Chef    Phoo

Hello from Kombo Kitchen.

 We are here simply to serve you the freshest foods prepared as tasty as we can make them. We love to serve our customers when they eat at Kombo Kitchen. Order your food at the trailer, grab a seat and we will come find you. We also do our best to prepare, orders to go, as well. Give us a call to place your order and we will do our best to get it all together before your arrival. All of us at Kombo Kitchen are so happy to have the best customers in the world and grateful for our blessings.
                        We rate our customers,with 5 GOLDEN STARS!!       
           
                                          Thank You All, So Much  
                                                
                                    Kombo Kitchen Owners and Staff
 A special Thank you to our Aw-some Kombo Kitchen Staff, Family and Friends  

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Yelp Reviews

  • David S.
    • 24 friends
    • 22 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    4/18/2014

    Had the thin noodle special and the green curry.  Both fresh and seasoned perfectly.  We will be back again and again!

  • Quan T.
    • 2 friends
    • 5 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    4/16/2014

    I love the food here. It is as authentic as it gets compared to ALL other Thai restaurants here in Tampa. Though I would prefer to see Kombo grows to be a fully operating restaurant with a larger menu (hence the 4 stars). I somewhat hold back a bit with the stationed food truck concept. Having that said, people here are extremely extremely friendly, helpful and attentive. I understand why there are a number of popular dish here; they are simply very delicious (i.e. crab fried rice, drunken noddle, the curry). But venture out of your comfort zone people, have you tried the papaya salad or the tom yum soup? Maybe if Tampian have a more culinary open-mind, we would have more authentic food from around the world. Just a thought.

    (Sorry, the reason behind the last comment is because I notice there's a section for American food on the menu which disappoints me a little. Just stick to your food integrity, Kombo Kitchen, you'll do just fine)

  • Phil L.
    • 1 friend
    • 30 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    4/15/2014

    Got there about an hour and half before close.  Out of the special duck fried rice.  No problem, ordered the crab fried rice and short ribs.  Waited 45 minutes!!  Wtf?!  The meat on the ribs were chewy, not tender at all.  I've had Asian short ribs many times before at other places and this was one of the toughest.  The crab fried rice is good, really good.  Love the crispy fried garlic they put on top.  But... come on 45 minutes from time of order to serving!???  There were probably 2 dine-in and 3 take out parties ahead of us.  It's not like there was a line down the block!

  • Eleni D.
    • 23 friends
    • 15 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    4/12/2014
    1 check-in here

    Fantastic! Ordered several dishes to sample around, from Larp Gai to the burger, and everything was absolutely on point. I think this might be the best Thai I've ever had in Tampa, maybe even Florida.

  • Kim P.
    • 11 friends
    • 12 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    4/6/2014

    I'm going to keep this short and to the point. This is easily the best Thai food I've tried in Tampa. We ordered the crab fried rice and drunken noodles. It was so good I got a pad Thai to go and ate that for dinner. Again amazing. I can wait to go back and get some curry. This place is a must try!!

  • Allison N.
    5.0 star rating
    4/6/2014
    2 check-ins here
    Listed in South Tampa

    I must drive past Kombo Kitchen several times a month but honestly never thought anything of the place until I looked at the top rated restaurants in the Tampa area and boom! There it was. I thought this place was just a run down food truck with so-so food. At least, that's what it looks like from the outside.

    Well, appearances can be deceiving and that's certainly the case here. I popped into Kombo Kitchen on a whim last night since I was craving some curry and wanted to venture out beyond Thai Island. 

    I pulled right in, placed my order at the food truck for the chicken panang curry -- no rice, extra veggies -- and grabbed a seat inside. The menu looked awesome and the prices were really good. I love a good deal as much as the next person, so give me a big ol' bowl of curry for $9 and I will be happy as a lark...with curry.

    I also ordered the fresh rolls with chicken and they were really tasty. The peanut sauce was divine. The rice wrapping was a little weird texture wise but I think I am overly sensitive to the texture of food as my boyfriend enjoyed the rice wrap thoroughly.

    The inside of Kombo Kitchen is really small. Like, four tables small. There are also tables outside. 

    Soon enough, our food was brought to us and I went right in. The curry was fantastic. There were ample veggies and the spice level was just right. It took me quite some time to finish the curry since there were SO many vegetables, but hey, I really like vegetables, so no complaints here. The panang curry was perfectly sweet and spicy and was overall just really, really delicious.

    For the price and the taste, this place really can't be beat. A great hole-in-the-wall joint in Tampa that's not to be missed. Five stars.

  • Nat W.
    5.0 star rating
    3/31/2014
    1 check-in here

    This place is very true to the yelp reviews...Definitely a 5 star hole in the wall!!  There used to be a Hawaiian food truck in this location, which moved to N. Dale Mabry and now it became Kombo Kitchen.  They also have the adjacent building so there are plenty tables to eat in.  There are about 10 parking lot for this place but you can also street park.  

