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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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Today
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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Hard to find but well worth it

Went based on trip advisor rating. A little hard to find so make sure you have some type of navigation system. Very diverse Thai menu and very fresh. Huge portions as well so very good value for Hawaii. Not fancy inside. Seems to be a favorite of locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jadon06
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went based on trip advisor rating. A little hard to find so make sure you have some type of navigation system. Very diverse Thai menu and very fresh. Huge portions as well so very good value for Hawaii. Not fancy inside. Seems to be a favorite of locals.

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Vermilion, Ohio
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here and were glad we were able to get a seat as it is a tiny dining room. My husband had the Pineapple Curry and I had the Yellow Curry and both were excellent. The staff was knowledgeable and we had good service. We would definitely eat here again.

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Thank robinVermilion_Ohio
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make reservations because seating is limited. Good food. Family owned. Don't order a soft drink. $3 per drink and its out of a can. The only down side

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Thank Brandi1970
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place after a massive day visiting volcanoes. It was just what we needed. Delicious meals, a short wait for a table, fast service and generous servings.

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Thank Bec_Christensen
USA
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307 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the best, not the worst Thai food. Wait staff was pretty curt - food was tolerable, but I wouldn't eat here if you had choice.

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Thank BlueHenFlyer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh food. Generous portions. Attentive staff. Authentic and flavorful. Great value. It doesn't get better than this!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Probably the most delicious Thai I have had in a long time. I come from Australia where we are very lucky to have amazing Asian cuisine - this is among the best! The restaurant is simple, but the waitstaff went out of their way to accommodate. Serving sizes are large - enough for leftovers. Curry steamed vegetables with shrimp (amazing... More 

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Thank Jessica B
Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We think this is the best Thai food in Hilo! Parking is a little troublesome but the food well worth a little walk.

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Thank needemily
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106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Okay foodies, if you are looking for an incredible value, in a rush, but want something special, try Sombat's lunch specials on the line. 1, 2, or 3 choices for 7, 8, or 9 dollars plus your choice of white, brown or jasmine rice. Usually you can choose among BBQ chicken, green, yellow or red curry. Sometimes Pad Thai is... More 

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Thank Kahupoo
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This food was fantastic! I felt the food was expertly seasoned. We ordered the Pineapple Curry and the Eggplant Curry. I wish I could try out many more of the dishes here. Portions were plentiful and between these two dishes, we had 1 full meal leftover. It perplexed me how the eggplant could still have its skin on, yet you... More 

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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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?