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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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

An uninspiring exterior - and incredibly delicious, fresh thai food - amazingly spiced. Super friendly charming staff - definitely worth a stop by if you're in Hilo

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Managua, Nicaragua
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've been here four times. i'd say one third of the dishes have been really great...unique, nicely spiced and varied. but then some of the standard dishes have just been okay...like the Pad thai or Larb. So I would recommend going for the more unusual dishes. those seem to be the best here. go early or make a reservation if... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is understandable for someone to be upset after driving to a restaurant only to find out it is closed, but it is rude for a person to make a conclusion about a place they have never attended. No, Sombat's is not a restaurant just for the locals. In fact, MANY of Sombat's customers are tourists. This restaurant is open... More

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Lausanne
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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