With open-air dining and stunning vistas of the Pacific, it’s easy to see why Sam’s Ocean View in Kapaa is one of the top restaurants in Kauai. But when you also consider their delicious menu of casual American bistro fare flavored with accents of the islands and the Pacific Rim, it’s hard to understand why it isn’t more popular. Serving up Aloha with elegance and style in a laidback atmosphere, Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant is the perfect destination for Happy Hour cocktails by the sea, a delicious dinner, or a sumptuous Sunday brunch.
Everyday Good Food at Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant
Specializing in classic American dishes infused with Aloha, Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant‘s menu of favorites hits the ground running and never looks back. For starters you and your dinner party can enjoy local seafood small plates like the Ahi Poke Nachos (fresh, raw tuna with marinade, avocado, wasabi, sriracha aioli, and crunchy wonton chips) or Kaua‘i Shrimp al Ajillo (local shrimp sautéed in garlic and butter). Create your own “charcuterie” with boards of daily cheeses with sundried tomato and fresh bread, smoked salmon, or grilled cheeses, and pair it with decadent Wagyu Beef Sliders that melt in your mouth or Wild Boar Sausage with potato salad and whole-grain mustard. Choose from fresh salads like the Caesar or the Arugula, overflowing with crisp produce to the point they can be their own meal.
Hawai‘i’s culinary influences abound in the wide selection of mains, from Grilled Island Fish in a beurre-blanc sauce to Seared Ahi Steaks with a Sesame Ginger Glaze. Fish and Chips come perfectly fried and paired with sea-salted fries and spicy coleslaw, while the zing of the Wagyu Steak Chimichurri with roasted potatoes and fresh arugula is not to be missed. East meets West at Sam’s, where you can dine on Spaghetti Pomodoro with aged parmesan and Eggplant Parmesan which is perfectly breaded and fried, or sample the exotic flavors of Asia with the Fresh Island Fish Curry, featuring Coconut Jasmine Rice and fresh vegetables.
Fine Dining By the Sea
Sam’s globally inspired menu is always fresh, and always delicious, with fish, steak, produce, and baked goods all sourced from local providers across Kaua‘i, as to be expected from one of the top restaurants in Kauai. Book an early table when they open at 4pm (Wed-Mon, 4-9pm) to reserve your spot by the sea, then enjoy their delicious list of island-inspired cocktails during the daily happy hours from 4-6pm. On Sundays, join Sam’s for a boozy and sumptuous brunch from 9am-3pm, and while away your cares with good food and new friends beneath the swaying palm trees and peaceful blue Hawaiian skies.