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Himawari

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Himawari Hotel | Bukiki Ave., Garapan, Mariana Islands
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Bangkok
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Went there with a bunch of friends. It looks like a mini grocery store and bakery as you step in. People are crazy with choosing which bread to purchase (yeah they're good). Then you enter another door and there's the restaurant. Pretty busy when we got there. Some food came in fast but others took some time before they were... More 

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Thank Rolinette
Las Vegas, Nevada
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Well, this place is busy most of the time. But please don't try the noodles as it's not the place to eat here. You can try the local tuna and some sushi as it's not bad.

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Thank Iceman808
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This Japanese restaurant is the best one in Saipan. The sashimi and sushi are excellent and cheap compared to the US mainland or Japan. I ate here twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. Fortunately, I had read reviews of this place before I came and was expecting the service to be questionable. Yup, it's really poor. The first time... More 

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Thank Hydrolagus
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Locals recommended and didn't disappoint. Cheerful and simple atmosphere with good sized portions and good quality grub.

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Thank chrisyipper
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Service means a lot to me being in a service oriented business myself. Himawari has a separate cash register for restaurant patrons so you don't have to stand in the long lines for people buying take out. After dining in the restaurant I rang the bell to get a cashier , but she said they were so busy that I... More 

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Thank Harry B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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2 Thank Mike S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 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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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

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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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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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483 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Himawari Hotel | Bukiki Ave., Garapan, Mariana Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Mariana Islands  >  Northern Mariana Islands  >  Saipan  >  Garapan

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