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!
World class Thai food. The best I have had to date, hands down. The staff was wonderful and welcoming. The team working all stopped by the table to talk with us while providing an excellent experience. I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Eat here.
Hands down one of my favorite restaurants of all time. Not for picky eaters-- you can look at the menu to see what you might receive, but it's a surprise until it comes out of the kitchen. Everyone is treated like family. The wait is long but it's always worth it every time.
Currently I’m stuck on Oahu until I can travel back home to Maui after the 15-day mark of my second Covid dose 😉 It’s all good though, because I love the food scene in Honolulu. Dining here made all my foodie dreams come true. Easily my new favorite restaurant on-island, and I come to Oahu a lot! I love the fact that the chef chooses your meal for you. It’s exciting and it was DELICIOUS. I loved it so much that I’m going back again tomorrow. So much Aloha from these guys. I secretly want to work here for a month to learn how to be able to cook up anything authentically Thai because did I mention? They cook different dishes for every single person in the restaurant! Creativity at its finest. If you love food culture, adventure, and unique and memorable dining experiences, come here. Mahalo Opal
Wow. It’s hard to write a review for a dining experience that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Opel is a phenomenal host and a master in fusing personal and culinary experience. The entire staff - especially his son Lio - is incredibly hospitable and friendly, always making sure your experience is catered to how you want to feel and what you’d like to taste. It is heaven for any adventurous (or not) eater. Easily the best Thai food I’ve ever had, and also some of the best service you could imagine. If we lived on the island, we’d come here every opportunity available.