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Sam's by the Sea Awaseten

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1-41-15 Awase, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-937-3421
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing!!

My BF took me here for my 26th bday and I loved it !!! The atmosphere was calm, the lighting was very romantic and the food/drinks and service were amazing! We had an awesome experience and I would definitely come back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Mia R
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Roy, Utah
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went there with friends for dinner and would never go back nor take my friends our waitress (in a sailors outfit) looked down right frightened we wondered if she was a victim of human trafficking? The place was so dark I could barely see my food which tasted over done! Our drinks were so strong they would take the hide... More 

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Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My BF took me here for my 26th bday and I loved it !!! The atmosphere was calm, the lighting was very romantic and the food/drinks and service were amazing! We had an awesome experience and I would definitely come back!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Primarily steak and seafood, but a few other options are available. The seafood is incredible, I haven't had a bad meal in four visits. Ambiance is very nice, the staff is attentive and polite.

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Yokosuka, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Back in 2011, my wife and I went here and it was a great experience overall. Four years later, however, in March of 2015, it was awful. The food and ambiance were still very good, but the service was terrible. The young servers were unprofessional, non-hospitable, and ignored us most of the time. First, it took them almost 10 minutes... More 

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Twentynine Palms, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband was so excited to take me to Sam's, since the last time he had been there was many years ago, when he was a young Marine. The décor probably hasn't changed much, and there was a lot of great pics and memorabilia, which was pretty cool. We went on a date night and the place packed. We found... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Loved the atmosphere...Peal Harbor, South Pacific era décor. Lots of black and white pics of old movie stars, military days gone by... Interesting items to look at on every wall and available spot. Service and staff were spectacular. Keep your glass from certain drinks on menu. GIANT menu with lots of selections...something that everyone will just love. I ordered a... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our first visit to Sam's By the Sea was the week following our wedding in 1975. It has become a family tradition to have a meal at Sam's whenever we are visiting our Okinawa relatives. Sam's has a great vibe, friendly and helpful staff, quick service, and tasty food. Though not an inexpensive restaurant, it is always a memorable event.

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Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Don't know why this place is #1... The food isn't that great. The steak was really chewy and the seafood wasn't fresh. There are other much better hibachi restaurants.

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San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Sam's is great place for family to go out for a top notch meal. The restaurant is decorated in a nautical way, with pictures and music from the movie South Pacific. The servers, in sailor outfits, are very friendly and accomodating. The mixed drinks are very good, and I like that you get to keep the glass! (Select drinks only...mine... More 

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Sagamihara, Japan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The cocktail sauce for the shrimp cocktail was amazing and the crab-stuffed cod was quite good. But the steak, ahhhh, the steak. This was the best steak I've had in many years. Perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. The corn pudding was a bit sweet for my taste but the others in our group enjoyed it. You just can't go wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-41-15 Awase, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Okinawa
  • Phone Number: +81 98-937-3421

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?