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Lemongrass Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine

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20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
+1 808-261-0222
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small family run restaurant. Greeted by a family member with an attitude. Food was good, but I was expecting better based on other reviews I've read. We had their spring rolls (fresh and fried), Pho, steamed fish, Vermicelli bowl, Spicy pork dish. They were all great, but if I were to go back, I would try something else.

Thank Carolyn S
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We are visiting from Minnesota. Stopped in based off the reviews. We came in at 530 on a Thursday. Seated and were able to order right away. Were served our meals within 10 minutes. Server was very attentive. Food was hot and very good. We will definitely try to go back this vacation!

Thank happy_mom_with_kids
St louis
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The food speaks for itself. We had a party of seven and they seated us. Family run and she gave us recommended food choices. We all ordered different types of pho. All was happy. Food was tasty and hot. I recommend this place. 👍😎

Thank Papuka2
New York NY
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My friends who I am visiting with on Oahu recommended this family run restaurant for delicious and authentic Vietnamese food. They were spot on! An unpretentious and casual place, in an easy location to find, I enjoyed two classic dishes in a very friendly atmosphere. I very much look forward to returning for another meal during my three week stay... More 

Thank TonyNYC-NY
Kailua, Hawaii
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food quality is good, pricing good and service good. This is a typical Asian variety that does well in the quality of food. BYOB

Thank Roadkinghi
Kailua, Hawaii
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Lemongrass is a great little hole in the wall restaurant with tasty food. Garlic shrimp with sticky rice is a favorite. We recently had chicken with kabocha (squash) curry and it was delicious. Pad thai and summer rolls are also very good. The restaurant is BYOB, which is a big plus. Interior is plain and ambiance is nothing special, but... More 

Thank Valerie96734
Honolulu, Hawaii
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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We ate here for the first time today. Three lunch meals and one app was over $50. Expensive for lunch for three people. The vegetarian spring rolls were just ok, very small and you only get four with an order. Definitely not worth the price. The pad thai was very plain and not very tasty. The garlic spicy Thai shrimp... More 

Thank kmack143
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Nice food, good portions, value for money and nice friendly staff. restaurant looks a little basic but still worth a visit

Thank ayshtaz
St Charles
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Our group of two families with 4 very young children ordered take out from here after reading the multiple excellent reviews. We ordered a bunch of appetizers (spring rolls, setay, stuffed chicken) as well as the Pad Thai, lemongrass chicken and a Panang curry. We opted for mildly spicy because of the young children's palates. The food was delicious and... More 

Thank MimsyStCharles
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We were in Kailua for 14 nights and tried a different restaurant every evening. We visited the Lemongrass because it was walkable from our accommodation and because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. We shared Summer Rolls and Chicken Satay for starters and all agreed that the Satay was the best we'd ever had. My wife had Pork Chops, My sister... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Kainehe St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2669
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-0222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?