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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reminds me of M.A.S.H

This place is worth a drive just to see all the WWII era military paraphernalia on the walls. It is Hawaiian Asian fushion served with a four star attempt at dining experience. The menu is mostly seafood and can be pricey but neither I nor any of my guests have ever had a bad experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is worth a drive just to see all the WWII era military paraphernalia on the walls. It is Hawaiian Asian fushion served with a four star attempt at dining experience. The menu is mostly seafood and can be pricey but neither I nor any of my guests have ever had a bad experience. Keeping with the kitschy Gulligans... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A must visit in Okinawa. A great meal, great atmosphere and a bargain for the quality of the service & food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very good meal, with excellent service however, the furniture was poor. The chairs were old and had a weird back. I couldn't rest my back when I lean back. If the owner would spend a little money and update the furniture my rating would be higher.

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Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Always fun to visit SAMs when in Okinawa. Went here for dinner one night with my boss and his wife. We all enjoyed our meals and loved the Hawaiian style atmosphere.

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've eaten here dozens of times on my business trips to Okinawa and I'm surprised at some of the comments. There is only 1 Sam's by the Sea. It's not a chain. The interior is a collection of nautical and island-styled collectibles. Authentic Hawaiian music can be heard. The drinks are very good. Try a banana daiquiri. The menu is... More 

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Roy, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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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Additional Information about Sam's by the Sea Awaseten

Address: 1-41-15 Awase, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 98-937-3421
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Okinawa
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse

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  • 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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