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Sam Choy's Ohana Diner Seating - Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 Lounge, Incline Village, NV

Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 Lounge

4.3
4.3
45 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located just 1/2 mile from North Lake Tahoe Beaches in Incline Village, NV; Sam Choy's Ohana Diner puts a Hawaiian twist on all your favorite diner classics! Sit down to eat in our diner or order food right to the lanes at Bowl Incline. Sam Choy, known as the "Godfather of Poke", has designed a menu appealing to pallets of all ages. From mouth-watering poke tacos and traditional teriyaki chicken plates to house-crafted pizza, there is something for everyone!
Lane 17 Lounge is our elevated - both literally and figuratively - dining experience. Offering a variety of delectable dishes from crispy pork belly to braised short ribs and house made potato gnocchi. Immerse yourself in the elegant ambiance of Lane 17 Lounge as our skilled chefs and friendly staff cater to your every need. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, our restaurant is the perfect choice.
Both options located under the same roof of Bowl Incline

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Hawaiian, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (775) 831-1900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sam Choy & Gary Swenson
  • Neighborhood
    Incline Village
  • Cross street
    Village Blvd
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Kid-friendly

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Innovative

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Kid-friendly

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

45 Reviews
  1. CarolC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun afternoon at Bowl Incline. It's a different vibe in the winter when it's crowded. Food was solid but difficult to visit with the really loud music during lunch as we decided to eat after bowling. On another note the loud music was fine when we were bowling. Can't have everything!

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  2. TH1890

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The location is very unique and fun, inside of a bowling alley. We ordered the spam appetizer, poke bowls and two pizzas, and all were very good. The only downside was the service - our server was a bit scatterbrained in that they messed up some of the orders and charged us twice for one beer.

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  3. DeDe24

    Baja California Sur

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fun spot in Incline Village. Unique food and great service.

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  4. Genie

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Owner checked in on us. Very cool remodel. Arcade was awesome. Top notch poke, good cocktails.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So surprised to find local food in Tahoe! Great environment and fun for the whole family

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, food was excellent. We were a big group and the service was also good. We’ll be back on our next vacation.

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  7. TroyS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    You might get Chorros, be aware. The waiters fighting for a tip was entertaining though.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking for a different place to eat in Incline Village. Gave this place a try. Wasn’t sure we made the right choice when we first walked in. It was a noisy bowling alley. How could the food be good? We were directed upstairs which was a completely different atmosphere. Very quiet, tables with plenty of space, with interesting decor. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The owner stopped by our table and chatted with us for 10 minutes. The food was excellent.

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  9. Foodjunkie

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service. If your looking for a great Italian meal this is the place.

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  10. LindaT

    Tahoe

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and ambiance are great, and they are trying. The cocktails are inventive. My fish was raw in the center, and they gave me a whole new piece and recooked it. They don't have a dessert menu beyond soft serve and hope to add that in the future. I'm a big dessert fan, so lack of proper desserts influenced my rating.

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  11. ChrisM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried the new upstairs tables and quite liked it. Service was outstanding, but perhaps because it was not too busy yet, the upstair venue being new, and the time of the year being less busy. I had the ramen and the wife had the miso salmon - we were both very happy with our choices. We'll be back!

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  12. RonaldR

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun food but it’s in the bowling alley so too noisy to have a conversation. Eating outside on the patio a better choice

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought the food was great but after all it is in a bowling alley. Kind of pricey!

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  14. DanielH

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious every time we go! Best Hawaiian food on the mainland.

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  15. MeikS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is great, the facility is clean, modern, and updated. The bowling alley is nice, modern, and clean. Balls and shoes are clean too. Food is average, and for the price you pay, the portion is too small. Poke was good, but others, either too salty or too sweet. Service was good and friendly. But one thing, I wish I was told that there would be an extra charge and the amount of it, for using a different type of vodka, and the additional cost was pretty steep.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service couldn’t have been better.

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  17. DeDe24

    Baja California Sur

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the outside patio. Service and food were fabulous. Poke tacos and salmon bowls were delicious. Also tried the spam roll which was fabulous. Great drinks and portions of food go to support Maui. So happy with this new Incline gem!

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  18. WilliamH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate inside and it is a bowling alley, so noise level is high but not unexpected or bad. They have a patio that, on a nice day, looks like it would be very nice. The place is decorated really cool and is super clean. Servers were attentive and courteous. The food: hit or miss at best, and the prices sent my value rating into the toilet. My wife had the poke bowl and while excellent, it was $30 for well, a poke bowl. My mother had mahi mahi tacos and the tortillas were a bit of a disaster. Outside soft shell was taken from the package and put on the dish, no heating or steaming. The hard shell had to be removed as it was too thick to bite through without potentially losing a tooth.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fun and hip atmosphere for a causal night. The food was amazing! Really impressed with the quality of the dishes we ordered and speedy friendly service. We will be back!

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  20. RenoFoodie

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and excellent service! So amazing at a bowling alley. One of the best restaurants in Incline Village! We will be back many times. Love the poke tacos, poke bowl and chicken teriyaki bowl! Great cocktails and wine list!

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  21. LindaK

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place, with great food, drinks and service. Such a great addition to this neighborhood!

