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Sam's Ocean View, Kappa, HI
Sam's Ocean View, Kappa, HI
Sam's Ocean View, Kappa, HI
Sam's Ocean View, Kappa, HI
Sam's Ocean View, Kappa, HI

Sam's Ocean View

4.6
4.6
2284 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Welcome to Sams Ocean View Bar and Restaurant located on the water on the East side of Kauai just at the edge of Kapaa town. One of the best views on Kauai, SOV restaurant and Bar is open for Sunday Brunch 9 am to 2 pm and 5 days for happy hour and dinner, and closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We do not however serve happy hour on the weekends or holidays. The SOV menu is inventive and globally inspired featuring some Italian, Spanish, Hawaiian, Latin American and North American Favorites. The décor is eclectic and warmly inviting with a beach theme, and the Bar is top class using only the freshest ingredients and best mixers. The Mai Tai is superb! Sam’s Ocean View is fun, friendly and cozy, and of course beautiful! Come for the view and stay for the food and service.
Moonlit evenings and beautiful brunch views, Sam's Ocean View has it all!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, American, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 822-7887
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Bodhi Mack
  • Catering
    SOV offers onsite catering creating a custom menu tailored to your party size and budget. We do offer dining space for in-house parties or the chance to book the entire restaurant . SOV is the perfect venue for a wedding, birthday or company party.
  • Private party contact
    Jill Petrarca: (805) 455-5327
  • Neighborhood
    Kapaa
  • Cross street
    Kuhio Hwy.
  • Parking details
    on site parking and additional off site parking available.
  • Public transit
    Yes there is a bus stop across the street.
  • Entertainment
    Offering entertainment and events check our website samsoceanview.com
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

2,284 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, unfortunately it was the last night

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  2. DVCP

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MAHALO AND ALOHA SAM'S OCEAN VIEW RESTAURANT FOR ALL THE YEARS FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. WE MADE FRIENDS AND MEMORIES THRU THE YEARS. BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS!!!

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  3. MichaelH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Place. Great food and service! It will be missed!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about our experience except for the part where it will be our last since Sams is closing in a few days. 😭😢. We wish everyone there good luck with their next adventure!!❤️❤️❤️.

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  5. JenniferH

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our last dinner at Sam’s OV. So sorry to see it closing in a few days. You will be missed on the island.

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  6. HalGF

    Kansas City

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shame that Sam’s is closing. The meals were excellent and the service outstanding. We have met new friends over the years. Sarah has done a fantastic job as our go to server over the past few years. We wish Sam and all of the staff all the best.

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  7. CindyM

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad this gem of a restaurant is closing. Quality and creativity of dishes and cocktails is high and consistent. Will miss the Ahi Tuna and panko crusted daily fish. Good luck to staff and owner - you will be missed!!!

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  8. JenniferS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Sam’s! So sad it will be closing soon! Everything is fantastic at Sam’s - food, service and incredible views.

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  9. DAT50

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome view and a great dinner. The food was great, drinks were right on and the dessert to top it off was excellent. Highly recommend!

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  10. NancyA

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and vibe. Hubby had fish and chips and I had flank steak. I was impressed. Great place!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great beach/water view and great parmesean crusted fish with mashed and a delicious caper sauce. Cocktails looked good but we were wiped from a super long diverted 10hr flight with a middle of night drive to airport - we’ll be back!

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  12. ConnieD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and the food (WAGYU STEAK CHIMICHURRI and PARMESAN CRUSTED ISLAND FISH) were excellent!

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  13. MJames

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was excellant. Servers explained options. And the Margurita s were great.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s unfortunate that Sam’s is closing next week. It has been our go to for great food and fun for a long long time.

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  15. PamelaR

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot for a late lunch - view of the beach and all activities around. Food was good as well as the service.

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  16. SteveB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great vibe. So sorry it is being sold . It could never be the same. Thanks for the memories

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  17. CTfoodie

    New York City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Sam's Ocean View for years for the food and the ambience. So sad that it's closing.

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  18. KenG

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been visiting this restaurant for several years. We met the owner at COSTCO. She spoke about her employees as if they were family. We love the food, atmosphere, cool vibes and excellent service at “S.O.V.” Our waiter this time was Alan. Always exceptional! This group is servers, hostesses, bartenders and support staff are some of the best in Kauai!

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  19. LADave

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Given they are closing, no need to do a detailed review as they won’t be around, but it was a pleasure to be a guest in during one of their final weeks best of wishes to the staff in their next chapter!!

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  20. Kris

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have loved Sam's since it opened and have regularly dined there when we are on the island. We winter on Kauai in Kapaa. We are so disappointed that it is closing. I want to wish Sam the best of luck in her future endeavors. She may remember meeting us with our daughter-in-law from South Africa soon after she opened.

