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Ichiban Okazuya Hawaii

2133 Kaohu St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2204
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Ranked #25 of 75 restaurants in Wailuku
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- May 8, 2014
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7 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I work close by and have brought visiting friends for the local experience. Sometimes I go for a plate, but generally am a small chow mein and tofu balls person. I love the tofu balls and sometimes just have them for lunch. I also like the miso soup on a cold wet Maui day. I do miss the table under... More

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Kahului, Hawaii
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Literally a hole in the wall...but the best hole in the wall you can find. Mom and pop shops are rare now days but Ichiban is definitely a favorite. Chicken katsu with nishime rice and salted cabbage is my familys favorite, but they have many other japanese favorites on the menu as well as catering. Prices did go up about... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

You need to pay with cash only. The food was great, but if you have issues about cleanliness, you might want to go to a fancy place. This is more of a mom and pop-type place. Take out only. Friendly staff.

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Haiku, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My friends and I eat here all the time, lunch is $6-9. Their catering is very reasonable, about 9-10 a person for 3 main dishes, with salad, and noodles, rice. I threw a party and ordered roast pork, chicken tofu, shrimp tempura, and chicken katsu. The crowd loved it. They deliver and set it up, and provide the warmers and... More

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Maui, Hawaii
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Ichiban Okazuya is traditional, Japanese, take-out only, Mom and Pop, hole-in-the-wall, well-respected, neighborhood restaurant. The dilapidated storefront is TINY – no indoor table or chairs. 3 folding chairs outside lean against the windows covered in handmade signs. 90% of the structure is devoted to the kitchen and prep area. Inside the wooden screen doors, maybe 4 diners can stand in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

I eat there frequently when on Maui because the sushi is always fresh, the service is very friendly and efficient. Problems:like many "local" favorites, its dirty w/ no atmosphere and you have to go out in a back alley to access the restroom

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