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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

#11 of 186 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
+1 808-969-9336
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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276 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very large plates of excellent flavored dinner plates. Plenty of "meat"(chicken, beef, shrimp,tofu, etc). But careful how spicy you order. Even moderate is quite jazzy. Mild for novice. Hot only if very accustomed to spicy food. Service was excellent by the one waitress for 8 tables even. Prices are super good too.

Thank Jeffrey Y
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was very clean. Limited seating as the dining area is small. The staff was very friendly. The food was good but different. I am not the Thai food connoisseur but the taste was different that what I expected. IT WAS NOT BAD just different. My 1st experience with Thai was in Volcano, HI -- had the same meal... More 

Thank Paul S
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on A Monday evening and had to wait about 15 min for a table. It was well worth the wait. Fewer than 10 tables in the dinning room, the owner and chef has clearly focused on providing a quality product. The decor was bright and sparkling clean. The 2 persons waiting on the tables were in constant motion, but... More 

Thank Mark S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is tops! I could not fault the meals we ordered they were big servings which were devoured. Staff were friendly which seems to be the same all over Hilo.

Thank Sunray63
Keaau, Hawaii
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I had lunch here and were most pleased with the food, Atmosphere and service. The food was excellent and "thai hot" here means spicy which is excellent for those looking for a good Thai burn! The small dining area was clean and comfortable. No beer here but the food makes up for it. The service was outstanding... More 

Thank SFAngelsFan
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. They take reservations. Setting is limited. The owner does a lot of the cooking. No alcohol served by the restaurant

Thank Brandi1970
Haiku, Hawaii
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was told that this was the best Thai food in the Big Island.......it is ok....but not as good as what i had in Thailand.......they are very polite and fast......but the green curry was a strange harsh flavor and the pattai was to sweet for me.....also the vegies were not a style i like.....as they were cut thin but in... More 

Thank norman m
Washington State
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went to Sombat's on the recommendation of the owner of a VRBO we stayed at in Hilo. We love Thai food and have a favorite Thai restaurant we go to at home, so we naturally compare any other Thai we eat to that one. Sombat's did not disappoint! We started by ordering the basil salad rolls with tofu, bean... More 

Thank Geekgirl512
Paauilo, Hawaii
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

we pretty much order the same thing: green papaya salad, a curry, sticky rice, pad thai. we like spicy food, but medium does it for us. the dinner portions are huge. we had leftovers for dinner the next night and then some left over. the food is very flavorful, the curries always have a full flavor - lots of peanuts,... More 

Thank paauilojo
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant's flavors brought back memories of eating in Thailand. The spices are all there. I only ate there once and only tried 3 dishes (spring roll, green curry, & chicken soup). To write a real review, I need to go back and try more, but what I had was authentic without cutting corners. Medium hot = hot in other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?