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Sam's Ocean View

4-1546 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
+1 808-822-7887
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“fish curry” (20 reviews)
“panzanella” (14 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4-1546 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Happy that we stopped by Sam's. The food was very good and they had a decent view of the beach. Sunday "brunch" menu doesn't have all of the items; would have liked to have tried the Crispy Cauliflower!

Thank Jonesing4NextTrip
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another great restaurant. We had seafood dishes and would highly recommend. Staff was great and service very good.

Thank o7mmtlst
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great spot, has off street parking. Ambiance was pretty sweet. Beach view, livd music, cool motif. Waitress was awesome. She even got up to sing with the entertainment. Food was very good, use fresh fish... which I can speak to it, it was delicious. Takes...More

Thank Tripking07
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here the last night of our trip. We didn't have a reservation, but we were pretty early (about 6pm) for dinner. They put together a couple tables in the bar and we were all set. We had a variety of items (my wife,...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went (two couples) on the recommendation of our concierge. From the outside, it doesn’t look like much but we decided to give it a try. The staff was so friendly and there was live music. The atmosphere was great! We all loved our meals...More

Thank GMFahey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant on our way home from doing an ATV tour. It was a perfect casual restaurant with a great view! We were seated right along the railing but all tables seemed to have an excellent view regardless. There was a great...More

Thank Brenna2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere, very attentive waitress and wait staff. And the view of the ocean and music was just right! We all ate something differnt and it was really a great find. The fish was superb. And on the way out the kids got...More

2  Thank Donna K
Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Thank you for a great review. Sam, the owner of SOV has always wanted guests to not only enjoy the food, service and views, but to have fun! You have made our day. Thank you and we hope to serve you again soon. Mahalo,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for dinner on a Saturday night and surprisingly it was not very busy at all. With some of the best views of the ocean offered by any restaurant in Kapaa, I expected the place to be packed. To start, parking is quite...More

Thank russkwtx
Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your review. Happy to address your concerns and I encourage all guests to provide feedback and prefer that we address while you are dining so we may be a able to correct any issues for you. Our caesar dressing is made...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant to celebrate an occasion. We had a seat next to the window and the view was gorgeous. Staff were helpful and patient. We visited during the happy hour-this reduced the cost a little, but we still found prices rather high.Wagyu Steak...More

Thank Midge M
Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate the positive comments. In regards to price, I can say, we buy fresh fish every day, while prices on Hawaii fluctuate greatly, (hard to believe that fish can be so expensive on an island, but it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the road I was skeptical if this was going to be good food. Turned out to be great food, wonderful view. I saw another review that said it was pricey, but I don't agree. We ate here on the last day of a week...More

Thank Anne H
Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We do tend to surprise people and that is part of the fun for us. We really appreciate your comment regarding the prices. While Island life is expensive for local and tourist alike, it is nice...More

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17 May 2018|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much anything you want
David E
8 April 2018|
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Response from aiderssf | Reviewed this property |
It has reopened after remodeling.
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Response from BoomerGal1955 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a happy hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1546 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-7887
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We make EVERYDAY GOOD FOOD here at S.O.V. We make most everything in house, including all our desserts, dressing and sauces. We use Imported Chocolate that will take your breathe away. We Hand-Cut our fries from fresh Russet Potatoes everyday. Our Fish is delivered fresh daily and we NEVER, EVER 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. Our Meat is Kauai Grass Fed and will melt in your mouth. Our Ice Cream is Lappets of Hawaii, the Best on the Island. Our cocktails carefully crafted and make with imported purees and fresh squeezed juices.
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