Reader Poll: What’s Your Favorite Saimin on O‘ahu?

Broth, noodles, toppings: No two shops serve up saimin the same way. So which one is your fave?


spread of saimin, teri cheeseburger, teri sticks and fries

Photo: Thomas Obungen


In the pantheon of local food, few creations are more revered than saimin. It goes back generations, unpretentious and unchanged, every steaming bowl a reminder of simpler times and happy occasions with family and friends. And it’s everywhere—heck, even Hawai‘i McDonald’s sells it.


So who serves up your favorite saimin on O‘ahu? Vote below or write in your fave. You have until 11:59 p.m. HST on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 to cast your vote. We’ll tally up all your votes and publish the results here next week.



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