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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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Ranked #58 of 205 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- May 1, 2014
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English first
Chonburi, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This restaurant doesn't look much from the outside and it's probably not a place you'd go for a romantic date - unless you love good food. The waitress ignored us for the better part of half an hour and then didn't actually really speak any English, but the food made more than up for it: The green papaya salad as... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This resuturant owner is from Saigon, Vietnam.He and his wife are very kind. Prices are cheap and delicious. But there no alcohool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

all food here is so good, good price, i come here eat very week, good pho in town, good spring roll, summer roll and beef stew.

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