Green Papaya Salad

The Ratana Story

I opened at the Hilo Farmers Market in May of 2006. Later I opened at the Pahoa Market on Sundays and soon added Wednesdays at the Hilo Farmers Market. I also opened at the food court on Kam Ave as some remember, and gave that up since it was just too exhausting doing the trailer and the food court. My specialty was green papaya salad at the mobile trailer with red curry not too far behind. We went to Thailand in 2015 to take care of family and returned to Hilo in 2016.

I opened up at 211 Kilauea Ave in May 2017 with an expanded menu with more delicious Thai food as you can see on the web page. I hope you find something on the menu you enjoy.

I have both vegan and meat dishes to choose from.


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Locally Sourced,
Quality Ingredients

No fish sauce

No chicken broth

Vegan Curry Paste


Chicken is from Suisan

Beef and pork are from Kulana Foods

Tofu is from Hilo-based Oshiro Tofu

Special sesame, soy, and shrimp sauce available by request