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Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

78-6831 Alii Dr Ste 1000, Keauhou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-4407
+1 808-333-3434
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
78-6831 Alii Dr Ste 1000, Keauhou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-4407
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and mai tais but the food left a lot to be desired. The fish in the fish trio was dry and 2 of us had the rack of lamb on the pasta. A bad pairing as the lamb slides all over the pasta...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got a gift card for 50.00 and used it for a lunch, There were lots of parking and a great ocean view viewing ocean sports, fishing boats and cruise ships. I was surprized that most of the meals were under $20.00. After day dreaming...More

Thank Clyde T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast place. We used to have breakfast here every Saturday morning. Great service and great clean tasty food.

Thank Fitz N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sam Choy's has been a special highlight for dinner each visit we have made to the Big Island of Hawaii over the past 6 years. Last night was the exception, and now they have lost us as customers. Something that changed, and rumor has it...More

Thank barbgig35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place you must try when in Kona. We went for Happy hour and the appetizers and drinks were excellent. The view is the best! We went for dinner and had maidamia crusted mahi mahi, so good . Seafood trio also delicious. The...More

Thank Ronkate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite possibly the best poke we had on the Big Island and what a view at Sunset. Go early to get a table with the best view

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of five. The view from the restaurant is great. The lava flow cocktail is the best I have had on the island. I had the macadamia nut chicken. It was delicious. We plan to stop in again for drinks before leaving...More

Thank Snupf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here in Dec. and had both a good and a not so good experience. So, we decided to give it another try this visit. Darn, just wasn’t as great as it once was when we visited years ago. My sense is, they are...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us went to dinner last night and were very disappointed in our experience. It took forever to get our cocktails....the restaurant was full and only one bartender was on duty. We were seated next to a very loud table....one woman was singing,...More

1  Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sam Choys for what we thought was going to be a special relaxing dinner out. We were seated and ordered cocktails and our entrees and a side salad. Very quickly our entrees were served and we had not received our cocktails or...More

Thank DebbieNeilR
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18 February 2018|
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Response from Darlene R | Reviewed this property |
They are open 10 am to 9 pm, call to make reservations. The place is busy and the food great.
Harvey B
1 November 2017|
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Response from mikecq001 | Reviewed this property |
Good question. He seems to be Bush with his tv show
11 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-6831 Alii Dr Ste 1000, Keauhou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-4407
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-333-3434
  • E-mail
A former Wendy's restaurant completely redone.
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