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Three Samurai Japanese Restaurant

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1801 2nd St Ste 200, Coralville, IA 52241-1877
(319) 337-3340
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gretna, Nebraska
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to the restaurant at 1 pm on Saturday. We were told there would be a 20 minute wait. We inquired why there was a wait time when half the restaurant was empty. We were informed that they didn't open one half at lunch time. We decided to wait because we were the only ones waiting. After a 20... More 

Thank Alicia E
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 3 and were seated at the grill with 2 other couples. The chef completely ignored my family not even once acknowledging we were even there. It was a special night as it was the last night before my daughter returned to college so it was especially annoying. I will not return. Over priced for being... More 

Thank val52Coralville
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi is the most important part of a Japanese restaurant and the freshness of the fish cut at right thickness and the rice is what determines the overall sushi experience. For me, the rice was under cooked but fish was ok. Sushi came out but no soy sauce dish. We asked for it, after few minutes I got it myself... More 

Thank Yon Chul C
West Branch, Iowa, United States
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Three Samurai has been one of our favorite places for sushi...but today, we were disappointed. The sushi kept falling apart, like it hadn't been rolled properly. You usually wait for your sushi at Three Samurai so we're used to that, but today our 6 rolls came one at a time. They just weren't the quality taste that we've experienced there.... More 

Thank Glenda1947
Coralville, IA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Ordered several items to go, though we showed up at the specific time, still had to wait for over half hour. Won't be doing carry-out again.

Thank IAResident
Cedar Rapids, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It is really hard to rate Three Samuri. On the one hand, the food is very fresh and good. On the other, the service is extremely slow. It takes forever to get food out of the kitchen, even on days when they are not very busy. My wife and I along with another couple went there on a recent Friday... More 

Thank John V
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite plates is the ox tail soup. Wide selection of tasty rolls, but could be more visual the menu. Just a few beers on tap and also just a small selection of bottles. That's why the 3 stars.

Thank Vinícius C
Muscatine, Iowa
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We used to go to Three Samurai a couple of times a year when our older daughter attended the University of Iowa. At that time, the food and the service were always fantastic. The Bento Boxes were a great deal as they included choice of soup, house salad, California roll, vegetable tempura and steamed rice. My younger daughter and I... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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300 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If this is your first time here make sure you try these rolls: Narlins roll (amazing crawfish, tons of flavor, super fresh) Matuzka roll Snake roll Also - get the homemade dumplings, they are worth the wait! This place is truly fantastic - only our issue was our server. We sat at the sushi bar and really enjoyed interacting with... More 

Thank LessWork M
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I'm always happy with the food at Three Samurai. It's leaps and bounds better than any restaurant in the area with similar prices. Their service seems to be getting a lot better too! If you haven't ate at Three Sam go there!!!

Thank Stephanie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 2nd St Ste 200, Coralville, IA 52241-1877
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: (319) 337-3340

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