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New Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

421 Kalanikoa St Ste 6, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
(808) 934-9490
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In the soft green seas of the Pacific Ocean
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Walk in and find a table in the dining room that feels like a big kitchen in a private home. A very small boy will likely walk over to your table and try to talk to you in his baby talk with his very pregnant mother (the waitress and daughter in law of the owners) following close behind. The dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had a great bowl of Pho here. One of the best I've ever had, even edging out my own mother. My boyfriend ordered the only non-Vietnamese thing on the menu and he loved it too. He got pad thai and he loved it.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been there a few times since moving to Hilo two months ago, and the Pho is excellent, as were the other dishes I had there. A very small place so it pays to get there a little before the lunch ruch. Service is fast and friendly.

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Chonburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is one of the places that I have visited that I have a hard time reviewing. I don't want to let everyone how good this place is because I don't want to be standing in line behind you! The service is fast and the food is great. It's not a place you want to go if your looking for... More 

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We spent 8 days in Hawaii and have not gotten a decent meal. Finally a decent and hearty meal. The pho and soup was great. It is not fine dining but the food was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you like pho and other Vietnamese dishes, then this is the place to go to in Hilo. My partner and I regretted that we didn't head to this place the night before. We went to Ken's House of Pancakes, although they had a huge variety of food on the menu, the quality was not there because I ordered their... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

You will fall in love with the food here! I am crazily hooked on Vietnamese Beef Stew, which is a flavorful brothy stew with vegetables and beef cooked so slowly that it falls apart when you bite into it. It still has some "chew" but it is tender and delicious! They will bring you the usual fresh, crunchy veggies to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Been eating at New Saigon for a while now and never have I had a bad meal. From meat load to the phunky phresh pho, you can't go wrong. Give the Singapore Curry fried noodles a try. It is definitely one of their most awesomest dishes. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

96 KALANIANAOLE AVE. HILO, HI 96720 OPEN 7 DAY 10 AM-10PM. 808-935-4564. Good vietnamese PH? in town, the resturant had nice ocean view,

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Pho broth was very tasty- light and generous beef ball portions. Hubby tried tofu version of pad Thai- 2 thumbs down- very red dyed, not spicy like asked, too sweet- so unthai version....yuck but still edible... Papaya salad was good with roasted peanuts! Nice people... Will return for pho again

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Additional Information about New Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

Address: 421 Kalanikoa St Ste 6, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
Phone Number: (808) 934-9490
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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