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Samurai Restaurant

979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
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Ranked #15 of 66 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Price range: $0 - $35
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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San Diego
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143 reviews 143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
445 helpful votes 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We go to Samurai quite often. The happy hour in the bar is excellent, with cut price appetizers and drinks until 6.30pm. Erik, behind the bar, remembers each guest's preferences (it is quite impressive) and creates a pleasant atmosphere. I'm not comfortable to sit in a bar alone but make an exception here. Samurai makes great sushi/sashimi etc, but the... More

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great local restaurant. Great food, atmosphere and service. Located in a shopping center on the southeast corner of Lomas Santa Fe Road and I-5. If you are not familiar with styles of Japanese food the waitstaff will gladly explain the dishes. And to top it all an appropriate wine list and great cocktails.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have been dining at the Samurai for over 20 years and after visiting again this week, I was impressed - again- at the consistency. The same people still work there. The visuals and design are as they have always been (and work) and even though it has gone to another generation in the family (though I'm sure dad is... More

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Bristol, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

A group of us booked a table here having not met up for a long time. The ambiance was good and the Teppanyaki was a great choice, adding to the celebratory atmosphere. Soup & salad were good appetisers and there was such a wide choice of main dishes, rice and vegetables that all of the party were well catered for.... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

What a wonderful restaurant to have a peaceful teppan-styled dining experience. The location is in north San Diego County in Solana Beach California. The parking is open and free, the ambience of the restaurant is very pleasing to the eyes, the service is supurb and the teppan chef was great. The food is prepared before you on a grill and... More

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Carlsbad, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We love sushi, my husband and I. Though we've been frequenting Samurai for over 30 years, we regularly check out other sushi houses and continue to return. We first went to the 101 location before it burned down and got hooked on Samurai then. With their reopening off on Lomas Santa Fe, we were happy to see the original staff... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

We have been going to Samurai for years and not once have we been disappointed! the atmosphere is traditional Japanese! Nice ambiance, you could even say its a bit romantic! They serve you hot towels, crab or cucumber salad and edemame to start, a nice touch! Our favorites, Sunomo salad, the best we have ever had! Catepillar roll, spicy tomato,... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I have been coming to this restaraunt for many years, never been disappointed. The food is always great, reasonable prices for what you get. Very consistent great food and service.

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

I have eaten at numerous sushi restaurants in San Diego and Samurai still provides the freshiest fish, especially the UNI.

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Lewisville, Texas
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395 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

Ate here with my wife and another couple this week. This was our first time and we prefer the sushi bar when we dine at Japanese restaurants. We sat at a table due to our friends handicap. The decor was very nice and the service excellent. The sushi was very good as was the seaweed salad. The entrees were also... More

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