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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

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88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
+1 808-969-9336
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Sambat's. It's a lovely small local restaurant manned by a group of very hardworking ladies, led by the tireless Sambat. Our fresh and crusty vegetable filled spring rolls with her special pineapple sauce, were followed by a beef red curry and a garlic black pepper chicken stir fry, both with jasmine rice. All were... More 

Thank hurlp
Woodinville, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here on a recommendation from our B&B. Busy on a Friday night (both dine-in & take-out). Fairly small place, and without reservations, we had to wait about 10 min for a table, but it was worth the wait. Delicious flavors. Trust the spice level & don't try to be brave. You can add more spice if you need... More 

Thank Tanya M
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sombat's Fresh Thai is a small and family run restaurant. It has won numerous local awards for, "Island's Best". The restaurant is small, but the wait for dinner is well worth your investment. The chef uses their own herbs and veggies whenever available, and combines that with their own authentic Thai recipes. The restaurant is spotlessly clean, and the atmosphere... More 

Thank BlessedMomandWife
Hilo, Hawaii
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181 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several Thai restaurants in Hilo, but Sombat's is in a class byitself. Freshest ingredients, innovative dishes, served in the modest restaurant near the airport. Service was quick and accurate. Pineapple rice, chicken larb, cashew nut dish with the protein of your choice--these some of our favorites. It looks like a "hole in the wall" and because it has... More 

Thank HLW648
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a perfect restaurant location but once you find it and are seated it is very pleasant and professional. Our reservation was honored right away - no waiting. Food it very good and would definitely go back again...

Thank Al R
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to Sombat's for lunch! A small place with abt 6 tables, neat and well kept! We tried both the buffet and ordered from the menu. Food was lovely. The appetizer chicken satay with peanut sauce was scrumptious! The red curry on the buffet was spicy hot, even for our Indian taste! The tofu pad thai was a... More 

Thank eskayes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint little place that consistently busy with tourists & locals. Friendly, fast & most important...DELICIOUS..!! I bought a bottle of the pad Thai sauce to take home. All reasonably priced too.

Thank 223KatheL
California Hot Springs, California
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238 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of six arrived on a very busy night.... but they fit us in and everything was great. Food - Excellent. Service - Excellent Atmosphere - Excellent. We were only tourists, so we can't rush back. But if I was a local I would go often.

Thank Brinbri
Oak Island, North Carolina
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had Thai food both in Thailand and in other parts of Asia, Americas and Europe. This is certainly not the best quality Thai food i have had but its authenticity and its flavor definitely is very good for Hilo. The girls working in the Restaurant were very friendly, service was good and portions were huge and filling. There... More 

Thank Sabre460
Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Sombat's Cuisine was the perfect dinner environment. Guest came and we're happy to wait a few minutes to have a table. The restaurant is quite small and there aren't many tables, but that only gave us a more personal experience with the restaurant and staff. The two waitresses worked well together and were very attentive. They were aware of every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-9336

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