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4 Warham Street, Wilmslow SK9 1BT, England
01625 548227
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: SAMSI has been trading for 19 years in April, specialising in Japanese...
SAMSI has been trading for 19 years in April, specialising in Japanese cuisine and food stuff. It began as an award-winning restaurant, which quickly expanded into four different cities in the North west of England. In response to customer request we began importing and selling ingredients in retail sizes while continuing to search Japan for the highest quality restaurant ingredients.
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 10
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not bad. But needs to up its game.

The Wilmslow Samsi doesn't seem to have moved with the times. From a slightly tired decor to standard Japanese fair it seems like it has the same menu it had 15 years ago. Which coincidentally was the last time we visited. Don't get me wrong. Food was tasty and the eel was very authentic tasting... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
jmc165
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Mellor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mellor, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Wilmslow Samsi doesn't seem to have moved with the times. From a slightly tired decor to standard Japanese fair it seems like it has the same menu it had 15 years ago. Which coincidentally was the last time we visited. Don't get me wrong. Food was tasty and the eel was very authentic tasting but I feel its been... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Dined here recently on business with part of the draw the early bird menu which was not available to us (although was to a local who came in after us, very naughty). Although restaurant was not busy for first hour we were there service paid more attention to developing specials than attending to customers. When we finally ordered and finally... More 

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Sam G, Owner at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

Truly nothing is pre-soaked. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. You actually opted for a range of ultra traditional dishes . Miso is fermented soy bean paste so made fresh is a strong flavour. We contemplated taking Yakiudon off the men recently as it is quite unusual. Very thick White noodles, almost chewy. Delicious once you acquire a... More 

Saint Julian's, Malta
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Me and my boyfriend had been craving sushi that wasn't from Yo Sushi! for a while and had been eager to try Samsi after passing multiple times. After trying to go a number of times and it being shut, we finally got a table and were very excited. Things went downhill instantly after being seated when we both asked for... More 

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Sam G, Owner at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

In fairness to our befuddled waiter, It is very rare for two people to come in and share one dish. We do try to double check if the orders are unusual. I think appalling service is a little sharp in comparison to the favourite that is quoted where the restaurant concept is to seat and serve yourself. I'm befuddled myself... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Having been one of the first through the doors when it first opened this restaurant has been one of my favourites, I even drove all the way from Edinburgh and back in a night just to have dinner... Having been there last night was upset to find the menu changed, less sushi and less hot dishes and more price, and... More 

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Sam G, Owner at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

We are sorry you missed the old menu. Our customers who live nearby and eat with us regularly demand that the menu be updated every few years. Our prices still beat even the most basic chain noodle bars. We opened in 1993 yet our prices are still within £1 of our opening night. This is a function of the fact... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Went here last night on a Living Social deal,and had a lovely meal and excellent service. The food was cooked fresh to order and was really tasty,the wine was very well priced and our bottle of Chilian Sauvignon Blanc @£13.95 was superb. The service was a bit slow,but we like it that way.Downstairs was full,not sure about upstairs. Will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I decided to try out Japanese food for the first time, I saw on tripadvisor this place, it had mixed reviews so I thought why not figure it out for myself. I must say I was delightfully suprised as the evening went, the staff made sure I had a pleasant experience. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful as I've... More 

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Sam G, Manager at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We're making sure our customers are leaving the restaurant happy. There are some cases that we don't expect to happen especially on a busy day, bad things happen and we don't want that either. Shehzad has been a really good staff member, he always want to make sure that everybody will get good service and are... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Dined at Samsi on Saturday and it was as fantastic as usual ! We went to eat a few tasty bites and planned moving on but opted to stay and enjoy the whole evening there ordering tempting dishes tapas style with a nice chilled Sauvignon, superb !

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Sam G, Manager at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

W are glad that you've had a really nice and relaxing time dining with us. Hopefully, you will come again and decide to have some more tapas style sushi. Thank you very much. Samsi team. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went for dinner having looked at the menu on their website. Our table was at the back near the toilet and stairs. Bad mistake. The kitchen is upstairs and there are staff continually walking past our table. We were given the drinks menu and I noticed they didn't have draught lager even thought it was shown on their website. I... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We booked a table for 13 at this restaurant for my mum's 50th birthday weeks ago and stated we wanted the chairs high up as some guests had bad joints and couldn't sit on the floor so we turned up to see the tables on the floor and we were given no apology from the waiters who seemed to be... More 

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Sam G, Owner at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

This customer didn't like the table we had kept reserved for them and left without dining with us. We can't accommodate tables and chairs for parties greater than 8 people easily. We have party seating upstairs on cushions or around the sushi bar. We simply don't have the restaurant design for table and chair party seating downstairs. We are sorry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Jenny makes sushi very good!😂 it's very nice feature of the waiters are very kibd and don't mind to help I reccomend this to everyone who likes a good night out and good food thankyou

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Sam G, Manager at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We will continue to serve sushi using only the freshest produce. Samsi team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Warham Street, Wilmslow SK9 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Wilmslow
  • Phone Number: 01625 548227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

SAMSI has been trading for 19 years in April, specialising in Japanese cuisine and food stuff. It began as an award-winning restaurant, which quickly expanded into four different cities in the North west of England. In response to customer request we began importing and selling ingredients in retail sizes while continuing to search Japan for the highest quality restaurant ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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