5 Reasons to Try 2020’s Hale ‘Aina Award Winner for Best Thai Restaurant

(Sponsored) One bite and you’ll understand why Noi Thai Cuisine took home the gold.
Noi Thai Cuisine
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On Sept. 14, 2020, HONOLULU Magazine celebrated this year’s winners of the Hale ‘Aina Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious dining awards in the state. Noi Thai Cuisine, located in The Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikīkī, took home the gold for Best Thai Restaurant. As if that weren’t enough reason to make it your next date night spot—buuuut, in case you need more, here are five.


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Kama‘āina Discount

Order to your heart’s (or, in this case, stomach’s) content: Now through Dec. 31, 2020, Noi Thai Cuisine is offering 20% off its regular menu to all kama‘āina who can show proof of residency. Flash your local I.D. and those orders of Drunken Noodles, crispy garlic chicken and massaman curry (aka “the king of curries,” according to CNN) are automatically discounted on your check.


Free Parking

Feel like dining in? Good news: Parking at the Royal Hawaiian Center is free for up to three hours with any purchase.


Don’t feel like eating out? Get the food you love from our quarantine menu for just $10! Hit the link “ORDER FOOD” button in our bio NOW! We can drop off 🛍 curbside upon your request. Just call us when you arrive and we will be right down. FREE delivery 🚗 also available when you spend $30 or more! . Our commitment to our community: We strictly follow all local Health Code Regulations for food safety and delivery, as well as CDC guidelines. We frequently sanitize all food contact surfaces, our staff wash hands every 20 minutes, and any employee who might feel unwell we have requested to remain at home. . #NoiThaiCuisine #NoiThaiCuisineHawaii #RoyalHawaiianCenter #Waikiki #Honolulu #Hawaii #Oahu #OahuHawaii #Aloha #HawaiiLife #HawaiiLifeStyle #BestFoodHawaii #Nomnom #FoodDiscovery #BuzzFeedFood #YelpHawaii #FindRHC

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Takeout Bentos

Noi Thai’s quarantine special menu—comprising $10 and $20 bentos filled with Thai goodness—have been a hit with patrons looking for a quick grab-and-go option that’s still hearty, gourmet and made with love. If your couch has become your safe haven and you’re not keen on dining out just yet, Noi Thai’s pick-up-only bentos offer some of their most popular dishes at a steal. All $10 bentos include jasmine rice and your choice of chicken, pork or tofu; $20 bentos include jasmine rice, spring rolls and your choice of protein for certain dishes.


Safety is No. 1

Don’t think twice about dining in—the health and well-being of guests and employees is of utmost importance here. The restaurant adheres to all CDC protocols, which include heightened standards for cleaning and sanitizing, face coverings and social distancing. If preferred, you may request seating at an outdoor table for your meal.


Special Events and Offers

Noi Thai Cuisine’s in-restaurant events include ultra popular wine events, which lately have been selling out (its most recent wine dinner, for example, sold out in just six hours). Join its mailing list and you’ll be first to know about upcoming events—including wine dinners—as well as specials. Plus, you’ll receive exclusive offers just for subscribers. Want to join? Email rsvp.noithaicuisine@gmail.com with a note that you’d like to be added to Noi Thai’s mailing list.


For more information or to place an online order, visit honolulu.noithaicuisine.com. For updates, follow @noithaicuisine_hawaii on Instagram.