    Their food is fresh, and very tasty.  My friend and I ordered fried dumplings, spicy drunken noodle and crab fried rice with Thai ice teas.  Everything was delicious. The drunken noodle was definitely spicy even tho we ordered American spicy.  So do not go Thai spicy on that one.  That would be a mistake.  I was so glad I had the Thai ice tea on the side for my burning mouth lol, which needed a bit more ice.  

    The service was awesome!  A young Asian gentlemen was so nice, friendly and attentive.  Also, the female chef said hi and checked on us if everything was good out of the truck window at the end :)  

    I really hope this place will stay the same and keep up their food quality and service, because I will definitely come back!  Kombo Kitchen has now became my favorite Thai place in Tampa.

  • Michelle M.
    5.0 star rating
    3/24/2014
    1 check-in here
    Listed in Meals on Wheels

    Ever order a meal from a food truck and wish there was a spot to sit and enjoy your food? The answer is now available: Kombo Kitchen!

    Kombo Kitchen is a family owned Thai and American food truck parked on South Dale Mabry. Most food trucks are grab and go, but Kombo Kitchen offers dine-in options on their outdoor patio furniture or inside seating in their adjacent dining hall. Carryout options are available, but I love the option to dine-in and enjoy my food while it is still hot!

    If you decide to dine-in just place your order from the food truck window and grab a seat inside or outside. Once your meal is ready it will be delivered to your table with real plates and silverware!  At the end of your meal you can pay at the food truck.

    Fellow Yelpers, Steve E. and Kelleigh M., joined me for lunch and we sampled a feast of Thai dishes. The three of us split the Vegetable Egg Rolls, Crab Fried Rice, Crispy Duck served in a Panang Curry Sauce with Jasmine rice and vegetables, and the Pad Woonsen Chicken.  Everything was amazing and our meal was under $40. 

    This may be my new favorite Thai restaurant - will be back soon!

  • Kelly F.
    • 8 friends
    • 20 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    3/21/2014

    Dissapointed. I wanted the crispy duck fried rice and they were out of duck. I wanted the fried pork dumplings, and they were out of that too. Then at least I wanted a fresh Thai tea - they were also out of that. I ordered the pad see-ew and it was okay, I have had better. The fried rice was just okay too. I really really wanted to like this place and give it a five star review like everyone else, but I just have to be honest..

  • TJ T.
    • TJ T.
    • St. Petersburg, FL
    5.0 star rating
    3/21/2014
    1 check-in here

    I have a new favorite for Thai food...Kombo Kitchen. Holy cow, the food here is great! I've had it bookmarked on Yelp since forever and finally had the chance to try it. Not only the food is good, the service is great! All the employees are so courteous from the moment you step up to the window until you leave. They stop by on occasion to ask how you're doing and offer to get you whatever you need.

    The day I went the food did take longer to come out, about 20 min, but once it did, it didn't take long for us to devour. I ordered Thai Chicken Fried Rice and my friend ordered Beef Pad Seew. Both dishes were delish! Both dishes were full of flavor and of very decent amount. We wanted the Duck Fried Rice, but they didn't have duck that day. Bummer. I'm definitely coming back another day to try the duck.

    Kombo Kitchen is a food truck with some outdoors tables and tables inside an enclosed space next to it. Don't mistake it for a regular restaurant, in case you decide to take a date. But, if your date is any type of foodie at all, he/she will compliment you on your good taste buds.

  • Steve E.
    5.0 star rating
    3/14/2014
    1 check-in here

    I'm still learning my way around a Thai food menu, and so I was excited when my Yelp friends Michelle M. and Kelleigh M. invited me to join them for lunch at Kombo Kitchen in South Tampa this afternoon.

    Kombo Kitchen is actually a food truck / trailer which is attached to a vacant store-front along S. Dale Mabry Highway and Corona Street. You order at the food truck window, and then take a seat -- either at one of the outdoor tables, or inside the small adjacent building. When your food is ready the guys will run it out to your table.

    We had all studied the online menu ahead of our visit, and we knew that Kelleigh was planning to order the crab-fried rice made with lump crabmeat. Michelle and I looked over the daily "Specials" board, and Michelle ordered the Pad Woonsen which was vermicelli bean-thread noodles, fried egg, blanched veggies, and topped with stir-fried chicken breast strips. I decided to order the crispy fried duck which was served over blanched mixed vegetables with a side of Jasmine rice and a spicy Panang peanut-curry sauce. We also ordered vegetable egg rolls with the traditional orange-flavored dipping sauce.

    The plates of food were delivered quickly, and we decided to serve ourselves family-style so that we each had the chance to try these delicious dishes. Everything was fantastic, and I'm glad that we chose the "medium" level of heat since anything more than that and I would have been making some embarrassing coughing and gasping noises.

    We had a great time talking about vacation plans, upcoming reviews, and general silliness while we  enjoyed our lunches. The guy from the food truck stopped by frequently to make sure that we had everything that we needed and to be sure that we were happy with the dishes. Again, another small business that focuses on good food and good customer service.

