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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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Yomitan-son, Japan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The people, the service, the food and the atmosphere are outstanding! Been coming here for 19 years, and nothing has changed. Still the same great service as before.

Thank johnvalliere2003
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Restaurant in Okinawa.I would recommend this to anybody.The steak and seafoods are good.my favorite is seafood paella.

Thank Lorina B
Naha, Japan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sam's (local franchise) is an icon of the occupation era that has slowly lost some of its magic. I first visited in the early 90s and was shocked by the wealth of its offerings. Perhaps, at the time, excess American-style was en vogue. Portion sizes have shrunk with gains in prices on various menu items. The ambience is still essentially... More 

Thank dbroudy
Yokosuka, Japan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here tonight with a couple of his coworkers. The atmosphere was quiet and reminded me of Hawaii to an extent. 3 of us ordered the steak and lobster, my husband ordered the stuffed red snapper. All of us greatly enjoyed our meal and the prices are quite reasonable for the large amount of food received.... More 

Thank flyinsolo72
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wife And I, and very close friends, went to the Sam's by the Sea. We arrived to the Place, so that we could get over seating. We all got there at the time, requested. We all got seated at a wonderful table viewing the outside window. We were about to order, till we were asked to move and be... More 

Thank Giovanni N
Navarre, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in at 2000 hrs, and was seated immediately. Very impressive service, impeccable! Menu prices are actually surprisingly cheap (affordable) considering they give you free soup salad and garlic bread with our lobster order. My fiance' ordered half lobster thermidor and i ordered one with crustacean sauce. We both agreed the crustacean sauce is better. You must try the... More 

Thank bajstation
Destin, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very dim and candle lit. It was pretty romantic and the food reminded me a lot of being back in the States, which is where they get the seafood. We went on a Saturday night as our weekly date night. All the menus are separate. You first are given a drink menu, once you order, they bring... More 

Thank Kayla K
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 26 December 2016 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
Kadena-cho, Japan
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 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 

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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$27
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?