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421 Kalanikoa St Ste 6, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
(808) 934-9490
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous Pho!

Humble but neat and welcoming; and not bursting with tourists. I had Pho Tai and a Vietnamese iced coffee. Both were excellent. Veg were fresh and flavorful. Service was good, too. I wish they were closer to me -- I'd be in there several times a week. One of the best things I ate during my stay in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
mozelle58
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Humble but neat and welcoming; and not bursting with tourists. I had Pho Tai and a Vietnamese iced coffee. Both were excellent. Veg were fresh and flavorful. Service was good, too. I wish they were closer to me -- I'd be in there several times a week. One of the best things I ate during my stay in Hawaii.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I found this place while walking to The Ponds to look at the lunch menu. Never made it to the Ponds! Ordered their garlic shrimp and got a hefty plate of delicious rice and green beans with four shrimp. I would have liked more shrimp but the meal was delicious and nicely priced. In Hilo there aren't many places with... More 

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In the soft green seas of the Pacific Ocean
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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45 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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hilo
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35 helpful votes 35 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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