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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” (520 reviews)
“noodles” (237 reviews)
“skewers” (76 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been getting into saimin lately, so when I was on Kauai last week, I was excited to visit Hamura. I had heard good things about the noodles and wanted to experience it for myself. I was not disappointed. A local place where you...More

1  Thank Bejabo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic saimin and appetizers, friendly staff, a quaint, convenient location...you cannot beat Hamura's if you are hungry. You can "super-size" the bowls if you're extra hungry, and there's plenty of appetizers to order too. Make sure you bring cash, this place does not accept credit...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular little counter café. Went there a few times and they were always busy because the food is delicious. Parking can be an issue but we were able to find a spot without it being a problem. There isn't a lot of décor inside, kind...More

Thank dshabby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be advised, no vegetarian option. Vegans can just skip this place. Sorry. It's a shame but this place is old school. With that out of the way, I can gladly say they offer some great food. Best Asian noodles on the island probably. The seating...More

Thank mickyw33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many positive reviews led us to try this hole-in-the-wall noodle shop, popular for decades. We joined many locals and visitors, all sitting at U-shaped tables, enjoying delicious bowls of noodles in broth with roast pork, veggies, fish cake. This meal was inexpensive and very filling....More

1  Thank MadTownAdventurer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go here and like Japanese food, you won't be disappointed. The menu is limited to saimin bowls, shrimp and fish dishes and soup ... but all choices are outstanding. This is the restaurant we spoke about more often to others as a highlight...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious, like homemade. Don't expect much for atmosphere. Enjoy your wait for the food. You will get served in time and it will be so worthwhile! Anything we at here was delicious! Small menu. Special saimin soup delicious!

Thank Sheryl34347
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first stop after landing in Lihue. This is good old fashioned Saimin! The manapua is fresh daily, when it runs out that is it. The lilikoi pie is a dream, light and airy. It is worth the wait!

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It took us a minute to figure this place out, but we’re glad we did! Luckily, a local told us to seat ourselves and wait for a server to bring us menus. We had the special saimin, fried noodles, and bbq chicken. The saimin (especially...More

1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I felt like I was on Anthony Bourdain “Parts Unknown” when I ate here. You really get a taste for what the locals eat. I ordered the special Saimin bowl and it did not disappoint! My wife and I split the slice of pie and...More

1  Thank Matthew V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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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