Hamura Saimin Stand

Even after almost 70 years, this famous noodle shop is as popular as ever. 

Visitors and residents alike stand in line and wait for a seat at the U-shaped counter, which hasn’t changed in decades, for a bowl of the special saimin (topped with luncheon meat, roast pork and veggies) or the wonton mein. 

The noodles are fresh, the meal is cheap, and you get a flavor of old Kauai. Tip: Get a side of shrimp tempura or barbecue sticks, and don’t leave without a slice of lilikoi chiffon pie.