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Sam Sato's Incorporated

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Bakery, Hamburgers, Noodle, Noodle Shop
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1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
808-244-7124
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Infamous if you've lived on Maui for years.

Sam Sato use to have his noodle shop further up into Wailuku town. Back in the late 80's he moved to the Wailuku Industrial Park (you can tell your in the WIP because the code requires all roofs to be Blue!). Anyway, this place has the best local style foods this side of Waikiki. Sam died a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Mauikboy
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Sam Sato use to have his noodle shop further up into Wailuku town. Back in the late 80's he moved to the Wailuku Industrial Park (you can tell your in the WIP because the code requires all roofs to be Blue!). Anyway, this place has the best local style foods this side of Waikiki. Sam died a few years back... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Sam Sato's is a great local restaurant in Wailuku. We highly recommend going with a group and ordering a bit of everything and sharing it family style. Don't miss the Chow Fun.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to experience something local, this is the place for you. Dry noodles or saimin (same noodles in broth) can be served vegetarian or with meat. Manju is something like a sweet bun. There are good choices for breakfast too. Banana hot cake was delish. They serve breakfast only till 11 though! Go early for lunch, otherwise you... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I always have high hopes for crowded "local" spots. We arrived for lunch and the place was packed with locals eating as well as waiting for take out. We opted for take out. The food was "OK", not bad but nothing special. We had "dry noodles" which was pretty much just that... a bowl of noodles and about 2 tablespoons... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There noodles are great I also have a teriyaki stick and a hamburger with it as a combo it's yummy.. There Limabean manju and there turnovers are good.. I like to go off times so the wait and parking is not as busy.. 😃

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The noodles that everybody is raving about is not bad at all but not that excellent either. The beef and chicken skewers were very tasty. The manju though tasted really good and the other pastries. You gotta try them!

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Frisco, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had heard the "dry mein" was great, but we thought it was "not bad" because it was not very flavorful. The restaurant is crowded and there is a waiting list even before 11:00AM, which does speak to how popular the restaurant is with locals. The waitstaff is friendly, but don't expect too much as they are really busy. We... More 

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Davis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I can't adequately describe how great the noodles taste. For the educated locals, they know this restaurant had a prior location in the 1960s and has been serving awesome meals for decades. I can't imagine why Sam Sato's doesn't have a higher rating..probably because the locals don't want the tourists to add the crowded restaurant..but now the secret is out.

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place is soooo good the dry noodles are super great we had lunch here, also turnovers and coconut and a manju. It's local food with local people and it's packed. The staff is really helpful.

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Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We love to come to this restaurant. The consistency is always the same . And they have the best manju

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: 808-244-7124

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Hamburgers, Noodle, Noodle Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?