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1063 Lower Main St Ste C101, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-6004
(808) 242-9630
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Menlo Park
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is an out of the way restaurant in Wailuku. Small but the local people really enjoy it. It is always busy, try to make reservations not that expensive

Thank Roger T
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I took my two boys to Tokyo Tei for lunch. They ordered the Nabeyaki Udon and I had the Shrimp Tempura Plate. My two boys like their Nabeyaki Udon. It came to our table in a cast iron pot, nice and hot. As for my Shrimp Tempura Plate, it came with generous sized shrimp that was deep fried in their... More 

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Clinton, NJ
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154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

There aren't many choices in Wailuku. Locals eat here. Nothing fancy. Only Bud, no Japanese beers. Box B was a good choice including really light tempura.. Teriyaki steak alone just too much fat. Service was really slow for us. Was it because there was a lot of take out orders or we were tourists? Easy to miss from the road.... More 

1 Thank EV8
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

A little out of the way restaurant - you'd miss it from the road.... But turn into a small car park with other small restaurants.... And you'll see it right down the end. Food comes out quick, basic restaurant set up, but service is great. They accommodated our group of 16 well and food all come out with good time.... More 

Thank Kttreadinglightly
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I love the food, service, and prices. Their menu is great. I love the food. I hope they stay in business a long time to come. I will keep coming again and again. Keep up the great food!

Thank Burton Y
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've been going to Tokyo Tei since not long after it opened, so I am probably biased. But there's still nothing like it anywhere else on Maui.............when it's good, it's incredibly good. When it's having a so-so day, it's still better than most Asian places. Tokyo Tei is old school; don't expect fawning service, fancy tables, or silverware. Instead, enjoy... More 

Thank AkamaiNick4SW
Broomfield, Colorado
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Amen to those that say it's not fancy-schmancy. It's in a hard-to-find strip mall off lower main street through Wailuku. Reasonable prices, authentic Hawaiian-Japanese flavors. Mo betta than the restaurants in Lahaina!

1 Thank abn801
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175 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to try this place again! My first experience wasn't so good. This time, the service and food was very tasty! I had combo b ( shrimp tempura, steak, sashimi) $16.50, hubby had combo c ( miso butterfish, tonkatsu, sashimi) )$15.50, kids had chicken katsu. All meals came with tea, rice, miso soup. The food was tasty... More 

1 Thank kdooka
Gilbert, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While traveling in central Maui we wanted to go to a Japanese restaurant. We looked at Yelp and Tokyo TEI had 4 stars so we decided to eat there. The restaurant is hidden in the back wall of the multi level garage, so you can't see it from the street. It looked very run down. As we walked inside the... More 

Thank Natalya T
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is my favorite hole in the wall (LOCAL) place for Japanese food on Maui. This is NOT Wailea/Lahaina fancy shmancy...I sat down after my work-out class in my shorts and tank top at 5pm when the place opens for dinner. It is tucked under the garage of an apartment and business complex (Puuone Towers, Lower Wailuku) and right next... More 

1 Thank Susan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1063 Lower Main St Ste C101, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-6004
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: (808) 242-9630

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