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Hamura Saimin Stand

2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
+1 808-245-3271
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“saimin” (492 reviews)
“skewers” (73 reviews)
“noodles” (222 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

It's a small place but very popular. Interesting layout of tables and stools. Service was friendly though the very hardworking waitresses and cook can barely keep up. The special saimin (Hawaiian ramen) was not that great in our opinion. But then, my family has eaten...More

1  Thank MistyAsh
Reviewed 10 January 2014

I was excited to try this place after reading the reviews in guide books as well as online, but I was not impressed to say the least. In fact, the day that I went it was packed, wall to wall. Both I and my boyfriend...More

2  Thank HeidiNS
Reviewed 30 December 2013

I enjoyed this dinner. I thought the noodles were good, and the lilikoi pie was fun as well. I think this place had the same oddness that a number of Kauai places did, in that it's both a tourist spot and a local spot, and...More

1  Thank melted_snowball
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We love the place - the best saimin in Hawaii. We eat here at least once every trip to Kauai, often as our last meal before the airport on the way home; under $25 for both of us. This time, it was the first meal...More

1  Thank rationalbluebird
Reviewed 29 December 2013

First thing we did when we got off the plane was eat at Hamura's. The wait was 20-25 mins as is pretty normal but as always the people you sit next to are friendly and and of saimin oh so ono! I feel bad for...More

1  Thank JonahKKK
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to the airport. The place is a dump and you can see the workers in the kitchen touching everything with their bare hands. I ordered and when the food came I had to leave. I have eaten noodles all over...More

3  Thank Std63nyc
Reviewed 24 December 2013

I hate to have to write this negative review but having been a visitor to Kaua'i for over 20 years, both my wife and I had take out food here on Friday December 20 and it was a very bad experience - the kind that...More

1  Thank LebaRJ81
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We had our second meal here in Lihu'e. If you are looking for a filling and inexpensive spit find your way here. The Saimin special is wonderful. Shared a large and then we had a chicken stick and two pork buns. Don't miss the passion...More

1  Thank RubyDo1956
Reviewed 1 December 2013

When we first stopped by, people in my party weren't up for a wait....they felt like outsiders. That's fine as its hard to get a large party all sitting together....you wait in line by the door and wait for a seat to open. We went...More

Thank upintheairmom
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Hamura's is a no frills eatery. Seating is limited (wait your turn if necessary), wait staff is busy, cash only and no air conditioning, but the Saimin is good. My usual order is a large special and teriyaki chicken ( don't expect chicken breast). There...More

1  Thank Mike O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-3271
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