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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” (514 reviews)
“noodles” (236 reviews)
“skewers” (72 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For those of you who don't know, saimin is a dish that different groups of immigrants created after moving to Hawaii. It's similar to Japanese ramen noodle soup. This place is a very traditional saimin experience, with rectangular wrap-around style low bar seating. I witnessed...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small local shop is great If you’re looking for local flavor and atmosphere. There’s a small diner type location it can be crowded. If you like seafood in local, this is a great stop

Thank tedact
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a meal not to be missed. The locals line up outside around the building trying to get a seat. The seating is not traditional it is all on the counter, which adds to the local ambiance. You can have a dinner that will...More

1  Thank Rick C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty noodle soups and a casual local joint: It’s cash only and Ramin is around 8 bucks and up depending on the goodies you want. It is a clean hole in the wall just off the downtown section of Lihue. Always busy and everyone queues...More

1  Thank Nomad_LA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No frills noodle place that serves quick noodle bowls at decent price. They ha e tables and benches to sit and expect it to be crowded

Thank Deepak B
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is a little noodle restaurant with 4 or 5 things on the menu and they are all variations of noodles. The patrons seat along a U-shaped counter and are served the soups of their choice. The menu is limited but the food is tasty.

1  Thank EnjoysTravelling_007
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Hamura's for saimin!! Old school mom and pop style noodle restaurant. Was really good. Shared a large special saimin with mom as well as the crispy won tons and some beef sticks. Saimin was nice and fresh. Loved the broth and the noodles were nice...More

1  Thank Renee P
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I crave good noodle bowls and found them at this saimin stand. Scant decor and serious staff make this stand a bit intimidating if you're not a regular. Read up and be ready for a great meal! Upon entering, grab any open stool at the...More

Thank NaviKate
Reviewed 27 November 2017

best bowl ever eaten here many years .beef & chicken stick,yummy,not not much for atmusfere no credit cards no booths sometimes a wait for stool/counter seat but worth the wait Will always return for more

Thank meje51
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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