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Hamura Saimin Stand

2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
+1 808-245-3271
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“saimin” (502 reviews)
“noodles” (227 reviews)
“skewers” (70 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 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Hamura Saimin on multiple occasions. There is open seating at their counters. If you see an open seat, just sit in it. If all the seats are taken wait at the back until someone leaves. The service is quick and the...More

Thank Traveler316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint little place that the locals love. The simian is delicious and very reasonably priced. You sit at community tables and there is no air conditioning, but it well worth it.

Thank 122,267
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here’s the scoop, they have the best manapua. Served Tuesday-Friday after 11 till they sell out..... about 1215. Order in advance and enjoy. These are the real ones, steamed sweetbread filled with pork and onions. You will not be sorry!

Thank krewerka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many local places have disappeared on the island. It is always a delight to stop here and know that we are eating at a place that is really a cultural institution. We love their saimin. We usually just order the regular. Medium is more...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is tucked away on a side street & most of their customers are locals. It's very casual & reasonable. The saimin dishes were very good & the fried shrimp tempura was delicious!

Thank RobertaDaytonGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta stop. Local establishment that has been here forever. Fast service and tasty food. Busy counter seating. Cash only

Thank C H L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every year and look forward to the delicious saimin and not to be shared lilikoi pie! Seriously, we watched a young couple try to share a piece and fought over who got the bigger bites. Later that same week this same couple were...More

Thank Theo H
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Each time to the island this is required visit. The saimin is great and the wives loved the fried noodles. Also the lillikoi chiffon pie tops it of as the dessert. Get there early enough for the Manapua.

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you don't like sitting next to strangers and need air conditioning then this isn't the place for you. If you want good food and a place to talk story with someone go here and have some good saimin

Thank 732ranir
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

If you like saimin you'll enjoy Hamura's. Good local style saimin, won ton neon, and BBQ skewers. Also serve a great light chiffon kilojoules pie. Open late for late night snack attacks. Great saimin with all the correct garnishes. Yummy!

Thank Bill S
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Don't know what they use for their stock. Best you call.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
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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