We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
88 Kanoelehue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808 969 9336
Website
Today
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 192 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Spicy Thai

This is a tiny restaurant on the road to the airport. It is byob. We luckily got a table about 6:30 but this place is very popular and it was super busy the entire time we were there. The food is fresh and very good. They do have spicy food so when they ask you your level of spice tolerance,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
rjb5224
,
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
Add Photo Write a Review

192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a tiny restaurant on the road to the airport. It is byob. We luckily got a table about 6:30 but this place is very popular and it was super busy the entire time we were there. The food is fresh and very good. They do have spicy food so when they ask you your level of spice tolerance,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
hawaii
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always a Great restaurant to visit. Restaurant is small and intimate but not sufficient for large parties. Owner is personable and staff is great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I don't know what to say more than that. Our party had ten different dishes and everyone raved about all ten. Desserts were to die for. Literally. We ate them all despite eating everything else. Unbelievable taste and quality.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Some of the best Thai food I've had and I've had my share is at this strip mally places On an ugly avenue that is not even that attractive on the inside. Just go for the great great food on offer. I go there every time I have s chance

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seaford, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sombat was recommend by the owners of the b& b we stayed at..So glad we went,.. Food was so fresh.. Good size portions and very reasonably priced. service was wonderful. She answered all our questions and the spice level we requested were perfect. Great find! Would highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Sombat Thai isn't a fancy restaurant, but you soon forget that once you are seated. The service is beyond excellent - they have the hardest working and best waitresses you will find anywhere! The food is fresh, flavorful and just plain good! Their prices are reasonable. Their spicing is a little on the hot side, so one thing they don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wow. An unexpected surprise of Thai goodness and deliciousness in the small town of Hilo. Food - 4 stars. Authenticity level is approximately 80% when compared to Thailand's local fare. Spice levels however are 100% genuine so take that into consideration when ordering your food. All the dishes we had were delicious, including Som Tum, Pad See Yeow, Chicken Satay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you like Thai food and you are in Hilo...give this a try. Near the Hilo airport in a very small (bit of a challenge to find) strip mall just by the Hilo airport. Small space with only about 8 tables, but big on taste. Can't believe we had one of the best Thai food/flavours away from main land. Maybe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in Hilo and upon our return this year, we enjoyed having both lunch and dinner here. The location is a bit of a challenge to find but once inside and seated, you'll be glad you made the journey. Service is always prompt and attentive. We find the entre portions so large that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There is nothing flashy about this place. Just freshly prepared thai food, with very quick service and reasonably priced. What more can I say.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine also viewed

 
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?