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Samurai

#533 of 3,467 Restaurants in Miami
#577 of 3,778 Places to Eat in Miami
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8750 sw 136th st, Miami, FL
3052382131
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome

I think it was really cool how the chefs cooked the food right at your table- a style that has become increasingly popular lately. The only negative was that there was a HUGE wait 1 and a half hours!!! Food worth it though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Nicico E
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was good servers were good however the place was so hot that the sweat was running down our faces I went up to the seaters and asked if they could please lower the a/c or bring in fans. They did nothing. This is the second time in less than a month that we have sweltered in the restaurant. It... More 

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Susan, we apologize for the inconvenience. Your input is important as it helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Let me start by saying that Samurai used to be my favorite japanese steak house restaurant but after tonight not anymore. I have been coming to Samurai for 7 years however I felt today like if i was in a new restaurant and im not saying this because it was improved or better No! service not so good, chef horrible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I think it was really cool how the chefs cooked the food right at your table- a style that has become increasingly popular lately. The only negative was that there was a HUGE wait 1 and a half hours!!! Food worth it though.

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Miami
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's great for large groups. The drinks are reasonable. Our chef Ronny was awesome. We arrived at closing time and they still took good care of us.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Was there last night to celebrate my son's birthday,the wait to be seated was not as long as i expected for a busy night, Steve our chef at the hibachi table was quite entertaining and seemed to enjoy his job,food was good(most importantly my son liked it!) and the atmosphere was jovial. I also enjoyed trying one of their sweet... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The restaurant was beautiful, the staff was very nice. Better yet the food was amazing. The prices as to be expected are high. As well it was loud, but again to be expected. If your in the mood for hibachi I certainly recommend trying this restaurant out.

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Miami, Florida
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202 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Samurai is one of those places that many folks go to more as a novelty than for an appetite. The food preparation show was enjoyable but the food portions were very small. For the high price we paid: a few shrimp, tiny scraps of chicken, and a small bit of rice and vegetables were not that filling. I ended up... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Some time back I wrote a review of Samurai which had been a long time favorite that had deteriorated to the point where I would no longer dine there. It was disappointing, since I had been going there and really enjoying myself for more than twenty years. After years of staying away we went back just to see if it... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Outstanding food and service. We waited with another couple who said they come here often and they would wait for a table even if the wait was over three hours!

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Florida City, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If I could i would eat here every day. I can never get enough of this place. The atmosphere is welcoming and enjoyable. The sushi and drink are always good and the food and service is the best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8750 sw 136th st, Miami, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: 3052382131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?