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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

88 Kanoelehua Ave, Waiakea Kai Shopping Plaza, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
+1 808-969-9336
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (59 reviews)
“green curry” (21 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
88 Kanoelehua Ave, Waiakea Kai Shopping Plaza, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little Thai place, laying in a rough industrial area, makes the best Thai food we've had in a while. We would never have come here without TripAdvisors reviews, and almost tuned away in a door due to the rough outside. However everything we tried...More

Thank Mmaitro
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Came for an early dinner and the place packed. Only maybe 8 tables but so good you have to wait. Quick service and the food was amazing! Spicy Fried Rice ....Pad Thai .. and Cashew Beef all were excellent. Cheerful wait staff ! Yum!

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Pineapple curry and pad kee mau. The curry was absolutely fantastic, the noodles were pretty good. Def recommend if you're into Thai. Beware, their spicy scale is on the Thai scale.

Thank David M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I am always fascinated by the fact that my best meals are usually in the most unexpected areas. Close the the traffic light ( intersection of route 11- Kanoelehua and 19- Kamehameha) in a nondescript commercial building, you will find Sombat's Fresh Thai restaurant. Comprised...More

Thank marenostrum
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Excellent thai cuisine just off the road in an area that appeared to be abandoned. The food was refreshing and tasty, even though we had the mild version due to my sensitive stomach. Staff was very nice and the place was clean and nicely decorated....More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Quaint restaurant with exceptional food and huge portions. Food was piping hot and delicious. Servers were prompt, friendly, and accomodating. Highly recommended.

Thank veritas2578
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We lived on the Big Island for a while & have tried many Thai restaurants...but Sombat's was the best! We were always treated so kind & the food was out of this world! My husband loved the hot sauce & the pineapple fried rice. We...More

Thank mylove4hawaii
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Super-friendly, helpful & prompt service, and maybe the best Thai meal we've ever had (and we've had a bunch)! Everything we tried was delicious & fresh, even the garnishes.

1  Thank lauriemiok
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Sombats is in a industrial complex. Looks uninviting but worth a visit. Had a great dinner here and really enjoyed the food. They offer their meal with 3 levels of spice so they tailor to the tastes of the customers. The serving staff provide advice...More

Thank DebfromCanberraAust
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Food was better than other Thai across town, but pricey. I would go back but I've had better. Shrimp fresh roots good, coconut soup really nice. Red curry mediocre.

1  Thank Beth d
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:00
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10:30 - 14:00
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17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Kanoelehua Ave, Waiakea Kai Shopping Plaza, 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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