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Three Samurai Japanese Restaurant

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1801 2nd St # 200, Coralville, IA 52241
(319) 337-3340
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent sushi

Enjoyed the Cubby Roll. Probably one of their better rolls. The other options we tried have been average. Service is hit and miss. First visit was okay. Latest visit was HORRIBLE. Service took forever... and ever... and then when food finally arrived, it was wrong... so we waited some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Fruitland, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always come to the 3 samurai for special occasions and sit by the grill. We went on Friday 2/13 for Valentine's dinner and a Birthday, The food has always been well prepared and very good. This time was a BIG let down! We waited at our table for over an hour just to get apps, The waiter was rude... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you are willing to wait all day for your food then okay but we don't enjoy waiting 3 hours for our food. The waitress never checks on you and regardless of How busy the resturant is you will be garunteed to wait for your food for over an hour. Worst service we have every had and every person who... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Enjoyed the Cubby Roll. Probably one of their better rolls. The other options we tried have been average. Service is hit and miss. First visit was okay. Latest visit was HORRIBLE. Service took forever... and ever... and then when food finally arrived, it was wrong... so we waited some more.... and waited. Probably won't be back for a while as... More 

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Iowa
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We met a friend here on a recent Wednesday per her recommendation to try Three Samurai that evening. If you want to give it a try, I would recommend getting reservations to help with the wait. Even though this restaurant's address is on the Coralville Strip, the actual restaurant entrance is in the back of the building. The rolls we... More 

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Hiawatha, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've been here multiple times and usually order the Miso steak....... heaven! Seating is pleasant... I like that you can have quiet rooms to sit in closed off to enjoy friends and or family or for a quiet romantic dinner.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Really like this place for the regular menu and Sushi. The habichi is also good if that is what you want. Very good staff here. Price for the food is a value here also.

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Iowa city
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We waited 15 minutes to see if we were ever even talked to and NO! Not even I will be right back. So we went somewhere else. The sushi is not even that good it's just cheap. Be ready to wait forever....And this is not even the first time this has happened! Don't waste your money, go somewhere else.

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Coralville, Iowa
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sushi choices are varied and each is outstanding. Miso soup and asian salads are very good. Service was great.

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Albia, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I enjoy eating at Three Samurai whenever we are in Iowa City. The food is very good, I especially love the Pee Wee Crazy Roll. Only downside is that the service is extremely slow. Plan on at least an hour to get your sushi from when you order. The food helps to make up for the wait.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The six of us had a 7:30 reservation for a tepanyaki table to celebrate a family occasion on a Thursday. By 8:30 we were seated and before too much longer even had some miso soup. Around 9:00 our cook appeared, took our orders and left again. Fortunately we are good at entertaining ourselves - it might have been wiser to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 2nd St # 200, Coralville, IA 52241
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: (319) 337-3340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?