We were near Hilo in the afternoon and were interested in eating Thai for lunch as we ran of options. Hilo Siam was a nearby and highly rated restaurant which we found on Google and so we went there for lunch along with my family. We ordered Tofu basil fried rice, Chicken Basil fried rice and Chicken Pad Thai and the level of spice was hot which was way more than hot we find in other Thai food places but the food was yummy, portion size was good enough.
Each dish is made fresh to order and looks great, I saw every plate come out of the kitchen and wanted to try each one. I had mild garlic chicken and mild basil pork, both were tasty with just the right amount of heat. Dishes are affordable. The menu is huge and they even have specials under $12. The dining area is fairly spacious, booths on the edges with a few movable tables in the center, able to accommodate small groups. There was one man running the front. He is sufficient but not very pleasant. Overall this place is a good spot for Thai food.
Fast service, food was top notch and i wasnt even hungry and i ate it all. Wow! Fabulous cucumber salad and spring rolls. My husband loved his cabbage and chicken. Excellent food!
My dude took time out of his busy evening and talked us through Thai cuisine. We asked for spicy and got spicy! Turns out the unique recipes for each restaurant are indicative of quality and individuality. Great experience, recommend asking for the whole fried fish. Excellent restaurant!
My first food in Hawai’i and I couldn’t wish for more! I am in self-quarantine and ordered with Door Dash, the order was at my door in about 20 minutes. I made last changes in my order through Door Dash delivery and it wasn’t a problem. Food was good all around, shrimp in “chefs special” was amazing (especially for a traveler that used to cooked frozen shrimp)! Everything was exceptional including the delivery. Thank you and aloha!
One of the best Thai restaurant in Hilo. Excellent food, service and quiet atmosphere. The green papaya and house special red curry were delicious. Price is very decent with a great dine-in experience l.
Tried this place while visiting Hilo and it’s fantastic! Small but fantastic food. We had the mixed seafood Tom yum dry, the Thai garlic shrimp, panang curry, shrimp fried rice, and pad Thai. Everything was amazing, and oh my god the prices were so affordable. The only downside is the shop does have a bit of a smell to it, which some might have a hard time with before the food comes in. But otherwise, 10/10 rating experience.
If you are looking for fancy dining then this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for authentic, flavorful Thai food with the freshest ingredients, then don’t miss this place. We were originally planning to dine at the nearby restaurant just across the street. But the wait was too long, so we decided to give this Thai restaurant a try. And we did not regret!!
Everything were reasonably priced. The curry was probably 11.95 and the fresh catch of the day was 14.95.
We ordered the fried tofu, seafood red curry, fresh catch (fish) of the day and the larb pork. The seafood curry was very flavorful and the taste was very balanced, not too sweet and not too spicy. The seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly. There were big prawns and squid and scallop.
For the fish of the day we can have it made in anyway we want. And the fish was mahi mahi. We asked for the mahi mahi to be cooked with eggplant and sweet basil. Man!! Super fresh and tasty!
The larb pork was a ground pork stir fry with onions, fish sauce, lime and probably lemongrass and fragrant leaves. Honestly I do make them at home but they did it better than me lol. You can also do larb chicken or beef if you don’t like pork. But personally I think pork is the best.
Anyway, I am from California and we have so many Thai restaurants there. But I think Hilo Siam is so far one of the best ones I’ve ever been, partly because of the fresh ingredients that we probably won’t be able to get over there. I also think they prepared it really well.
If I ever return to Big Island I will surely go back again!
During a very busy Tuesday afternoon they were able to seat us (group of 15) without a wait. Generally that is a bad sign but since the reviews were good we decided to sit and eat. It helped to have a clean bathroom we could use as we are traveling with kids. Food here was very tasty. Thom Yum soup was delicious but had too much vegetables (mainly cabbage) in it. Broth was on point. Green curry with chicken was cooked to perfection and the fried rice was a good portion to share. Try the Thai iced tea if you like sweet drinks. Service her is very casual. No formalities or hostesses at the entrance. You walk in, waiter greets you and tells you to pick any empty seat. Avoid the booth cushion seating as it's not comfortable. It has no proper back support and I left with a back ache after sitting there for 40 minutes. Also be ready to spend some time looking for parking. Due to the farmers market the place is packed. Overall good restaurant that is reasonably priced.
Every dish was delicious. Quick friendly service. Very reasonable prices for tasty food and good portions. Ambience is more historic Hilo vibe than date night. Would come here again. About 1 block from
Hilo Farmer’s Market.