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New Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

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421 Kalanikoa St Ste 6, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
(808) 934-9490
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love coming here for lunch or dinner. I usually get the Chicken pho or Beef stew with noodles. Always delicious, hit the spot, comfort food for me. My husband loves their ginger chicken rice plate. Generous serving of poached chicken with their ginger sauce. My son likes the cold vermicelli noodles with lettuce, mint, bean sprouts, crispy spring rolls and... More 

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Hinesville, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had pan thai noodles with beef,the beef was shredded,with carrot grated,and spinach pieces,worker didn't talk to me when I asked her something,and no restroom,why is that?is it just takeout?tasty dish it was.

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Thank John H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Friendly family owned and run restaurant... Don't want to advertise too much as they will get even busier, perhaps they need to open a bigger store... Best ever !!!

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Thank timmmeto
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Went for some pho and cold noodles after a long day of sightseeing and driving. It was just like the style of restaurant and taste we used to get when based in Asai for many years. You can feel the love and care in the food and the cleanliness of the restaurant. We will be back for dinner before flying... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

this place is great for a simple plate of noodles or Pho. I ordered the seafood chow fun with gravy --- tasty, generous portion, lots of vegetables.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Hawaii is a great place for Asian food and New Saigon didn't disappoint. My family and friends had the chicken pho and loved it. I tried something new and can't recall the name of it, but it was awesome!

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Thank Denise M
Los Osos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The dish I ordered was greasy but my dining companions all enjoyed their dinners. But the family run atmosphere is really sweet. We shared our table with the almost two year old baby of our hosts, and he was a delight.

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Thank Gerald C
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

In a remoted place like this, the restaurant with Vietnamese menu such as this one is acceptable. Good enough to sastify the crave.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I only sampled one dish, the Bo Kho, a French inspired Vietnamese Beef stew similar to Pho but definitely with a more French flair. I usually have it at another local Pho place and was hoping for something comparable. It was disappointing. Way too much tomato paste, the meat tasted of poor quality and I didn't finish my bowl, which... More 

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Grimsby, Ontario CANADA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife and I are Asian tourists visiting Hawaii and one night we craved some authentic Vietnamese food before leaving for home. We have eaten true Vietnamese cuisine often in Southeast Asia, and I can vouch this humble joint in Hilo is the real deal. It is WAY off the tourist path near the airport, and the restaurant is extremely... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?