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Sam's by the Sea, Awase

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1-41-15 Awase | Okinawa Marina, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-937-3421
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the greatest customer service.. The food was decent but not worth how expensive it was. We gathered for a friends birthday about 15 of us & we had a good time. There is a bird in the front in a cage that looks mistreated & is really sad

Thank Jenna Lee R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rib and steak dinner is great. Also, the Curry soup they give you is nice. I poured it over my white rice and it was awesome.

Thank HenryHugley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had shrimp grilled at our table and it was cooked to the point that it rubbery. The taste was good and as the subject line indicates the service was good. In retrospect I should have asked them to lightly grill the shrimp.

Thank Astankemp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This place has a great Hawaii theme. The food is very good, they even serve live Maine lobster. The drinks come in souvenir glasses. The place isn't cheap but neither is Hawaii.

Thank jpasak
Okinawa, Japan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great food and great atmosphere. Definitely the place to go for all special occasions. Have been dining at this restaurant for years for birthdays and dating, and always satisfied with the food.

Thank DavidOkinawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We went for my husband's birthday and really enjoyed all of the food. The surfer's choice was amazing and let's you try a variety of seafood platters. They give large amounts of food with enough for leftovers.

Thank tnpaige
Iwakuni, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Took the wife here for "Mothers Day" and was very impressed by the ambience and service we received. Every part of our meal was delicious and very filling. Seafood was fresh and the steaks were cooked perfectly what more could you ask for. Will definitely return for another date night.

Thank cprimus
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Really neat place to enjoy great seafood. Very crowded; get reservations. Food is worth wait. Lots of variety and really good drinks. Atmosphere is fun with a mix of sea and Polynesia. Some of the drinks include container as gift. Fun to take home. Six different entrees ordered. All were fantastic. If ever back in Okinawa, will go again.

Thank RiverCajun
Okinawa, Japan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Very cool atmosphere inside. Great service. Delicious food and kid friendly. I've never been disappointed.

Thank Sarah F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

My parents were in town and we wanted to take them somewhere special and unique to Okinawa. Sam's By The Sea is both of these things. The servers are very attentive and the food is delicious, especially the curry soup!!

Thank Gary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Seafood
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-41-15 Awase | Okinawa Marina, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Okinawa
  • Phone Number: +81 98-937-3421
The Nakagusuku bay can be viewed from windows of the restaurant. We offer many charbroiled Steaks and fresh seafood.

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