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New Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

421 Kalanikoa St Ste 6, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
+1 808-934-9490
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (17 reviews)
“stew” (3 reviews)
“noodles” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
421 Kalanikoa St Ste 6, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

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.

Thank John H
Reviewed 25 July 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 !!!

Thank timmmeto
Reviewed 11 July 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...More

Thank krberkshires
Reviewed 5 April 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.

Thank horse54
Reviewed 20 March 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!

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 17 October 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.

Thank Gerald C
Reviewed 25 September 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.

Thank 878default
Reviewed 15 April 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...More

Thank Sofia W
Reviewed 13 March 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....More

Thank Dr Andy S L
Reviewed 21 January 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...More

Thank mozelle58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 808-934-9490
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