Royal Thai Cafe – Kona

We stayed at the Keauhou Beach Resort south of Kona and our second evening in the island we dined at the Royal Thai Cafe. I had read some positive reviews of the restaurant, which made us all the more dissapointed. The restaurant is located at the Keauhou Shopping Center, it’s a nice place but we got take out as Mika had fallen asleep in the car and we didn’t want to wake her. Prices were a little bit high for a Thai restaurant, most entrees were in the low teens.
We got a chicken satay appetizer, panang beef and pad thai. The chicken satay was fine, nothing out of the ordinary but good enough. The panang sauce was a little bit thick and not as deep as the best panangs, but it was pleasant enough. The beef, however, was very chewy and some pieces were completely inedible. There was also a very low ratio of beef-to-veggies in the dish. I was left disappointed and a bit hungry.
Mike’s pad thai didn’t fair better. The noodles appeared to have been undercooked and they had clumped together in a not very appetizing manner. The dish tasted fine, however.
All in all, we wouldn’t go back there.
Royal Thai Cafe
Keauhou Shopping Center
78-6831 Alii Drive
Keauhou, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 322-8424

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  1. ngu

    you should have had the red hot chicken dish
    we had it three time while we were there

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