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Samurai Japanese Restaurant

#219 of 532 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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158 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1116
+1 518-813-9555
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Albany, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Expertly plated sushi/shisumi and well don tempura. No a huge place, Very intimate, great date place. 3 level sushi bar. 4 hibachi tables. You won't be dissapointed .

Thank Fritz V
Jerry Z, Manager at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Fritz, Thanks the nice review, we appreciate your business and will continue our hard work and keep it role! More 

Sauquoit, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Samurai with a group of 6 people. We were seated quickly. We did not do the hibachi but elected for a regular table instead. When the food came out, the presentation on every plate was beautiful. The prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food and the time spent on the presentation.

Thank Maureen Q
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275 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We were on Wolf Road, so we thought we'd try this place out since we hadn't been. Let me start off by saying, don't bother. Go to Yang's Asian Bistro on Route 9 in Latham instead. You won't be disappointed there. This place had a big sign advertising a cheap lunch special. However, the special doesn't apply to Sundays and... More 

Thank Takemetoalaska
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Samurai is a large attractive restaurant serving generous portions of well prepared fresh food. My tempura appetizer was more than enough for two to share and on another visit my tempura oudon was almost too much to finish.The goyza and shumai appetizers were also a cut above the norm, which in my experience, is often on the rubbery side. Sushi... More 

Thank 88AVANTI
Utica, New York
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Perhaps I am spoiled by where I live, but I have had better Hibachi for much less at home. Service was good. Get the tea! It come with your own Tetsubin.

Thank hilwoman
Jerry Z, Manager at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for coming and enjoying your experience. Where do you live? In the Albany Area we at a lower rate then our competitors and we have great feedback. Thank you again for coming and hope you'll come back! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the sushi was not good- very bland other than a "fishy-ness" that you should not taste in fresh sushi. Couldn't finish it 😕

Thank Alyssa O
Jerry Z, Manager at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Alyssa Thank you for coming to visit and sorry for your experience. All our fish is deboned, descaled, and cleaned all in house. Our freshness on our sushi is one of our staples here. It depends on what fish you have choosen, some fish such as mackrel is "fishy" or more gamey tasting. We assure you that our fish... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I was staying next door at the Marriott and had read some good reviews. I was seated in a booth quickly and the server took my drink order. I ordered clear soup, which I found to be rather greasy. The gypsy roll lacked the taste and presentation that I have experienced by other creative sushi chefs. No real creativity to... More 

Thank Mona C
Jerry Z, Manager at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Mona, Thank you for visiting us on your travel, and appreciate the review. We are glad our staff was attentive but apologize for the lack there of inspiration from our staff. Also the Gypsy roll is a customer made roll from one of our regulars. If you wanted to try something with more taste and presentation we have a... More 

Albany, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My first visit to Samurai was an extremely favorable journey through the flavors of sashimi. Preparation and presentations of their seafood was near perfection! Can't wait for a return visit!

Thank Christopher1955
Jerry Z, Manager at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Christopher1955 Thank you for coming and visiting us. We glad you had a great experience. Hope you come and visit us again. Thank you for your review and appreciate the time it took to complete More 

New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

First time here and not coming back. I ordered a watermelon basil mint mojito, and it arrived with neither basil nor mint. It tasted like spoiled watermelon. I sent it back, which I never do, but for $12 come on. Waitress very nice about it. I ordered a strawberry basil martini, then the waitress comes back to sheepishly admit they... More 

Thank LusoGal
Jerry Z, Manager at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello LusoGal Thank you for your time and extensive review. We have taken time to address the issues at hand and apologize for your dining experience. No excuse for the hair but would appreciate if you would let management know so we could comp your meal or do something to make up for your sushi. Also the Watermelon Basil mojito... More 

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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Late dinner w family....looking for a mixture from udon to sushi. Two of us ordered seafood Yakiudon while the other ordered sushi. Our udon dishes arrived without decorative elements but was extremely satisfying. One companion accidentally knocked over her cocktail. And before we were finished cleaning up the mess our waitress replaced it gratis .( kudos for that!!) Our meal... More 

Thank tomtdn
Jerry Z, Manager at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Tomtdn Thank you for your time and for writing this review. We appreciate the feedback and value it whole heartily. Glad you love your food and glad to see our waitstaff is attentive. We hope to see you again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1116
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-813-9555

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