their usual standard. Our server was very inattentive. In fact, we didn't see him after the food was served. We had to flag him down to get the check. Their take out operation seemed to dominate the dining room, but it is understandable given the current COVID situation. Overall, a good dining experience from the food perspective, but service and overall ambience needs work.
  40. C

    Concierge

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tanner, the server always remembers us, with a pleasant smile and always remembers our usual order. Their pad Thai is the best in the city. The only change we would make is to move their location closer to where we live.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maile's Thai Bistro at Hawaii Kai does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Maile's Thai Bistro at Hawaii Kai also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 394-2488.

Maile's Thai Bistro at Hawaii Kai is rated 4.4 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kalanianaole Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Tons of free parking in Hawaii Kai Towne Center parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maile Sengoura

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 394-2488

  • Catering

    Please call 808-394-2488 and speak with Janel. Or email at mailesthaibistro1@gmail.com

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