At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Big Island's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Asian food in Big Island we're never disappointed because Asian flare is everywhere. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Asian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Hilo area.
If you're starting on the east side of the island, Full Moon Cafe is an ideal start boasting an authentic Thai menu with a B.Y.O.B. policy and live music through the weekends. A family run eatery, this place will make you feel as welcome as a local. Also in Hilo is Royal Siam, a tried and true longtime local favorite for more Thai food.
For those in the mood for home style Japanese food and sushi, Nori's Saimin in Hilo is a longstanding eatery that has served up perfect saimin noodles and other Japanese dishes for years. For the freshest sushi on the island, Nihon Restaurant nestled down on Banyan Drive by the ocean has some of the most exquisite locally caught fish and seafood.
So when exploring the Big Island with a hungry belly and a craving for Asian food, remember that 10 Best is here for you with our top ten Asian restaurants to guide you on a culinary adventure.
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