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“Best sushi in San Diego” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Samurai Restaurant

Samurai Restaurant
979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
858-481-0032
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Ranked #12 of 68 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Margoes
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best sushi in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

We have been going to Samurai for years and not once have we been disappointed! the atmosphere is traditional Japanese! Nice ambiance, you could even say its a bit romantic! They serve you hot towels, crab or cucumber salad and edemame to start, a nice touch!
Our favorites, Sunomo salad, the best we have ever had! Catepillar roll, spicy tomato, red dragon roll and if you are not a raw fish lover try the Special-Special! Yum! And they even make a mean/fab lemon drop!
The owner Charlie is always there and very hospitable! Yes it's a bit $$ but no more than any other good quality sushi!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
california
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Always great food, been coming for many years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I have been coming to this restaraunt for many years, never been disappointed. The food is always great, reasonable prices for what you get.

Very consistent great food and service.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best sushi in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

I have eaten at numerous sushi restaurants in San Diego and Samurai still provides the freshiest fish, especially the UNI.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lewisville, Texas
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
“Very good, full service restaurant in Solana Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

Ate here with my wife and another couple this week. This was our first time and we prefer the sushi bar when we dine at Japanese restaurants. We sat at a table due to our friends handicap. The decor was very nice and the service excellent. The sushi was very good as was the seaweed salad. The entrees were also very good. I'm surprised by the bad reviews but they are a bit dated. I live far from this restaurant (in Texas) and will likely not be back soon. Were I to be near by again, I would certainly dine there.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“nice restaurant, good sushi but a bit over priced. Drive about a mile toward the coast to Station Sushi for a better...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

nice restaurant, good sushi but a bit over priced. Drive about a mile toward the coast to Station Sushi for a better and cheaper sushi. At Samurai, you are paying for the atmosphere.

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