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Nori's Saimin & Snacks

688 Kinoole St, Ste 124, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3877
+1 808-935-9133
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“saimin” (48 reviews)
“noodles” (19 reviews)
“mochi cake” (5 reviews)
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688 Kinoole St, Ste 124, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3877
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for late lunch for Japanese staple. Wife ordered the fried noodles and I went for the special Curry Stew. Large portions but bland. Stew was more like beef stew than curry and noodles came with a chicken thigh on a skewer that was dry....More

Thank Russel R
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Too much soy sauce on Korean plate of meat/chicken to be enjoyable. The place needs a good cleaning, too much kiddy stuff in restaurant to be really considered a true restaurant location. Catering seems to be taking over the customers service or appeal to go...More

Thank Loleka
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The outside of this place looks so sketchy but it is safe...and the inside is bustling. The decor is strange (candy dispensing machines, hello kitties, random tricycle?! Haha) but inviting. We had The deluxe saimin (lots of toppings and noodles) and the kalbi calamari dinner...More

Thank BluRain22
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Hilo special saimen chocolate Mochi Nori burger hamburger steak...done! Check out the quaint omiyage store just outside of the restaurant!

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great lunch and good value. Surroundings pretty basic but friendly staff. Nice range of local options, don't forget to check the specials board

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Ordered the won ton soup which was really good and filling for the small size that I had ordered. Nice atmosphere, the only downfall for me was the wait time. The restaurant wasn't that busy maybe with 12 people in there and majority already had...More

Thank 808_Ikaika_C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

As a visitor, the restaurant was a little hard to find. We GPS'd it and missed the turn the first time but it wasn't too bad! I had the spinach noodle saimin special and it was good! I found it to be on the saltier...More

Thank Chanelle98
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Looking for a local fix of Hawaiian food, you've come to the right place. The food was great and make sure you're hungry since lots, and lots of local food to try. Do not forget to try the chocolate mochi cake. And if Auntie (she...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My wife has been going to Nori's over 20 years. It is still her go to place for saimin in Hilo. Other food is good but it's all about the saimin for us. In soup or fried. They have different types of noodles options. Different...More

Thank myinhilo
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I ordered the large saimin with wonton. Wow! It was more than I could eat. My BF ordered the chicken skewer plate. So much food we had to take it to go. This is a great local place in Hilo! Not a typical touristy spot....More

Thank Vic H
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Patti L
24 July 2017|
Response from miechan2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but there were changes.
6 March 2016|
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Response from miechan2016 | Reviewed this property |
Simple to find. not far if by car
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 688 Kinoole St, Ste 124, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3877
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-9133
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