Tanaka Saimin

Japanese Restaurant and Noodle House$$$$
Kalihi - Palama, Honolulu
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  • Paige M.
    "Basically boulevard saimin in a nicer, bigger building!"(3 Tips)
    Ed K.
    "Try the Oxtail Stew Noodle Soup - Hits the spot!"(2 Tips)
    Tyron H.
    "stick to desserts or breakfast items"(4 Tips)
    Kimi T.
    "Dessert, try the giant 50s style root beer float!"(4 Tips)
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  • Nathan K.
    Entrance is off Alakawa Street, not Nimitz Highway.
  • Deena G.
    Deena GaryApril 8
    One of my favorite places to get saimin but the parking here is terrible.
  • ❤Ƙҽ  ժ.
    Dont get the Saimin😡😫! It smells like a bowl of puppy dog🐶😳 smfh
  • Matthew Q.
    Matthew QuarteroFebruary 16, 2014
    Tanaka Special. Awesome.
  • Marie F.
    Marie FelixFebruary 16, 2014
    Try the Saimin burger!
  • Miss Riley
    Miss RileyFebruary 8, 2014
    Not worth it. Go anywhere else but here. Saimin tasted like instant noodle, and the ramen burger was oily and not anything special.
  • Rory K.
    Rory KFebruary 2, 2014
    One soda/iced tea refill only, but you can get it to go.
  • Ronnice M.
    Ronnice MugNovember 5, 2013
    Free wifi from next door Party City. Their signal is strong in Tanaka.
  • Andrea
    AndreaAugust 17, 2013
    Great prices. Nice local food.
  • TeenaMarie F.
    TeenaMarie FerreiraApril 16, 2013
    kim chi saimin wasnt spicy at all they just threw the kim chi in the shrimp flavor broth. not very found of their saimin at all.
  • TeenaMarie F.
    TeenaMarie FerreiraApril 14, 2013
    Saimin wasnt that great
  • Cyn
    CynNovember 7, 2012
    Super good service and the food was really good!!!:)
  • Shar
    SharSeptember 9, 2012
    The chefs salad with tuna is really yummy.
  • Kimi T.
    Kimi TakazawaApril 30, 2012
    I know it says "saimin" in it's name but their Oxtail Soup is one of the best! Dessert, try the giant 50s style root beer float!
  • Trey T.
    Trey TApril 16, 2012
    Usually crowded after 7pm. =)
  • Arnski
    ArnskiApril 10, 2012
    For a Saimin joint, they have good burgers!
  • Clifford K.
    Clifford KiyabuMarch 25, 2012
    Try the garlic steak, it's awesome! :)
  • Jeffrey D.
    Jeffrey DomdomaMarch 18, 2012
    Fresh pacific blue marlin - baked fresh mushroom tomatoes in basil cream sauce
  • Melanie G.
    Melanie GillMarch 16, 2012
    Nicest servers. Their fried shoyu chicken is taaa die for :9
  • Jeffrey D.
    Jeffrey DomdomaMarch 12, 2012
    Try the new stuffed baked chicken special on Monday's!! It's Ono!!!!
  • Ed K.
    Ed KageyamaMarch 4, 2012
    Try the Oxtail Stew Noodle Soup - Hits the spot!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan ArakiJanuary 19, 2012
    Expensive for saimin stuff, good, lots of space and parking.
  • michael s.
    michael searsJanuary 19, 2012
    https://foursquare.com/view_photo?id=4ea31ce277c8d0ce5e3e0331
  • Yongchae S.
    Yongchae SongJanuary 11, 2012
    I read that the service was bad but I didn't experience any of that. Food came out fast and the waitress checked up on me several times. Maybe I'm too picky.
  • John G.
    John GarciaDecember 24, 2011
    The combo meal is my go-to choice for this place. Yakitori chicken, shrimp omelette, all fried saimin. So good!
  • Tyron H.
    Tyron HamamotoDecember 13, 2011
    they treat workers unequally and like dirt. soesnt help that the food is lousy
  • Manu B.
    Manu BermudesNovember 15, 2011
    French bread French toast is to die for!!!
  • Tyron H.
    Tyron HamamotoNovember 7, 2011
    avoid the saimin its pretty bad. stick to desserts or breakfast items
  • Lynnale T.
    Lynnale TuqueroOctober 31, 2011
    Service us super slow!! Tempura was great and so were the noodles. Saimin broth not that great, use a lot of shoyu n hot mustard.
  • Staci T.
    Staci TurnerSeptember 19, 2011
    Fried ice cream is the bombdiggity!
  • Paige M.
    Paige MikiJuly 29, 2011
    Basically boulevard saimin in a nicer, bigger building! And with desserts! B
  • Curtis L.
    Curtis LeeJune 11, 2011
    portuguese 3 egg omelet with brown rice and black coffee... great way to start the day.
  • Tyron H.
    Tyron HamamotoMay 31, 2011
    service is good but the food in general is bad. worst yet this is coming from someone that will eat pretty much anything. i once ordered the oyako don and it had so much green onion on it that i could
  • Allan S.
    Allan ShihApril 10, 2011
    there are better options. This place was pretty bad. It looks like a decent spot and I had no problems with service but the saimin, tempura, and even the pie was pretty bad.
  • Sunshine 8.
    Sunshine 808March 21, 2011
    Food was delicious but the service was way too slow.
  • Amy T.
    Amy TrillesFebruary 20, 2011
    if your server is Rowena be prepared to have bad service....sitting on table 9. she takes forever just to get your order and isn't apologetic at all. no tip for her!
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KamFebruary 12, 2011
    If you like your tempura batter thick and oily, you'll love the tempura here! Not a favorite of mine. But saimin, teri pork and cone sushi rock!
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KamFebruary 11, 2011
    If you're paying by credit card, they don't take American Express. Visa and MasterCard work though.
  • @JaymesSong
    @JaymesSongDecember 18, 2010
    not a fan of the broth
  • Dwayne A.
    Dwayne AcobNovember 20, 2010
    Bleh!
  • Brent
    BrentNovember 19, 2010
    Go during off hours (e.g. 2pm) for parking and short wait-times.
  • Sheldon Y.
    Sheldon YonedaOctober 23, 2010
    Parking is a nightmare. Be ready to drive in circles until a stall opens.
  • France U.
    France UmetsuOctober 23, 2010
    Its better than boulevards....
  • Toropoki
    ToropokiOctober 16, 2010
    This is the sister of the owners of Boulevard Saimin. They split up.
  • Terumi L.
    Terumi LaskowskyNovember 6, 2010
    日本語メニューがないですが、基本は日本食です。おそばとサイメンのお店で広いです,
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