    I will plan to go back to Kombo Kitchen on a future visit to South Tampa.

  • Kelleigh M.
    5.0 star rating
    3/14/2014
    1 check-in here

    Kombo Kitchen, oh how I love thee. 

    On a gorgeous Friday afternoon I met Michelle M and Steve E for a quick lunch. 

    Everything on the menu looks wonderful and the food that was coming out of that food truck backed up the wonderful descriptions. 

    We went with 4 items:  veggie egg rolls, crab fried rice, glass noodles with chicken and some type of crispy duck entree. 

    While waiting for our food to be delivered, we enjoyed some good conversation about everything Yelp...what a wonderful way to pass time. 

    When our food arrived, we were all happy with our choices. I think my favorite was the crab fried rice.  It was so good, I ordered one to go for the hubs.  The fresh cilantro and scallions gave the dish lots of flavor and it didn't taste like the rice was drenched in oil. 

    Our bill was under $35-such a great steal. When I'm back in the south Tampa area and craving some fantastic thai food, I will be sure to hit up the Kombo Kitchen.

  • Ammara A.
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    5.0 star rating
    3/11/2014

    Simply put this place is "amazing". The food is the best thai food we have ever had. We have eaten at a lot of thai restaurants across the country and this one is number one. Staff gave our kids bathtub duckies as a gift and a token of hospitality. 

    Food portions are relatively big. We had the pad thai and Pranang curry and they were "delish"

    We travelled an hour to this place and all I got to say is this place is worth it.

  • Roger D.
    • 2 friends
    • 49 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    3/11/2014

    This place has good food. The service was really friendly.  It is awesome that it is a food truck. What makes this place appealing is the menu's focus on specialty items. We tried the crispy duck, and it was great. Overall, though, it seemed like pretty standard fare.  We will give it another shot and try the drunken noodles and the crab fried rice, for which they are most famous.

  • Brett N.
    5.0 star rating
    3/11/2014
    2 check-ins here

    Why 5 stars? Because the hype is real.

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    Anytime you see a place with 30+ reviews and a 5-star overall rating, you pretty much have to go out of your way eat there. Absolutely a contender for best Thai food in Tampa Bay. I usually order beef green curry at a Thai spot, but I was in the mood for Pad Thai during this visit, and wow... it went down eaaasssyyyyy. I did not want it to be over.

    I'm not sure how long they've been around, but I've probably driven right past this place 50+ times in the last couple years. I don't know that I will ever be able to do that again without stopping by and stuffing my face hole. 

    I'm writing this review from a plane, and I have 3 hours until we land. That was a gruesome mistake, as I am now painfully hungry. Do you think they have Kombo Kitchen on the drink cart?

  • Quan D.
    5.0 star rating
    3/10/2014
    4 check-ins here
    Listed in QD's Recommended

    Quick Summary: What you've got here is the triple threat, deliciously authentic food, very friendly service, and great value. That ladies and gentlemen is truly as good as it gets!

    My earliest memories of trying spicy thai food, take me back to HS; dining out with a friend and fellow spicy food aficionado, we decided to just go for it. Much to our surprise our initial bites weren't wrought with fire and brimstone; so we continued happily, confident in the levels we had achieved in spice-handling... or whatever.  That was until about five minutes later when it hit us like a stampeding herd of wildebeest with their horns lit on fire! And remember... water only spreads the pain...

    But I digress... that's how I've always imagined a great thai spice, a slow starter but a knock me out punch when it counts. I haven't had a spice like that until I visited Kombo...

    I came here on a lazy weekend seeking out some heat, that wasn't from the sun.  First on my menu choice was the Yum Beef Salad and to expand my taste experience I also went with the Drunken Noodles (with pork). I was very impressed with the salad, their fish sauce is great! Nice flavor and well balanced (most other places, it ends up being a mostly vinegary flavor).  The beef was tender and nicely seasoned.  This was the dish that hit me... I was enjoying the flavor just minding myself and then slowly the heat started to burn.... and burn it did!! Sadly all I had to drink was water.... should have gotten that thai iced tea after all!

    I got the drunken noodles to go and enjoyed them later. Spiciness you'll find lessens with time... haven't figured out why that happens but nonetheless they were very nicely prepared... with good amount of residual heat. I usually find this dish in about 50% of the places I go to and then it's rarely as hot as I would like. You should look up the reason why they're called drunken noodles, quite funny.

    What really put this locale over the top for me though, was the friendly service. It's a small op where they cook out of the food truck, but they are still full service. I had biked there on this particular day and he asked if I wanted a drink. I was looking for Thai Iced Coffee but they didn't have that (you must try it if you do find it, I love it better than the Thai Iced Tea), so I was like eh I'll just have my water bottle, but the gentlemen was nice enough to bring out to me a glass of iced water. Also I sat around the corner so they came out looking for me to bring me my dishes, instead of just calling out from the truck (which i would have been fine with as well).  Very friendly staff, they checked up on me while I was sitting there and all had a very happy smile on their face, like they were truly happy you were out there enjoying their food. And it was this way for everybody!

