how thai food originally tastes

from our mothers kitchen


Original Thai, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, is a family owned and operated restaurant. Original Thai is owned and operated by Saing and her two daughters. Preserving recipes and traditions of the past for future generations, Original Thai is a local favorite.


Family owned and operated, Original Thai has been bringing the taste of Thailand to Kona since 2006. Over the years OGT has won countless awards for Best Thai in Kona. Recently, in 2018, they were featured in Dinner, Drive-in and Dives with host Guy Fieri.

Saing grew up poor in a small rural village in the providence of Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand. As a young girl she would help her mom prepare meals for the family, village functions, and the monks in the next village. Her love of cooking starting from a very young age, never did she think she would one day own her own restaurant.



(808) 329-3459



Kuakini Hwy
Kailua-Kona,HI 96740



Tue-Sun Lunch 11-3pm
Dinner 5-9pm
Monday Closed