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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%
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“thai food” (65 reviews)
“green curry” (21 reviews)
“basil rolls” (7 reviews)
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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88 Kanoelehua Ave, Waiakea Kai Shopping Plaza, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4670
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a very small restaurant, they have an extensive menu. I had the pad Thai with tofu and my wife had a stir fry both were very good. It’s easy to see why they have received so many awards.

Thank TexasEagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have ate here in the past but this trip was disappointing. Ordered the pineapple curry, mild with chicken hoping to enjoy a unique curry flavor. Bummer. Was not impressed with flavor and there was zero spice instead of mild. Was a large portion that included...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled all the way here from Kona for lunch & place was closed. Owner was there & said she’s tried numerous times to have you update their hours. Trip Advisor please update the hours open for this place.

Thank Cyndee H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I was here last week visiting the area and I know there is good Thai food here! This one was close to my hotel and it didn't disappoint! The spices were great and I left a huge fan!

Thank Viking94708
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve tried all the Thai restaurants on Hawaii island and dozens in Honolulu and around the islands. Each is very different. They all make Pad Thai and Beef Salad and none taste alike. Sombat is a genius with spices. Try her Coco soup, her Beef...More

Thank Kahupoo
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a small place but the food is large on flavor. The servings are quite large and you could easily share--but why when it is so good. The papaya salad is hot and great. Everything we ate was so well prepared. I wish we...More

Thank JAB43
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Small place with maybe 8 tables. Everything is freshly prepared and be careful how hot you order your meal. My wife had an eggplant fish with rice and loved it. I had the Pad Thai and brought half of it home since it was a...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 11 November 2017

small very limited seating, appears more for tourists with locals picking up to go. accommodated us as we were the only 1s with no reservations good food prices a little higher more like a fine dining option setting. wife loved it as she is thai...More

Thank Bern C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We eat Thai a lot in California, but thought we'd try it when visiting Hilo. Great menu, excellent preparation, just like out of the garden. Wish we could come back!! Thank you for a special meal.

Thank Eloise P
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Restaurant Details

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