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96 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4744
+1 808-935-4564
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at New Saigon as we wanted to mix things up. New Saigon is situated in a quiet shopping center. Looks like occupancy can run to about 20-25 people, so it is a cozy place. We ordered the pad thai and green curry dish, and were impressed with the flavoring and presentation. The portions are large, so you can... More 

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Hinesville, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had pan thai noodles with beef/no music playing/cashier doesn't talk much/and no restrooms.i thought it was odd that there were no restrooms.only spent $10.food was tasty.across the street from coconut grill.on left side.on the menu it's no.30.

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Thank John H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is a very basic restaurant but a great value and the food is quite good. Be aware you should be somewhat familiar with Vietnamese food to make your selection, english was a second language for staffers and it was difficult getting a good understanding of the various menu selections.

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Thank john h
Providence, RI
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

I wasn't feeling too well, so wanted something that was vegetable-heavy. They were out of summer rolls, and no option to have the spring rolls to be not deep fried. I asked for a vegetable-heavy recommendation and the waitress did not understand. We sat for a long time before being acknowledged. I would not recommend eating here.

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Thank zenglu
Hilo, Hawaii
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

This restaurant serves good Vietnamese and other asian food. The food is delicious. I've eaten there several times and I am very happy with their food every time. Try their ginger chicken, Hong Kong noodle, shrimp & string beans and duck noodle. They all taste great. The price is very reasonable. The restaurant setting is very simple.

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Thank Chian H
West Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We ate at this restaurant last night. The server was very efficient and friendly. The food is standard Vietnamese. It came quickly and we enjoyed it.

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Thank clarkeej9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This place is the bomb. Chrispy noodle w chicken and veggies was delicious, delightful, delicate and utterly addictive. The help does not speak much English but so what they got pics on the menu. The food is fresh and authentic. If they had free wi fi it would make this the best place in Hilo.

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Lawton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Poor communication no one speaks English. Pho broth was so diluted you had to add hoisin sauce for flavor. Not coming back for $18 for this poor Pho!

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Santa Clarita, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

No one spoke a lick of English. That person was on a delivery !!!!! Hard to make a decision without some communication. Food was just OK.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We've eaten here several times and have always enjoyed it. It is definitely not fancy, a real mom and pop operation, but the food is usually very tasty and reasonably priced. I love the spring rolls, rice places and bun--the flavors are bright and fresh, my favorite thing about Vietnamese food. On our most recent visit this week, though, although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4744
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?