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  22. Bru2

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food….best dinner ever at a bowling alley!! Lots of fun. Definitely recommend!

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  23. frankazusa

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place and great food. Will go back again. Plan to stay and play with bowling, arcade, and gambling!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, loved the covered patio seating. The retro remodel of the bowling alley is five star.

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  25. KLUFAN

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. Had Ahi Nachos and Truffle pizza. Both excellent.

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  26. MelissaL

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really exceptional food in a unique setting. My husband had the poke tacos and I had the Godfather's Poke bowl. Both were excellent. Would highly recommend. Off the beaten path but worth the trip.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Mahi-mahi tacos were excellent! We look forward to going again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So great to see that Sam Chou had collaborated on a great local spot to hang out with family and friends and enjoy some good food. Lots of aloha spirit from the friendly staff.
    Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 LoungeResponded on August 19, 2023
    Thank you for the review!!! Peace, Love, Eat

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  29. DebbieD

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time, the staff is very friendly and service was good. Loved Tiki Thursday with the live music. Very family friendly atmosphere! Will definitely come back again
    Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 LoungeResponded on August 19, 2023
    Thanks Debbie!!! Hope to see you back soon! Peace, Love, Eat

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 9 and arrived for a late lunch at 330 with bowling after. The place was not busy at that time. We were greeted by a friendly server, had our choice of seats outside and had a delicious meal. Everyone loved their meals, especially the huge pretzel and poke bowls and tacos. The owner came over to say hello and thank us and told us some history about the place, which I love. I can’t say enough good things about our visit. It was clean, lots of things to do, and a very friendly staff.
    Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 LoungeResponded on August 19, 2023
    We are so glad you came in and enjoyed your time!! Peace, Love, Eat

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  31. Hank

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and the place was super cute and fum. We had the a wedge, the poke nachos and the skirt steak bowl. We also has a margarita and old fashioned, both of which were super.

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  32. KDog

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fourth time here and food is usually very good and we have had good service. This time, the salmon bowls were overdone even though we requested the salmon to be underdone. We ordered 3 of them, and they were all the same on the dry side. One of our party ordered the poke bowl and after 10 mins of waiting while everyone else had their food, we asked about it and she brought it...no apology or awareness that he didn't have his food. Still enjoy the place and will keep going there, but the service and food were not as good as we typically experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Poke bowl was great. The rice in the spam musubi was under cooked so it was crunchy and hard.
    Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 LoungeResponded on August 16, 2023
    We are sorry to hear the rice in the musubi was under cooked! We will address this with the kitchen staff and chef! Peace, Love, Eat!

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  34. Bill

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Got seated at 7:15 outside picnic table Greeted by our waitress who was very pleasant but was obviously very busy When we ordered our entrees we were told they were out of pizza, 2 in our party were very disappointed, we finally ordered & ordered drinks Drinks took along time 2 of us had the pork sandwich- very disappointing 1 had a steak sandwich & enjoyed it 1 had a chicken sandwich & enjoyed it 1 had the quinoa salad & enjoyed it During dinner there were numerous young kids running through the bocce courts & planters For around $ 200.00 with tip it was a very disappointing experience

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually the food and service are great but this night three employees did not show up so the rest were harried trying to serve all on a busy evening. We were impressed by the rest of the staff who with smiles and good humor tried to handle the situation. We definitely will return! It is very kid friendly with outdoor space complete w lots of games to keep all ages engaged.
    Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 LoungeResponded on August 16, 2023
    We are sorry to hear you arrived on a night we were short staffed - unfortunately this does happen from time to time and we do our best! We are glad you will be coming back! Peace, Love, Eat!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here, love this place! Great retro 50s style, relaxing outdoor dining area, great place to take the family. The Hawaiian inspired menu knocks it out of the park. Try the poke tacos, they’re fantastic! My only quibble: I asked if the bar tender could make me a Campari spritz, but was told they only make an Aperol spritz. However, they were able to make me a Negroni, which has Campari in it, so not sure what the hang up was on making me a Campari spritz. I don’t think the bar tender was actually consulted, one of the other servers told my server this. But other than that, I still had a great experience and enjoyed my Negroni, it was well made.
    Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 LoungeResponded on August 16, 2023
    Thanks for your great feedback! Hope to see you back soon! Peace, Love, Eat!

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  37. DickW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service could have been better. We ordered drinks, then starters, and the starters arrived before the drinks.

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  38. ShawnaOM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food in a super fun environment. With the sun setting and a gentle breeze in the mountain air - you can’t help but feel lucky to be there. Our family was so surprised by Hawaiian food at a bowling alley but every single item was delicious & plentiful. We can’t wait to go back again & again & again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so yummy and the staff was great! Such a cute and fun addition to Incline! Oh and the live music was awesome!

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  40. SidneL

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcomed and appreciated. The cocktails have a wide varied selection and the one I tried was excellent. You won't find better Poke anywhere than here. The appetizer Chicken Wings are not to be missed. Just go and expect excellent service, top notch cocktails and great food.

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Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner/Lane 17 Lounge

920 Southwood Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451-7413

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Village Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Incline Village
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Hawaiian, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sam Choy & Gary Swenson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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