    Overall, loved the food, great value, and a happy staff that loves their job... what is there to criticize... well I did want that Thai Iced Coffee... jk :D

  • Afton M.
    • 13 friends
    • 1 review
    5.0 star rating
    3/7/2014
    2 check-ins here

    This place really puts a smile on everyone's face. I am in the service industry and on my first visit here they made it very clear.....they actually enjoy thier job.  It is so rare and wonderful to watch. I'm determined to try the entire menu. I have tried the pad thai, thai basil, short rib special, spicy drunken noodles, crispy duck, and pot stickers. They have all been so good.....I can't even choose a favorite.

  • Kate E.
    • 0 friends
    • 4 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    3/4/2014

    Chicken pad Thai and egg rolls are amazing. Second time back definitely my new favorite Thai place in Tampa. Super cheap to!

  • Derek N.
    4.0 star rating
    3/2/2014
    1 check-in here

    Stopped by today because all the great reviews, I was not disappointed.

    I had ordered the Chicken Pad Thai Medium, Chicken Spicy Thai Fried Rice mild, and egg rolls. All in all I was very pleased with the food. Be careful when ordering the spiciness on your food. Medium was quite spicy. I like spicy and drink sriracha sauce and found that by the end of my meal I was feeling the burn. The pad thai was fresh tasting, chicken was not dried out, and the flavor was really good.

    The egg roll were good. I enjoyed the fact that the egg rolls had strips of vegetables instead of the normal ground vegetable mix you get at other places. This made the vegetables in the middle have a little texture. The dipping sauce seemed to me like a orange chili sauce. I poured it allover the egg rolls because it was so good.

    I was not really impressed with the fried rice. The chicken was cooked well and was not dry. But the flavor was lacking. The rice did not have any flavor, the only flavor we got out of it was when eating an onion in it. We had to put soy sauce on it to add some flavor. 

    All in all I did enjoy and would like to go back to try the curry.

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  • 2friends
  • 4reviews

Ruskin, FL

5.0 star rating
 3/15/2012 1 photo 3 check-ins here First to Review

The best Thai Food Truck in Tampa.

Brittany S.
  • 0 friends
  • 3 reviews
5.0 star rating
2/28/2014

Delicious!!!! I had the pad thai with crispy tofu. And the portion!!! I had so much food that it was enough for 3 meals. The staff is super friendly and very helpful when you're trying to figure out what to get. I'm looking forward to going back and trying new dishes out.

Kelly P.
5.0 star rating
2/26/2014

This place is the real deal! I felt like I was back in Thailand.

We ordered.... 

Pot stickers- Delicious

Crab Fried Rice with some extra shrimp- Amazing! I wanted to inhale the entire plate. 

Green Curry with Beef- So good. Perfect amount of spice. They make it to your desired hotness so if you like spicy they go for it but they are happy to hold back if you wish.

There was plenty of food to share with each other and there should have been enough for leftovers but we sucked it all down like we had never eaten before in our lives. If you have picky children they accommodate by offering western style burgers and I think hot dogs.

This place gets a gold star and I am so happy to see all the cars when I pass by. I hope they stick around for a long time.

Bryon K.
  • 3 friends
  • 1 review
5.0 star rating
2/7/2014

Do not let the looks deter you (or the awkward name)!  This place is amazing. I have had a couple of the crispy duck dishes, red curry, green curry... But my favorite by far is the drunken noodles. You can't go wrong with it. Be sure to use the clear liquid with the peppers soaking in it. Not too spicy and adds good flavor. 

As has been mentioned many times, the staff is quite possibly the nicest group of people you will ever meet.

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Tampa Bay, FL

5.0 star rating
 1/25/2014

This is the perfect example of how a hole-in-the-wall (or in this case, a mobile/add-on kitchen to a hole-in-the-wall) can produce delicious food, for not a lot of money, and w LOT of soul and love. 

What really got us about Kombo Kitchen, was how genuine the staff are. The man who took our order, offered up suggestions, and really guided us to a noodle dish (sorry, forgot the name!) he said was his aunt's recipe.  C'mon, it's gotta be good, right? 

That dish, along with the pad Thai, and the pumpkin red curry were out of this world.  After eating at many upscale Thai restaurants, where the prices are almost a THIRD more, I can honestly say this place has mega flavor and mega friendly people.  

TIP: you order at the add-on truck outside, and can either eat outside, or bring it to the little dining space adjacent to the truck/add-on kitchen.  

TIP 2:  They ran out of curry duck and sausage appetizer tonight...but a LOT of people we talked with said those were amazing.  Putting them on our list to try next time!

 Kombo Kitchen shops at Dobond Farmers Market

Oriental Foods and More... 

