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“Not As Good as Advertised”
Review of Sam's Ocean View

Sam's Ocean View
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Mon, 2/24
8:00 PM
Ranked #15 of 135 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $39
Description: 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 Beef Hash, Traditional Buttermilk and Local Banana Mac Pancakes. We also offer Omelets, Salads, Sandwiches and Clubs. All of this comes with a great vibe and one of the BEST VIEWS ON KAUAI! Live Music several nights a week from Jazz to Rock. Join us for Brunch or Dinner.
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Description: 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 Beef Hash, Traditional Buttermilk and Local Banana Mac Pancakes. We also offer Omelets, Salads, Sandwiches and Clubs. All of this comes with a great vibe and one of the BEST VIEWS ON KAUAI! Live Music several nights a week from Jazz to Rock. Join us for Brunch or Dinner.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant view of the ocean across a lawn. Had cocktails and dinner. Drink prices were remarkably high - $14 for a gin and tonic seemed a bit much. Food was very undistinguished and expensive.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank DudleyMcF
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

Best meal we had on Kauai. We didn’t have reservations but we were seated at the bar area right away. The ahi with veggie fried rice was the best- and my husband had a great chimichurri steak. It was night so we didn’t see the view but the location is amazing and right on the beach. I highly suggest reservations and be prepared bc parking is tight.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Nice spot with lovely ocean view. Great atmosphere and decor, beachy and eclectic inside. Staff were top notch and very kid friendly. Food is average to high prices (brunch menu mains 16-24$) however portions are relatively big. Enjoyed the BLT, and multitude of eggs benny options! Would certainly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank EmilyC234
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

I stayed with friends on Kauai for 5 days and we ended up eating here twice. Most tables have a great ocean view. We came here for an app and cocktail one night and brunch after church on Sunday. Both meals were great — this place has “mainland”-type service, tasty food, and fair prices. Middle level restaurant—nicer than most on Kauai without breaking the bank. Dependable and memorable. Parking is tricky and tight—under the building.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Mark S
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

Have been to Sam's Ocean View on two successive trips to Kauai. Food is excellent. Most recently, had the mixed, baby greens salad w/ macadamia nuts & balsamic dressing & the brick roasted boneless chicken -- both were delicious. The focaccia bread served pre-meal is mouth-watering. Tasha, the manager, is warm and personable and makes sure you are taken care of. Our waiter, Candice, was very attentive. High recommend this Kapa'a restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank PhilJ1288
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