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Hamura Saimin Stand

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2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
808-245-3271
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 221
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  • 198
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We return

Rain day today. Felt like returning to our favorite local place for take out. As usual food was tasty. We got The special and won Ton soup. Yummy. Hope they never close. Nice to see the Aunties. Thank you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Teach1977
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White Plains, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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White Plains, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Rain day today. Felt like returning to our favorite local place for take out. As usual food was tasty. We got The special and won Ton soup. Yummy. Hope they never close. Nice to see the Aunties. Thank you.

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New Braunfels, TX
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I loved the local character of this place. The counter service is fun and we enjoyed doing something a little different for us. We ordered the noodles with shrimp and with dumplings. We also had the chicken and beef on a stick. It was all good. We also took home a lilkoi pie!

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Oahu, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My daughter and I visited Kauai for the first time this month. Hamura Saimin Stand was terrific!. I loved the saimin noodles and condiments. Counter seating. Place was full of tourists and locals. It is just like "Cheers". "Everyone knows your name". I met a local lady there. She comes there 3-4 times a week. She doesn't have to order.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I NEVER skip this place when I visit Kauai, it's that special. It's very casual, so don't expect fancy. It's also very busy, so you know it's good. Try going at off hours and you'll surely find a seat at the horseshoe counter. All of the saimin (think ramen noodles with other delicious ingredients in a broth) is delicious, as... More 

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was one of our two favorite restaurants on Kauai. Delicious local food served counter-style. The restaurant was completely packed with locals when we went for lunch. We had the ramen, wonton soup, chicken and beef skewers, shrimp tempura, lilikoi chiffon cake, and shave ice (2 separate visits). Everything was delicious. Highly recommended and we'd definitely return if we're ever... More 

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Sonora
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate at this restaurant last night and were very disappointed. We ordered the special saimin, shrimp tempera, and chicken skewers. Very bland saimin. Soggy batter on the shrimp. The chicken skewers were the only thing we liked. Even the pie for dessert was not very good. The waitresses were not very friendly and the service was poor.

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Lake Forest, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I were in Lihue for our 20th anniversary and heard about this little saimin stand. Honestly, when we first got there, I didn't think it was going to be all it had been cracked up to be. Was I ever wrong! We are about to celebrate our 30th anniversary and for the past ten years I have... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were told about this place by a local, and so glad she told us. So good the small regular was way more than enough for me and we ordered a slice of pie to go (get the pie) 😊 ! No wonder this place has been in business 64 years.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hamura's is in a weird spot. You'll swear you've taken a wrong turn, but you are in the right place. Ordered the Special saimin. With some chicken and shrimp skewers on the side. Never got the shrimp, but oh well. The special was pretty good. The won ton dumplings were definitely the highlight of the bowl. The noodles themselves tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were parking the car to head over to the beer company and saw this place and thought it was worth a shot for dinner. I am glad we did! Amazing food, local folks and 5 minutes after we sat down there was a line out the door waiting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-3271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?