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“Noodles & pie.. can't beat it!”

Hamura Saimin Stand
Ranked #7 of 121 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Takeout
Reviewed 6 November 2012

If you want a real local type place this is it! They offer a variety of noodle dishes and the Liliko'i Pie is simply to die for. Do keep in mind that this is a small place and you sit on stools... but it is local. Just off of Kress St. downtown in Lihue.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

I was there on a Saturday afternoon, just for the lilikoi (passion fruit) chiffon pie that I'd read about in Fodor's 2012 Hawaii guide. The small restaurant was admirably crowded, and people were eating a variety of authentic dishes. It was very hot inside, but the staff was friendly, attentive, and the service was quick. The pie was not as good as I'd hoped or expected, however.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We first came here 5 years ago and loved the noodles so we made it one of our first stops after settling in in Koloa. We had chicken and beef skewers along with 2 large orders of ramen noodles. The new owners must have changed the soup recipe as it's much saltier than before. Still the place attracts a lot of locals and tourists. The price is reasonable. The wait is not overly long for a seat at the meandering counter. We had take out this time and waited maybe 15 minutes as there really is only one cook to make all the meals. We also had the chiffon pie which was light and fluffy. Not sure if we will visit again unless the soup improves.

Thank Guydon88
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We ate at Hamura's twice during our week stay in Kauai. The food is quite good and recommended for those looking for an experience outside the norm.

PROS

Chicken/Beef sticks - very delicious and tender meat. Highly recommended

Saimin serving size - the extra large special and regular saimins were ample to feed myself and my wife. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being most hungry) we were about 6 once and 8 the other time.

Hours of operation - they open late there. The two times we went, it was after much else had closed for the night. You rub shoulders with locals there.


CONS

Ambience - don't expect anything fancy, this is such a low key place it's not even funny. No frills at all. Plus it's not air conditioned so you're sweating while eating hot noodles.

Price - for the experience and meal they were selling, we felt it was a touch on the pricier side. If you're doing a welfare meal, McDonalds will get you filled up cheaper. Spent north of $20 both times.

Busy - if it was busy when we went (late at night), no doubt it's even busier during peak meal time.

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Thank jjluke
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Reviewed 28 October 2012 via mobile

As review # 300 .. I may have eaten here this many times.. As a Life long Lihue resident.. I recomend it!! I love this place!!

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