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Sam Sato's Incorporated


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Breakfast, Lunch
Hawaiian, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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All reviews turnovers saimin noodles beef chow fun chicken sticks dashi mac salad ono pineapple pastry pancakes fries portuguese sausage sandwiches dry mein local food
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been going to Maui on annual vacations for more than 30 years. We discovered this place years ago, and it was so great that we have made it an annual tradition. Their BBQ beef sticks are the best!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

They don't advertise for good reason. Original owner wanted to keep it a small family restaurant, And, although very great food and service, some days it is very difficult to get in. Wait times can be as long as an hour during peak (also depends...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lynnmkk
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

I ordered the banana pancake and small dry noodle which is they are known for. It was the best pancake. Price is affordable and many to choose from the menu. Next time you’re in Maui, I recommend you to try this place. Located in Wailuku.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank getreal2me99
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

This is our go-to place for breakfast or lunch when we want tasty local food and not the standard hotel fare. The dining room is smallish and staff are friendly and very capable. The loco moko and saimen are especially good. Bring cash, cards don’t...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 565dickf
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Pros: excellent service, small unpretentious room clearly enjoyed by lots of locals, low price, the BBQ beef stick was very good Cons: the main draw in many reviews, the 'dry noodles' were bland at best, forgettable to be honest, with overcooked bits of chicken and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

We reserved the side room for breakfast as we had a large group in my family. The staff was amazing as always. We ordered breakfast items plus local food like Loco Moko, Dry mein, BBQ beef sticks, Saimin and Pancakes. All the food was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank localgirl334
Reviewed January 26, 2019

We went to Sam Satos for the second time for lunch on our last trip to Maui. Such a great place to enjoy their delicious food. My husband loves their Chow Fun noodles. Great prices and quick service!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank IdahoLakemom
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Went here for lunch and totally enjoyed it. Small sit down area with a thriving take out window. Get the “dry noodles” entree. Many locals in attendance.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Norskejr
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and was impressed with quality food, great service and price. Definitely will return, great local vibe.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank theelarsonfamily
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

This may have been a nostalgic visit, but their manju is the best ever. I've had their manju for over 50 years, from when they were in Puunene and we use to get one before we went to school. I also got an ampan and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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December 1, 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.
May 4, 2017|
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Response from jay22200 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so
May 4, 2017|
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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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