6002 S Dale Mabry HwyTampa, FL 33611
(813) 832-4455

  



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  • 0friends
  • 4reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 1/24/2014

Not your typical restaurant as you will see when you pull up. This is real authentic Thai Food. My wife Loves the crab meat fried rice.  We can't seem to pass this place without stopping for something to eat. The service is top notch. 5 Stars

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  • 0friends
  • 2reviews

Hoboken, NJ

5.0 star rating
 1/17/2014

This place is great.  Had a duck dish and I can't remember what it was called but it was great.  Go there now!

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  • 4friends
  • 8reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 1/11/2014

I can't remember the last time I ate something and felt like I was in heaven with every bite. 

I got the Pad Thai medium. Delish. Squeeze the lime over the dish --- brightens and adds an incredible depth without overpowering the flavor. 

It was even incredible today after reheating on the stovetop with a little veggie oil and water. Will definitely get two portions out of it. 

Best Thai food. Ever.

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  • 7friends
  • 4reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 1/2/2014

This place is the perfect way to satisfy your thai/asian craving. Tried it for the first time last night and can't wait to eat the left overs! The staff was very friendly and the Pad Thai was spot on. Great find

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  • 3friends
  • 5reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 12/21/2013 1 check-in here

Really great Thai food. Quite authentic. Love the Panang Curry and Nam Sod. Quick and convenient. They always get the order right, food is awesome. We always carry out, although you can now eat in the building next to the "bus". Best choice in south Tampa

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  • 14friends
  • 4reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 12/17/2013

I had the Thai fried rice and asked for it medium spicy.  It was right on the money and a good portion.  The staff was super friendly.  They have some tables outside and a little place inside to sit or you can take it out.  I would definitely recommend this place for Thai takeout

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  • 21friends
  • 8reviews

Clearwater, FL

5.0 star rating
 12/13/2013

Authentic and passionately prepared. 

As an unofficial expert on noodle soups, the Beef Ball Soup is one of the best I've had. 

Do not let the accommodations, setup or aesthetic deter you from enjoying some of Tampa's best, truly authentic and delicious south Asian delights

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 12/13/2013 1 check-in here

One of our wonderful patients brought us a huge portion of Pad Thai & spring rolls.  I ended up eating it the next day, and it was pretty good for being a day old.  It was served with Rice noodles and u add fresh ground peanuts and their homemade sauce.  It was pretty good, so I decided to go for dinner to try it fresh. I was a little apprehensive about eating duck from a food truck, but I'm glad I did.  I got the Panang Curry duck and it was delicious!  Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  The Panang sauce was probably the best I've had, EVER!  This is a food truck adjacent to a small building the have for you to eat inside or out.  This is definitely Tampa's hidden gem, and best part, this truck doesn't change locations so u can always know where it's at!

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  • 0friends
  • 7reviews

San Antonio, TX

5.0 star rating
 12/10/2013

Ah-may-zing! Service was fast, and incredibly nice. Food was hot and fresh. We got chicken pan thai and pad see ew. Yummm! 
Very impressed! Owner really seems to care about his patrons. 
Even better part, bathrooms were super clean and new!

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  • 0friends
  • 2reviews

Tampa, FL

3.0 star rating
 12/7/2013 1 check-in here

I came here because of all the wonderful reviews I read from satisfied customers. So far my experience here has been less than on par of what I read in the reviews. I waited for my appetizer - pot stickers - for 30 minutes. It took an additional 20 to get our entrees. I have overheard the man who has been taking all the orders mess up three customers' orders and apologize for making such silly errors, including not even charging one man for his food that came 10 minutes after his friend's. The server (same as the man at the window taking orders) seems like he has no idea what he's doing. The food is delicious, don't het me wrong, but the service is rather horrible. I dont know if it is like this all the time and I will still come back again to see if it gets better, but honestly I'm disappointed

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  • 1friend
  • 5reviews

Charlottesville, VA

5.0 star rating
 12/3/2013

WOW! I just bought the Pad See Ew for lunch. It is delicious! I bought the dish 'HOT'. My family is from the Caribbean so we like things spicy. Normally, I order HOT from Thai places and it comes Mild. Let me tell you something, this dish is HOT! SPICAAAAY! If you can't handle HOT dishes, do not ask for it HOT , try mild (haha!). My nose is running, yes, it's that good. 

They were quick and efficient. If you don't want to wait five minutes, call ahead. Staff was friendly and were very thankful of me being there purchasing their food. 

VERY TASTY! 5 STARS! I WILL RETURN

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  • 0friends
  • 2reviews

Ybor City, Tampa Bay, FL

5.0 star rating
 11/18/2013

My favorite South Tampa Thai restaurant.   friendly staff, value priced, and quick.  great for take-away although tables are available.   i would love to see a military discount though

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    • 36friends
    • 42reviews

    Tampa, FL

    5.0 star rating
     11/16/2013 2 photos 1 check-in here

    Order the pad Thai medium it's just the right spicy level !!! The owners are so friendly !!! 
    They need to open up a restaurant cus they're so awesome !!

