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Hamura Saimin Stand

2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
+1 808-245-3271
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“saimin” (520 reviews)
“noodles” (237 reviews)
“skewers” (76 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first stop when we landed in Kaua'i. It was a mid-morning flight, but by the time we got out of the airport it was lunch time. This place was recommended in The Ultimate Kaua'i Guidebook and it did not disappoint! This was...More

Thank Yoonie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the Saimin Special Soup. Excellent. Outstanding Service, Very cool old style Kauai atmosphere. Also ordered the chicken and beef skewers, they were over cooked and tough, but had a good flavor. Great experience if you want to experience how the locals eat.

Thank proulan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pulled pork sandwich. It wasn’t bad but have had better on the island. Service was quick but restaurant staff were very unwelcoming.

Thank dcscrib
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I have been getting into saimin lately, so when I was on Kauai last week, I was excited to visit Hamura. I had heard good things about the noodles and wanted to experience it for myself. I was not disappointed. A local place where you...More

1  Thank Bejabo
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Fantastic saimin and appetizers, friendly staff, a quaint, convenient location...you cannot beat Hamura's if you are hungry. You can "super-size" the bowls if you're extra hungry, and there's plenty of appetizers to order too. Make sure you bring cash, this place does not accept credit...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Popular little counter café. Went there a few times and they were always busy because the food is delicious. Parking can be an issue but we were able to find a spot without it being a problem. There isn't a lot of décor inside, kind...More

Thank dshabby
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Be advised, no vegetarian option. Vegans can just skip this place. Sorry. It's a shame but this place is old school. With that out of the way, I can gladly say they offer some great food. Best Asian noodles on the island probably. The seating...More

Thank mickyw33
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Many positive reviews led us to try this hole-in-the-wall noodle shop, popular for decades. We joined many locals and visitors, all sitting at U-shaped tables, enjoying delicious bowls of noodles in broth with roast pork, veggies, fish cake. This meal was inexpensive and very filling....More

1  Thank MadTownAdventurer
Reviewed 21 March 2018

If you go here and like Japanese food, you won't be disappointed. The menu is limited to saimin bowls, shrimp and fish dishes and soup ... but all choices are outstanding. This is the restaurant we spoke about more often to others as a highlight...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious, like homemade. Don't expect much for atmosphere. Enjoy your wait for the food. You will get served in time and it will be so worthwhile! Anything we at here was delicious! Small menu. Special saimin soup delicious!

Thank Sheryl34347
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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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