Excellent food (saimin, beef and chicken skewers) popular with the locals and tourists. Can be hard to get a seat at the counter at lunch or dinner time. The place is a dive and, curiously, that's why I bumped it from an 8 to a 9. I love a good dive and this is a great dive! My wife's grandparents are from Hawaii and they remember eating at Hamura in the 60's (maybe 50's). You've got to give them a nod for tradition. The waitstaff is friendly but not overly so and a first time diner can feel lost but just ask one of the many locals and they're usually glad to help you out. I'd go with the saimin, it's the best.