Address: 1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793 Phone: 808-244-7124 Cuisine: Local Region: Central Maui Price: affordable Hours: M-Sa 7 a.m.-2 p.m. A kama'aina favorite as far as Japanese food is concerned. They do plate lunches, but they are famous for their dry saimin. Also be sure to try their manju, which is a sweet pastry.
Address: 1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793 Phone: 808-244-7124 I could use saimin as a metaphor to describe Maui. Like saimin, Maui takes bits and pieces of different cultures and ethnicities and puts them together to create something wonderful. This phenomenon is something unique to Hawaii. Suffice it to say that the best bowl of something wonderful can be found at Sam Sato’s. Maui Time readers know how good it is and cast their vote for Sam Sato’s. Here the staff will greet you, ask about how your family is doing and then serve you the best bowl of saimin this side of the Pacific. At Sam Sato’s the broth is hot, the noodles are long and the meat doesn’t come from a can.
Address: 1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793 Phone: 808-244-7124 It’s the insiders’ go-to for getting your grind on. “I know people who get off the plane from wherever, and that’s their first stop. Before seeing Grandma. Before getting settled. Before freshening up. Everything is better after a bowl of their dry mein,” says regular Traci McDonald. From saimin that will satiate even an addict’s fix to manju worth hand-carrying to loved-ones across oceans, they serve up something for everyone—but cater to born-and-raised palates—at bargain prices. They’ve been doing it for almost 80 years—the first store opened in 1933—and we hope they do it for 80 more.