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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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove and arrived Sam's by the Sea around 5pm. There wasn't many ppl. Detailed and interesting decorations with some historical stuffs. Nice staff and delicious food. You should walk around every corners of the place you can see the efforts the designer put. Every lights are unique. Order the 2 special drinks you can bring the cute cups back... More 

Thank Kevin T
Taipei, Taiwan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and great service! We love this place and we will definitely comeback again! We had a wonderful evening!

Thank teacherhoney
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent as was the service, made to feel like an old cruise liner. It is one of the most expensive spots we found in Okinawa, while the most American looking seafood and steakhouse menu there are a few places that are comparable and less expensive. A good spot for a couple or small family dinner, expect to... More 

1 Thank j_w_a_traveller
Okinawa, Japan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for a special occasion! The food is rich and delicious and plentiful! Always take home leftovers! You MUST buy a fun drink to get a great take home mug! I love the Shias and the Shark!

Thank A H
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment I walked in I new it would be awesome! The waitresses wear fancy sailor outfits. I was surprised to get a warm towel to wipe your hands. You will not leave this place hungry! The curry soup is fabulous and made in a big pot. You also get a salad and then your meal. Since it was... More 

Thank Amanda R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite spots to go for date night. I will tell you though a bit pricey but worth it. try something different and you won't be disappointed. Great time for you and your spouse or a group of friends. With a large group call for reservations.

Thank KirkRyan31
Federal Way, Washington
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485 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Sam's by the Sea is always a great choice. It's like stepping back into the 80's. I have had steak a few times this time I went with the char grilled swordfish it was perfect for the price. Just something about the old school atmosphere that always brings me back.

2 Thank chefjeff60
Yomitan-son, Japan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

1 Thank johnvalliere2003
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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.

1 Thank Lorina B
Naha, Japan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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

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