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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 - 20:00
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De Winton, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Happened to stop by for diinner one evening. The food as good as was the service, the place could use some updates.

Thank Eugene N
Maui, Hawaii
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216 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

same location for 25 or so years great for take out and catering huge local lunch crowd, all take out county and state workers easy to find easy parking very affordable

Thank mauimann
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food is actually so-so, but the family-styled store itself is charming, and it's good to see that you and 10 other people are all buying from this little place. If you decide to take out here, call 15 minutes in advance during dinner time.

Thank Sherry_Geek
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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188 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 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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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 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
Reviewed 29 September 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
Reviewed 4 September 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 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

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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, Fast food, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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?