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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%
Travellers talk about
“turnovers” (19 reviews)
“saimin” (32 reviews)
“noodles” (62 reviews)
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Asian, Hawaiian
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ate there for lunch. The chow fun small was OK but only little bit noodle for $7. I left hungry. Two had the dry mein with veggies and that was more filling. One had breaded mahi with two scoops white rice and...More

Thank hajanne
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I usually only go on Saturday due to my job. GO THERE EARLY! Try beat the traffic because all the locals have the same idea as you when you go. You MUST get the Dry Mein and a...More

Thank Tenisha R
Reviewed 19 January 2018

After going to Maui over 7 times, we finally made it to Sam Sato's in Wailuku. The place is a locals favorite only open from 7am-2pm. While staying at The Westin Kaanapali and so many things to do, places to go, and great restaurants nearby,...More

Thank shemmy2
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Pardon the pidgin English but I had to use it in the title just to get my point across! Delicious dry noodles (drymein) at reasonable prices! I guess you could kinda say it’s like a type of tsukemen (if you know what that is...) we...More

Thank anime_niac
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The food / noodles are good but not over the top as I expected . The dry noodles in my opinion did not have that wow factor that I have heard about . The Chow fun was pricey for a small serving and the noodles...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Small neighborhood restaurant with home style American and Asian food. I had the meatloaf and it was excellent.

Thank Bandit 2
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 16 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

1  Thank Peter M
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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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