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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
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78-6831 Alii Dr Ste 1000, Keauhou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-4407
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of 10 spent the last night of our vacation at Sam Choy's. The food and drinks were good. The highlight for us was the view of the ocean from the hillside. Overall it was a nice place to spend a few hours and...More

Thank reneek22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hamburgers and fish sandwiches were very good. Good selections of beer and wine. Service was friendly, but food was slow. Birds are a nuisance.

Thank MGB999
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fresh food, fair prices and a cat :) The waiter seemed a little high but he still did ok. We would def return

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a recommendation from a friend who owns a place here, we came for lunch. Great view and covered seating with a breeze. We had a couple of lunch plates and they were both great. Fish had good flavor; teriyaki was good too.

Thank sjanderson6
Reviewed 6 days ago

The servings are pretty big, so if you not super hungry, perhaps consider sharing one between two. Our waitress, Elizabeth, took the time to give us some travel tips for our time on the Big Island. Nice view over the ocean.

Thank Maurice d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great at one time but now it is terrible and staff is doing you a favor waiting on you. After a few questions, the manger explained that Sam Choy sold the place about six months ago and is no longer involved.

Thank 370coo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to get out of Kona town and have a great meal with an awesome view go here. The cocktails are unique and well crafted( I recommend a hurricane) and the entrees well presented and tasty. We had a chicken dish in peanut...More

Thank creuther
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a front row seat to a fab kona sunsets Nice atmosphere Nice staff Good food Parking can be an issue No worries Here is what you can do Can park easily Drive past the place take the first right And plenty of...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here every week -- and we LIVE here. We love the view, the waiters and the food! YUM!!!!! Don't miss the green flash!

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has to be poorly managed. Cooks must have very little training even though there is a wonderful culinary arts program in the community. This junior college has weekly luncheons by reservation only, which always fills up. Besides the quality of food, Sam Choy's...More

Thank happydog2015
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Response from Shannon L | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's 3-5. Great chance to sample the menu!
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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A former Wendy's restaurant completely redone.
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