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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
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When we arrived in Okinawa, everyone kept talking about Sam's by the Sea. There are several locations but we decided to go to Awase since it was closest to our house. The location is good - can be a bit tricky to find if you're new to the island just follow the directions on Okinawa Hai and you'll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Havelock, North Carolina
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Havelock, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When we arrived in Okinawa, everyone kept talking about Sam's by the Sea. There are several locations but we decided to go to Awase since it was closest to our house. The location is good - can be a bit tricky to find if you're new to the island just follow the directions on Okinawa Hai and you'll be fine!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Sam's by the Sea is a great place to eat. We went for steak and seafood and everything was delicious. I ordered my filet medium and it came well done, unfortunately. Everyone else's food was perfect. Try the shrimp cocktail with a beautiful presentation. You can find a coupon in the local tourist magazines. The fresh baked bread with pineapple... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 93 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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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 211 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse

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