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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 good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“turnovers” (19 reviews)
“saimin” (31 reviews)
“noodles” (60 reviews)
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Hawaiian, Asian
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
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Reviewed 20 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 25 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 24 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 13 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
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We had turnovers and manju here. The lima bean filling was our favourite. It tasted similar to some wagashi. The pastry exterior is a little thick for my preference, but it was good and not too sweet. I found the turnovers to be too dry,...More

Thank Voodew
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is a place that is always full of local folk . Simple , delicious Hawaiian food . Plain surroundings , but active and buzzing .

Thank Vanc0uverIslanders
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I'm not an expert on noodles but our bowls of dry noodles failed to impress us. The best description would be bland food. The beef sticks were very good as was the mac salad. Waitress was a charmer. Maybe it was our taste in food...More

Thank Bill H
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Questions & Answers
1 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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