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“Average sushi, big portions CASH ONLY” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Samurai Sushi House

Samurai Sushi House
5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3A8, Canada
604-325-8597
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Ranked #925 of 2,828 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Japanese, Fast Food, Sushi
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average sushi, big portions CASH ONLY”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The quality of sushi here is average to good at best. The service has much to be desired, but I generally just get something to go as there is no real sit-down space most of the time. Prices are decent and it's very close to oakridge skytrain.. Just beware, there is no Debit machine so bring cash!

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bellingham
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A VERY ANGRY WOMAN CASHIER”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This restaurant serves Sushi with a large roll of anger behind its cash register. I wanted to replace the Tuna Sashimi with Salmon, which is a small request. I have no problem paying extra for it; just give me what I want. The woman cashier frowned and angrily went into a well prepared speech (heavy Chines accent): "you can not substitution Combo plates, You can order items you like separately (as she pointed to her 154 year old menu taped to the counter)," I ordered the foods and I was in trouble now....(heavy Chinese accent again) "Why you don't read sign here? We no accept credit debit or bank card, Cash only. OK?" I paid with cash. Then I asked for a straw for my can of Coke. She bent down, behind her cash register where she hides the drinking straws. She handed it to me with a dirty look. By this time I was laughing inside of me. It must be a severe case of PMS, I thought to myself. So do not come here expecting any type of service. Just medium quality food in larger portion is what you get.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ithaca, New York
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Little big fish in a big pond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Samarai Sushi House is a little storefront along the restaurant rows of Davie St. It was recommended by a local and lived up to its reputation for massive fish portions and modest prices. Five visits in May 2012 were uniformly terrific. Best Chirashi I've had this side of the Toyko fish market - a sampling of many slabs of raw fish over a sea of mildly tasty rice. This place lives up to Vancouver's reputation for great, inexpensive sushi.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Huge portions! and cheaper?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The quality is average, but the rolls are enormous, and so is the sashimi, feels like Super Mario Bros. 3 World 4 sized portions. And the price is a bit below average too!

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best sushi outside of Japan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

The food was authentic Japanese food, prices were cheap, quality was amazing and portion sizes were huge.
The inside was a little rough looking - but the food more than made up for it.

Visited November 2011
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