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“This is our favourite place to eat in all of Hilo!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hilo Rice Noodles Soup

Hilo Rice Noodles Soup
Ranked #63 of 228 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pahoa, Hawaii
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is our favourite place to eat in all of Hilo!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is our very favourite place to eat in all of Hilo! The owners and staff are GREAT! They remember you and we quickly became regulars. They always remember our order. We get #14 Po Tai Nahm (sp) and those absolutely DELICIOUS SUMMER ROLLS. For those of you who do not know summer rolls are NOT FRIED! They are made with a soft delicate noodle paper. They have sprouts, shrimp, lettuce, cilantro, basil? in them. Just healthy and good! This place has the BIGGEST and BEST. WE have been to other places that have them but they are only half as big and cost as much or more. They also have a GREAT peanut sauce that comes with them. We like it better than another Thai restaurant we had them at. We also love this place for their great attitude toward ordering MORE side veggie plates. I like their sprouts, cilantro, basil and lime plate to add to my soup #14 beef with noodles Po Tai Nahm (sp). Their soup is SO good it is I swear medicinal!!! I always FEEL better after going there to eat. The only drawback is they do not serve alcohol, I'd love it if they served sake!!! Lost of Japanese seem to know about this place. Their prices are also very reasonable! My husband loves their salt fish rice plate. Many people love the lettuce wraps to I notice.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Pahoa, Hawaii
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Local Noodle place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Good food with low prices and the service is great at this place. Check out the noodle house special with crispy noodles. You will have to ask how to find this place. Outside not fancy at all but food IS GOOD!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Rev Mark J
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Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best honey chicken ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I love this restaurant, they have great food and really nice people working
Their lunch plates are excellent and you can also take away
Its off the route of the tourists so there is always place to sit down and relax
It’s a perfect choice for a rainy day in HILO

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ricard C
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In the soft green seas of the Pacific Ocean
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Gotta Look to Find This Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

HRNS is a bit hard to find since it's off the beaten path on the outskirts of Hilo town. They serve Vietnamese and Chinese foods that are, when at their best, divine. Using mostly local ingredients the kitchen turns out excellent Pho (my favorite is the Pho Ga, or Chicken Noodle Soup) and garlic spinach, among other specialities.
The ambience and service is local, which in Hilo means nothing to write home about, but it is serviceable.
The problem is that the things the kitchen turns out are not consistent in size, quality and sometimes, flavor. They have the ability to cook great dishes, but do not always do so.
They are usually very busy at lunchtime, so get there during off-hours for best experience.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank dharmasurfer
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Kapaau, Hawaii
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great service...Average pho.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

It is not easy to find this "locals favorite" Hilo institution, even after arriving at the correct address. We saw no sign, other than "open". It appears to be only a sidewalk take-out place, but there is also a spacious, air conditioned dining room inside. (Also easy to miss this.) We loved the warm, friendly and attentive staff. The menu, however, is a bit ambitious with pages of Vietnamese and Chinese dishes, and it is difficult to be all things to all people. Please note: THE SAME BUSINESS IS ALSO LISTED ON TRIPADVISOR AS "HILO RICE NOODLE SHOP" (not SOUP).

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank KD4ML
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