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  1. Distance: 0.58mi
  2. Distance: 0.71mi
  3. Distance: 0.84mi
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About To Thai For

Welcome to To Thai For! We have many delightful offerings of Thai food, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. We hope you get to enjoy them all!

3571 Wailalae Ave.
#101
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:

Lunch hours: Monday, Wednesday - Saturdy: 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Dinner hours: Monday, Wednesday - Saturdy: 4:30PM - 9:00PM

Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Closed: Tuesday

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 734-3443

Website:
http://www.itstothaifor.com/

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

To Thai For Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (2)
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Quiet Conversation (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Friendly and courteous staff. Good & tasty dishes. Ample pay parking.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

I asked for the glass noodles instead of rice and the family owners were so accomodating and sweet.. best thai food ive ever had and super pleased with their good service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Went here with a friend for dinner and had a delicious meal, got Pineapple Fried Rice with the 'American Low' spice level and it was really good. My friend got the Pad Thai with no added spice and loved it. A little pricey but good portion aizes. Will go again for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent neighborhood spot... Go early because parking is quite challenging! 😊

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This family run place makes food to order. Very fresh and authentic

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was much too spicy, we plan in returning at another time and will order closer to mild. The chairs are extremely uncomfortable, the owners should change them out. Service was very good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

This was some of the best Thai food outside of Thailand itself we have ever had.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 30, 2017

My second visit to To Thai For, didn't live up to the first. After being seated, we waited for almost 10 minutes for the server to take our drink order and another 15 minutes before we got our drinks. The Summer Rolls were good, but the Pad Thai was some of the worst I have ever had. Spice level wasn't what we ordered on either of our dishes (my wife ordered 2 and it was closer to a 1 or even 0 I ordered a 3 and it was closer to a 5), the shrimp were over cooked and rubbery, and there were almost no vegetables, and no bean sprouts. Ultimately a very disappointing dinner.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great Thai food in modest surroundings with friendly service. Come if you love well made Thai food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Every visit here has been great, but this visit was outstanding. The hometown curry and the rad na with flat noodles was excellent. The Thai beer is reasonably price. I need the large Chang beer for a spicy dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2016

The service improved greatly. We had such a smiley and happy waitress who delivered our food promptly and assured us good service throughout the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Food was mediocre:
Seafood pad Thai - squid fishy tasting & noodles mushy;
Spring roll, Larb beef flavor fair

Minimal ambiance; room with tables and folding chairs

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Best thai food in Hawaii!!!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2016

I showed up for my reservation and they did not have my name down. I told them I booked it with open table and they told me that if their phone is busy, they sometimes don't get the reservation. It worked out for us only because they had a open table for us. The food was amazing and service was good. I may not have been as happy if we didn't get in right away.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The food was fine. We had the Penang curry which was very hot spicy wise. My husband likes hot spicy food but this dish was too hot spicy for him.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Excellent food
Don't expect a fancy restaurant.
The interior of the restaurant is basic but the hygiene is perfect
Menu leaves ample room for combination of different elements of Thai food.
Take light spicy or your behind will be in flames for a week

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 27, 2016

Staff said This shop doesn't correspond Open Table

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 15, 2016

This was my 2nd time at To Thai For and the first for my friends. All of us enjoyed it very much. I would say though, be careful if you're sensitive to spicy food. Have a good talk with the waiter/waitress to determine you best level of satisfaction. For us, medium was too spicy - next time we'll order mild, which is very flavorful with a touch of zing! Would definitely dine here again for either lunch or dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 16, 2016

Food was great, prices are reasonable would definitely come again!
Only downfall is they don't recognize opentable reservations, in fact the waiter said to me next time just call the restaurant and I replied if it wasn't for Opentable I would have never found this restaurant!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Clean not crowded, a few things on the menu unique to this restaurant. Service was prompt, solid. Food was absolutely unacceptable . Green curry and Rad Na were super watery, soup like, no texture at all. Both had added sugar that made both dishes much too sweet. I've been to many other Thai restaurants in The US and Thailand. Looking at pictures, I'm thinking regular cook was off as none of the pics looked like the two soup dishes I got( no I didn't order soup). Servers were nice, though if serving that watery mess passing as Thai food, they're as accountable as much as whoever was in the kitchen. Will not return and would not recommend. 4-5 stars? C'mon...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2016

