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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” (61 reviews)
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Hawaiian, Asian
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My office is right down the street so it's perfect walking distance. My local friends first introduced me to this Sam Satos and I've been in love with it ever since! The wait staff full of Aunties is my favorite part. Nothing should ever change...More

Thank Jade B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Have had the pleasure of eating here for decades and even before they moved. The food is amazing and the service fantastic. Like most we had the noodles. The portion sizes were more than expected. I ordered the large and wished I had ordered a...More

Thank RjessMMM
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food was A+. The food, like the atmosphere, was homey and felt like eating with family. So many locals lining up for both take-out and sit-down - can't go wrong! Prices are reasonable and super friendly to kiddos. They offered a booster seat to...More

Thank elauinc
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I had to try their famous (in Hawaii) dried noodles. The dish was okay, but not great. The noodles were thicker than the average saimin size, and had extra flavor. There was a lot of char siu on top, but it was rather fatty. I...More

Thank poirot8345
Reviewed 26 July 2017

In the heart of Wailuko sits Sams a local favorite for years and this is my first visit after learning about it myself. They have great hamburgers,noodle dishes and beef teriyaki. Great prices and just great flavor. Only open until 2 o'clock so next time...More

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 29 May 2017

When I had to leave Maui for three years to care for my mom in California, the first place I ate when I finally returned was Sam Sato's. I ordered a hamburger deluxe and a large dry noodle. Yum. Just as good as always. Thank...More

1  Thank mauigir1
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been a local favorite for years. If you are a tourist looking for a break from the over stylized, over priced food of this area, go here. You can get either traditional or local meals that are tasty in a minimalist setting....More

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nice local atmosphere! Quick and friendly service! Had the Dry Min and side yakitori chicken. Would go back and try the other dishes.

Thank jay22200
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Ok now the place itself is kind of a dive, the prices are excellent and the service is very good. Food is not out of this world, and if you don't like noodles this is not the place for you. It is off the beaten...More

Thank belrangodoucet
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Best dry noodles on the island. Mom and pops store with great service. Tends to get busy. So get there early. Awesome local spot. Kind of tucked away in the wailuku industrial park but not to hard to find. A must to visit. You won't...More

1  Thank MIKE_81_35
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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