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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

#10 of 180 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
808 969 9336
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restuarant is in an odd spot. Semi industrial in a quite run down building. Inside is a different story. It is clean, bright and cheery and the tables were full. The food was good, the serves huge. Worth a visit.

Thank megsiep
Montgomery, Texas
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Our friends had been here 4 yrs ago and were hoping to enjoy another meal here. My wife and I just do not choose Thai restaurants when we dine out. We split chicken pad thai, pork fried rice, pineapple fried rice and garlic black pepper beef. We ordered 2 plates medium and 2 mild; medium was not too hot. Based... More 

Thank CSchlembach
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food with friendly staff. Reservations recommended. Pineapple fried rice is wonderful. Kid friendly. Follow the signs to get into the parking lot

Thank Brandi1970
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We spent the day in Waipi'o and Akaka and decided to head for Hilo for dinner. Sombat's was recommended on Trip Adviser so we tried it. A little hard to find, you can see it from the main road but have to drive around the back to park. It's located in a little industrial park but don't let that out... More 

Thank Dr_SAK
Dachau, Germany
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We were very impressed with the quality and taste of the food. And even more impressive was the outstanding service at this restaurant. We visited on a very busy Friday evening without having a reservation. When we entered the restaurant it seemed full, but we were still provided with a table fairly quickly and the service was very polite, nice... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Ordering take out from Sambats is always a treat! We have tried lots of the delicious menu options over the years and they're all great! Friendly service too

Thank NMM1776
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place on a whim and after reading good reviews right here on TripAdvisor. Surprisingly good food and very friendly staff. Would definitely visit again.

Thank jenfuen2
Milolii, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

And it is located at the end of the world in Hilo. Sombat grows her own spices. You can see some of them right outside the front entrance. My favorites are Som Tum (Papaya Salad) and Cashew Nut Chicken. (It used to include Satay as well, but I did not care for it last time we ate there.) I usually... More 

Thank Kele K
Brasilia, DF
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

All is good And fresh! Good Service, clean, peacefull! Go there definetly! Is worth it. Good price and great Service! ....................................

Thank Dmourao
Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The food was amazing, and very reasonable. The ingredients tasted really fresh, and the service was very friendly and prompt. We got lucky and walked in, but a reservation is recommended because the dining room is small

Thank psalterman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
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: 808 969 9336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?