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All 212 Hilo Restaurants

Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

88 Kanoelehue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808 969 9336
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Ranked #6 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Flavorful and delicious! Exceptionally good service and conveniently located. We had dinner here on the advice of the front desk at our hotel and I'm very pleased with the recommendation. The red curry is fantastic. Just enough spice to give it a bite. Super fresh ingredients. It just got better with each bite.

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Franktown
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This wonderful, intimate restaurant has some of the best Thai we have ever eaten. Don't pass on the Mixed Vegetables with Oyster sauce. Hubby had the Kang Ka-Ree and rates it excellent! Friendly and accommodating staff. We can't wait to go back to Hilo and enjoy their wonderful food again. Make a reservation for dinner. It was packed the night... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Cashew chicken curry. No one does it better. Coco soup. It will blow you away with flavor. Thai beef salad. Had it at so many other places - and this is the best. New flavors keep unfolding if you eat slowly. But that's the difficulty when the food is so good.

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Wakefield, Michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have eaten here many times now...the quality is the finest...fresh ingredients and spices blended into amazing food and generous portions for those who feel, that is important. Service is almost always excellent as is a very small place with limited space and always busy...take out is a b I g part of the business along with a small but... More 

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Anchorage
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

#38... that's it. I can't even remember what the dish is, but when we go... #38. Super good Thai food, made with homegrown ingredients.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you're in Hilo and looking for the best Thai food, look no further! Their Pad Thai is my usual and never dissapoints. Make sure to ask about the different levels of spiciness. Mild or "mild plus" would be good for your average Joe. I know some friends that can really handle their spicy food and "Thai Hot" even makes... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I made a reservation for 7 of us. When we showed up, we discovered that they had given our table to another party and had to seat us outside on the sidewalk. They took our order for appetizers and food fairly promptly, but didn't bring silverware until after the appetizers were delivered. Then we waited for our food. And waited.... More 

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We've visited the Big Island twice, and stayed in Hilo both times. It's been quite a few years since we were there, and this review is based on our experiences in 2004 and 2007, not 2014 (Tripadvisor wouldn't allow us to go back that far). The first time we were there, it was just my wife and myself. The food... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Quick and friendly service, fresh tasting and "medium" was very spicy and flavorful in the pineapple curry. In an area of commercial type of buildings but don't let that stop you.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was one of the more disappointing meals on the Big Island. It's a small restaurant with a bit of a strange seating design that doesn't really maximize seating space. We ordered spring rolls, Pad See You and Pineapple curry, thinking that would be a uniquely interesting Hawaiian dish. Unfortunately, the Pad See You was on the salty side, and... More 

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Additional Information about Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

Address: 88 Kanoelehue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808 969 9336
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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