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Restaurant Matsu

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161 Alamaha St, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2433
+1 808-871-0822
Today
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time back in a few years and we ordered the miso butter fish. Hands down still the best thing on the menu. Get it and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Jason C
Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The restaurant is more self-served but the quality of food is excellent. We placed our order up front with the cashier and then settled down at the table (they brought the food to our table afterwards). We had the tempura dish (and it came with rice) and the teriyaki chicken rice bowl, and they were both great! The prices range... More 

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Thank Sirius_Padfoot
Calgary
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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.

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1 Thank DJK808
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169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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.

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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

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1 Thank kayla990
Hawai'i
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 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 

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1 Thank MauiWorldTravelers
Wailuku, Hawaii
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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

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1 Thank Kramer G
Haiku, Hawaii
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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....

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1 Thank norman m
Honolulu, Hawaii
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97 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 19:30
Saturday
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?