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Hamura Saimin Stand

2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Ranked #18 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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English first
Top Contributor
740 reviews 740 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here in early Jan 2015. Loved the authentic noodle soup and great seafood. Very basic menu, and service is no-nonsense. Prices are very reasonable compared to everywhere else in that part of Kauai. We were there a bit after normal lunch timing, and there was no line, but it was FULL with people. if you're with people... More 

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Southern California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Recent stopped by here for lunch. The bowl of saimin noodle was very tasty. It is definitely homestyle cooking. The saimin noodles were cooked perfectly and the noodles had perfect texture to them. The tempura shrimp was good, but not great. There is no dipping sauce. I assume the tempuras are meant to be added to your bowl of saimin... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This isn't a fancy establishment by any means. However as a tourist it was nice to get off the main eating strips and find a place the locals love. We had wonton soup and shrimp noodle. The food was ok - the noodles quite bland but it seemed everyone else was enjoying it and there was a long line of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Just the kind of place I love to find when I travel...you won't find better Saimin on Kauai!! Wanted to try the pie but ate every bite and was too full :-(

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The saimin is great. We had the special and shrimp saimin and chicken strips. The lilikoi chiffon pie is to die for. The seating is cafeteria style. You wait in line till a seat opens up on the tables, and slide in. The menu is minimal, and most entrees are $8-9.

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Saint George, Utah, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's not easy to find and parking is often difficult, but it's worth the search. The Wonton Saimin and the Special Saimin are amazing. The portions are generous and price is low. Don't miss the lillikoi pie for dessert either. Also, they have skewers of beef and chicken which are delicious. You can get one or as many as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Casual counter seating with very good food- very friendly and reasonable prices. We will definitely eat here again! A must stop when in Lihue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This saved us! We arrived at the Kauai Palms Hotel after 11:00 p.m. We were hungry and thought we would be out of luck. Come to find out that this place is around the corner from the hotel and it was open until midnight!. Simple, vary casual counter-type seating. We ordered the Special Saimin. My husband ate all of his... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I totally agree with all the other reviewers. The place is casual, and the food is really good. The best is the extra large Special Saimin. It will fill you up. And yes, do leave room for the pie. We went on the Saturday and it was way too busy. But we went back on a Monday and it was... More 

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Surrey, British Columbia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Very casual counter seating for a quick noodle lunch. Normal size portions except for the generous extra large house special for the really hungry! Just make sure you leave room for their chiffon pie which was very light and tasty. Parking is very limited. For us, it was an experience but not so enthused to repeat.

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Additional Information about Hamura Saimin Stand

Address: 2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
Phone Number: 808-245-3271
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20

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