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Pupus at Noi Thai in Waikiki whet the appetite

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    Crispy garlic chicken, left, a $9 happy hour item, is a pleasing entree-size plate, complete with a scoop of jasmine rice and fried basil leaves.

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    Thai Shrimp Cakes (Tod Mun Goong) are another offering for pau hana.

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    Bangkok Red Curry, like the other happy hour items, is beautifully plated, with Noi Thai’s signature flower carved out of carrots.

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    Fresh Rolls, served with peanut sauce, $12, are not a happy hour special but can be ordered from the regular menu.

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    Supervisor Harold Wong displays pad Thai, a new happy hour menu item, at Noi Thai Cuisine, in front of its lanai seating area, which faces the interior of Royal Hawaiian Center.

The notion of an upscale Thai restaurant is a novel one for Honolulu, which has long had a handful of places ranging from hole-in-the-wall to mid-range and white tablecloth. Read more

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