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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 #4 of 205 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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Salina, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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

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Nyack, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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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El Granada, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I've eaten Thai cuisine all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Whenever I go to a new Thai restaurant, I always order red curry with chicken on my first visit. Sombat's version was by far the best I've ever eaten. We ordered it mild + because we had been told that the medium spiciness level was pretty fiery. Delicious! I... More

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Ithaca, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a very small but quite good and reasonably authentic Thai restaurant in Hilo. This place does not look like much from the outside, but the food is good , it is reasonably priced , and the service is friendly. Local Thai families seem to like to eat there; always a good sign. It is very close to the... More

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Danville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wow. Great Thai food. My wife and I shared a couple dishes and both of us were in heaven. What more can I say.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Awesome Thai food! Definitely would eat here again. The ambiance isn't much to speak of, but the freshness and quality of the food makes up for it

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing Thai food - some of the best I have had. Service was just about alright but at the end, we did not care. Definite must visit place if you are in Hilo The bean thread noodles were simply outstanding but so was the rest of the food. I had the wild or brown rice or something, as they had... More

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Rhode Island
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our first night in Hilo we walked to Sombats and waited in line for awhile. Good sign! The place was very busy but well worth the wait. My wife had an eggplant dish that was definately the best example of Thai food I've ever had! I love Thai food so I've had my fair share. I had Basil Thai beef... More

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Looking at the menu of this restaurant, I did not get too excited about the food as it seemed to mostly have the generic thai menu items (pad thai, curry, etc). But, with very good ratings, and not finding too many other food options in Hilo, thought we would try it. We ordered a red curry and pad thai. While... More

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