So, you feel like eating Thai? If you live on the Island of Oahu or are just visiting, there are many Thai restaurants to choose from. Naturally, there are a few chains of Thai restaurants, but if you are looking for that one-of-a-kind place to eat that offers great cuisine and that special ambiance, then pick from any one of the restaurants listed below and you will be delighted!
Keo’s Thai Cuisine- Located in Waikiki, Keo’s has been around since 1977. Recognized by Newsweek and GQ magazines, to name two, Keo’s has attracted celebrities, royalty, and the locals due to its wonderful food.
Start your meal off with an appetizer of Spring Rolls or Crispy Noodles; next try a bowl of Spicy Lemongrass Soup or a Green Papaya Salad; for a main entrée, the Cashew Nuts with Chicken or Eggplant with Fish might just be the answer. If you still have some room after all of that, desserts include mango Sorbet, Coconut Ice Cream or Flan, to name a few.
Keo’s has a wide-ranging list of wine and cocktails plus various domestic and imported beers.
The décor is tropical but with a Thai flare, service is friendly and prices affordable.
Keo’s is located at: 2028 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Singha Thai Cuisine- Located in Honolulu, Singha’s serves a mixture of modern-day, Thai, and Pacific-Rim cuisine.
For appetizers try a Lollipop Chicken Drumette plate or the Alaskan King Crab Cake, smothered in a Mango Salsa (fresh daily), this is a favorite. Any one of the many soups or salads next will offer a tasty delight; if you prefer something cooked in a Wok then the Spicy Shiitake Mushroom with Breast of Chicken will be a favorite for the main course. Even after a filling meal there is nothing like a light, refreshing taste of mango Sorbetto to finish off your evening at Singha’s.
Singha’s offers an extensive list of wines, beers, and exotic tropical drinks.
The beautiful ambiance sets the mood for great food and nightly performances by the Royal Thai Dancers.
Singha’s is located at: 1910 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-941-2898 or 800-482-THAI
Haleiwa Eats- Take a trip to the beautiful North Shore for a unique Thai experience.
Appetizers of Satay Chicken served with house peanut sauce and cucumber sauce or Fried Tofu served with the house peanut sauce are two ways to get you in the mood for the rest of the meal. The Penang Curry- sweet peanut curry with string beans, zucchini, and red peppers is a favorite among the locals. Cashew Chicken with sautéed cashews, celery, and onions will delight the palette or a plate of Bangkok Fried Calamari with diced veggies and sweet chili sauce for the main course.
The food is very authentic and very reasonable in price; the atmosphere is very ‘hip’ with great music; and it is a BYOB restaurant.
Haleiwa Eats is located at: 66-079 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Each of the restaurants listed above are unique in their food and ambiance. What ever it is, you are looking for in a night’s out at a beautiful restaurant on Oahu, you will surely find in one of these.