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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

88 Kanoelehue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808 969 9336
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Ranked #3 of 204 restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Lausanne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurants was not easy to find (especially the parking lot), it is not located in a fancy place, nor it has amazing decoration but they serve excellent meals there. We went for the pineapple fried rice and a green curry. Amazing!! This restaurant has entered my top 3 Thai restaurants and I have been to many around the world.... More

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Ft Walton Beach FL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On a recent trip, we followed recommendations from tripadvisor reviewers, and we attempted to eat at Sombats. Unfortunately, they apparently close for the entire month of June. We discovered this after doing a kabooki dance to get into their driveway - it's hard to find the way in. When we finally found the secret path, we discovered a posted sign... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wanted to try this restaurant only to find that it is closed the WHOLE MONTH of June!!! That would have been nice to know ahead of time.

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Los Angeles, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were only in Hilo five days, and we made it to Sombat's twice - we would have returned more times but it's closed on Sundays and on Saturdays for dinner. The food was so delicious, and the high quality was very apparent. I will be thinking about those basil rolls with shrimp, soup with tofu, and green curry with... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were lucky to pick this place to have Thai food on our visit to Hilo. We ended up eating there 3 times within a week. And we did not have any issues with needing a reservation, neither at lunch or dinner. The food here is absolutely fantastic. Everything is freshly made with love. They will make it ridiculously hot... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My experience with restaurants can get wild and woolly due to a severe shellfish allergy but the folks here took great care of me. The food was excellent. Tons of flavor. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. Really good food.

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maryland, usa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

In Hilo, one doesn't expect a little take-out restaurant to require reservations, but here we are needing one. So we came back the next night and it was worth the effort.... Extremely well prepared Thai food, and yes, very, very fresh. The Basil Rolls ooze with fresh flavor. I had Green Curry---delicious, and my spouse had the Spicy Fried Rice... More

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near Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

As we pulled in we realized we ate here on our first visit to the island 4 1/2 years ago and I must say we will definitely make a thirty visit. We agree the curries are delish! We had the green and the red at medium heat with the combo seafood. Chicken satay appetizer was also mouth watering with four... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We went to Sombat's for lunch, while waiting for our hotel room to be ready. What an amazing experience! We were just blown away by the great flavors of the food at the restaurant - and we have been eating some very good Thai for decades. The restaurant is in a small shopping "center" that does not look like much.... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went w/ the green curry (added tofu for my non meat eating friend) and it was incredible! Really nice waitress and bus boy too!

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