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Hamura Saimin Stand

2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
+1 808-245-3271
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“saimin” (517 reviews)
“noodles” (237 reviews)
“skewers” (72 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Want a delicious meal with a very local flavor (no pun intended). You must visit Hamura Saimin Stand. It is in the older section of Lihue; on first glance you might question if you should visit. Make sure you do. You enjoy your Saimin with...More

Thank TKCRhino
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great local noodle shop where you can sample the Hawaiian Saimin noodle bowl. No frills counter service where you will be surrounded but lots of nice local people as you slurp down your ramen noodles with tasty soup, pork and fishcake. Highly...More

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really good. Old dinner style counter seating. We had the special and it was filled with goodies, served right off the stove. The lilikoi pie was revelation.

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious! Not a very large place. We got a whole Lilioki chiffon pie, took it back to the villa and demolished it between 6 of us.

Thank Kay A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with an earlier reviewer that thi is not the best noodle shop in the world. But it is very good saimin shop and the atmosphere--straight out of the 50s makes up the difference. Wait for a seat at the W-wave counter and then...More

Thank jaumeAlaska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite to locals and visitors! You have a choice of different size bowls as well as teri chicken and beef bbq sticks if you would like as a side dish. They also offer a homemade Hawaiian chili pepper sauce that if you like spicy,...More

Thank MiniontheBeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost did not make it to the restaurant. We're unsure they were open, so we called and no one picked up the phone. We were in the area, we decided to stop anyway. To our delight they were open. Seating on stools around a counter...More

Thank alwaysplanning50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talk about a flash to the past, you feel like you just stepped back 75 years. The lunch counter restaurant is casual and has that genuine mom and pop restaurant feel. Husband had the Saimin bowl: tasty and filling. I decided to have the fried...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic saimin soup ... but the space is very limited in this little shop! But this place is filled with local flavour and atmosphere!

Thank Flanto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visit this island, this is the first place we go to eat and the last before we leave. Old style dinner type seating, even the customers talk to each other about how they love the food. It can get crowded but don't give...More

Thank KS-more-adventures
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-3271
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