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Hana’s “Thai by Prakong” Opening Restaurant in Kihei

kathryn Oct 20, 2013 07:53 PM


Chef Prakong Tongsod of Maui Thai Bistro. Courtesy photo.
Any foodie who has ever driven to Hana specifically for Thai food is about to see a significant drop in his or her fuel expenses.

On Oct. 1, Chit Tharnthong and Oey Meesook – husband and wife restaurateurs – will be opening Maui Thai Bistro in the space previously occupied by Maui Thai Restaurant.

The new venture will feature Chef Prakong Tongsod.

Tongsod was previously one half of the successful “Thai by Prakong/Thai by Pranee” enterprise across from the Hana Ball Park on Uakea Road.


I definitely recall the old Maui Thai as being unremarkable (too sweet). Intrigued by this new venture...

  1. k
    kathryn Dec 25, 2013 06:34 PM

    Papaya salad was OK--needed more fish sauce and spice. My drunken noodles with chicken were tasty. Lots of fresh lemongrass. But my husband's Penang curry with short ribs was rich, flavorful, and the best of the three dishes we tried.

    1. k
      kathryn Nov 15, 2013 06:32 AM

      Anybody been here yet?

      1. k
        kathryn Oct 21, 2013 01:21 PM

        New web site:

        Pretty great that they serve Khao Man Gai, Yum Pla, Khao Soi, Larb... and they're BYOB for now.

        Hours of operation:
        Lunch - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | Monday to Friday
        Lunch - 11:00 am to 2:30 pm | Saturday & Sunday
        Dinner - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | every day

        2439 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753
        Tel: 808 874-5605 (sorry - no reservations for now
        )BYOB, for remainder of 2013.
        Credit cards welcome.

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