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Hamura Saimin Stand

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2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
+1 808-245-3271
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon a recommendation from a frequent visitor to Kaua'i we checked out Hamura Saimin Stand in the heart of Lihue for lunch. We found the food delicious (just get the special), service good and yes the locals eat here too. Just around the corner check out the Kaua'i Beer Company

Thank Ruthanne W
Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yummy saimen! I got the special saimen that comes with a lot of goodies inside. Also order the chicken or beef stick!

Thank liane36
Manhattan, New York, United States
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83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place has the local feel and we see many locals eating there. Saimin to my understanding is like a watered down Japanese Ramen. The special version is a must try. Would suggest to skip the regular one. The cake is good and try their BBQ chicken (like yakitori what you call in a Japanese restaurant). Price is also amazingly... More 

Thank LesleyYang
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is not fancy. I was told it was a dive, but I was also told it was the best saimin (noodles) on the island and they were right. It was by far the cheapest meal we had on Kauai and I would have paid more. The place was full of locals and they know good local food.

Thank Q1172RYgregm
Canton, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our must go to locations on Kauai whenever we are lucky to visit Kauai. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the saimin is delicious. Don't forget a slice of pie. If you want a visit a local favorite spot this is it!

Thank arly2013
Port Orchard, Washington
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286 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge portions, you will not go hungry. We each got a bowl and shared some chicken on a stick, save room for pie! Plenty of parking. Surely a locals place to eat, you will feel welcome. I looked at the Jim sitting next to me, didn't bother looking at the menu, ordered what he did. Everything looked wonderful, so you... More 

Thank Wanderer0213
Bellingham, Washington
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went here because we were traveling with our daughter and son-in-law who had gone during a previous trip. It's in a little strip mall in an industrial part of Lihue, and all of the seating is at U-shaped counters in a small space, but the food is excellent! Three of us got the medium saimin special, and I... More 

Thank cscgesp
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cash only counter service "hole in the wall" is INCREDIBLY GOOD! We saw three generations of family in the kitchen cooking as if they were serving a Sunday family feast. What a fantastic local atmosphere. We met people at the counter from other parts of the country and enjoyed the banter. And the food!!! WOW! If you like Asian... More 

Thank Lowcountry7
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the wonton Saimon and the shrimp saimon and both were very good. It's a mix between ramen, pho, and Chinese soup. I didn't love the crispy wonton (because I didn't like the beef inside), but I was satisfied with my meal! It was a nice change from the expensive restaurant meals we've been eating in our trip! I... More 

Thank jenniferm3417
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hanuras is a fabulous place to visit for a local experience. Great saimin and very casual. Prices are inexpensive, and menu is small.

Thank sarasarina808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?