Tanaka Saimin

Columns What We're Eating At

April 24, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

At Tanaka Saimin on North Nimitz Highway, you’ll find diners slurping up a storm, all thanks to the eatery’s mouth-watering saimin. According to owners Joan and Paul Watanabe, noodles are Tanaka’s specialty, from traditional saimin and won ton min to udon and hoso udon. Other local favorites grace the menu as well, including shrimp tempura, teri beef, burgers, sandwiches and more.

  • (Clockwise, from left) Suzie, Dina and Gigi Lee enjoy oodles of noodles at Tanaka Saimin.
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Dining Out recently stopped by the busy saimin shop and couldn’t help but notice the smiles on the faces of Suzie, Dina and Gigi Lee, who were finishing up a delicious lunch.

Suzie Lee:

“I ordered the Saimin Combo (small $8.20, large $8.70) and it was delicious! It came with teri beef, shrimp tempura and a nice salad. This is our second time here and we really like the noodles. They’re very fresh.”

Dina Lee:

“Both Gigi and I ordered the Tanaka Special Saimin ($8.45), which is a large won ton min served with two pieces of shrimp tempura.”

Tanaka Saimin

  • Where
    • 888 North Nimitz Highway #103
    • Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Call
    • (808) 524-2020
  • Hours
    • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Monday – Thursday
    • 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Fridays
    • 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Saturdays
    • 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Sundays

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