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Norio's Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

1 N Kaniku Dr, Fairmont Orchard, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
+1 808-885-2000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (35 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 N Kaniku Dr, Fairmont Orchard, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate on the patio area as it was so nice to be outside! Had the steak as nothing in the fish specials interested me. Steak was great and cooked just as I asked for. Service was attentive but not quick, a very nice balance on...More

Thank Jake_MA_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were staying here for the Ironman 70.3 event on 6/4. We decided to make a reservation on 6/3 as we had dinned here back in June 2016 and was very pleased. It did not disappoint this time either. We had a great outside table...More

Thank koskocm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner one night at Norio, the Japanese restaurant in-house while staying at the Fairmont. I sat at the sushi bar and was surprised at the overwhelming amount of flies inside. Watching orders being made and waiting to be served, the flies were all...More

Thank travelgirl93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The green tea bread was excellent, I had hat was supposed to be beef tenderloin medallions but I was served a filet which was excellent but not what I ordered. My wife had the chicken which was tasty but bone-in, her sides were very good....More

Thank Rx-Wayne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Norio's is a fantastic venue to enjoy a great evening and dinner with Friends! It is not ocean front or even view, such as Brown's. Rather, it is quiet and secluded without the rush or pressure of the next round of people waiting for your...More

Thank troybrost
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We really liked it! There were 6 of us and we enjoyed great chilled Sake ( never had it before). And I was talked into sushi which before I had tried many years ago and didn’t like - but this - 3 different cuts of...More

Thank rwb1966
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Come here for the sushi but the steak is good too. Kinda pricey especially if kids are along. Nice setting with friendly service and good drinks.

Reviewed 7 April 2018

The servers are really nice, make every effort to give great service, but they are overworked. The food, while certainly good, was not out of the ordinary. I would eat here again, but adjust my expectations.

Thank magsinseattle
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Overall, we enjoyed our meal at Norio's. The evening we were there it was actually a bit chilly due to the wind. The staff was doing all they could to help people cope, as the restaurant is mostly outside. They were bringing people blankets and...More

Thank Alaina S
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We enjoyed the evening...good sushi, fairly good steak (not great), and outstanding saute’d mushrooms.. Dessert was exceptional! The weakest part was the very expensive beef..including so so Wagyu steaks ...yes, we will go back, but mainly for the excellent service...

Thank Mary M
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Rindy G
9 December 2016|
Response from On-The-Winding-Road | Reviewed this property |
Not sure? It is run by The Fairmont, I've always charged to my room. Sorry try calling- 1 (808) 885-2000 Bon Appetit!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Fairmont Orchard, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-2000
  • E-mail
A favorite among guests, visitors and locals alike, Norio's Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is located on the garden level. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, a traditional sushi bar and a private dining area. In addition to traditional sushi favorites, the Big Island restaurant menu features dry aged meats and sustainable Hawaiian and Pacific Seafood.
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