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Nihon Restaurant & Cultural - CLOSED

123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
+1 808-969-1133
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
3 Dec 2013
“Great food”
26 Jul 2013
“WAS GREAT”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 4 December 2013

This restaurant is now the Hilo Bay Cafe. The same great food and about the same price. Great views and lots of space compared to the old restaurant. A beautiful contemporary design. Make a reservation especially for outdoor seating

1  Thank rbkoch
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Nihon was recently sold and will become the new home of The Hilo Bay Cafe which is one of the best restaurants on the Hilo side of the island. I am glad it has found larger quarters....the food is worth the wait.

Thank Alice S R
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We stopped here by chance as we were passing thru Hilo. We were very happy with our service and our food. The waitress was very attentive and patient as we made our choices. She was also very helpful as we planned our trip back to...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

Thus restaurant was known for its beautiful atmosphere and bad Japanese food. I decided to give it a try after hearing that it had a new owner that specialized in organic food. What a change!!! I ordered the midi glazed salmon salad and asked for...More

Thank kdooka
Reviewed 16 February 2013

The Nihon changed owners in December 2012. The new owners also own Hilo Bay Cafe, an upscale (for Hilo) restaurant serving mostly Western food. So I was curious to see if Nihon would retain it's strong Japanese Character. I went for an office party on...More

2  Thank Uncle G
Reviewed 28 January 2013

we went there for a party....the food was ok, they had nice big parking spaces & an elevator to get you from the lower parking level to the restaurant. nothing stellar, though i thought the interior was beautifully decorated...and the views of Hilo Bay were...More

1  Thank 808anon
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Great experience for my first tasting of Sushi! Very very friendly gal who was our server! Nice atmosphere, got to dine outside...but its pretty spendy...not a bad thing, probably right in line with the experience of the place!

Thank roo99
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Had lunch here as part of a wedding reception. The food was served buffet style. Never had teriyaki served all sliced up like that. The view over the bay was nice. No air-conditioning. No microphone for speakers. Either we had very small eaters or the...More

Thank ICURN-CCRN
Reviewed 17 December 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
Reviewed 4 December 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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  • Address: 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-1133
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