Located in parts of Wailuku that hardly ever see a rental car or a tourist, Sam Sato's is a unique spot with lots of local ambiance and is a landmark ... More
Located in parts of Wailuku that hardly ever see a rental car or a tourist, Sam Sato's is a unique spot with lots of local ambiance and is a landmark in the hearts and minds of islanders. The business has been an institution for years and the tradition of gathering in the Millyard for the freshly made manju, saimin and other local favorites is perhaps more than the average mainstream tourist can appreciate. But for those who want to experience where the locals go this is promised land. Don't expect fancy, don't expect expensive and don't expect tables to be empty and waiting upon arrival. - Lottie Tagupa
I went there today and loved it. It is in my neighborhood and sitting at the counter talking with the waitresses about the incident in the Iao Valley this morning made me feel immediately at home. They were so open and friendly. I ordered dry saimin-broth on the side- extra cabbage and chx stick. Delicious. I ll order more broth next time or try their daily special. There were people everywhere on a rainy Saturday morning some waiting 15 minutes but there is the counter right in front of the kitchen . No waiting sat down and thoroughly enjoyed my journey into Sam Sato s world.
The menu is boring, I tried rhe teri beef sandwich and it came on a 3 inch hamburger bun and and the teri beef must of been 2-3 oz. of meat and not so tender. For the cost, Mc Donalds dollar menu would be cheaper and you get more meat. The saimin base is weak in flavor, had it once and never agian. Too bad Tasty Crust sucks or I would go there instead.