Have been twice, once when Opals was in Haleiwa and once in Honolulu last week. Amazing food both times. Opal is the best Thai food in Hawaii. Sticky wings, duck fried rice and all other dishes were amazing. I enjoy letting Opal pick out the food to send to the table and we tell him when we are done. Opal and his son are good people who enjoy meeting people and putting on a very enjoyable meal. This is a must stop anytime I am in Oahu.
Opal Thai was one of the most enjoyable restaurants I have visited in a long time. The owner, Opal/Opel, comes out and meets and greets every customer. He asks questions about taste profiles, allergies and previous Thai food. and then he crafts a several course menu that absolutely delights. This is not for the unadventurous. Local and tourist alike were all treated the same and the food was all delectable. If you aren't sure if Thai food was for you, you might want to sample the cuisine here to find out for sure. I believe you will find something enjoyable to your palate. A must visit!
A rare find, words cannot describe. We came in expecting great food and ended up having not only delicious amazing food that was unique and full of new flavors we never knew exist, but also had a priceless experience with the extraordinary chef who is an artist who cares about his food and his guests more than anything. Cancel your plans to dine at a Michelin star restaurant and reserve your table here instead. You will not regret it.
I now come here weekly since one of my friends introduced me. $25-$30 for dinner after tip but some of the best Thai food you'll ever have. I've never received a menu and have never been disappointed.
Owner was rude to my wife. A set of harmless questions quickly escalated to hurt feelings about where someone is "from" vs what they identify as. While I understand that tourists enjoy the "okay, but where are your 'really' from" shtick, maybe not on the locals.