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“Beautiful views, good company”
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Nihon Restaurant & Cultural
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Adjacent to a large pond and stroll park, Lili`uokalani Gardens, and overlooking Hilo Bay and the Pacific ocean, this is a magnificent site. Within walking distance of nearby hotels.

1  Thank Katharine C
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

My family and I enjoyed our dinner here. The kids liked the sushi. The rest of us liked the noodle dishes, fresh fish, and quiet atmosphere. There's a park nearby for you to take a stroll after dinner. Good experience.

Thank Jinnyus
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nihon is set in Hilo's Japanese culture centre, reflected by the artefacts displayed in the dining room. There's a sushi bar, but we went for Bento boxes. The service was friendly and very knowledgeable, although we were wondering if it's maybe run by volunteers from the culture centre as it just seemed a bit inexperienced. It didn't affect our experience there, it just seemed slightly less smooth than at professional restaurants. The food was a bit hit and miss - from 'yum' (sashimi and beef strips) to 'hmmm' (tempura) - hence I rated it average. It is very authentic though, and I would absolutely go there again.

Thank Christina D
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

I did not care for the tempura shrimp n vegetables. I felt the prices were too high for what you were getting.

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Thank Hua757
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

For those wanting a wide array of sushi and sashimi plates presented creatively and artfully, this is not the place for you. That being said, the food here is authentic and the quality is quite good. We would consider this an overall good value. The view of Hilo bay is pleasant. Service during our visit was on the slow side, so come here when you have plenty of time to sit back and linger.

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Thank airmus
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