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Norio's - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast

234 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Norio’s Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Featuring authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine and stellar sushi. Our Sushi team brings a level of experience and quality to the Big Island normally associated with the better restaurants in Tokyo. Our 14-seat custom sushi bar provides an 'up close and personal' culinary experience. Chef Justin Kalaluhi's menu reflects a reverence for traditional Japanese delicacies, especially the exceptionally fresh seafood that he hand-selects daily. Our philosophy is simple -- use the freshest products of the highest quality and prepare them simply to highlight their unique flavors and characteristics. Located near The Orchid Court restaurant on the Garden Level beneath the Lobby, main dining area and private dining room overlooking a serene koi pond. Evening dining. Complimentary self and valet parking.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday - Monday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 885-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hubert des Marais
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Parking details
Valet and complimentary self parking are available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 234 People Are Saying
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JasonTerra (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Sushi preparation could be crisper

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Birthday dinner was great.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was outstanding! And Lexa was awesome! We will def be back

vipNikasaurusText (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was amazing! I had the petite filets and they were superb. My husband had the pork. It was the most amazing pork I've ever tasted. It actually melted in my mouth. So good!

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was very good, service was excellent. The occasion was our anniversary and the location was perfect. Wait staff very engaging and personable. Prices were reasonable. Would definitely go again.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very nice ambiance, but the yellow snapper was so-so. The mini filet mignon was very good. Service was very good

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Always amazing, have been several times-

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Really wanted to like this place. Brown’s, the other higher end restaurant st the Fairmont Orchid, was a great experience. Norio’s, to be fair, had good service, great ambiance (it is at the beach, after all), but the food just didn’t measure up. Presentation was fine, but the food just really didn’t stand out in the way a fine dining restaurant experience should. I’d give them another chance, possibly, but warily.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Your food was not great, very bad and we both hot sick ... service was terrible

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

They had a mandatory Christmas buffet, for double the normal price of a meal, but did not tell us until we arrived. At that point, all other restaurants in the hotel and area were fully booked! The food was terrible too!

jacquelyn (Montana)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Made a reservation for christmas dinner. When we arrived, regular restaurant closed, forced to pay for buffet and no other available place to eat. We do not eat $70 worth of food at one sitting. Very disappointed that I was not made aware of this when I made reservetions months ahead of time. Terrible service and no recourse from a 5 star resort

traceyt (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We chose the $55 eat as much sushi as you like option. It was excellent. We ate there with our two teenage daughters who had great fun choosing the different sushi flavours. The staff were great and attentive. A great evening and would recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Poor service, delayed in seating time even with reservation. food was ok.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

100% satisfied. All of the staff were great. Our server, Chelsea, greatly added to the overall experience. She is an important asset to the restaurant.

vipBeJe (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Interesting menu in a busy restaurant at a busy resort. Table service still prompt and friendly. Braised Wagyu Beef excellent.

Michele (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

We thought we would give this place a try since we were staying at the Fairmont and our daughter was dying for sushi. However, the bread was the only food item that wow'd us. The sashimi was fishy tasting and the rolls were stuffed with rice and sauce. The sushi was as good as our local kaiten place (conveyor belt place) but cost about 3x as much. Really wanted to love it...really disappointed.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was just ok

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

My husband and I had dined at Norio's last year for our anniversary and the dinner was wonderful. We were excited about going back again. However, we did not have a good experience and were very disappointed.
My husband ordered the seafood soup, which, when it arrived, had less than a ladle of soup in the bowl. Very surprising for the price. He ordered sushi for dinner, which he said was excellent, and I ordered the special, which was salmon. When I ordered it I said it wanted it "cooked through". It was a beautiful piece of salmon but it was rare in the middle. When the server came back by, I asked her to please have it cooked more. She apologized and the restaurant manager came by and also apologized. When my plate was returned to me, it was about half the size of the original and still wasn't cooked through, although it was charred on the outside.
I was surprised that I wasn't given a new piece of fish as I would have expected that from this restaurant. But, aside from that, no one came back by to see if it was cooked properly. I thought that was odd since two people had come by to apologize for it not being prepared the way I had ordered.

So, what should have been a nice evening and meal, as we had experienced the year before, it was not. And, there was no discount given or offered.

anniehall (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

This was our first visit to Norio's. As we live here, we did not try the sushi, so cannot comment on it. It looked good from the distance. The first thing I noticed was how wonderful the bread was...who would have thought green tea bread could taste so good...with the honey butter, I was in heaven. I would return just for the bread. The salmon special was a little too rich, but the wagyu beef was very good. Our table was outside, and the view of the sunset was perfect.
Liked it so much, we went back the next night. This time we had the whole snapper plus we had the Wagyu again. Awesome. Only wish I had more room, so I could have had more bread.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Great ambiance, elegant yet cozy. The staff was outstanding! Great Aloha service, our waitress patiently explained all options for our sashimi and sushi selections. Everything was delicious, fresh, and beautifully presented. We'd definitely return to celebrate a special occasion.