    • Chicken pad Thai and pork larb

    • Beef sliders so deeeelish !

     
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  • 0friends
  • 15reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 11/15/2013 1 photo

I really didn't expect to be giving five stars to a food truck but here we are. The product is excellent and I couldn't find any faults with any aspect of the experience. Tonight, we brought home the panang curry x2 (one chicken, one soft tofu) as well as the Pad Woonsen w/ chicken. The Pad Woonsen is on the special menu and is similar to a pad thai but with clear noodles and without the heaviness. Very light, very fresh. Highly recommended. My wife and daughter agreed that that the panang curry was the best they had ever had. It was about $30 out the door (so to speak) for these three entrees. Maybe a little pricey for some but since we are hurting for good asian take-out here in south tampa it's worth it .

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  • 14friends
  • 26reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 11/1/2013

My favorite dishes are drunken noodles and crispy duck fried rice. Owners are very nice and friendly. Clean kitchen, nice size dining area.

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  • 11friends
  • 3reviews

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 10/23/2013 1 check-in here

Crispy Duck, Spicy Thai Rice and Drunken Noodles are my absolute favorites. The Chef and staff are super friendly.

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  • 0friends
  • 1review

Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 9/29/2013

This place is a diamond in the rough.  I never knew a food truck could have a complex menu, while still achieving such an amazing quality of food. The crab cakes special with a couple of their homemade sauces is to die for, the drunken noodles and pad thai dishes are amazing, and a star on the menu.....duck fried rice (my husband has to have this at least once a week)!  
Not only is the food incredible, the service is top notch.  Everyone working here is extremely nice and makes you feel instantly welcome!
This is a must try in Tampa!!!

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 9/29/2013

This is the best kept secret in south tampa. I had no idea what to expect when I first came here, but for a 'food truck' they have a full service menu of Asian and American food that's littered with AMAZING DISHES.

I'm not kidding, this place is my favorite Asian restaurant in Tampa now. Don't let the untraditional seating and inside / outdoor arrangements fool you, this place serves absolutely delicious and well composed cuisine, I don't think I could be disappointed with one thing on the menu. 

I tried Drunken Noodles with Crispy Tofu, it was the best noodle dish I've ever had in tampa. Finished my plate clean, I can't wait to try everything else out on this menu, it's huge for a food truck style joint.

At some point I'm betting this place will expand to a more traditional restaurant because the quality of food served here is unparalleled compared to the Asian cuisine available in Tampa. Just try this place, don't let the set up deter you - it's utterly delicious and worth returning to.

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 9/21/2013 1 photo

Excellent!!  We've passed by Kombo Kitchen so many times and we finally decided to grab a bite to eat.  I'm kicking myself for not stopping sooner.  Excellent customer service.  Indoor and outdoor sitting.  Amazing Thai food at a great price. The best part?  Above and beyond customer service. We can't wait to eat there again very soon!  We had the crispy duck panang, crab fried rice, larb, spring rolls, and thai sweet tea.  I have paid much more for less impressive food.  This is a MUST for Thai food fans.

  • Larb, Thai Crab Fried Rice, Thai Iced Tea, and spring rolls…

 
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Tarpon Springs, FL

5.0 star rating
 9/18/2013

this place deserves more than 5 stars! great prices,food, and generous portions..very nice too!

 
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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 9/12/2013 1 photo

Possibly the best Thai in Tampa.  Fresh ingredients, cooked to order, and incredible flavors.  Crab fried rice and Crispy Duck fried rice are both loaded with meat and are delicious.  Drunken noodles are the best I've had.  The Nam Sod is excellent too.

  • Crispy Duck Fried Rice

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 9/6/2013

Best Thai food I have found in S Tampa.  Everything is very fresh and the owners are very friendly.

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Tampa, FL

4.0 star rating
 9/4/2013 1 check-in here

If you dine in, be sure to try the lazy Susan of spices and sauces. The pickled peppers are the best. good Thai food. I'm glad this place is near by and the customer service rocks.

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 Updated - 8/5/2013 11 check-ins here

Love everything! Kombo Kitchen continues to deliver fresh food at bargain prices. I continue to seek out a more authentic version of Thai food in this city and Kombo Kitchen stands alone. I tell as many as I can about this place and have found myself waiting 45 minutes for food due to the high volume that they are starting to produce. Check out their menu as well as their daily specials. You will not be disappointed in the freshness, quality, authenticity of this fine establishment. 
If you decide to stay and eat you are taken care of by the staff. They find time to bring you your food and truly make you feel as though you are a V.I P.

