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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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Kauai, Hawaii
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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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Orange County, California
2 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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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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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?