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“Best Thai Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sombat Thai Cuisine

Sombat Thai Cuisine
Desguinlei 196, Antwerp, Belgium
+32 475 32 04 85
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Ranked #1 of 963 Restaurants in Antwerp
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: Private Home Dining, Catering, Event and business meeting.
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Best Thai Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Sombat for me was already the best Thai ever tasted, but since he closed his restaurant and choosed for home-cooking he took Thai cooking to even higher standards.
Relaxed athmosphere, spatious and stylish, a limited number of guests (reservation is a must)
enjoys an unforgettable experience. We had cava and cocktail, appetizers, perfect spicy chicken soup, fried vegetable-and- meat cookies, grilled giant prawn with fresh vegetables, lemon, noodles and mushrooms, rice with chicken curry and scampi in coconut sauce, and
fruit salad. Outstanding, flavoursome, with surprisingly fresh and fruity tastes and spices.
As always at Sombat's, we had more than enough to eat, yet felt light in our stomach (and head: the wines too are carefully chosen). Thank you for another perfect evening.
Rita and Peter Hanssens - Antwerp

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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Sombat1, Owner at Sombat Thai Cuisine, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Rita and Peter Hanssens

It was our pleasure to welcome you back to Sombat’s Private Dining and thank you very much for taking your time to write this review, we really appreciate it.
We are looking forward to meeting you again.

Best regards.
Sombat
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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English first
1 review
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“We had a very relaxed evening and enjoyed the food and service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Very good food and service! Will certainly come back! Atmosphere was very Nice and we very much enjoyed THE tranquillity. Not too spicy
But very Nice flavours!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sombat1, Owner at Sombat Thai Cuisine, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Marisa D

Thank you very much for your possitive review about your recent dining experience.
Indeed we are very happy to host you with THE tranguility and peace.
Furthermore we are very fortunated with our big garden and a very quiet neibourhood.

We are happy that you enjoyed the dinner and we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

best regards
Sombat
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Schilde, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“Delightful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Dear Mr. Sombat.
Saturday evening our group really much enjoyed the home cooking experience in your restaurant. The environment was very stylish and soothing and allowed us to have cozy conversations. All the dishes were very much appreciated, as was the original appetizer. All this made the evening for all of us very successful. Each of our dining companions said definitely to want to come back. We wrote this address with a dot in our directory! Thank you very much for your kindness, your care and the culinary delights!

Nicole and Frank Verstraelen - Schilde

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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Sombat1, Owner at Sombat Thai Cuisine, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear Mr&Mrs Verstraelen,

Thank you for taking your time to review your restaurant experience with us here on TripAdvisor.
We appreciate your feedback, and it gives me great pleasure that everything you expected from our new concept private home dining was met and even exceeded.
We look forward to welcoming you back

Thanks again,
Kind regards
Sombat
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Antwerp
2 reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
“Upon the sky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was shocked to hear that our best Thai restaurant in Antwerpen is closed few months ago and I try to find out what was happening with this bad news..but the true is ..Sombat is starting the new concept in his private home after more than 20 years of business, I could not wait to share my first experience .

Sombat Home Cooking is This is where someone opens their home and cooks dinner with guests or for guests.

Loved, loved , loved!!!
If you are a foodie, you will love Sombat Thai Cuisine’s new concept. We had an amazing meal and met some really interesting people. We "broke bread", shared laughs and traveling tips! A very enjoyable experience on so many levels!
It was fabulous!!! and unforgettable evening, Sombat could not have been more gracious. From the time of booking until we left, he was the perfect host.

Food was incredible and very beautiful garden...

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Sombat1, Owner at Sombat Thai Cuisine, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear beloved guest,

Thank you so much for your highly up lifting review about your recent experience at Sombat Private Home Cooking ! A new dining experience...

Sombat Home Cooking’ is helping to stimulate the idea of eating out as a cozy, rather than a forced or formal experience..

We are very happy and excited about our new concept of dining out.

Sombat
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antwerp
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Simply perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My girlfriend invited me for my b-day at Sombat. She could not have made a better choice by picking this home cooking alternative in Antwerp. This is by far the best place in Belgium to enjoy Thai food. The service is excellent, the food is fresh and extremely tasty, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful; in other words I had an unforgettable eve with a dinner I will not easily forget. Thank you Sombat for being a perfect host, thanx to your sister and niece for cooking and serving so gracefully and good!! Best regards Miranda

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sombat1, Owner at Sombat Thai Cuisine, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Miranda,
Happy birthday and Thank you very much for dining at our private home and for the time that you have taken to share your feedback with us.

It is always a great pleasure to receive such positive feedback and I was delighted to read that you had enjoyed the dishes prepared by my sister. Morevoer, I am pleased to read that you had enjoyed our asmosphere.

We all look forward to the next pleasant opportunity of welcoming you back again.

With Kind Regards,
Sombat
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