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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
17:00 - 00:00
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In mid December I visited Sam's with my husband, son and daughter in law. They'd been Okinawa for over a year and said it was the best restaurant they had found. I must say I was disappointed right from the start. Somehow I had expected that Sam's By the Sea would be located on a beach and would have a... More 

Thank ToniMWoods66
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Escargot was delicious as expected and the Tuna avocado tacos were great as well. Interior is very relaxing and gives you a great sea vibe. Will return for dinner! Ordered the Sam Sour, 9$ with only two shots in it, it was delicious but would of liked more alcohol in it.

Thank Cotey S
Guamote, Ecuador
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because I received a gift certificate for my birthday. View was awesome right near the water and the atmosphere on the place was relaxing and quaint. The food was really flavorful and on point. A bit pricy but well worth it. I will be going back for special occasions. Nothing bad to say about this place. A must... More 

Thank The-Farias
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Check this place out! The food was good. The atmosphere and service was perfect. This is a cool place with great seafood.

Thank Zach R
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I've been to this restaurant several times as my coworkers seem to really love to go here. So, obviously not everyone is as underwhelmed with it as I am, but let me tell you why I am not a fan: -Sam's is a fairly expensive place. I tend to drop $60-80 a person when I go here, and we don't... More 

Thank MissRich64
Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Yet another example of a place that serves bad American food overseas. Everything was undercooked, and most of the food was not edible. Don't let the high Trip Advisor rating fool you. My buddy literally lost his restaurant picking privileges as a result of the selection. You are in Japan, eat Japanese food, it's really good.

Thank Screamer02
Okinawa, Japan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Best Seafood restaurant in Okinawa for families, couples, and offices alike. Great atmosphere and great food!

Thank Jim A
Okinawa, Japan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I liked the Ambiance The Foods and service was always good everytime we visit with family and friends.I been going to this Restaurant since 1997 uo to now.

Thank lorinab147
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had a steak and chicken stuffed with shrimp. It was so good! The curry soup was amazing also. The service was great and the people were very nice. I went at night, so the lighting in the restaurant was very low. That was my only downfall, was making me feel like I was eating in the dark. The prices... More 

Thank th2292
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$26
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?