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Ichiban Okazuya Hawaii

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2133 Kaohu St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2204
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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87 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Like Chicken Katsu(fried chicken cutlet) I do and this place just served me the best plate of it I ever had. Scoop of the best Mac/Potato salad ever as well. Rice Noodles an unbelievable find in Wailuku Maui. Local, Delicious, very special. Inexpensive a real foodie find. Not greasy! Great veggie Tempura, tofu meat balls, it was soooo Very... More 

Thank Tattalat
Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We popped by this hole-in-the-wall place in Wailuku on our way from Kahului to Kaanapali. There's only ONE table you can eat at, and it's outside. In other words, this is a take-out only place. Customers were mostly local. Most dishes were hot although I saw one of the cooks make some kind of sushi. Portions were good, prices were... More 

Thank lars582
Wailuku, Hawaii
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I always come back here for the tempura. The plate lunches are great, good sides. Call in your order, it gets busy. I'm never disappointed.

Thank pbjellysandwich
Kula, Hawaii
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is an old-time favorite of Maui locals for cheap and easy plate lunch specials and take out orders. My son raves about the chicken katsu plate but I decided to be different and I went with the tempura plate. Unfortunately, I went fairly close to 2 p.m. and there was a large batch of tempura that had been pre-cooked... More 

Thank Anne B
Roseville, California
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I learned a while ago, when in doubt, look for what Tripadvisor recommends and go in with an open mind. This is a classic example. Small take out food place I never would have stopped at, not to mention I didn't know what Katsu was before I stopped. But, since the reviews said they had the best on the island,... More 

Thank kaliWashington

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, 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: 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?