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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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“brie” (38 reviews)
“fish trio” (49 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78-6831 Alii Dr Ste 1000, Keauhou Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-4407
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recently visited on a trip to The Big Island. Was a bit hesitant at first as some of the reviews were mixed but glad we went. Went earlier in the day to reserve a table and were offered a table outside as we explained it...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Service was slow. The beef stew was dry, no gravy or liquid. The fish and chips was just so-so. We felt this place is over-rated. It is casual, covered outdoor-style seating. Patrons in the bar area received better service.

Thank CaliforniaBrit
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great view and the food was very good. Best of all the prices are reasonable. I would recommend the seared ahi dish. this was one of the first resturants we ate at after moving here.

Thank gordonlindquist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only able to stop here once on our trip for happy hour (3-5pm), but wish we could have made it back. The lanai has a great view and happy hour was very good. We had the brie wontons and the calamari, which were...More

1  Thank Erik T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed early dinner at 4:30 with a table looking out at the sunset. I had the shrimp pasta and she had the rack of lamb, both delicious and good portions. The Portuguese bean soup was very good, could of been hotter....More

Thank RonZeee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

SAM Chou is synonymous with great food. If you can’t make lunch or dinner, stop by for drinks or dessert. Great viewpoint for a sunset on he Pacific.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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