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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turnovers” (19 reviews)
“saimin” (32 reviews)
“noodles” (62 reviews)
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1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Sam Satos is a Maui institution. They have the best Dry Min ever. I always order the broth on the side just in case I want some. Little cozy but worth it.

Thank 808hataks
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I was not that impressed with Sam Satos overall.. The chicken yakitori was good, but the chop suey was 90% fat. I ate the small portion that wasn't fat and it made me sick at my stomach. I said something to the fellow up front...More

Thank NateB4
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We dropped our family off at the airport and headed up towards the Iao needle. In an industrial park area nearby we dropped in at Sam Sato's for lunch! The place was packed with mostly local families. Lots of tale out was happening. Incredible to...More

Thank IPM
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Visited twice in one week for the dried noodles. That speaks for itself. Also had the BBQ beef stick twice! Not a fan of sweets but both pastries on the menu were tasty! Great place for cheap eats but place closes early at 2 pm.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We go to here whenever we feel the need to eat noodles, which is often. It's dining area is of small capacity, so you may have to sign in and wait on the outside until they call your name. It's as simple as a noodle...More

Thank bgmaui31169
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Sam Sato's has been a part of the Maui landscape for years, so a bowl of dry mein and yakitori stick can always take me back to my childhood. The service is like you are at your aunty's house, warm attentive, but semi-self serve (get...More

Thank TravelingPapaya
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Very popular with the locals. The staffs are really nice and friendly. Food were simple, comfort and delicious. Ordered dry noodle, beef skewers, chicken bbq and dessert bite size pies.

Thank Calvin N
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The best of simple local cuisine in a friendly Mom and Pop atmosphere. Always a line/waiting list. They close by 2 pm. Busy breakfast and lunch crowd. Homemade noodles, Dry Mein, Saimin and variations, barbeque meat on a stick. Good daily specials. Even hamburger and...More

Thank DrDaveMaui
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

First time I ate here was in the 70's. An old building built in the 40's. Today it's in a modern building, pack with people with more standing in line. Don't forget to add your name to the waiting list! The food is average and...More

Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 13 February 2016

if you in the mude of saimin sam sato's is the place to stop and eat we loco people say ono that means good

Thank Martin v
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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