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El Samurai

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Nueva York, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5523 1469
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't worry about going on lunch time, it's not as full as nagaoka and you'll quickly get a table. Recommended to go with friends or family so you can take the tepanyaki table if you prefer, but private tables are great too. There's a long selection of yakitori as well, you must try it. As for the prices, expect to... More 

Thank Salzinni
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Small portions even to European standards. Very slow service, poor selection of drinks. Outdated building and interior. Unfriendly menu. Only natural juice served with lots of ice, so no juice. Much better REAL Japanese options around. I won't recommend it for a business or romantic meal, the atmosphere is not good for that. Nowhere to park. Not value for money.... More 

Thank LuisBricksoul
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of the best Japanese/Teppanyaki places in CD.MX. It's a cozy medium sized restaurant, all tables have its own grill, you can seat up to 8-10 persons if you're hanging out with friends, or you can have one of the small tables for a more private/romantic dinner. There are three main dishes (teppanyaki) Rib Eye, Salmon or... More 

Thank Dr_Alex_GR_Ortiz
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Once you are inside, you think and believe you are actually in Japan. Very well designed, decorated & tables with your own frying pan available, for the Chef, so can cook your Teppanyaki, Yakimeshi Teppan and other dishes, in front of you, with their Japanese Style... like a circus of cooking. Obviously, this will increase the prices, but if you... More 

Thank Apostillados
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great japanese food. Ordinary sushi is good bur don't get stuck there. There are so many interesting dishes to try out. Don't miss the shabu shabu.

Thank Fer E
Mexico City
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

You have to arrive early ! This place gets packed from around 2:00 PM. All tables are teppanyaki and staff is kind. Very tasty dishes, well prepared and with very good quality, and this restaurant has reasonable prices, definitely a place to return.

Thank Dechopin
Here, There & Everywhere
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

It's a very nice place, if somewhat dated in an 80's style, the quality of the food and value/price cannot be beat, the yakitori are prepared in the traditional bar food style from Japan and the choices are "exotic" for some but very good. The tempura was perfect, we did not have any sushi... the tepanyaki was very well prepared.... More 

Thank Cris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nueva York, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5523 1469

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