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“Great sunset”

Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
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Ranked #70 of 302 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: A former Wendy's restaurant completely redone.
Reviewed 17 August 2017

What a great place to have some snacks and watch the sun set over the ocean.. Food was good and price was reasonable.. Service was excellent.. Any short comings on the food was made up by excellent service and a beautiful sunset.

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Thank glennt340
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This place is like a roller coaster some days are great and other days are "what happen" did the chef step out or call in sick?
Take your chances I say, back in the day when it first opened the food was always spot on!
Been going to this place for years and will continue because of its beautiful one of a kind view. Luckily this is what's unique about this restaurant. Be sure to save your pennies because it's not cheap to dine here!

Thank K N
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The view is spectacular, but the Pupus are a nice surprise great value and taste. If you are lucky enough to come on a day they are serving the "meat Loaf" special it's really worth trying!

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Thank JC C
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch at Sam choys after seeing the good reviews. We had a beautiful view of the ocean and the service was great. However the food was rather average for the prices, I ordered the fish and chips which was way too overcooked and hard, it felt like it had been frozen for a long time and if not for the wonderful aioli, would have been very dry. My family ordered an ahi which was good and a fish plate type thing where you choose 2 sides, honestly the fish was very average.

Overall great view, good service but average to poor food. I'm not sure if it's just the constant stream of tourists but it felt like a once good restaurant was just slipping in quality.

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Watching the sun set from this restaurant is amazing, and the entire restaurant is open to the west, so most tables have a good view. We arrived at 6:20 and got the last parking space.

The macadamia crusted calamari was "ok." For dinner, my wife ordered the catch of the day, which was fine. I ordered the lamb which was a mistake. Two of the three chops were rare and the third was overcooked. The server took it back and I switched to the catch of the day.

This is a great place to go for cocktails at the bar, watch the sunset, and head some place else for dinner.

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Thank Lew D
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