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Himawari Hotel | Bukiki Ave., Garapan, Mariana Islands
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
"Probably the best selection of Japanese food on island"

Over all this is a great place to grab a Japanese bento, soup or sandwich. Great little restaurant that has a good selection of a range of Japanese food and soba. I go there at least 3 times a week and will continue to do so. The store area is rather crowded with various Japanese goods, but I guess... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mike S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over all this is a great place to grab a Japanese bento, soup or sandwich. Great little restaurant that has a good selection of a range of Japanese food and soba. I go there at least 3 times a week and will continue to do so. The store area is rather crowded with various Japanese goods, but I guess that... More 

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Thank Mike S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Himawari started out as a Japanese grocery store, then added a bakery, then a noodle shop, then a restaurant. then a reasonably priced diving hotel. All in one place.

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Thank Wmojica
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect good food, but don't expect it to come fast, in order (appetizer after main course) but despite these minor flaws its worth going to sit for a long dinner. I sat at the counter which allowed me to watch the talented chefs at work. Menu is extensive, with plenty of pictures to guide you.

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Thank Douglas W
Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleagues and I heard about this place through TA, and we decided to visit. In all, I came here three times over two visits to Saipan, and I will return my next time. The Japanese is realistic and very tasty. The restaurant is curious in that it is combined with a grocery store and hotel. Don't let that fact... More 

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Thank Lawrence H
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we discovered Himawari not a day went by without us passing by, either to buy take-out (they have lunch boxes, bread and pastry, as well as any other goods sold at a supermarket) in the store or to have lunch / dinner at the restaurant. The food is authentic Japanese and the menu is extensive. You can... More 

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Thank hazinheira
Guam, Mariana Islands
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

There were so many selections on the menu, we had a hard time choosing. Great venue for celebrating - we had a big group, and were seated around a large rectangular table with benches. The food and price was great, and the staff very attentive and friendly. No wonder this place gets such good reviews!

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Thank Randolfo R
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

When you discover Himawari is when you stop going to other restaurants. Quality is superior, service and prices are the best! Great for dining or take away, I confirm the top of the chart!

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Thank Nicephore75
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

My yearly stop for affordable and delicious Japanese food while in Saipan. Once again I was very satisfied with their selection of food. Great sushi and wonderful baked treats. Until next time - Domo Arigato

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Thank Shane F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by our diving instructor, we came here for the dinner. They offer fresh sashimi(Friday)- you may check on their board "today's local fish" . For sure we will come next time. 在当地潜水教练的推荐下我们到这里用餐,这边貌似周五都有新鲜的刺身,你可以参考餐厅版上写着今日刚到的鱼种类

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Thank Jennifer Z
Saipan
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a great combination market, restaurant and boutique hotel. And all very Japanese! One of the better bakeries on island and a terrific place to pick preprepared lunches such as sushi, sashimi, fried chicken, eggs, donburi or udon. The restaurant is terrific casual Japanese. All the Japanese foods done authentically.

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Thank drdeansaipan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Himawari Hotel | Bukiki Ave., Garapan, Mariana Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Mariana Islands  >  Northern Mariana Islands  >  Saipan  >  Garapan

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?