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Samurai

8750 sw 136th st, Miami, FL
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Ranked #264 of 3,625 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
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Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having lived in Japan, we're pretty fussy about Japanese food. Most places we try rarely meet the standards set by the restaurants in Japan. So when our friends asked us to go to Samurai in South Miami, we were immediately skeptical. The place was packed - on a Thursday night - and took us over an hour and a half... More

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South Florida, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We took my mother in law and aunt here to celebrate birthdays with lunch. We waited 30 minutes for a table only because we didn't want to make the drive to ruson Japanese in kendall. The server was polite, our hibachi chef was just ok seen more enthusiasm elsewhere. The food was mediocre at best. The atmosphere is very nice... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Recently went to Samurai on what I thought would be a slow night. There is mandatory complimentary valet and the line was out to the roadway. Went in to check in with the hostess and heard it was a 1 to 1 and a half hour wait. Problem is, there is no way to make a reservation. Not by calling,... More

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family has been coming here since early 1990's. It is table top cooking. Great fresh sushi as well. I recommend when asking for steak to pay the extra 2.00 dollars for the Filet Mignon. Good ambience, great bar. Long lines get there early around 6:00 pm or sooner otherwise it is a 45 to 1 hour wait time. Good... More

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Miami
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Samurai is a very good Japanese restaurant that serves delightful Japanese treats and excellent service.My favorite is the Chateaubriand with Hitachi rice.Prices,while not cheap,are not extravagant.Nice family ambience.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

It has been at least 3 years since I last visited Samurai. I am glad I did. The sashimi was excellent - very fresh and large pieces. The choice is rather limited, but the fish is excellent. The vegetables tempura was also excellent.

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Miami
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

There our second time trying to get a seat, they don't accept reservations, the first time we give up over 2 hours waiting time, so we try in a Monday, the parking lot full, as well the restaurant, 20 minutes wait to be seated and another 30 minutes sitting in the tepanyaki area waiting to start the food preparation, worth... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Eat at Samurai weekly!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!! Awesome food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't go wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Miami, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

me and my family has a wonderful experience in this restaurant, Monday night we just waited 5 minutes to be seated, our chef was Truc and was an expert , we ordered different food(setak, seafood and chicken and all was good. for dinner, the price is between 17 and 30 , and includes, salad, soup , shrimps etc, , the... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our last of many visit to this restaurant was with some friends to celebrate a special occasion in a Saturday afternoon. FOOD: very good, the rolls are freshly prepared as well of the main entrées. Great taste ATMOSPHERE: You have the choice to seat at the sushi bar if not in the mood to wait long to seat with others... More

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