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Hamura Saimin Stand

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2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Mount Sinai, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I passed this restaurant one night by accident trying to find another place. We came for our last dinner before our flight home. It was a Thursday night and the place was packed. Luckily we didn't have to wait long as another couple had just gotten up. Definitely a local place and so glad we found it.... More 

Thank Shannon10767
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy. Pull up a stool and sit at the counter. Good hearty simple noodle soup. There is a line sometimes.

Thank Allen H
Weston, ct
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hasn't changed for decades! Great saimin, a must do every visit. The ladies are wonderful, also there for decades! Recommend 'special saimin.'

Thank Elizabeth Y
Napa, California
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant offers very little atmosphere, but you can tell if is a favorite of the locals, The Saimin is excellent - but i recommend getting the special Saimin as they add all kinds extra goodies. The pie is also very good so try a slice.

Thank Chuck49ers
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This a block or two off the beaten path in Lihue, but well worth the visit. They essentially serve Saimin with a few skewers of various things....that's it! The portions are generous and the locals love it. Very reasonably priced as well.

Thank juiceChicago
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

No frills restaurant in Lihue. Came straight from the airport. We love soup noodles so had to try this place. You may not be greeted. Just take a seat. There's not much explanation of the options but the menu's also small. I got the saimin with pork, veggies and wontons. It was yummy! I probably would just get the noodles... More 

Thank IvyRain22
Katy, Texas
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many places that are open this late on this quiet, relaxing island. We landed late, and we went straight to the restaurant. A small place, parking is ample, and it is definitely a whole in the wall. Usually, means that it's a good eatery. Went inside, sat and ordered. I got the special, and the wife got... More 

Thank TGuan863
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kauai has lots of fancy and expensive restaurants to offer and this is definitely not one of them! This is a locally run establishment with local clientele who stand in line for the awesome saimin. Enjoy the food and the experience.

Thank Bemlaw
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and service was friendly. We sat at the counter with everyone else and chatted with a friendly local while we ate. I highly recommend. It is cash only.

Thank Megan P
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The noodle soup dishes are all amazing, they come in small, medium and large servings. There are chicken, beef and shrimp bbq skewers - very good and finally the lilioki chiffon pie - we had to share a piece and both wanted more!

Thank tanalg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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