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Road 35 House 27, Dhaka City 1212, Bangladesh
+88-2-882-8499
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sushi in Dhaka

I landed in Dhaka this evening on a business trip and met up with a former classmate after 43 years. He now lives in Dhaka and took me for dinner to Samdado. The restaurant is in Gulshan and in a one storey house. The ground floor has a large dining room with smaller rooms upstairs. A nice decor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AshleyAzavedo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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268 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I landed in Dhaka this evening on a business trip and met up with a former classmate after 43 years. He now lives in Dhaka and took me for dinner to Samdado. The restaurant is in Gulshan and in a one storey house. The ground floor has a large dining room with smaller rooms upstairs. A nice decor and a... More 

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Chadstone
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Samdado is one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Dhaka. The place is located in Gulshan and has its own parking place so if you are driving there be sure to park inside its premise. The ambience of the place is average and nothing to write home about. The place offers a wide range of Japanese food. Overall, the food... More 

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Thank Joydeep C
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had vegetable rice and teriyaki, one of us snapper and the other beef. Prompt and friendly service. They take credit cards but you have to pay 200 taka of the bill in cash

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Thank Clay W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Samdado is one of the oldest and well known Japanese cuisine in town. It used to be excellent but recently the quality has gone down a bit. Their sushi is quite and also the spicy dishes such as Spicy cuttle fish (red and grilled), Red snapper and spicy beef. Waiters are not well equipped with restaurant's food knowledge.

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Thank Farnaz K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been blogging about all restaurant & coffee establishments in Dhaka during my 3 week visit to the city. This local Japanese restaurant was recommended to me and so I gave it a go. On the outside this establishment is not eye-catching. However the establishment Cleanness is generally ok. Staff greeted us upon entry and we seated. The establishment has... More 

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Thank MrMMiah
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A quiet place. People were very humble and nice. We took, Sushi combo, Prawn Tempura. The tempura was so good. And Sushi of cuttlefish and prawn was good.

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Thank Arif2078
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I often go there to meet some friends who are craving for "Japanese" food. The food is average and not very authentic, sometimes it doesn't look fresh. I think they have to watch for their quality for it is not that cheap. The place is OK, good parking and location and staffs are nice and accommodating.

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Thank Gigi Z
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Tempura was not crispy. Overall authenticity and freshness not there. Interiors are also old and the place needs a refurbishment.

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Thank Izhar F
Pune, India
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Love the complementary peanuts. Had veggie sushi and loved it too. Udong was passable. Nice staff, convenient location and parking.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Since it was my first time in an exclusive Japanese restaurant, so we thought of trying something else other than sushi. I feel you need to acquire the taste for Sushi before you can start liking it. This Japanese restaurant is located right opposite Four Points by Sheraton in the Gulshan area. The ambiance isn't very much to talk about.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road 35 House 27, Dhaka City 1212, Bangladesh
  • Location: Asia  >  Bangladesh  >  Dhaka Division  >  Dhaka City
  • Phone Number: +88-2-882-8499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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