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Delicious Japanese food served with local Hawaiian style in Wailuku, HI

At Tokyo Tei in Wailuku, HI you can enjoy tasty Japanese food served with our local Hawaiian atmosphere - from a welcoming Aloha to our delicious green tea ice cream you will remember the great experience . We are a full-service Japanese restaurant and our family atmosphere is comfortable and stylish at the same time.

Tokyo Tei was voted The Best Japanese on Maui by the Maui News in 2010 and received the Hale Aina Award from the Honolulu Magazine in 2007. We have also been featured in the New York Times. Whether you are looking for a quick bowl of ramen noodles at lunch or are searching for a full teishoku experience at dinner, we can provide you with the best in Asian cuisine.

What we offer


At Tokyo Tei, our passion for authentic Japanese dining is demonstrated in everything we do. From our waiters to our top of the line chefs, we'll give you a dining experience you'll never forget! Our menu includes:

  • Appetizers such as sashimi, kimpira gobo, cold & hot tofu
  • Our specialty is shrimp tempura and teriyaki steak
  • Saimin and nabeyaki udon
  • Green tea and a wide selection of Japanese beers
  • Ko-Ko
  • Fresh sashimi bought and sliced daily

Please call us to find out what our monthly special is. Our family restaurant also has gift certificates for all amounts. Remember, reservations are recommended, so call us ahead of time in Wailuku at (808) 242-9630 to save your place for the finest Japanese dining.

Who we are


Everyone at Tokyo Tei is committed to providing you with a wonderful dining experience, so that you’ll come back time and time again. For three generations, since 1934, our family owned restaurant has been passionate about bringing authentic Japanese dining to the Wailuku area. You will taste the finest quality ingredients, expertly prepared for you to enjoy!

Whether it's a romantic dinner for two, a fun night out for the family, an after-work gathering for you and your friends from the office, or something more, we're here to serve you. In fact, we also host business lunch and dinner parties for groups of all sizes. Be sure to ask about our catering services and look at our menus. At Tokyo Tei, no party is too large or too small. Ask for more details today!

Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5 pm - 8 pm

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