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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“saimin” (46 reviews)
“noodles” (17 reviews)
“mochi cake” (5 reviews)
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Hawaiian, Asian
688 Kinoole St, Ste 124, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3877
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 11 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 25 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 12 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 2 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
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The best saimin ever! If you are looking for a saimin place go no further. The place has a hole in the wall kind of vibe, but the servers are super friendly and I just can't say enough about the saimin. They also have other...More

Thank MFMetzger
Reviewed 1 June 2017

If you're a local, you'll love this place. Most of us who eat saimin, have to have a cheeseburger on the side.That's exactly what I had. Sorry no fries, just like Sunnyside in Wahiawa. The saimin is huge and comes piping hot. Because Hilo is...More

Thank miechan2016
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Smoked Spicy Chicken Wings are chicken wings seasoned with Nori’s own naturally smoked special spice. The smoked flavor definitely came through and flavored the chicken as if it was in a smoker. The mix of spices and Hawaiian salt worked well with the chicken. Great...More

Thank OCFoodDiva
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Patti L
24 July 2017|
Response from miechan2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but there were changes.
5 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
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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