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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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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best prawns ever!

The great view and atmosphere as well as courteous and professional staff, are just a few of my favorite things about Sam's. The drinks are poured over shaved ice and beautifully garnished. The menu is diverse enough to satisfy any taste one might have on any particular day. As my title indicates... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Fred D
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Forest Hill, Maryland
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Forest Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The great view and atmosphere as well as courteous and professional staff, are just a few of my favorite things about Sam's. The drinks are poured over shaved ice and beautifully garnished. The menu is diverse enough to satisfy any taste one might have on any particular day. As my title indicates, the Prawns on a Skewer is one of... More 

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Horizon City, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We went to Sam's by the Sea while visiting relatives in Okinawa. After a short wait, we were seated at a great table and offered the exotic drink menu. The drinks and specialty beer were delicious! Right away, we were given the menu and we chose several different meals, the ribeye was good and grilled correctly. The BBQ shrimp and... More 

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Thank Duane_Alan
Toronto, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

While in Japan, I like to eat fish. Raw or cooked. In Okinawa, pork is delicious. I haven't been impressed with the beef in Okinawa so I usually limit my beef consumption in Okinawa to just Yakiniku. So when I heard that we were going to a Steakhouse, I wasn't very excited. So much so that even at a Steakhouse... More 

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Thank World1day
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Hard to find this place,but nice interior.A lot of space and tables,unusual decor with fish,fishnets,shells.I like Mai tai cocktail .Crab legs is amaaazing!)Food is ok,but "the free soup" is hooorible.Better don't visit this place late night,because waitresses are really slow and tired.They look,like the don't care about their customers (

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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The staff, food, and ambiance are nice. My husband and I were on a date night during our vacation. The restaurant has lots of large table seating which is good for large parties. Large parties here means lots of screaming kids. Relaxing and talking was hard to do- maybe it was just bad luck?

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Thank MurmaidPrensus
Layton, Utah
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The food here is great for the price. The dining experience is great, feels like you are onboard an old wooden ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

nice restaurant and good food we strongly recommend to go there if you come to Okinawa. good for couple and family

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Thank Adrian R
Okinawa, Japan
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was good and the atmosphere was OK The staff was generally pleasant but not attentive . Once they served you your meal they did not come back to check on you .if there was anything else you needed you had to call for a staff member

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Thank SIMONE O
Nagaoka, Japan
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is definitely the best seafood restaurant I have tried ever. Located on the east coach of Okinawa island, it has a beautiful to the sea. The decoration style is very impressive and romantic, guests will feel like have dining inside a Caribbean ship. Lobster and seafoods are very delicious, I heard that the Lobsters here are imported from Maine,... More 

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Thank STNguyen
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Came here with my kids for an early birthday dinner for my daughter and I. We love the atmosphere and we were seated right away given it was a week night. I started with the seared tuna and was not disappointed. The biggest problem was getting a bite or two before the kids got to it. I had the steak... 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 17 - 26
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse

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