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“A little pricey” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
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Ranked #38 of 283 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: A former Wendy's restaurant completely redone.
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Sam Choy's this trip. The view and sunset were spectacular. The food was good although the salad dressing was too spicy for me. The soup was good as were the entrees. Our server was very attentive but we feel the price was a little high for what you get. We will return but not too many times.

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Lodi, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Great Meal Was the Highlight of our Dinning experince on the big island food was wonderful fish was very fresh. Service was great staff was friendly and had the aloha spirit

Visited January 2013
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roseville
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Our group went up for appetizers and drinks on our first afternoon in Kailua kona. We had a beautiful outdoor table while watching whales jumping in the distance. The appetizers were delicious as well as the drinks. I am sure the dinners are excellent as well but make a reservation. The prices during happy hour were very reasonable.

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Idaho
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great view. Good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

The setting at this restaurant is amazing. The wait staff did an excellent job. The food was good, however mine was short of seasonings. We also had dessert, coconut creme puffs. A very ample serving. The coconut filling was delishious, the creme puff its self didn,t taste fresh. All in all, a good experience

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Orange, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pretty View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The view of the bay was very pretty from on top of the hill! The food was good and at a good price. My uncle loves the Pork Katsu here. Friendliest servers you ever wanted to meet!

Visited January 2013
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