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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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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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1 - 10 of 846 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Reasonably priced, great tasting Saimin. Looks like a local, family owned business. Fried wontons are really good, and they have cheap shave ice if you are there when they happen to be making it.

Thank Jmbpleasanton
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a romantic getaway or overpriced meal don't go here. Looking for great food and local atmosphere go here. Great simian and other dishes that will leave you full and money left in your wallet. There can be a line to...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a late lunch because they're always so busy and were pleased to find that they were relatively empty. I had the saimin/wonton combo and it was excellent. Be sure to try the lillikoi pie if they have any left!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come to Hamura Saimin either going to the airport or coming in. It was 4th of July and they were open. As we walked in, the restaurant has not changed a bit. They had cafeteria typed seating. However, this had printed menu. They...More

Thank dimsumgirl2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local and authentic; we always go immediately upon landing to get into mood of the islands. Affordable and funky!

Thank izakthemindful
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their saimin is absolutely delicious. This is a must eat at restaurant when on Kauai. It gets crowded so we order to go. By the time we get back to where we're staying it's usually cooled off enough and ready to eat. This a a...More

Thank OregonDuckFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Hamura. We go at least once everytime we are on Kauai. It reminds me of the saimin restaurants that I use to go to with my grandma on Oahu. When you go, sit and the counter and order a deluxe bowl of saimin,...More

Thank Sixlittlebirdstravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit funky and a bit off the beaten path but well loved by the locals! You can always count on that factor to help find those hidden gems for local dining. Fresh and delicious saimin, generous portions. Wonton soup, fried wontons were yummy sides....More

Thank NanaLaurie55
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I came here for an early lunch as it does get crowded! I ordered the Special Saimin and one bbq chicken stick. The Saimin broth was very flavorful, and the bbq chicked was delicious. LOTS of local folks frequent this establishment, which says a lot....More

Thank Norm1983
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This hidden saimin stand is where the locals go. It can seat between 30 and 32 people at a time. There is usually a line to get a seat at this counter only restaurant. The counter is in a serpentine design to get more people...More

1  Thank DeeMi
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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