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Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was okay, service was terrible. There was only one other table in the restaurant and it took forever to get water, coffee, etc.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good breakfast. Great Loco Moco. Special price on Bloody Mary's on the weekend. Awesome views. Open air.

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atlanta
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Poke was good. Edamame greasy. Fish was marginal at best. Great service and view. Good kids menu. WAy overpriced.

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saskatoon, saskatchewan
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely supper with friends. Attentive staff who were not overbearing. Staff knew the menu well and could make recommendations. We all had seafood and everyone enjoyed their meal

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Wilsall, Montana
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an excellent restaurant covering all. Great view of the ocean. Nice breeze. Great sunset viewing. Great drinks. The best calamari we have ever had. Great food. Off from the main part of town so is quiet and piecefull. One of our favorite place to eat when visiting the Big Island.

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mountains of arizona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've enjoyed our visits to this restaurant. It has a beautiful view of the ocean & good food and service.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant on two separate occasions and had a fantastic meal and evening both times. The views are beautiful watching the sunset, the staff are friendly and there is a great vibe/ atmosphere here. I would recommend booking if it does get very very busy we went in March. We were staying at the Sheraton Kona we... More 

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Athabasca, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife enjoyed the Macadamia Nut Chicken meal while I had the pork meal. The price was on the side for an average meal and service.

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Thank SpaceRoger
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant enjoys a huge view, we went for happy hour the food, prices and wine was very good, the place could use a good cleaning though.

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NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner and had Macadamia Nut Chicken- delicious! Saw a great sunset (green flash as well). Service was excellent and atmosphere convivial. Not fine dining, but the sunset and chicken made it a place I'll return to when next on the big island.

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Thank bellringergirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
A former Wendy's restaurant completely redone.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?