If you sort the reviews a few different ways, you can see this spot might not be for everyone.
If you strive for certainty in life, and can’t stand not knowing what’s next…be prepared! This spot is excellent, and the definition of spontaneous.
Your order is custom made, usually with a 3 course meal.
It helps a LOT if you’re up front about how hungry you are, and more importantly, how much you’d like to spent. (Just be open and honest.)
I’ve had the best Thai food…cancel that, best food of my life here. The love and attention that goes into each dish is obvious.
Embrace the chaos and uncertainty! Don’t fight it!
This was the best Thai food I've ever had. It ruined other Thai food for me. Ask for the larb. Beg if you have to. It was uh-may-zing.
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!
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.
Exceptional Thai food and very friendly owner. The home-made lemonade and sangria are excellent as well. The staff even had my 11 year old son constructively reading National Geographic while waiting for dinner instead of playing games on his phone. After the meal my son said it was the best Thai food he has ever had and that he learned some cool new things from the magazine too!