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Restaurant Matsu

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161 Alamaha St, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2433
+1 808-871-0822
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Very good price and surprisingly good food and quality. Authentic Japanese deep fried food and soup noodle. Batter wasn't think. Deep fried oyster was fresh. Noodle soup wasn't salty like those MSG ones. Portion was huge. Deep fried soft shell crab was fresh too. Sushi roll was good. It is hiding in a quiet street and industrial area. We went... More 

Thank Nora L
Kahului, Hawaii
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The food is really good here, it is a good place to go when you are hungry in the area. Mostly frequent this place.

1 Thank DJK808
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

For onlookers it doesn't look like much. Small place and no upfront service. My family all ordered ramen. The broth was tasty and the chicken Katsura was crispy and delicious! Too much msg in the food though..I guess that's why it's tasty. Might try sushi instead.

1 Thank kdooka
Kahului, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Fried chicken soooooo goooooddddd. It's so perfectly fried and the Mac salad is great! There just needs to be more seating

1 Thank kayla990
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

I've been coming to this place back when they were in Maui Mall. Love their noodles. ATMOSPHERE: Divey, dinky little wooden building in Kahului Industrial Park. Signs abound for every pet peeve of theirs. FOOD: Tempura ramen - My all-time fav. Done in a dark soy broth. Tempura consists of two shrimp, eggplant, zucchini and green bean. The closest authentic... More 

1 Thank MauiWorldTravelers
Wailuku, Hawaii
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Nice small centrally located for good family Japanese food. Sushi is reasonably priced. good quality

1 Thank Kramer G
Haiku, Hawaii
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

this is a place to go to if you want good japanese food that is like mom would make......the portions are normal...not local giants...but taste is very good....reasonable and fast....not fancy but always good....

1 Thank norman m
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

What a great throwback to the country stores that used to make plantation-style camp food up to the 1950's. What I remember of the Japanese hekka-style dishes of my childhood are found here at Matsu! Yeah, I agree, the tempura is good, but it is better at Tokyo-Tei on Lower Main Street. Matsu is great for noodles. Not the new-fangled... More 

1 Thank HonoluluHistorian
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

They never seem to be open when I want to eat here and the parking lot is tight. I hate the fact that there is a smokeshop next door. I thought this was a family establishment! the indoors needs revamping. You gotta serve yourself. I loved the shrimp tempura. PERFECTLY battered! nice workers. Just wish the schedule was more convenient!

Thank intheraw
San Jose, California
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125 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

On the way out of Maui, still craving for Japanese food - found this Japanese restaurant that is opened on Sunday! Yay! The tempura udon was pretty good - udon was nicely made and fresh, and the tempura batter was fresh and crisp. I would have given this 4 stars. I ordered a takeaway fried oyster, for my dinner on... More 

Thank greenham01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Alamaha St, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kahului
  • Phone Number: +1 808-871-0822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?