Noodle soup may not be the first thing you think of when you consider Hawaiian cuisine, but you’ll truly be eating like a local with a bowl of saimin at Hamura Saimin Stand. This small, unassuming building serves up the island’s best noodles at long indoor countertops (despite the name) packed with both locals and visitors.
Try a steaming bowl of won ton soup or the specialty saimin, noodle soup in a delicious broth with egg, fish cake, and pork. The BBQ beef or chicken skewers are an excellent side. The shrimp saimin and udon are also excellent, or if you’re not up for soup, try the fried noodles. This popular eatery can be packed at times and there is not an abundance of seating. However, the counter and stool setup allows for quick turnover, so you likely won’t have to wait long. Bring cash – credit cards are not accepted. Save room for their famous lilikoi chiffon pie to go. It’s sold by the whole pie only, but trust us – you’ll want it all.
Planning Your Excursion to Hamura Saimin Stand in Kauai
Hamura Saimin Stand in Kauai is located in Kauai’s east coast town of Lihue at 2956 Kress St. They are open Monday-Thursday 10am–10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-12am, and Sunday 10am-9:30pm.
Around the Area
Located two miles from the Lihue Airport and with late evening hours, Hamura Saimin Stand is a convenient spot to grab a meal before or after a flight. It is also located near the Kauai Museum and the island’s main large shopping centers such as Walmart, Costco, Ross, and Safeway, as well as Kukui Grove Shopping Center. Hamura’s is also just two miles from Kalapaki Beach, a great location for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and sand volleyball. Equipment rentals and lessons are onsite at Kalapaki, making this a convenient locale for watersports. Head to Tip Top for a terrific local meal after a day in the water.
We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our east coast properties such as Banyan Harbor, Lae Nani, Pono Kai, Kauai Beach Resort, Kaha Lani, or Islander on the Beach will put you in close proximity for enjoying the coconut coast’s best beaches, as well as a meal at Hamura Saimin Stand in Kauai. Many of our rentals offer stunning ocean or mountain views, full kitchens, swimming pools, island-inspired décor, and breezy lanais. Contact us to learn more about activities on the island to get started with planning your ideal Kauai getaway.