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Plaza Itscatzu local 112, Escazu 506, Costa Rica
22880202
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Sushi in Escazu

We love Samurai, even if it is a bit expensive... The rolls are consistently delicious, clean and the service rocks. If you want fresh, tasty sushi you don't mind investing a few extra colones in, go for lunch/dinner here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Jennifer P
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have to say, the restaurant has delicious rolls, but the service was record breaking. Only 4 tables (including ours) were occupied, the restaurant was practically empty, and it took them over 1 hour to bring us rolls. My friend had to cancel her order and they still tried to charge us her food. It was a mess. Waitresses were... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We love Samurai, even if it is a bit expensive... The rolls are consistently delicious, clean and the service rocks. If you want fresh, tasty sushi you don't mind investing a few extra colones in, go for lunch/dinner here.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

good tasty food, well prepared and good presentation. The restaurant is clean and well appointed. Service has been good to very good. Fine for family or business dining. The restaurant is divided into 3 rooms so look around and make your choice.

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kuala lum
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

best tepanyaki! try the samurai special! it was amazing! t has all the meats chicken, shrimp, fish, beef!! the chef that cooks for you at the table is very nice and the dessert is great! the dessert is banana bread with ice cream so good! do try the sushi it is pretty nice also! the only bad things is that... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an old time favorite, whenever I am back in Escazu for a visit I try to stop here, don't miss the teppanyaki and make sure to reserve in advance. The sushi is also great and fresh

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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107 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had our Family and Friends reunion last week of November 2014. We have been coming to this restaurant for the past 7 years whenever we are in San Jose, it is by far the best Japanese Restaurant in town. The service is always great we never had an issue of any kind. This time around from 5 dishes we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

on recommendation of some local friends we went here last night and they did not disappoint. Samuri has a very large Selection of specialty rolls We started off with probably the best seaweed salad we had ever had and the portion was huge . Other members also enjoyed the miso soup The poki maki bowl was a never ending bowl... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went with some friend for a late dinner on a Sunday night, was one of the few places that was still open, but was a good surprise. The food was really good and the sushi options were huge, additionally the prices are ok, a place for a good fast sushi dinner.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not the best Sushi in Costa Rica but one of the best. I ordered express and the service was very good on a Saturday Night.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Without the extra effort, Japanese food has a tendency to transform into fast food. That was my experience in Samurai - all the ingredients appear to be there but it is not a "Japanese" experience. The sushi boat had an over-representation of the US re-invention of a delicate cuisine with its oversize California and other rolls. Salmon and snapper sashimi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Itscatzu local 112, Escazu 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: 22880202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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