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Sam Sato's Incorporated

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1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
+1 808-244-7124
07:00 - 14:00
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San Francisco
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88 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Located in Wailuku, get there early and plan on waiting a bit. (Be sure to sign the wait list). Order something with noodles (with wonton, or soup) and expect lots to eat. This place is also know for their masadas.

1 Thank Optoko
Honolulu, Hawaii
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Local style on Maui begins and ends here. All the island favorites are done perfectly. WHAT? Zippy's for saimin? The saimin here is double-fantastic: get extra hot mustard: you might run out. And the four-way Chinese combo plate? Egg foo-young with veggies, sweet-sour spare ribs and char-siu all on one plate!! If "local-style" is your thing, then here is your... More 

Thank HonoluluHistorian
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Looked up local eateries and this place topped the list. Well known to locals for dry noodles, saimin and manju, this family owned business does its reputation justice. I went the first time with a golf buddy after finishing up at King Kamehameha, ordered the dry noodles while my friend had saimin. The noodles were excellent and my friend throughly... More 

1 Thank Marshall L
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We've been waiting to go here since reading about it on Trip Adviser & we weren't disappointed. My wife got the Beef Tomato which came with two scoops of white rice & one scoop of Mac salad, like I said Hawaiian flare. The Mac salad was simple elbow macaroni and mayo and the rice was rice as in bland. However... More 

Thank Crustyitalian
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

This place is a regular stop for lunch for my family and me! I've been coming here since I was little and the quality has always been great.

1 Thank Claire K
Hamilton, Ontario
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247 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

We stopped by for lunch to this local hot spot and were delighted with the variety and quality of items on the menu. The numerous local patrons is evidence of this. The dry noodles are a must along with the meat sticks (chicken & beef satay). My brother had the combo plate which gives you a tasty variety. On the... More 

1 Thank NorthernGuy13
Barrie, Canada
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240 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

This place is worth searching out and waiting for a table. Family run and owned. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and able to guide first timers such as us. Dry noodles are amazing

Thank moncoer
Edmonds, Washington
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the hospitality & service from the people there. We had traditional local breakfast, including the banana pancake..the pancake was delicious & just enough sweetness. I'd go back again to try the lunch menu.

Thank sweetp623
Paia, Hawaii
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Sam Sato's is truly a classic, Not many classic's left on Maui, time goes by and they all close up and retire, sell out, live the good life here. It's sad but well earned. I go to Sato's at least 3 times a month just for the Dry Mein, so tasty. The bbq beef sticks are amazing and the Wonton... More 

Thank tako4u
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Cash only and opens till 2 pm everyday, Not open on Sunday in case you want to squeeze in a second visit. We stumbled into this place when searching for a ramen place nearby. However, this place is best known for "Dry Noodles". When I read someone else' review saying he lived in California but didn't mind flying back 5.5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?