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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

#11 of 186 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
+1 808-969-9336
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small restaurant, 6-7 tables, doesn't look much from outside but don't let that put you off from going in. The two girls serving are friendly and the service is fast and with a smile, portions freshly cooked, portions large and delicious. There is a very helpful heat warning guide on the table showing you how much chilli they put... More 

Thank chinnor_ali
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunch off the menu or buffet. Our favorite place for lunch in Hilo. The price is great and the service friendly and quick.

Thank Frederick D
Hilo, Hawaii
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the massaman curry wlth sticky rice. Prepred upon order so the flavors are so frsh. The curry is light, ordered the "heat", mild, carrots and potatos, crunchy.

Thank snowman808
Boynton Beach, Florida
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281 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very large plates of excellent flavored dinner plates. Plenty of "meat"(chicken, beef, shrimp,tofu, etc). But careful how spicy you order. Even moderate is quite jazzy. Mild for novice. Hot only if very accustomed to spicy food. Service was excellent by the one waitress for 8 tables even. Prices are super good too.

Thank Jeffrey Y
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The restaurant was very clean. Limited seating as the dining area is small. The staff was very friendly. The food was good but different. I am not the Thai food connoisseur but the taste was different that what I expected. IT WAS NOT BAD just different. My 1st experience with Thai was in Volcano, HI -- had the same meal... More 

Thank Paul S
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on A Monday evening and had to wait about 15 min for a table. It was well worth the wait. Fewer than 10 tables in the dinning room, the owner and chef has clearly focused on providing a quality product. The decor was bright and sparkling clean. The 2 persons waiting on the tables were in constant motion, but... More 

Thank Mark S
New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is tops! I could not fault the meals we ordered they were big servings which were devoured. Staff were friendly which seems to be the same all over Hilo.

Thank Sunray63
Keaau, Hawaii
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My Wife and I had lunch here and were most pleased with the food, Atmosphere and service. The food was excellent and "thai hot" here means spicy which is excellent for those looking for a good Thai burn! The small dining area was clean and comfortable. No beer here but the food makes up for it. The service was outstanding... More 

Thank SFAngelsFan
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Good food. They take reservations. Setting is limited. The owner does a lot of the cooking. No alcohol served by the restaurant

Thank Brandi1970
Haiku, Hawaii
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was told that this was the best Thai food in the Big Island.......it is ok....but not as good as what i had in Thailand.......they are very polite and fast......but the green curry was a strange harsh flavor and the pattai was to sweet for me.....also the vegies were not a style i like.....as they were cut thin but in... More 

Thank norman m

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?