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New Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

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421 Kalanikoa St Ste 6, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
+1 808-934-9490
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Abilene, Texas
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192 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My wife had the Pho soup and it was really tasty. I had the pad Thai noodles and was also delicious. Service was prompt.

Thank TexasEagle
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoy dining at Vietnamese restaurants when it's very obvious that English is not the first language for the owner and the employees; it just gives me an authentic feel. The portions here are huge. My wife and I shared a plate and felt fully satisfied. The taste is also very authentic as well. Don't expect nice table settings though,... More 

Thank Swordsman73
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Came in here for a bowl of vegetarian 'pho'. Although not on the menu, the owners made some with vegetable broth, fresh veggies and fried tofu. Really was delicious. Having been to Vietnam, can confirm this feels 'authentic'. Food is cheap and delicious. Would absolutely come again.

Thank jerrywesterby
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

After waking early in the morning and finishing almost 8-9miles of hike, we reached our hilo hotel pretty late and was lucky to see this place open and excepting orders :). Its family ownened buisness and the old lady is the cook who also take orders:). I ordered lemon chicken with rice and my wife ordered pad thai with tofu.... More 

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Fujisawa, Japan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went here for a dinner. The food was excellent and well worth it—very authentic tasting with good ingredients. Like others, I recommend the beef stew or pho.

Thank mmcdwl
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 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 

Thank Cheryl T
Hinesville, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Kauai, Hawaii
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 food and the cleanliness of the restaurant. We will be back for dinner before flying... More 

Thank krberkshires
Westlake Village, California
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180 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?