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Sam Sato's Incorporated

1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
+1 808-244-7124
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turnovers” (19 reviews)
“saimin” (32 reviews)
“noodles” (67 reviews)
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Asian, Hawaiian
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

1st time here. Everyone talks about the dry noodles. Now I know why...awsome. Limited free parking and had about 1/2 hour wait. Also tried the loco moco (mini). It was ok, nothing special. Prices were very reasonable. Definitely would come back.

Thank Glenn T
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Since first discovering this place in 2013, we've returned numerous times while staying in West Maui. Both breakfast and lunch are reliably delicious and much easier on the wallet than the more tourist-oriented places in either Wailea or Lahaina/Kaanapali/Kapalua. Be sure to buy some of...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A friend back home suggested Sam’s for their dry noodles. The restaurant is located in an industrial park. So glad my sister and I stopped for lunch after the swap meet and the Made in Maui County Festival. We took the advice of our waitress....More

Thank traveling_with_kathy
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The dry noodle bowl was very tasty, along with the marinated teriyaki beef. Our service was impeccable compared to some of the other dining locations we have eaten at during our visit to Maui. The value was very honest. This is definitely a local place...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Whether you are local to Maui, Hawaii or the mainland, you will love this local place. They are known for their noodles, dry or wet as well as local specials, manju, meat sticks and much more. So inexpensive, great friendly staff and a great price....More

Thank Adrienne K
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Had lunch this time. I had saimin and my wife had a hamburger and side salad. The food was delicious and the service top notch. The saimin was better than any I have had at other places and had a well flavored broth. My wife...More

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My office is right down the street so it's perfect walking distance. My local friends first introduced me to this Sam Satos and I've been in love with it ever since! The wait staff full of Aunties is my favorite part. Nothing should ever change...More

Thank Jade B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Have had the pleasure of eating here for decades and even before they moved. The food is amazing and the service fantastic. Like most we had the noodles. The portion sizes were more than expected. I ordered the large and wished I had ordered a...More

Thank RjessMMM
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The food was A+. The food, like the atmosphere, was homey and felt like eating with family. So many locals lining up for both take-out and sit-down - can't go wrong! Prices are reasonable and super friendly to kiddos. They offered a booster seat to...More

Thank elauinc
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I had to try their famous (in Hawaii) dried noodles. The dish was okay, but not great. The noodles were thicker than the average saimin size, and had extra flavor. There was a lot of char siu on top, but it was rather fatty. I...More

Thank poirot8345
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Questions & Answers
2 December 2017|
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Response from poirot8345 | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a very simple restaurant without varied menu options for the discerning customer.
4 May 2017|
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Response from jay22200 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so
4 May 2017|
Response from 808son | Reviewed this property |
No. No Apple/Google pay either. This is very common for "Mom and Pop" restaurants on Maui and other outer islands from Oahu. I recall a sign in Hawaiian Hale (Las Vegas) that said it simply: "In God We Trust; All Other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-244-7124
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