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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 18
    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
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
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Mellor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I was feeling a bit under-the-weather and I thought a miso soup and some sushi would help. Great hospitality and kind service. Decor is traditionally Japanese and that appeals to me. Background music is quiet, pleasant but unobtrusive. Give this place a shot. Might be wise to pre-book on weekends and Fridays though!

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

Thank you. Mega grateful for your effort and kind comments More 

Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Brilliant little restaurant, exceptional value for money and delicious food! The service is always good and Simon is a lovely chap - always keen to help

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

We were 22years old that week. Simon was there on the first night so were 3 other samsi team members. Thank you Helen. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I wrote a negative review in December for a takeaway order. I am giving the place a second chance. I ordered delivery at 7:20 and was told food arrive in 30 minutes. 1 hour later .... Nothing. Maybe it is a good place to eat at inside but their takeaway and delivery services are awful. Just called them to ask... More 

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

A bit harsh. I was compelled to write a thousand word justification which I lost when my battery went. Just as well, the facts are simply that at peak times 7.30-9pm Friday and Saturday's deliveries are not speedy. We have a restaurant full of customers and takeaway collections. Deliveries take at least 50 minutes , probably longer. Please don't order... More 

Mellor, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Sam G, Owner at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

We redecorated last November. Sorry if it seemed snoozy still. We promise that we have changed the menu . Our sushi menu is probably 10 times the size it was when we opened in 1993 .True, Our banquet menu and many dishes have stood test of time . Our samurai feast has hardly changed . Still we now have Japanese... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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
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108 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Sam G, Owner at Samsi Yakitori, responded to this review

We will be doing to living social offer again. We like the customers that came to try us that may otherwise not have found the way to us. Thank you for the review. More 

2 reviews
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
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Samsi Yakitori

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

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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, Sushi

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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