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Samurai Restaurant

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Calle Seminario #57 | Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-565-1621
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Japanese Cuisine!

The fusion of flavors that each plate has is incredible! Freshness is written all over this [seemingly small from the outside] rather large restaurant! The food is amazing. Highly recommend centering many plates to share so you can enjoy a taste of (many varieties!!) of Tataki’s (with different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fusion of flavors that each plate has is incredible! Freshness is written all over this [seemingly small from the outside] rather large restaurant! The food is amazing. Highly recommend centering many plates to share so you can enjoy a taste of (many varieties!!) of Tataki’s (with different spices and herbs), Sushi Rolls (we had the Shrimp Tempura ones), Fried... More 

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Gatineau, Quebec
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 4 on a tour of the Dominican Republic and on our stop in Santo Domingo, I went and check Trip Advisor to find the best Japanese restaurant in the city. Samurai came in first of the japanese restaurant and 23rd overall so I naturally thought that it must have been a good choice. It wasn't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A complete menu for all tastes, the fresh food, polite service, and patio garden made for a lovely evening. A good value.

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Having the desire to get some asian food we went to Samurai Restaurant. Impressive Restaurant. After we get placed we start freezing. Air conditing was on „ Alaska Mode“. We ordered first a beer and start reading the menu. Was like written in japanese. Almost any menu with some asian names. You do not find Ingredients. When service show up... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Amazing fresh and best restaurant in santo domingo. Great sushis and amazing variety for those who dont like raw fish. Really worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

I will start by saying I am not an authority on Japanese food nor do I care if it is authentic as long as it tastes good and Samurai fills that requirement easily. We started with some house specialty that was sashimi and shrimp covered in coconut and seeds and various things and it was beautiful and probably one of... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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310 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Samurai Restaurant is the Best Japanese in town, by far. Fresh fish always, great service, ambiance and excellent Japanese patio view. A must visit in Santo Domingo!

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

*Excellent food and its quality: very tasty, fresh and natural, you would be satisfied with all the different flavors you might find in a dish. Pricey for what it is, but it has to be tasted at least once. *Good service: even though they changed our waiter twice, each of them knew what to recommend. So kind and helpful as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Went for an early Sunday dinner - bountiful avocado salad, exquisite tempura with fantastic scallops included, and a well acquitted Sashimi Sashumi Combo. Beautiful venue and whereas the late afternoon staff was shaky, when the dinner crew came on board, service improved dramatically. Great value for the price. We'll be back.

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Thank Ronald G
sao paulo
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I'm a japanese food lover and lived in Santo Domingo for almost 2 years.....can assure you that Samurai is the only one that serves real traditional japanese food. Owned by a japanese family, and having a chef that worked in Japan they serve very good sushi/sashimi. Also some nice alternatives of hot dishes.....including teppanyaki, the traditional japanese griddle.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Seminario #57 | Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: +1 809-565-1621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?