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One of the best restaurants in Kapaa, Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant + Bar is a Waterfront Restaurant in Kapaa, owned by Samantha Reynolds. Sam was born in South Africa and immigrated to the US with her family at a young age. A US citizen, Sam has also traveled and worked throughout the US, South Africa and the United Kingdom, before settling in Kauai in 2013.

Sam, along with General Manager and restaurant veteran Jill Petrarca have created a beautiful Ocean Front Restaurant on Kauai, a place where they could bring people together for great food, drinks, music, ambiance and fun, simply one of the         Ten Best Restaurants in Kapaa, on Kauai, HI.   

Sam's Ocean View Restaurant + Bar is known for it's Fabulous Kauai Ocean Views, ambiance, great food and drinks. Locals  and tourists alike, consider Sam's Ocean View as one of the ten best restaurants in Kauai.  Come have lunch or dinner with us at the Best Kauai Restaurant and enjoy island fresh foods prepared daily just for you, from garden to table, you are certain to enjoy every bite.

We make EVERYDAY GOOD FOOD here at S.O.V.  Mostly everything is hand-made in our kitchen from our desserts, to our dressings and sauces. We use the best quality Imported Belgian ChocolateLapperts of Hawaii ice cream , and Hand-Cut our Fries from fresh Russet Potatoes everyday. Our beef is High Quality Wagyu, our Chicken is Free Range and our Fish is Always Fresh, delivered daily NEVER FROZEN! Aloha to our local fishermen for allowing us to prepare the Best Fish and Chips on Kauai! Our bread is baked locally compliments of VIP Treats and Sweets and all our greens are Organically Sourced from Kailani Greens and Kauai Fresh FarmsSOV also caters to GLUTEN FREE ALLERGIES. 

Come to Sam's Ocean View where the Beautiful Kapaa Ocean View view pays compliment to the great food, service and atmosphere. You may get lucky whale watching with the Kauai Island gods and see a whale or two as you dine ocean front and sip one of our many great hand mixed cocktails! 


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"Everything is super fresh. Go at sunset." It's easy to drive right past Sam's Ocean View, as I initially did, a hidden restaurant in the former Beachwalk Restaurant and Grill that delivers on its scenic name. After my long day exploring Old Kapa'a Town, walking into Sam's open-air dining room overlooking the Pacific felt like an easy embrace. From 4pm to 6pm, it serves a happy-hour menu, opening for dinner right around sunset 5pm. Just as I was about to doze off with a Mai Tai as the silhouettes of bikers coasted along the Kapa'a Bike Path below, Sam's menu perked me up with its Spanish, Italian and Indian influences. Try the poke nachos to start and the pan-seared daily catch with coconut jasmine rice in a curry sauce.
Hawai'i Magazine                                                                2016 Readers Choice Issue, "Best of the Best" 

globally inspired dishes: 

Pan-Seared Fresh Island Fish:  Coconut Jasmine Rice & Roasted Vegetables in a Curry Sauce

Coq Au Vin:  Free-Range Chicken, Braised in Red Wine & Brandy with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Ragu

Steak Chimichurri:  Seared Flank Steak, Sliced & Served with Chimichurri Sauce, Rainbow Fingerlings & Garnished with Kailani Organic Farms Arugula

Eggplant Parmesan:  Breaded & Pan-Fried Eggplant, Layered with Cheese & Tomato Sauce Served with a Side of Angel Hair Pasta or Mixed Greens