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Hamura Saimin Stand

2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
808-245-3271
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Ranked #20 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $0 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Redwood City, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended this spot after we landed and sure enough, we went after we landed and got our rental car. It's a little hidden since it's really kind of on an off road that's more like an alley, and is really an old-school hole in the wall type place. While it won't win any awards for ambiance, the saimin... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Pretty flavorless unless you dose it up with mustard, hot sauce, etc. Service is friendly and efficient. Spartan seating, but it works. Definitely a local hangout.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My family & I love noodles! Because it is well known and people rave about it, I had to at least try it once. But because it's spoken highly of my expectations were high. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious...I just expected it to be WOW! I would definitely eat there again, but if it's packed I will just... More

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Mesa, Az
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I visited this place at the recommendation of our friend. We walked in at 8:00pm on a Saturday night and took the last two seats. When we looked around we realized there was nothing but locals in this place so you know it had to be good and it did not disappoint us at all. We both... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Everyone says this is a hidden gem, but the two times I went there were plenty of tourists to be seen. The Saimin was quite tasty and I do recommend eating here. Order the Special and get a slice of pie for dessert. Cash only. Not vegetarian or vegan friendly

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you walk in and the place is full of locals, then you know it's good. Come a little on the early side so you get a spot right outside and before the big afternoon lunch rush. Old school service with counters and stools, if it's busy just be a little patient and watch them cook your food! Extra large... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I wanted to try authentic local food, and without a doubt got it. We were the only tourists when we went in for lunch, and the food was delicious. The big detractor was the service. Waiting for a counter spot was no big deal, but waiting more than 10 minutes for someone to clean up the previous occupants' dishes and... More

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Herndon, VA - USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Get there shortly before noon or be prepared for a wait. This is a 4th generation noodle shop and once you go, you'll know why they're still in existence. Very reasonably priced. Grab a stool, work those chopsticks, and watch as the kitchen skillfully serves up your dish. Don't go any larger than a medium sized bowl or you won't... More

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London
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134 reviews 134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have been coming to Hamura's for years and have always enjoyed the saimen. On this visit we were disappointed. The broth was tasteless, the wontons lacked flavor. It was a big disappointment.

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Newport Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Popular local spot, very busy for lunch. Been there several times over the years and enjoyed the noodle concoctions served by a team of loving Aunties who keep things moving along. This time, however, something didn't click for me. I think it was the Spam in the saimin that turned me off. But my friend had the shrimp saimin bowl,... More

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