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Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Blake H
    5 Jun 18, 2014

    Brunch is great. Panoramic Ocean View. BRING SUN GLASSES ;-)
    Service is fantastic and the food is spot on.

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Mike & Laura
    5 Jun 13, 2014

    Sam Choy's, the best food in Kona for the quality and the price. A must stop, great seating all with full ocean views.

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesLocal Culture
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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Tl L
    5 Sep 07, 2013

    You will have one of the best views form Sam Choy's on the island while you enjoy your meal. It is also located at the Keahou shopping center for groceries, movie theater, and other restaurant choices.

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Gail E
    5 Aug 21, 2013

    We love Sam Choy's. It has a Fabulous view. The food is very good and free salad and soup is served with dinner. A Big asset to our area.

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Alice H
    5 Aug 01, 2013

    Wonderful place to eat with a beautiful view overlooking Kailua. Close to Keauhou Shopping Mall and Keauhou Cinema.

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Judith O
    4 Jul 08, 2013

    You're going to get a selection of very Hawaiian dishes, and the restaurant is set above Keahou shopping center, so a good place to enjoy after shopping or the movie theater

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    John M
    4 Jun 23, 2013

    Very close to the BigWave Penthouse in the Keauhou Shopping Center (NOT 3.9 miles as noted above - the map is incorrect) You'll pass it every time you hit the road to go North or South. Good food, fast service and a killer 180 degree view add to it's charm.

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    Keane
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    4 Jan 01, 2013

    Sam Choy's Kai Lani mixes the great Asian cuisine made famous by Sam Choy's other restaurants with a great view of Kailua-Kona. Situated up on a hill in the Keauhou Shopping Center, the restaurant and bar area offer a panoramic view of the coast below. Sports play on television by a full bar that serves up signature Hawaiian cocktails and a surprisingly sparse selection of beer on tap (surprising because Sam Choy's in Honolulu also brews its own beer; none of it was on tap here).

    Food was tasty and the portions were huge. I was thoroughly stuffed after eating. I had the burger plate, which was tasty but not as good as the one I tried at Merriman's. The pot roast was tasty as well. The most unique item was the sweet potato salad.

    Not a bad restaurant if you're in the Kailua-Kona area. There are few that could top this in the near vicinity, I suspect.

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Michelle & Paul
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    5 Jul 15, 2014

    Has one of the best views of the bay combined with excellent food and service.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodies
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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Gayle M
    3 Jan 16, 2014

    Amazing sunset views.

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Liam A
    5 Nov 07, 2013

    Great views and food. Particularly good choice for weekend breakfasts!

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Kay F
    5 Oct 28, 2013

    Wonderful views and great food with personal service makes this the local boys' favorite son..

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Property O
    3 Oct 10, 2013

    great for sunset!

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    Alex D
    5 Aug 24, 2013
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    Ann W
    5 Aug 22, 2013
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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Jinger S
    5 May 04, 2013

    Our favorite restaurant with fabulous view!

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  • Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
    Blaine S
    5 Mar 05, 2014
    Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversVegetarian
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4.5 out of 5
17 members' reviews
32 people visited Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

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