The scent of fresh ginger, steaming rice, and sizzling sesame oil wafts through the frayed screen doors, drawing a steady line of customers into the one-room eatery. Ichiban Okazuya’s humble storefront on Kaohu Street belies the quality—and quantity—of food prepared within. Ichiban, which means number one, the best (no ka ‘oi, if you will) is a fitting name for this popular Central Valley kitchen. (source: Maui Magazine article, September 2009)
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