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Hamura Saimin Stand

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2956 Kress St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1323
+1 808-245-3271
10:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

CONS: Small restaurant, if you go a noon, expect to wait in line. PROS: You wait in line for a reason... the Saimin Soup is incredibly good. I ordered the "SPECIAL"... large bowl of siamin with all the trimmings. Highly recommend.

Thank dbscuba777
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fun dive, I would not say the food was amazing, the broth was not layered in subtle flavour, but it's not a gourmet restaurant. For what it is it's good. And you can eat a lot of food.

Thank peapeaShrewsbury
Nampa, Idaho
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the special Everything noodles which included pork, fish, pork wontons and homemade noodles !! It was the best I've ever had ! I also ordered tempura shrimp on a stick and others ordered chicken on stick and they were fabulous !! Little lady told us she had been there since 1952 !!!

Thank Teresa C
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just visited: don't miss out on the Lilikoi (Passionfruit) chiffon pie. It's really light, and really good!

Thank Barrys111
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a hole in the wall but had amazing food! Folks waiting along the edge of the walls waiting for seats... first come first serve. Smells amazing and food is fresh. Definitely where the locals eat! Was a little weird listening to 'let it snow' and rudolf the red nosed reindeer in the background in 80 degree weather but I... More 

Thank vvendygirl
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, no frills, diner experience. We all got the special. It was awesome. Also got the chiffon pie which was good too. If this place opened up where I lived, I would go all the time. I would be curious to try everything they have to offer.

Thank Mark W
Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small place, counters with stools. Had the "special," which seemed to be the popular item and one that pretty much everyone had. Great spicy mustard. BBQ skewers were also quite juicy and delicious. Good value. Would eat there again.

Thank MinnesotaDude
Long Beach, California
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing this spot on the Travel Channel (Island Explorers-Capturing Hawaii) the wife and I decided to give it a shot after landing on Kauai. The place is small but had a homely feel which I enjoy. The wife ordered Wonton soup and I chose the Specialty Saimin with a side order of shrimp (three pieces-$2.50 per shrimp). The saimin... More 

Thank Alain1020
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Saimin try this local tradition. Take out or sit down this place is a real change of pace. The shrimp tempura is great too!

Thank songato49
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must on our next visit. Kind staff, great food. Lilikoi chiffon pie was heavenly. Light and reminded me of something from childhood. Lots of locals there - we had the BBQ' chicken served on skewers, Saimin Special & 2 regular Saimins. Portions are generous!

Thank LightHeartTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?