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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%
Travellers talk about
“turnovers” (20 reviews)
“saimin” (32 reviews)
“noodles” (68 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Asian, Hawaiian
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant in industrial area. Lots of locals eat here (always a good sign). Saimin was very good. Very crowded, so be prepared to wait.

Thank Bellinghamster64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little delight is well hidden in the commercial district of Wailuku. We fortunately knew about it beforehand and still had some trouble finding it in the rain. Once there we had a short wait trying to fit 6 people in a table at the...More

Thank nascarbilly
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend this past Fri at Sam Sato's while working in Wailuku on Maui. We got there just before 11:30 am. The parking lot was small & packed. My friend said it always fills up unless you get there early. He said...More

Thank HawaiiFoodlover
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Small restaurant that locals frequent. Their Drymein is the best! Whenever I’m in Maui this is a must stop. Too many people complain about wait to be seated or for their food. Just remember if you go your on island time relax and enjoy isn’t...More

Thank Lowell M
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I love a good won ton min, but this place had a tasteless one. Sit had chewy noodles, the broth needed more flavor and the won ton had a sour pork smell when eaten. The best part was the noodles and bits of char soy...More

1  Thank kdooka
Reviewed 3 February 2018

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
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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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