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“Best meal of our vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant

Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant
Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Ranked #42 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $18 - $59
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m.
Description: Experience the tastes of Japan at the Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant. You will find the freshest and finest sushi and sashimi in town as well as interactive Japanese hot pot dinners such as shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Take a seat at the Sushi Bar and watch our Chefs work their magic right before your eyes.
Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Best meal of our vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were feeling lazy and figured we'd stay at the hotel for dinner--didn't necessarily expect a transcendent culinary experience from this tiny sushi bar in the middle of the Canadian Rockies--but very pleasantly surprised to report this as our favorite dinner in Canada! The "winter special" was incredibly well priced, and provided so much food. Delicious sushi, tempura, sukiyaki. Service was also outstanding. Unforgettable dessert--plum wine sorbet w/ blood orange and carmelized cookie. Highly recommend!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed Samurai Sushi! It is definitely a gem of the hotel and the BEST Sushi in Alberta! We hope you visit again soon!

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Nice Japanese Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Very small and reservations a must as it gets busy. No frills restaurant with a sushi bar attached. Excellent choice of sushi but a little limited on mains. Sabu-sabu very good. Not cheap but middle range.

Visited December 2013
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you for your great comments about your experience at Samurai Sushi. It is a small restaurant so we always recommend reservations. Great advice ;) We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients and have our products flown in from Vancouver to ensure we receive the best products possible!

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“best sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

amazing food is all I can say. the sushi and the shabu shabu.
could use a small decor/furniture update but it was clean and looked newly painted...

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The sukiyaki was great. The waiting staff was pleasant. The setting is intimate. Perfect after a long day.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a great Sushi dinner here. I would strongly recommend reservations well in advance, it's very small and walk ins are next to impossible.

Visited July 2013
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