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  21. Herman

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wish you were not closing for good. We will miss you.

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  22. mimi

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience at SOV. Sad to know they will be closing soon though we were happy to be in the fun environment they have created. All the waitstaff and hostess were super nice, helpful and you can feel the camaraderie amongst them. Good luck to you guys...a hui hou.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The environment was much too loud for us. It had a great view but it was not at all what I imagined. Food was not fancy for the price and service was ehhh. The pictures of the food online made it seem more upscale and elegant but food looked like pub food. Not our type of place .

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  24. DrivenDiner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Over the top with a fusion of flavors that will make this a favorite food memory. The grilled tuna dinner and the grilled cheese appetizer—both so creative and exquisite that we can’t wait to go back. Already craving a repeat. And it seems they offer take out if a reservation is not available.

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  25. BigD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though they have a small parking lot, parking is still a challenge. I did find a place past the restaurant on the gravel driveway which tool a minute to get into. The place was rocking on Friday night. We had a reservation and got in quickly. I had kind of decided to have fish and chips before we had arrived, and I didn't hear anything to change my mind. My wife decided to get eggplant parmesan. The fish and chips were fantastic. Crispy and fried perfectly without being greasy or oily. The tartar sauce fit perfectly too. The coleslaw is a little spicy, which I loved. Really good stuff. My wife loved the eggplant and spaghetti. Raved about it. We decided to get the Maui gold pineapple upside down cake. Served warm, with Lapperts coconut sorbet and house made whipped cream. Omg! Amazing! One of the best desserts of all time. Great food and great time overall.

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  26. Vann

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad you are closing. I love all of the entrees and our server was so sweet and polite. Great service!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Wanted to love this place BUT we had reservations and sat for 40 minutes waiting for a table. Others came in after us without reservations and got seated right away. What the heck?! Food was ok and service was lacking when we finally got a table. Not a good experience.

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  28. Judy

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience. Everything from the drinks to the food, the view and the staff. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!

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  29. Dave

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was amazing and the service top notch! The food was delicious and great vantage point of the beach and ocean. Truly perfect evening with good food and great atmosphere. Parking is a little tight but very worth the little struggle. Very highly recommended!

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  30. OreogonTraveling

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The only negative was the wind which was strong.mead to say this restaurant is closing. A very good value

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    BW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sehr leckeres Essen in einem schönen Ambiente Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert . Toll !

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  32. SallyS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so happy to have been able to experience Sam’s Ocean View before it closes. It was recommended to me by someone who used to live here so I booked us. It was amazing as was the food, service (Sarah) and view!! If you haven’t been, go before 2/26 and it’s no more!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been eating at Sam’s Ocean Club since they opened. Always a great meal and lots of fun when we come to Kauai each year. Mahalo!!

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  34. sandyW

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a terrific dinner. Very noisy but quite down. So sorry that they are closing.

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  35. Barb

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I hate to see this place go. Our server was happy and attentive. Our meal was wonderful.

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  36. JonW

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    In summary, food was good/great (poke nachos are legit) and drinks were good. Service was slooooow. Don't expect to get in and out if you have a reservation. Ambiance is casual and island theme and is very relaxed. If you're lucky enough to get a balcony/edge seat, enjoy the car tetris that happens below concerning parking.

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  37. anyone

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff great service Food came fast Mahalo

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  38. SkipH

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place! We’ve been coming here for years. The food is delicious, the service impeccable and you can’t beat the location and atmosphere! Sam runs a great operation! We understand she will be moving on to a new chapter. We are sad to see her go but wish her the very best in her next endeavor! Strong recommend!

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  39. FrancisMcMinn

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was Amazing… So Sorry to see you close in February

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service , Beautiful view, Very Delicious food

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FAQs

Sam's Ocean View offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 822-7887.

Sam's Ocean View is rated 4.6 stars by 2284 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sam's Ocean View

4-1546 Kuhio Hwy, Kappa, HI 96746

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kuhio Hwy.
  • Neighborhood
    Kapaa
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, American, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    on site parking and additional off site parking available.
  • Public transit
    Yes there is a bus stop across the street.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bodhi Mack
  • Entertainment
    Offering entertainment and events check our website samsoceanview.com
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 822-7887
  • Catering
    SOV offers onsite catering creating a custom menu tailored to your party size and budget. We do offer dining space for in-house parties or the chance to book the entire restaurant . SOV is the perfect venue for a wedding, birthday or company party.
  • Private party contact
    Jill Petrarca: (805) 455-5327
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