Fodor's Expert Review Hamura Saimin

$ Lihue Asian

Folks just love this cash-only, old plantation-style diner, though the very simple food doesn't quite live up to the buzz. Locals and tourists still stream in and out all day long: the famous saimin noodle soup is the big draw, and each day the Hiraoka family dishes up about 1,000 bowls of the steaming broth and house-made noodles topped with a variety of garnishes. The landmark eatery is also famous for its lilikoi (passion fruit) chiffon pie. This is one of the few Lihue restaurants open late—10 pm on weeknights and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Asian Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

2956 Kress St.
Lihue, Hawaii  96766, USA


Known For:
  • Counter-style dining
  • Grilled chicken and beef sticks
  • Open late for Lihue

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