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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

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88 Kanoelehue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808 969 9336
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10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 125
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best thai food in Hilo

We often stop here when we are in Hilo. We especially enjoy the cashew chicken, which is plentiful enough for us to share--and take some home!. While we enjoy the food, it is a small restaurant and can easily get crowded, so it is helpful to make a reservation, even during the week. The wait staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Rosie1946
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Pahoa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We often stop here when we are in Hilo. We especially enjoy the cashew chicken, which is plentiful enough for us to share--and take some home!. While we enjoy the food, it is a small restaurant and can easily get crowded, so it is helpful to make a reservation, even during the week. The wait staff all seem to be... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Simply the best Thai food in Hilo! Everything is fresh! The brown rice is wonderful and different from other places I have tried. One of my favorites is the peanut sauce with stir fry veggies. I been taking out food there once a week and always enjoy!

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Vermontville, New York
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23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The folks who think this is the best in Hilo should try Chiang Mai. I had only one order from Sombats (can't remember now what it was) and Thai iced tea. The tea did not have that rich milky flavor that it is supposed to have. The meal was ok but nothing to rave about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I love Thai food, but this restaurant is the best I've ever eaten. Normally we order medium spiciness, but our waitperson advised us to go with mild-plus which was a great recommendation. The food was fresh and unbelievably tasty. The portion sizes are enormous; my son was the only one who was able to finish his meal. The rest we... More 

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We've driven by sombat almost every day last year when we were in Hilo, but never went in.. its a weird location, across from the airport, but access to the building is through the industrial area, so maybe not all that inviting. We love thai food, eat and (attempt) to cook it regularly, and the stuff here was by far... More 

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were in Hilo heading back from the volcano park and my wife found Sombats on the local yelp with great reviews. We called ahead got a reservation. The food was excellent. A lot of the vegetables are grown by the lady who runs the place. The two girls who ran the place were very positive and cheerful and seemed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We would have never stopped here without the great reviews. ..the outside is pretty run down but the inside of the restaurant is clean and the food is delicious! We'll be back!

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Beeville, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a very small restaurant in an industrial area. It is often closed,sometimes for a month at a time, but is worth watching for. Lunch specials and Thai iced tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Was in Hilo for a wedding. Great spot, good food and great service. Brought our own wine. In general don't stay in Hilo if you don't have to you want to be in Kona.

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Portland Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good selection. Great service. Liked the noodle dishes better than the curries. Bathrooms are in the back. Decent desert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Kanoelehue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808 969 9336

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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

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