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Samura Japanese Restaurant

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281 Woodlawn Rd. West, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7K7, Canada
(519) 780-0910
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty Nice Place

Looks a little shady from the outside and the inside was a little dirty (bathroom mainly) but the food was good and service was as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Kitchener/Waterloo
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Guelph, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food tasted Ok, portion size for appetizers and kitchen items smaller than average, service terrible. The atmosphere wasn't good, the restaurant is small, the toilets smelly and there was a large, extremly noisy group which made it difficult to hear conversation at our table. The only restaurant I've ever been to where the entire kitchen and wait staff sat down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I have been this small place couple times with my family. The servers are super friendly and the sushi is some of the best I had in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Looks a little shady from the outside and the inside was a little dirty (bathroom mainly) but the food was good and service was as well.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went here based on the great Tripadvisor reviews. This is an unassuming little place and it was completely empty when we walked in for supper at 6:30 on a Sunday evening. This generated some doubt, but having faith in the reviews, we stuck around. The 2 waitresses and the chef were very polite and welcoming and our items were... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had to be in Guelph on Saturday, and decided to research sushi restaurants. This one seemed to get the best ratings. Here's my experience: - lunch buffet (All You Can Eat (AYCE)) with two children - I ordered the miso soup, spicy tuna maki, sushi, spicy crab maki, edamame, california roll - kids ordered beef and chicken skewers, steamed... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Came in for the lunch buffet because it was very highly recommended on tripadvisor, but ended up leaving disappointed. The tempura was good but all of the rolls we ordered were strangely bland and dry. Service was minimal as well and they messed up our orders despite us being the only customers at the time. They accepted deliveries of bulk... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Enjoyed a great Sushi lunch today with my son. Everything was fresh and delicious. We had all the usual types plus "Sushi Pizza" w bbq'd eel...it was fab! Great value as well. Will return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My partner an I have tried the other sushi places in Guelph and prefer this one by far. The staff is friendly, the service is prompt and the food is fresh. The decor is simple and the place is always clean. Their 'all you can eat' is a good value.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Samurai used to be sooooo awesome a few years back. This was our 'go-to- place but then as is always the case...the ownership changed and it switched to AYE so we haven't gone back for a while. Tried the A la Carte menu recently. It was OK. The food is fresh, although, the tempura that was included on my husband's... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Stopped in for the all you can eat lunch. Stayed at the hotel next door. The service excellent and friendly, food was very good, soups where hot and tasty. Others in our group ordered the take out and said the quantities where way above normal. I highly recommend this place.

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Address: 281 Woodlawn Rd. West, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7K7, Canada
Phone Number: (519) 780-0910
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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  • Address: 281 Woodlawn Rd. West, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7K7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 780-0910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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