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Izakaya Matsu

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1280 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8240
+1 808-874-0990
17:30 - 00:00
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205 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Love eating here. Small space, but cozy. Ate the pork katsu curry and salad combo, Yum! Hubby had kushikatsu, fried oysters, croquette, and yakitori... yummy! With a beer and iced tea... bill came out to $60. Prices are a bit high, but food is awesome!

Thank kdooka
Beverly Hills, California
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Interesting place. Thanks to the other reviews, I knew to make a reservation and it's a good thing we did. Even though we were only the 2nd table seated, we saw other groups turned away for not having a reservation. Also, when I called to make a reservation, they let me know there would be no sushi/sashimi (which again seems... More 

Thank hoonieskang
Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

i became acquainted with this dish in LA. It is one of my all time favorites, cuz I get to 'play with my food'. This sweet, albeit 'rustic' small family run business serves great Shabu Shabu. The veges are fresh, the sauces exquisite, high quality filet mignon, and very friendly service. I am grateful that they have this dish for... More 

Thank Patricia K
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

yes, the place needs some fixing and remodeling, A/C etc,,,,,,small area, with less then a dozen tables (hence the need for reservations). Depending on what you order (if your familiar with japanese cuisine, the food is authentic and very good for the prices (remember your on Maui--everythig is $$$$). There was only one hostess/waitress for the entire restaurant.....so don't expect... More 

Thank Junket66
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

They clearly state to make reservations, so we made reservations for 1730, arrived a little early and waited until 1735. While waiting we looked at the menu and were surprised to see their high prices for such ordinary dishes. This place would go out of business in Japan simply by not keeping reservations and by having such high prices for... More 

Thank Voodew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Delicious authentic no frills Japanese cuisine - definitely worth checking out for a simple casual meal if you like real Japanese food.

1 Thank Roderick S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

This was the second visit to this restaurant. I ordered the tempura udon which was delicious. The tempura was crispy and not too oily. We enjoyed the kushikatsu, which is pork and vegetables fried on two skewers. The miso butterfish is the best, very moist and broiled to perfection. I wish to be at the restaurant when sushi is being... More 

Thank kdooka
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This is a neighborhood Japanese restaurant. Lots of locals. Food is simple and solid. Service is friendly but spotty. Come once every trip

Thank Mike K
Toronto, Canada
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182 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I always read reviews before making a reservation and like many other travellers in Wailea went here on a Friday because everything else was booked. So first the good stuff: Good not great food. Salmon sashimi was still partially frozen. Tuna poke bowl, Dynamite bowl both good. Salmon sushi and ebi sushi good but expensive $6 for 2 pieces. As... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

The food was average, the service was very slow (the first person had finished his food, before the second (out of four) person even got her food. If you don't have a reservation, they will tell you that the restaurant is full, even if half the tables are empty and if you come back an hour later those same tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8240
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-874-0990

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