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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
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 10
    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
Samurai delight.

Best Japanese food in the area. Needs no real explaination. I sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed a large platter of great fresh sushi. Good selection and great price for the amount of food we had. Would come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
neonlime
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South Bend, Indiana
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Five stars is rare for me. Josh was our chef and not only was he friendly, funny, entertaining, but he cooked us one of the best meals I have ever had at Three Samurai. I had the steak and lobster, the steak was perfectly cooked to order. Make sure you order it a bit more rare than you usually would.... More 

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West Branch, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We really enjoy Three Samurai in Coralville, Iowa. It's some of the best Japanese food in the area. They opened at 12:00 noon today, and we were there a bit earlier, but they graciously had us come in and be seated until the kitchen was ready. Our wait staff was friendly and paid close attention to us, but wasn't bugging... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at this nice and clean place. The hostess and waitress were friendly and liked to help. I had the pork katsu-don Bento box. Beside the tender pork katsu-don, it also came with a California Roll, a green salad, white rice and miso soup. What made this dish so delicious was the homemade katsu sauce. I would come... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Best Japanese food in the area. Needs no real explaination. I sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed a large platter of great fresh sushi. Good selection and great price for the amount of food we had. Would come back.

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Fruitland, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Three Samurai Japanese Restaurant

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

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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, Sushi
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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