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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (64 reviews)
“green curry” (21 reviews)
“basil rolls” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
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 9 July 2018

The food here is always fresh, complex, and beautifully presented. The ambiance is relaxing service is friendly and efficient, and in Hilo, it’s a bonus to enjoy the air conditioning.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 5 July 2018

After a day of hiking and ziplining we had a craving for Thai food. After googling around, we found this place and decided to give it a try. We sure glad we did! They only open for dinner and we were just in time. It...More

Thank RainbowCowboy
Reviewed 18 June 2018

excellent tiny Thai restaurant very authentic and tasty. But if you are sensitive to spices, be Very adamant that you want it mild! They like it hot! since it has so few tables, and is quite popular, you might have to wait a bit...

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

After another restaurant made us wait for over 30 min for a reservation I went back to old faithful, sombats. We showed up in the same waitress I remembered for the past 6 to 8 years told us it would be about a 15 minute...More

1  Thank Capircorn
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

After a long trip from Kona, we decided to have dinner in this restaurant. Being Thai food lovers, we both ordered the pad Thai dishes. We both doubt the freshness that is being advertised. The order was fulfilled within 3 minutes.... Friendly service though, but...More

Thank FallGelb
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a fine neighborhood Thai place. We got takeout and enjoyed the food. It's not cheap. When we stopped there (early March 2018) it was very hard to get to the restaurant due to construction.

Thank MarkLOlson
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Miserable trying to eat with no AC, but loved my Basil Green Curry Chicken. Very delicious and great flavor. The sweet and sour pork was not to my husbands liking as the sauce was runny and not really the sweet sticky sauce he loves. I...More

1  Thank Gayle E
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Thai food. Had the Pineapple Curry and Pad Thai and both were very delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank sockweasel
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Fortunately, my wife discovered this place as we were driving by. A few times, at first, it looked closed. But we finally found it open and even got in without having to wait. They don't have many tables, so this was just luck. We very...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We have tried to eat here many times, but it was always closed when we went. We finally got to have dinner and weren't disappointed. We loved the yellow curry! The serving was huge and we could easily share. We'd love to go back again.

Thank egipto5313
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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, 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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