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Ichiban Okazuya Hawaii

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2133 Kaohu St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2204
+1 808-244-7276
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old style local plate lunches for a reasonable price. Great taste and portions. Perfect for taking back to your hotel!

Thank Robert I
None, Italy
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This may be the newer generation running things now, but the food and the atmosphere still have that authentic old-country, older generation flavor about them. Chicken Katsu? Absolutely out of this world! Udon? Likewise! With taste and texture to be found nowhere but here, outside of Japan. If you're eating in, there's a comfy picnic table right outside (very small... More 

Thank Neznan
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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Okazuya has its origins in early twentieth century Honolulu and surrounding towns (not to be confused with its delicatessen cousins in Japan), but Ichiban has that "land of the rising sun" flavor and aroma; albeit presented in the traditional "local" style. We have been addicted to Chieko's katsu for more than a quarter of a century...unquestionably the best on the... More 

Thank westmauian
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The old folks have retired and a younger generation has taken over, they made the parking lot bigger from 2 stalls to 10 stalls, added cute herb garden. The regular food is really good but the Japanese dishes are all lacking the right flavor - the nishime was full of potato missing veggies like daikong and the seaweed bows, the... More 

Thank P H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We live just down the street from this great little take out, and get dinner at least twice a week. The chicken katsu is the best on the island, in my opinion, and the portions (with the exception of the salmon), are generously sized. Would definitely recommend this place!

Thank wobicat
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We are lucky enough to have this place right around the corner from our accommodation! Delicious! Awesome prices, the staff are so friendly and helpful. I got the sliced steak, they were more than happy to swap the starch for double the veges which were fresh and amazing! A great cheap eat!

Thank Krista S
Paia, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

By far the best chicken Katsu on the island. This place is quaint and has the best food. I love the staff they are all really friendly and say Hai! after you order anything. The Gobo and Nishime are recommended as well. But the Katsu! omg the katsu is good. Flavorful and delicious and tender on the inside and crispy... More 

Thank Chris t
Garden Grove, California
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

not in a touristy location but locals know about it. Pretty good value and good food. Lunch time can get busy so try to come a little earlier so you don't have to wait in a long line.

Thank Lemonfresh76
Maui, Hawaii
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Stop by for that picnic lunch for IAO VALLEY... or just some great Japanese food. On a budget ? This is a great stop in the middle of WAILUKU town.... enjoy MAUI

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I had the most delicious tempura udon I have ever had in my life from Ichiban Okazuya for lunch today. Juicy prawns, fresh veggies and delicious broth. Simple, very fresh food. No frills needed. Just a short walk from my accommodation, I will definitely be back!

Thank myportablelife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2133 Kaohu St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-244-7276

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