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8750 sw 136th st, Miami, FL
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Ranked #285 of 3,623 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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76% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
South Florida, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 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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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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262 reviews 262 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our first visit here - the food was ok - nothing special. We went because we had a free entree coupon to use up. It would have been extremely pricey without the coupon. The sake was delicious and the food was good. However, we found the overall atmosphere in the restaurant to be lacking - there were a lot of... More

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