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Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
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Ranked #73 of 307 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: A former Wendy's restaurant completely redone.
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I gotta admit that I gave Sam Choy's a one-star (poor) review back in October 2017. They were having a lot of management and staff problems and frankly it was terrible. It was sad because Sam Choy's was our go-to spot in the Kona area. We went back numerous times in April 2018 and July 2018. It's a totally different place! The service is friendly and prompt, the food is back to the excellent Sam Choy standard, and the restaurant has a lively and fun feel again. Thank you to the owners for listening to the customers, and for bringing in Chris as the new head chef. Sam Choy's also does a great job with catering. We've used them 4 times for catered events with 30+ people. The food is excellent and everything is ready when we go to pick it up. Thank you Chris and the Sam Choy's staff for the great come-back!

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a great place to grab a bite to eat, the food is good and reasonably priced. Good drinks and a laid back atmosphere. Definitely worth checking out!

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Yes. it is a place with average food. Maybe you get a nice view when you stop by at sunset. We had noodles (Saimen) and some other dishes. They were ok nothing to be praised about, and I think foods are overpriced. Service was ok. So don't expect too much.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

It is a great restaurant with a great view and friendly service. The food was good and we really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the money, food was good, grass fed beef, there hamburger at lunch was amazing. The view is to die for... had an excellent noodle dish at dinner and was good. Not too expensive. Would recommend it to anyone traveling there.

Thank Eric B
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