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Samurai Sushi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Plaza Itscatzu local 112, Escazu 506, Costa Rica
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Upland, CA
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Courtyard in Escazu and looking for something within walking distance and saw this from our window. I was a little worried because reviews on this site were a mixed bag, but we decided it was worth trying. Friendly service, and delicious food! Part of our group had sushi, part had Teppanyaki and everyone thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank whiningyapper
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I ordered a rainbow roll for $16, I was so disgusted I pulled out a picture of a restaurant where I ate last week and showed it to the sushi chef and the waiter on how a Rainbow roll should be made . it was 99% rice and the fish they put on top was as thin as ginger and... More 

Thank jodihartwell@sbcglobal.net
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Four of us visited the Teppanyaki section, overall we felt it was overpriced. One of our meals was too salty and another one too dry to eat. It was nothing memorable.

Thank Prisci J
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Quite happy with the place. The food was good and the service was great. Met the owner and he was a very friendly person. enjoyed the tuna/salmon cracker appetizer the most. the sushi itself is as to be expected in Latin America. I would return.

Thank Carltico
San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

It is one of my favorite Japanese restaurant in town. It is divided into two sections of Teppanyaki (hibachi) and Hall (Sushi and Noodles). Although Teppanyaki was a little expensive, it was a full course from small appetizer to an amazing dessert. Roll and Sushi was great value for money. The portion was big and it was better than expected.... More 

2 Thank Philip0719
Costa Rica
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Best teppanyaki in town! Great experience for family and friends to share a table and make your meal in front of you live!

Thank Jlizanox
Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

We speak little Spanish, so we often start with an English greeting. The waiter immediately signaled us to wait a moment, and got another waiter who spoke pretty much perfect English. We do not expect this when in Costa Rica, but it's a pleasure when we don't have to work very hard to make orders. We ordered steamed chicken dumplings... More 

Thank Ryan C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I have to say, the restaurant has delicious rolls, but the service was record breaking. Only 4 tables (including ours) were occupied, the restaurant was practically empty, and it took them over 1 hour to bring us rolls. My friend had to cancel her order and they still tried to charge us her food. It was a mess. Waitresses were... More 

1 Thank bfpcr
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We love Samurai, even if it is a bit expensive... The rolls are consistently delicious, clean and the service rocks. If you want fresh, tasty sushi you don't mind investing a few extra colones in, go for lunch/dinner here.

Thank Jennifer P
Escazu, Costa Rica
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015

good tasty food, well prepared and good presentation. The restaurant is clean and well appointed. Service has been good to very good. Fine for family or business dining. The restaurant is divided into 3 rooms so look around and make your choice.

Thank Broho

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Itscatzu local 112, Escazu 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: 22880202

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