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Samurai

#350 of 3,429 Restaurants in Miami
#383 of 3,741 Places to Eat in Miami
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8750 sw 136th st, Miami, FL
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 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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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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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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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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jessicaoc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I Just went on October 4th with my husband to celebrate our birthdays. We just had to wait for 5 minutes to get to our Hibachi table. It gave us time to get some drinks at the bar ... our Bartender was very courteus and the drinks were great. Having your meal prepared in front of you is great !... More 

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Singapore
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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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Additional Information about Samurai

Address: 8750 sw 136th st, Miami, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
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
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?