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2133 Kaohu St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2204
808-244-7276
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
So good. It's in the Hood. Where the locals go.

It's not the type of hood you think of when you think of Houston or LA, it actually looked normal to us. But apparently the locals say that it's sort of the bad side of town. But don't miss out on this gem. We went there based on yelp reviews, and the customers were all locals. they asked us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
LBui2014
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's not the type of hood you think of when you think of Houston or LA, it actually looked normal to us. But apparently the locals say that it's sort of the bad side of town. But don't miss out on this gem. We went there based on yelp reviews, and the customers were all locals. they asked us how... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've been picking up food here for at least 20 years. Sometimes the line is long. but they do hustle. If it is busy, they won't answer the phone right away. When my co-workers find out that I am going there for lunch or dinner, they all want to order something. Prices are reasonable and they do catering. And their... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We first heard about Ichiban Okazuya a few years ago when it was featured in Maui magazine. It is literally a hole in the wall and offers great food at great prices. We love going here whenever we visit!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great local style food- plate lunch! Our favorite was the chicken katsu plate. Always seemed busy, we went on 3 different occasions.

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makawao
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

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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Alaska
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31 reviews 31 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Anchorage
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2133 Kaohu St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: 808-244-7276

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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