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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 good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“saimin” (502 reviews)
“noodles” (225 reviews)
“skewers” (73 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time to the island this is required visit. The saimin is great and the wives loved the fried noodles. Also the lillikoi chiffon pie tops it of as the dessert. Get there early enough for the Manapua.

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like sitting next to strangers and need air conditioning then this isn't the place for you. If you want good food and a place to talk story with someone go here and have some good saimin

Thank 732ranir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like saimin you'll enjoy Hamura's. Good local style saimin, won ton neon, and BBQ skewers. Also serve a great light chiffon kilojoules pie. Open late for late night snack attacks. Great saimin with all the correct garnishes. Yummy!

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to this place as I heard they have the best saimin on the island. It's off the beaten path for sure, in an unassuming blue building, surrounded by cars from locals. It's warm inside, and you seat yourself. The waitresses working there are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first we weren't sure we were in the right place. The restaurant is located in a quasi residential// industrial / commercial neighborhood. Don't let that deter you. Be brave and go in. Limited menu BUT what they do make is very good! The place...More

Thank Evan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, just great ramen prepared a few feet from you stool/seat. Sit at the counter to get the "local" feel of the place. We visit at least twice during our one week stay.

Thank JoAnna K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew we were going to have a very long day flying home, so we did a stop here at 10 AM for some ramen noodle soup. Seems like any time of day is a good time to have some. Piping hot and quick service....More

Thank Kewpie88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has two doors. The left entrance is for those who want to purchase manapua. This Hawaiian item is only available at a limited number of establishments in Hawaii. This location was recommended by a Marriott hotel employee. I learned that the manapua is...More

Thank jleonjr
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Once again, we are in Kauai and had to stop here for Saimin. On our way to Ke'e Beach from Poipu and even if it was a bit early for saimin, my kids requested to come here for a good saimin. They open at 10am...More

Thank Sherill P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Hamura Saimin Stand was our first stop upon arriving on Kauai last summer. We found it listed as a gem in a popular guide book, and we were not disappointed. The whole crew of us piled in on stools around the counter and very...More

Thank BelleOfMyHeart
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Restaurant Details

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