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Sam's Ocean View

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Fri, 5/20
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SOV SERVES EVERYDAY GOOD FOOD. The menu is from scratch, using our recipes, including all desserts, dressings and sauces. We Hand-Cut our Fries from Russet Potatoes. Fish is delivered fresh daily and we NEVER use frozen fish. Aloha to our local fishermen. We have the Best Fish and Chips on Kauai Island. Our bread is baked locally and in house. Our greens are Organic and we cater to GLUTEN FREE ALLERGIES. We use American Wagyu Beef for our Burgers, Sliders & Steak Chimichurri. Our Ice Cream is Lapperts of Hawaii, the Best on the Island. SOV cocktails are carefully crafted and made with imported purees and fresh squeezed juices. The SOV Brunch menu include several Benedicts, House made Corned
$15 - $39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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All reviews brunch fish and chips crispy cauliflower wagyu steak pineapple upside down cake island fish curry sliders seared ahi caesar salad shrimp primavera great table happy hour an appetizer second floor wonderful food mai tai
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here two nights in a row as one wasn’t enough - incredible ocean front view with amazing staff and food! The service was impeccable on both occasions (special thank you to Ally and Indio!) and the food was to die for - on...the first night we had the shrimp, wild boar and Thai curry quinoa, on the second we had toasted sandwich with Brie and honey along with chicken with mushroom risotto - I can safely say I think I’ve died and gone to heaven! Best food I’ve had in a long time and an unforgettable experience, thank you so much. Katie and Shaun xxMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had our best meal in Kauai here. It was wonderful and the oceanfront view was great. I ordered the parmesan crusted fish (Ono) and pretty much wanted to lick my plate for the sauce that was on it. The lilikoi jalapeno margarita was also...perfect!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, parking was a mess. But after that it was a good experience. I had a solo reservation and they were very welcoming. A nice open-air setting, on the second floor. Service (thank you, Sarah) was friendly and attentive, food was good, and the bill...was reasonable. A nice night.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 6 and we made it in for Sunday brunch. A reservation ahead of time for brunch is recommended it they found us a table. The ocean view is amazing, upper level seating. The fish and chips are great. The kids...ate banana pancakes which were fantastic. Overall a great place to eat and drink.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really for the view that you'll be going. The good is decent, but nothing exceptional. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. It's a bit loud and as others have mentioned the chairs are absolutely horrible.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 14, 2022

Absolutely horrible food! Terrible atmosphere cheap chairs and tables. Only thing going for it was an ocean view! Spend your money and time elsewhere for sure!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 12, 2022

Been coming here for 10 years and always had a wonderful experience. Not this time! The floors in the restaurant, which appear to be vinyl, were as slippery as an ice rink. When addressing this, management replied “ it’s seasonal, nothing we can do about...it! “ Well that’s ridiculous ! One customer falling and getting seriously hurt, has to be addressed. It can be as simple as placing runners and rugs in the traffic areas so nobody gets hurt! “ Nothing we can do about it “ is the wrong answer when your business is serving customers.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 11, 2022

Another place we just stumbled upon. When we got to Kauai is when we realized restaurants were booking 2 nights out, so this was one that looked good and still had reservations available! The views are GORGEOUS (make sure you ask for a spot by...the window) and the food and service was exceptional! Dishes include: Wagyu Beef Slider Trio, Crispy Cauliflower, Smoked Salmon, Seared Ahi Steak with Sesame Ginger Glaze, Brick Roasted Boneless Half Chicken, Wagyu Steak Chimichurri, Shrimp Primavera and more. We also enjoyed their Coconut Mai Tais were delicious and served in a coconut cup, plus many more fun cocktails. We ordered the Brick Roasted Boneless Half Chicken and Wagyu Steak Chimichurri and thy were delicious. Service was excellent from the hostess to our waiter. The disadvantage of this place is the parking. If you drive underneath the building, make sure you have a smaller car. We went behind the building where there is a street and thought we found a spot, when some guy came up to knock on our window reporting that we couldn't park there. At that time, there was a "cross fit" gym that was training along the beach and I think the guy was reserving spots for his gym. We parked across the street and crossed our fingers we wouldn't get towed, but there weren't many other options after that. It was in a seemingly abandoned strip mall, so I think it was ok.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2022

It had good reviews and we saved it for our last night. Big disappointment. It had brew pub vibes, fine dining prices ($36 & $38), so-so food, limited menu. they were out of shrimp and their glass of wine prices were higher than in the...other two nice places we ate at. We would not go backMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed April 10, 2022

I had the Shrimp Primavera and my wife had the Arugula Salad with shrimp. Both were out of this world. Ocean view cannot be beaten.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

We expected a sort of burger joint with a view, but got much more than that. We both had the Wagyu Beef dish, which taught us that flank steak of high quality properly prepared can be memorable. Add to that a great red blend from...the wine list, the pleasant sea breeze, and a charming server, and we had a wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 23, 2022 via mobile

Great view and service. The food was very good and the service was great. This is an oceanfront restaurant and you will be sorry if you missed out

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 22, 2022

We stopped in for apps and drinks and this restaurant did not disappoint. Great view and delicious food. Rating it a 4 out of a 5 due to the appearance of the restaurant. It was a bit disorderly and unkempt. Would visit this restaurant again....We had the Alaskan Salmon Cakes and the Falafel were delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 28, 2022 via mobile

The tuna nachos and Parmesan crusted fish were great. Both the flourless chocolate cake and pineapple upside down cake were delicious. The view was gorgeous.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 24, 2022

Enjoyed a wonderful brunch starting with mimosas and followed with a fabulous omelette. The service was attentive and even though they were very busy, we did not feel rushed. The views are amazing and the vibe is casual beach. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2022
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May 17, 2018|
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Response from BobPikeCTT | Reviewed this property |
Resort casual works well - it’s a casual place.
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April 8, 2018|
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Response from aiderssf | Reviewed this property |
It has reopened after remodeling.
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Yes they have a happy hour.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sam's Ocean View

Yes, Sam's Ocean View offers takeout services.

Yes, Sam's Ocean View is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Sam's Ocean View is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4