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Sushi Samba

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West Village
Japanese, Brazilian, Peruvian
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87 Seventh Avenue South, New York City, NY 10014 (Barrow Street)
1 Train to Christopher Street.
212.691.7885
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Today
11:45 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:45 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 11:45 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and...
Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design. Located in the heart of the West Village, the restaurant features a premier event space, alfresco dining, and a rooftop oasis. The menus at West Village are a thrilling mix of new and signature dishes with an emphasis on piquant flavors, the finest ingredients and artful presentations. Complementing the cuisine, the location offers specialty cocktails, cultural spirits such as shochu, pisco and sake and a selection of wine, beer and Champagne. SUSHISAMBA is operated by Samba Brands Management, with locations in Coral Gables, Las Vegas, Miami and London as well as SUGARCANE raw bar grill and Bocce in Miami, and Duck & Waffle in London.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fantastic evening with good food and good service

This was the third time I visited Sushi Samba West Village. The first time was great (year 2010), the second time not so great (year 2012), but this time it was fabulous (year 2015). The trick is, as always, to know what to order from the menu. I had : - Sweet Corn Kakiage with truffle sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
JohanLinus
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Toronto
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is a bit quarky versus the modern and cool location in Las Vegas. Service was ok but quite slow at times. Food was not as great as expected based on experiences at other locations. The rock shrimp was not very crispy, more of a soggie texture. The sashimi in coconut bowl was really good.

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SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your visit to SUSHISAMBA NYC West Village. We take every comment and critique to heart and we're truly sorry to read about the disappointing aspects of your experience. We would be grateful for the chance to connect with you. Can you email us at guestrelations@sushisamba.com? More 

Bronx, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great food! Great atmosphere! Excellent service!! Charles the best waiter in town with his Recommendations for food are phenomenon !!!

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Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The menu was confusing and the wait staff did little to help us order. The food was fine but service poor and expensive given the quality and amount of food.

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SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba, responded to this review

On behalf of the team at SUSHISAMBA, I extend the sincerest of apologies for your disappointing experience. We're taking your feedback to heart and we would be grateful for the chance to connect with you. Can you email us at guestrelations@sushisamba.com? More 

New York City
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The life of a restaurant in NYC is often short. You have to be good to make it past 6 months. Great to make it a year. And excellent to become a vetted establishment that has a lifespan worth noting. After 15+ years, not only has Sushi Samba remained open, but the place is still packed most nights of the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went here for dinner Saturday night. Make sure you book as it gets very busy. Had a great vibe in the venue and very lively, but not too much. Had about 8 dishes between the 2 of us and it was a good amount. The wagyu beef samba rolls were incredible, we listened to their recommendations and there wasn't a... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

One of our favorites! We ordered the tasting menu. Told the waiter, who was amazing a few things we like and he made up the menu for us. Started with scallops tempura and then beef dumplings.. Both amazing! Such a lively , fun atmosphere. Food was delicious. third time there and each time is better.

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SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of SUSHISAMBA NYC West Village. We take every comment and critique to heart and appreciate the time you took to share about your experience, from the "delicious" food to the "amazing" service! More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was the third time I visited Sushi Samba West Village. The first time was great (year 2010), the second time not so great (year 2012), but this time it was fabulous (year 2015). The trick is, as always, to know what to order from the menu. I had : - Sweet Corn Kakiage with truffle sauce - Simple but... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visited this place with a set of friends during the restaurant week. We all felt the place has been over hyped. The food isn't the best. Amongst so many different items we tried, the best is their "El Topo". It is salmon just so perfectly medleyed with all the spices and fried onions. We were thoroughly disappointed with the dessert-... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is very close to being the best sushi I have ever had but unfortunately it was tainted by drunk people at the bar. Upon arrival, we were asked to sit at the bar as our table was not quite ready. It took 45 minutes for them to prepare our table! In that time, we and other couples were being... More 

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SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your visit to SUSHISAMBA. While you enjoyed your overall experience, we're truly sorry to read about the disappointing aspects. We would like to connect with you - can you email us at guestrelations@sushisamba.com? More 

New york
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been to dinner at Sushi Samba many times and the food and service have always been amazing. I recently threw an event there (sushi making and sake 101) and it was BEYOND my expectation. The food was delicious, ambiance was very classy and beautiful, and the waitstaff was incredibly attentive. They also paid close attention to all food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 Seventh Avenue South, New York City, NY 10014
    (Barrow Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1 Train to Christopher Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212.691.7885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Brazilian, Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design. Located in the heart of the West Village, the restaurant features a premier event space, alfresco dining, and a rooftop oasis. The menus at West Village are a thrilling mix of new and signature dishes with an emphasis on piquant flavors, the finest ingredients and artful presentations. Complementing the cuisine, the location offers specialty cocktails, cultural spirits such as shochu, pisco and sake and a selection of wine, beer and Champagne. SUSHISAMBA is operated by Samba Brands Management, with locations in Coral Gables, Las Vegas, Miami and London as well as SUGARCANE raw bar grill and Bocce in Miami, and Duck & Waffle in London.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:45 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:45 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:45 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:45 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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