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About Norio's - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
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.
HOURS: 6:00 – 9:00 PM THURSDAY-MONDAY
ATTIRE: CASUAL RESORT ATTIRE SUGGESTED
Puako, HI 96743
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Monday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and complimentary self parking are available.
Hubert des Marais
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Norio's - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We ate the Endless Sushi which was incredible in not just the unlimited quantity of sushi you could eat, but the QUALITY as well. The lobster and wagyu beef rolls were magnificently plated and presented and the taste matched the incredible presentation. The service was attentive without being overbearing. I appreciated the warm hospitality of all the staff. The sushi chef even looked at us from the bar and wanted to know if the sushi was good which we replied "oishi." We certainly will return as the price may be high, but the quality and value is well worth every penny!
We went for a birthday dinner. The food was excellent. Plenty of choices for non sushi eaters. Service was excellent. The staff was friendly and attentive. The ambience was upscale. Great views, romantic if on a date, open for outside eating, quiet for good conversation.
The Kona lobster was delicious and cooked perfectly. They allowed us to order the steak and lobster which are separate meals then they split the meals and served us steak and lobster on our own plates. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Very attentive. We would eat here again in a heartbeat.
good selection of meat,fish,and seafood.Whole deep-fried fish was tasty.AYCE Sushi rolls were fresh and creative. Steak was thin but tasty. Misty our server was energetic,full of good suggestions, and very accommodating! It was her BDay- Happy BDay Misty and Mahalo!!
We did the all you can eat sushi menu. Wide variety of rolls and everything was great. I wish I hadn't stuffed myself but I guess that's what happens with this arrangement. Also good selection of Japanese beers and sake. Excellent service too. We are definitely going back soon.
Beautiful setting overlooking pool and beyond. It you're there for sunset, it can't be beat. Main entrees including pork were tasty but portions were definitely on the small side. Sushi was disappointing, rolls were very small, pricy and soggy with mostly rice, more like a half a roll you would normally have in a decent sushi restaurant. Very surprising based on expectations.
I took my wife on a date to Norio's. We had lots of good choices abd decided to stick with sashimi and nigiri. Everything we had was excellent! Located in the Fairmont Orchid hotel, the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. We were outside where we could see the ocean beyond the grass of the hotel. Beautiful. Dessert rounded out the meal. Again excellent. My wife is ready to go back for another date with me so that rates the event as 5 Stars!
We are staying here at the Fairmont Orchid for our honeymoon and have been told to try Norio's for dinner. Well we did and it was fantastic. I ordered some of the best sushi I have ever had in my life and got to enjoy it sitting at a table outside with the ocean breeze coming in. Everything was great.
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