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“A Highlight of Our Trip”
Review of Sam's Ocean View

Sam's Ocean View
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Ranked #10 of 138 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$39
Description: SOV SERVES EVERYDAY GOOD FOOD. The menu is from scratch, using our recipes, including all desserts, dressings and sauces. We Hand-Cut our Fries from Russet Potatoes. Fish is delivered fresh daily and we NEVER use frozen fish. Aloha to our local fishermen. We have the Best Fish and Chips on Kauai Island. Our bread is baked locally and in house. Our greens are Organic and we cater to GLUTEN FREE ALLERGIES. We use American Wagyu Beef for our Burgers, Sliders & Steak Chimichurri. Our Ice Cream is Lapperts of Hawaii, the Best on the Island. SOV cocktails are carefully crafted and made with imported purees and fresh squeezed juices. The SOV Brunch menu include several Benedicts, House made Corned Beef Hash, Traditional Buttermilk and Local Banana Mac Pancakes. We also offer Omelets, Salads, Sandwiches and Clubs. All of this comes with a great vibe and one of the BEST VIEWS ON KAUAI! Live Music several nights a week from Jazz to Rock. Join us for Brunch or Dinner.
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Description: SOV SERVES EVERYDAY GOOD FOOD. The menu is from scratch, using our recipes, including all desserts, dressings and sauces. We Hand-Cut our Fries from Russet Potatoes. Fish is delivered fresh daily and we NEVER use frozen fish. Aloha to our local fishermen. We have the Best Fish and Chips on Kauai Island. Our bread is baked locally and in house. Our greens are Organic and we cater to GLUTEN FREE ALLERGIES. We use American Wagyu Beef for our Burgers, Sliders & Steak Chimichurri. Our Ice Cream is Lapperts of Hawaii, the Best on the Island. SOV cocktails are carefully crafted and made with imported purees and fresh squeezed juices. The SOV Brunch menu include several Benedicts, House made Corned Beef Hash, Traditional Buttermilk and Local Banana Mac Pancakes. We also offer Omelets, Salads, Sandwiches and Clubs. All of this comes with a great vibe and one of the BEST VIEWS ON KAUAI! Live Music several nights a week from Jazz to Rock. Join us for Brunch or Dinner.
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The food, service, view, music and atmosphere were all superb! We ended up with a perfect table right in front of the window but I think every table probably has a great view given the different levels. They were very busy and service wasn't fast, but that was okay because we were truly enjoying the entire experience and when they were with us, our waitress and the other service staff gave us their full, unhurried attention. All their recommendations - from the crispy cauliflower appetizer and blood orange margarita to the catch of the day and wagyu steak chimichuri with shrimp - were spot on. The background music created the perfect vibe and when the live music started, it kicked it up a notch. This place was a wonderful surprise and different from the more traditional nice steak and fish restaurants on the island. Can't wait to go back!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank janabananna404
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Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Aloha,
Wow! What can we say that you have not said already, except many Mahalos,for a grand review. I will add...
We cannot wait to have you back too!!
Jill Petrarca

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We chose this restaurant at the last minute and went without reservations. It is right off the beach and has a spectacular view. We waited about 20 minutes as the host worked to find us a place to sit. We were finally seated at a seating bar overlooking the beach and ocean -- with a set of binoculars next to us. The drinks were good -- we had the Coconut Mai Tai and Kauai Mai Tai, but the fish was wonderful. Probably the best Opah I have ever eaten. I heartily recommend this restaurant for food, drinks, service and view.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank KRay333
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Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Aloha,
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are always grateful for the nod to service as it is very important to us that our client has a completely positive experience. We buy our fish locally and its delivered fresh daily.
Your recommendation on all aspects of SOV is much appreciated and we look forward to serving you again in the future.
Mahalo,
Jill Petrarca

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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We make a point to get to Sam's Ocean View every time we come to Kauai. Our 30th anniversary dinner was exceptional. We had three small plates: smoked salmon, Kauai shrimp and Wagyu beef sliders. The sliders are the best we've ever tasted. Dessert was Belgian chocolate cake with macadamia nut ice cream. Excellent wine selection, great service. Even the local musical performance was incredible. Make a reservation. You can't go wrong here.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Aloha,
Thank you for a wonderful review. We are so pleased to have you as part of our Ohana as a return client and friend. And we are delighted that you had such a great experience. See you again and until next time,
Mahalo
Jill

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Ocean View is in the north end of the business district of Kapa'a with it's own parking. You go up the stairs to the dining room where I think every seat faces the ocean. We did not have reservations but the hostess cheerfully rearranged some incoming reservations and got the 3 of us a nice table.The food here was very good. We had the Brick half chicken with potato and red bell pepper hash with mushroom sauce; the panzanella, fresh local fish with seared tomato and croutons with a lemon/lime beurre blanc sauce, and I had the mixed greens salad and the grilled cheese which was very good with blue and brie cheeses and fig jam and apples. The large salad and the sandwich was so much food, I took half of the sandwich home and it was just as good the next day. Service was excellent - they even offered to take our picture which I suppose is commonly done, but nice anyway. An all-around nice place to go.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Poodletoes
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Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Aloha,
Thank you for a very concise review. We are so please when we hit all the right notes on a clients visit.
We appreciate the detail as well as the nod to the service, something we feel very strongly about.
We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
Mahalo,
Jill

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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We recently had dinner at this restaurant, and we enjoyed it very much. We began our evening with drinks, and I had a lilikoi (passion fruit) jalapeno margarita that was amazing! It had passion fruit, jalapeno infused tequila, and cilantro; and I would drink that every evening if I had the chance. My husband was not as impressed with his pain killer, but he enjoyed it nonetheless.

We shared an order of ahi tuna nachos for an appetizer, and they were a perfect beginning to our dinner. I had parmesan crusted opah (moonfish) with green onion mashed potatoes, and it was very good. My husband had the special of the day, which was opakapaka (pink snapper), and we both agreed that his was tastier than mine. His was prepared with sundried tomatoes.

The service was good, timely, and friendly. The setting was beautiful. Our server Bella was super friendly and efficient. We would definitely dine at Sam's Ocean View again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank scubalovr
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Jill B, General Manager at Sam's Ocean View, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Aloha,
Thanks very much for a great review. I just showed it to Bella and she was very grateful for the service nod, as are all of us at SOV. So happy you enjoyed your meal and I hope you will tell your friends coming to the island, and that we may serve you again soon as well.
Mahalo,
Jill

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