Breaking news – da Imu Hut Café has moved to the
Eleele Shopping Center
4469 Waialo Road
Eleele, Hawaii 96705
My wife and I found out about the new location while visiting the Kauai Kookie Factory. Apparently they lost their lease and in September closed the old location near the Kookie Factory. Two weeks ago they opened in their new location in the Eleele Shopping Center. The restaurant is located at the corner of the two wings of stores.
My wife & I stopped for lunch on 20 November. She ordered the Imu Hot “Teri Fried” Chicken plate $8.75 and I had the Saimin Bowl $6.50. The Teri Fried Chicken was more than enough chicken for lunch and a nice dinner – my wife liked the Teri taste and wondered how that obtained the flavor without too much sauce.
The Saimin was good, but I miss the former large bowl serving size and have fond memories of the “Big Boy” size which could float a small boat. The present serving size in a Styrofoam cup is not as pleasing to the eye and not quite large enough for my large appetite. I can no longer say da Imu Hut Café has the best Saimin on the island – it is just average. Hopefully after they are better established in their new location they will return to their winning ways with broth and noodles.
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