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Odessa, FL

5.0 star rating
 8/4/2013

The Good = The best Thai food I've ever had and I'm a huge fan of Thai food. My favorite appetizer is fresh rolls. You get 2 rolls and they are huge and served with amazing hot peanut sauce. It will leave you so full you will wonder why you ordered more food. But of course I can't help but order more food. I don't think you will find better pad thai anywhere. Ditto with the pad woonsen, pad see ew,  and spicy drunken noodles. The duck fried rice and crispy duck is super popular it seems to sell like crazy there. You can have the food as mild or spicy as you want. Nothing is pre-made so  you can have your dish altered to your liking and they are happy to do it for you...in fact it seems like they are happy about everything there. It is run by 3 family members and it is obvious they love making people happy with their amazing food and friendly service. You  instantly feel like you are part of the family.

The Bad = I always order too much and eat too much. 

p.s. = Love love love the fresh lime smoothie!

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    Tampa, FL

    5.0 star rating
     7/18/2013 ROTD 10/28/2013

    This place rocks! I stopped by because I needed something fast but didn't want "fast food". I was pleasantly surprised. Thai food can be super over priced. Kombo Kitchen isn't. Unlike a lot of food trucks, it has a full menu as well as a board of with specials. The selection was restaurant quality.

    I decided to go with the Pad Woonsen with Chicken. I paid $6 for the special and I could have easily turned it into three meals. Instead I turned it into 2! I'd never had Pad Woonsen but it was great. It has clear bean thread noodles, lots of mixed vegetables, and a bunch of chicken all in a delicious sauce. I've been cutting sodium in my diet so Asian food can easily be too much for me, but not the sauce on here. Amazing value for the quality and quantity. I think the terminator said it best when he said, "I'll be back!"

                            

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Tampa, FL

4.0 star rating
 7/2/2013 1 check-in here

I love food trucks!!! Why are food trucks so amazing?!?! 

I was pretty sad when Da Kine left this spot but am now super excited that a great Thai food truck with reasonable prices has replaced it!!! You really cannot beat these prices on how good the food is here. The Thai food from this truck is just as good as any other Thai place in Tampa, and its much cheaper. I didn't realize until after I called for take out that there's actually a building next to it that is affiliated with Kombo Kitchen where you can go and sit down inside to eat. 

I got the drunken noodles and the pad thai, both of which were amazing. I am definitely going to be coming back weekly or so to try more of their menu since it is so freaking cheap! Very generous portions as well -- good for a nice, filling dinner and leftovers for a small lunch. Potstickers were meh. 

2 reasons why I am not giving this place 5 stars:
1. I called in 50 minutes ahead of time and asked to pick up my order at 6:00pm. I got there promptly at 6:00pm, and still had to wait 15-20 minutes for my order to be ready. The man who was working the cash register was really nice and apologetic and said that they had gotten slammed right before I got there, but I feel like 50 minutes was enough advanced notice to where my order should have been ready on time.
2. I ordered beef with my drunken noodles and got chicken -- I'm guessing this was a result of them getting slammed with orders. Since I got take-out, I didn't realize this until after I had already left and gotten to where I was going. 

Despite my above complaints, I still love this place and plan on coming back all the time because the food is so good and cheap!!!!! And because I love food trucks!

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 3/13/2013

I have never written an online review because I never really had a good reason. Believe it or not, Kombo Kitchen finally inspired me to contribute to an online review.

We just moved to Tampa and drove by Kombo Kitchen a number of times. We read some reviews here on yelp and elsewhere and thought we would give it a try. We love Thai food but have pretty high standards on what we consider "good," since we lived for a while in Southeast Asia and have been to Thailand and have many good Thai friends who have cooked authentic food for us. Needless to say, the food is amazingly delicious. The ingredients tasted fresh and it's cooked right there on the spot. The Thai dude working the counter, Po (?), was exceptionally friendly and inviting and we really enjoyed talking to him. His Aunt was equally as charming and they went well out of their way to be accommodating. There is outside seating and a really cute inside sitting area. 

Anyway- you should check this place out. I wish them all the best. I hope they are very successful. In this day and age, it's hard to get great food + great service + good price. We will definitely go back and hopefully become regulars

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 3/12/2013 1 check-in here

I was heading to what I thought was the current location of Da Kine Hawaiian food, but saw a green trailer where an orange one used to be. Initially bummed, I drove closer and saw the green trailer is cooking Thai food. Apparently Da Kine has moved, but as a Thai food lover, I decided to try it and I am really glad I did. I ordered my usual at a Thai place, the Pad See Ew along with some dumplings. It was raining a bit, so I waited in my car for a few minutes since there is no indoor seating and no cover. Over the years I have become used to being disappointed with portion sizes from Thai restaurants, but Kombo Kitchen filled up a to go container to the brim. The Pad See Ew was perfect and the dumplings were crispy and stuffed nicely. I ordered both items thinking even that might not be enough food and I actually couldn't finish my lunch. The two women inside cooking were extremely friendly and very appreciative of my business. I will definitely be swinging by there again soon when I need a fast, to go Thai lunch that will actually fill me up.

