Consider this a little slice of Japan. Here, Eunice Kitagawa creates traditional Japanese cuisine with great local ingredients. Tei-shoku meals are served on lacquer dishes, unless you go family-style, in which they bust out platter-size versions of their menu items. Special recipe tempura batter, donburi, kinpira gobo and more make Tokyo Tei ichiban among MauiTime’s readers. 1063 Lower Main St., C-101, Wailuku; 808-242-9630; Tokyotei.com. @jenrusso
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About Jen Russo
I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.