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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
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Like it hot? One of the better Thai restaurants in Hilo. Only about10 tables. Easy to find on highway 11.

Thank kaimi
Enumclaw, Washington
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Through the advice our our VRBO hosts and trip advisor contributors' comments, my husband and I were really looking forward to dining at Sombat's. However, we were a little disappointed with our food. I ordered the basic Phad Thai with pork and my husband ordered the eggplant curry dish with a 1+ for the level of heat for each. The... More 

Thank Enumclaw1991
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Sombat's is a small family run restaurant. Friendly service and delicious thai food. We had dinner there twice.

Thank joyceg527
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Perhaps one of our best thai meals ever. We went based on Tripadvisor's recommendation on our way from Kona to the Volcano. We were a bit afraid when we walked in as the location is a bit remote and in a mall complex. Surely enough, the place filled up quickly and the food did not disappoint in the least. "medium"... More 

Thank cantakavita
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

I ate here with my son and his fiance who is Thai. She is usually very critical of any Thai restaurant we try, but found Sombats to be very good. The service was excellent and the server even politely suggested that my son order his curry "medium" rather than "hot. He was right. The medium was still spicy enough to... More 

Thank M S
Bellevue, Washington
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

We ate here our last night on the island, having burned out on fish. The staff were friendly and food came out quickly. I had some of the best Pad Thai ever. It was really incredibly good. My husband had pad ki mao. This dish is traditionally made with wide rice noodles and a heavenly sweetish sauce. My husband's pad... More 

Thank Mel R
Port Orchard, Washington
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Two of us dined here the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. And the food was incredible I had the shrimp pad Thai it was the best I've ever had. Beware even the medium is extremely spicy. The herbal tea is excellent also.

Thank nbarr777
Salina, Kansas
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

My wife, kids and I ate at Sombat's Fresh Thai on October 3rd. Our kids live on the Big Island and this is one of their favorite places for Thai food. It did not disappoint! Staff was friendly and helpful from the beginning. We got seated right away as we were the first ones at the door when the restaurant... More 

Thank Wanderingstar_Ranch
Nyack, New York
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

The only Thai Restaurant I saw in Hilo. Good food. The price was good. Not to far from Hotels on Banyan Drive.

Thank RasNgosi
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

This was my first time trying Thai food and liking it! My boyfriend likes to eat Thai, but I find it overwhelming in other areas. I've heard this place was pretty consistent with their authentic Thai food and we decided to eat here for dinner with his mother. The food was great! The waiter did a great job at recommending... 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?