Never saw squid on a Thai menu before -- it and our shrimp dish were both delicious. Our server asked if I'd been there before when I ordered my food medium spicy. Thank goodness for that! He ordered it lightly spicy and that was even borderline for me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We made a reservation on New Year's Eve. When we arrived our table was ready with menus standing on the table marking it as reserved. We were greeted by friendly staff who helped us choose from several vegan choices. The Summer Rolls were among the best we've had and reminded us of our now closed favorite Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco. The Thai food was all very tasty, nicely spiced with a heat that intensifies in the mouth even after you've finished. Excellent. No fear of fish sauce, this place truly understands what vegan and vegetarian means. Had we had time we would have come back next day before heading back to SF. We will certainly return on our future visits to Oahu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (東京)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Food was good, but services in busy time is not preferable. Also, I was advised not to book a table by Opentable in the future as the restaurant may not realize the reservation, which, I do not understand why they sign up this service. I may visit for lunch if I have a chance to go to Hawaii, but not for a dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2015

Our favorite Thai spot. My favorite dish is the tom yum soup and my wife has tried many menu items and has yet to find one she did not like (her favorites are the summer rolls, masaman curry with fish, and pad keemau). The owner is welcoming and friendly, as are most of the servers (unfortunately not all, hence the 3/5 service rating). Finding parking can be difficult during mealtimes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2015

We has to Thai for hometown curry and eggplant special, and they both amazing good!! Just inside of the restaurant isn't that fancy, but I totally recommend to friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2015

We used to eat at Siam Palace on Waialae before they closed due to their building being demolished, so wanted to find another Thai restaurant in Kaimuki. A friend recommended To Thai For. Nice casual place for dinner. Had the massaman and the green curries. Both were outstanding with the sticky rice that we all ordered. I love Thai iced tea and they did a great job with theirs. Had the firecracker shrimp for an appetizer; it was good, but it 's not the type of appetizer I like. My friends loved it though. Also had the Crying Tiger beef salad (Yum Nuah); it was OK, but I've had better. Our server was excellent and did a great job. It was a surprise seeing a haole guy in a Thai restaurant, though, but he fit in well. He warned us that their medium "heat level" was geared to a Thai palate and not American tastes, which was accurate. I like hot food, so that worked for me, although I think it was a bit too hot for the other 3 that I was with.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2015

The crab fried rice is a must. They're plenty of crab and taste just right. The veggie dish was good too. Avoid the overpriced and dry "Burning Ocean" at all cost. Thai ice tea was good, but too sweet. What made me mad was that I was charged $4 for the tea, while it's $3 on the menu. I asked the waiter but the cashier insisted that it's $4. I ended up deducting $1 per cup from the tips I'd like to give them as a punishment for the irresponsibility.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Not a good start when they told me my (Open Table) reservation was for the previous night (it wasn't) and that Open Table was "always messing up" (never had a bad experience yet!!!) but they managed to accommodate us nonetheless, and moved us to a larger table when it became available. The food was excellent - really great flavors . The steamed sea bass was SO ONO! Sadly never saw the wait staff after meals were delivered - would dearly have loved some more water ... Very reasonably priced but really it's the food that will bring us back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 18, 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant.
Food was good.
Service was slow and inattentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 25, 2015

A wonderful place to dine with family and friends. Thai food is prepared to the groups taste and I promise you won't be disappointed. Must visit if you are in the mood for Thai food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 29, 2015

The food was great and ambiance was nice. We had someone with a food allergy on our table and the staff was very accommodating.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 12, 2015

Could use a remodel, service was not bad, food was very good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 2, 2015

Good restaurant and yummy food, but they didn't have my reservation made online. Seems like they only use call in reservations. Didn't get my points! :(

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Not the Thai flavor I'm used to. All of the dishes we ordered (e.g. 2 curries, pork chop, satay) were noticeably sweet. Modest portions. When they get busy, service suffers - go early. With 2 nearby Thai restaurants shutting its doors, this is the only remaining Thai food in the neighborhood.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 13, 2015

The food was good but the service was lacking. There are too many good Thai places to deal with slow and inconsistent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 28, 2015

Service was incredibly slow due to being under staffed plus a couple of large parties. We weren't expecting that and apparently it's not normal. The food was outstanding once we were seated and served. We'll go again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 21, 2015

We were a group of seven and the menu variety pleased all of us- and our combined choices were delicious. Restaurant was crowded( good sign) yet we weren't disturbed by noise and didn't feel that we disturbed others. Servicewas attentive and ambiance was great- definitely a neighbourhood gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Excellent Thai food, cheerful service. Make sure if you ask for "Thai hot" you know what you're doing. The food is fresh and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We had not tried this restaurant before but was pleasantly surprised with the excellent Thai food and service. Food came out hot and tasty. Several people came throughout our time there to check on us to assure everything was fine. Lots of parking available. Plan on returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2014

Food was fabulous! Flavors delicious and not too sweet! This is #1 on my list for Thai food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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