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Samurai

#307 of 3,582 Restaurants in Miami
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8750 sw 136th st, Miami, FL
3052382131
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Good Restaurant but Waiting time is big

It is really good food prepared in front of you with additional fun from the chef doing nice tricks, all the staff very kind and service overall very good. With all this combination the obvious result is that you need to wait a long time for a table. I was that yesterday with my family (total 7... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
pmees1
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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and friendly staff. Sharing the table did prove to be an adventure. Another couple had two small children but our chef was so entertaining that the children were mesmerized. It was a fun family night!

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Thank Dorothy P
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really good food prepared in front of you with additional fun from the chef doing nice tricks, all the staff very kind and service overall very good. With all this combination the obvious result is that you need to wait a long time for a table. I was that yesterday with my family (total 7 adults) and we... More 

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Thank pmees1
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Excellent ambiance. Had to book up as it was very busy. Superb choice and all cooked in front of you at your table. They played up to the children and kept them entertained. The quality of the fish was very good and fresh. They did not rush us even though they were busy.

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Thank mkljrc
Switzerland
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Went here to get the "in front of you" cooking experiance. You need to get the fried rice. All the food was prepared really nice. Waiting time for table was only 15min. There is complimentary parking. Now, depending on which cook you get, the more fun the show will be. Would recommend comming here, however, their prices are steeper compared... More 

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Thank sascha411
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My favorite place to eat when I come to Miami is Samurai. They have the best shrimp sauce I've ever tasted and I've tasted them all from any Japanese steakhouse. The prices are really affordable if you go for lunch, dinner is too pricey in my opinion. Service is good, they do there best to wait in you. There is... More 

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Thank lyla l
Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

the food was amazing the music was also amazing and I loved it when gente de zona came in overall the concert was great

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Samurai is always a crowd favorite and it must be because of that wonderful secret ingredient to all the food, the garlic butter. It's so fun to sit at the hibachi table watching the cook do cool tricks with food like tossing a shrimp and catching it in their hat or making a steaming volcano out of onions. There is... More 

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Thank advice4travel
BrandCommunication, Brand Communication at Samurai, responded to this review

It's great to know you've had a good experience! We try our best to make your time at Miami Samurai enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to share your review! More 

Miami, Florida
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Susan H
BrandCommunication, Brand Communication at Samurai, responded to this review

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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Dayli122
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?