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Hamura Saimin Stand

2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
+1 808-245-3271
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“saimin” (481 reviews)
“skewers” (71 reviews)
“noodles” (217 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of Kauai's hidden gems tucked away behind the Salvation Army Thrift Store off Rice Street, Hamura's serves up tasty noodles and heavenly scrumptious lilikoi pie. Very simple decor with average service, Hamura's is often busy and patrons commonly share tables. The shrimp noodle soup...More

Thank AuroEagle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On the last day in Kauai, before flying out, we looked for somewhere that locals might eat, that didn't cost a fortune. I don't know if we'll go back, but I'm glad we went for the experience. It was crowded, and it's family-style seating...you just...More

Thank Arrion M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, there might be a long line but don't be discouraged, it moves quite quickly. There will probably be more locals than haoles (non-Hawaiians), but those lucky visitors from the mainland are "in-the-know"!!!!! This place is a little dive made up of three counters with...More

Thank trvel4fun
Reviewed 1 week ago

The saimin noodles is homemade by the family. Made only for this restaurant. The soup base is too salty. The best Lilikoi Chiffon Pie.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the island feel. Great noodles and lilikoi pie. You know it's good when the the locals are flowing in and out

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us by the staff at the Kauai Palms Hotel and our Uber driver. It definitely didn't disappoint. Everyone was extremely friendly (staff and other customers alike) when we walked in and had no idea what we were doing or what...More

Thank bric_0419
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saimin is made fresh while you wait! Tasty broth and noodles! Other tasty ingredients tantalize your taste buds! Barbecued chicken skewers are a must also! Great place to meet people locals and tourists alike!

Thank dosborn300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend who lives on island and we weren't disappointed. Obviously a local favorite. Try the Lolokoi chiffon pie, too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny local hole in the wall that you can't pass up! We weren't quite sure what to do when we walked in because there is a long lunch counter style table. The locals dining there made us feel so welcome and helped us order by...More

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

saimin is good, average for a saimin stand. They have Lilikoi pie that you can take interisland that is excellent.. current price $18.

Thank flashlightguy
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Any dishes for vegetarians?
6 March 2016|
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Response from BBM M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know what they use for their stock. Best you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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