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Tampa, FL

4.0 star rating
 2/23/2013

One door closes, another door opens. The DaKine hawaiian food truck that used to sit here was one of my favorite stops before it left for a far North Dale Mabry location. I stopped here to sample the new neighborhood offerings and am not missing Whatshisname as much anymore. The Thai food here is delicious and not hard on the change purse. My wife and I tried several selections and we're looking forward to going through the whole menu eventually. The green papaya salad was spicy and refreshing. The pan fried dumplings and sauce left me wishing we had gotten two orders. I hope that the duck special becomes a regular item, it was delicious. The shrimp fried rice filled in any remaining empty spaces in our tummies and would have satisfied me as a stand alone dish. All this for less than $25. Yes, we had leftovers for late night treats.
The only thing missing is a hammock for me to nap in between meals. Hint, hint

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Tampa, FL

5.0 star rating
 2/1/2013 1 photo 4 check-ins here

Wow. I didnt expect this. A thai food truck across from the burned out market I used to like. 

My daughter and I were looking for a bite, so we rolled by. Walking up I expected some quick Pad and a outside table. The board looked pretty full, then she showed me a complete menu. Coconut chicken soup, check. Thats is on my order. 

I usually get Panang curry as a first meal. The hot was outstanding, fresh vegetables, and a nice sauce. Unlike most food trucks they give you dishes, a good choice as I hate using up styofoam when I don't have to. Its a great option. 

They had INSIDE tables in the commisary. Nice and unexpected. 

The soup, and curry were great, one of the ladies brought us egg rolls on the house. they were hot. We also were brought banana coins, wrapped in the thin roll, and friend. Delicious and sweet but flavorful.

I am coming back to try the Pad thai. This place rocked me out and my daughter who is a thai food newbie loved it too.

  • Panang curry, the way I judge a Thai place. Outstanding.

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Philadelphia, PA

5.0 star rating
 5/28/2012

Thai food is usually pretty expensive for the underpaid working plebe, but then Kombo Kitchen came along. Stupid fucking name, but don't let that get in your way. This place is fucking choice. Everything is $6.95, and they always throw in an eggroll and some other sweet treats (it's always awesome when they toss in fried banana). They also just started carrying boba tea as well, which is fantastic because there is not a single boba tea place near my home.

I always get the panang curry, which is perfect and always the right amount of spicy, which seems to be fairly inconsistent at most Thai restaurants. Oh, and for the non-meat eating types, they do have tofu.

Cash only.

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    • Tamy T.
    • Tampa, FL
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    5.0 star rating
    1/9/2014

    WOW! I just bought the Pad See Ew for lunch. It is delicious! I bought the dish 'HOT'. My family is from the Caribbean so we like things spicy. Normally, I order HOT from Thai places and it comes Mild. Let me tell you something, this dish is HOT! SPICAAAAY! If you can't handle HOT dishes, do not ask for it HOT , try mild (haha!). My nose is running, yes, it's that good.

  • K K.
    • K K.
    • Tampa, FL
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    • 10 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    5/8/2013

    I love kombo kitchen. The food always taste great and fresh. Wonderful larb salad, beef salad, crab friend rice, pad thai, fresh rolls, and boba shakes. The staff is very nice and they bring your food fast even though it is cooked after you order. I would recommended Kombo Kitchen to anyone wanting Thai Food.

  • Audrey R.
    • Audrey R.
    • Tampa, FL
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    5.0 star rating
    4/21/2013

    Can you say yummy?

    Came for dinner on Saturday night and was treated to the best Thai food I have ever had!

    I ordered the following: The papaya salad was amazing....super fresh. The egg rolls were great too....they even gave us an extra one. The Amazing Thai chicken was just that....amazing. Fresh broccoli and extremely tender chicken combined with the amazing homemade peanut sauce was the best I ever ate.

    Other table mates ordered the Spicy Drunken Noodles....to die for. And the Panang Curry with pork was equally incredible. Everything was super fresh and super delicious. Portions were very generous...we all left with to go boxes.

    They threw in these ridiculously good corn rice puddings for free. Of course it too was fabulous!

    To top it all off, we were treated like royalty by the nicest, most accommodating owners/family. They were so passionate about ensuring your experience is top of the line. They do not disappoint. Bottom line = Believe the hype.  Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Chris C.
    • Chris C.
    • Tampa, FL
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    5.0 star rating
    1/23/2013

    The food is great.
    The service is amazing.
    I was crushed when Da Kine moved, then closed.
    Kombo Kitchen is a welcome addition to the South Tampa area,
    and i would strongly recommend it.

  • Judi B.
    • Judi B.
    • Tampa, FL
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    5.0 star rating
    7/2/2012

    i love their food.the shrimp fried rice is my favorite it's so so yummy! the owners are great people always friendly. if you want a differnt kind of lunch or dinner try it. 
                                          judi,tampa

  • Glenn B.
    • Glenn B.
    • Tampa, FL
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    5.0 star rating
    5/31/2012

    Great authentic Thai Food, large variety and portions, good prices.
    Great for lunch or dinner if you are looking for take out .