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All 399 Okinawa Restaurants

Sam's by the Sea Awaseten

1-41-15 Awase, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-937-3421
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Ranked #2 of 399 Restaurants in Okinawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $25
Cuisines: American, French, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sun City, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A little pricey but well worth the trip. My family really enjoyed eating here. The service, food, and atmosphere was great. Would like to return one day!!

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Rota, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Everything is great here! I spent around 5000 yen but one of my drinks came with souvenir cup and cost 1000 yen. Would love to go again.

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omaha NE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The food here was okay..definitely not the best steak I've had, but for what you can get off-base its not bad. The food is on the pricey side with a single person looking to spend about 5000 yen for a decent meal. I usually spent 6000-7000 yen just to get full..the portion sizes are meant for baby squirrels and children...if... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Was stationed in Okinawa in the early 90's. Loved all of Sam's restaurants especially SAMs by the Sea. Would love to get that "Green soup" recipe!

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had the Surfer's Choice: Pan-fried cajun spiced flounder with tropical fruit salsa, island mahi mahi topped with our coconut cream spinach sauce, and char-broiled swordfish with sauce Tar-Tar. The dish was awesome! The cajun spice was very spicy, the Mahi Mahi was grilled to perfection, and the swordfish is the best cooked fish I've had on the island. Even... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have been to Sam's by the Sea several times and I will continue to go back. No matter what the menu choice is, you can't go wrong. The souvenir drink cups are a favorite of mine although you don't get the most amount of drink in the cup but that's not really why you are getting the cup. The... 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 17 - 25
Cuisine: American, French, Steakhouse

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