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804 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9819 4858
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place for an easy and good value Japanese! This was the second time we have been here after seeing a film at Lido Cinemas. The portions are generous and the produce is fresh and tasty. I particularly recommend the spicy tuna handrolls.

Thank travellertam
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Cheap and cheerful. Mainly a university crowd being so close to Swinburne but nice food and fantastic value.

Thank Sienna S
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Best value for money in Hawthorn! My usual order is the sashimi and the prawn udon and never fails to impress - and prices are really good! When I'm too lazy to make dinner - this is my go to!

Thank AbellaThurmer
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Samurai is the perfect place for a quick, inexpensive meal. The food is amazing but if you expect to be able to buy or bring alcohol you're in the wrong place. The service is so good you wouldn't have much time to drink it anyway. My advice is eat here and if you feel like a drink go to a... More 

Thank Narelle R
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! We have been going here for years and it's always so yum. The best perk is that you can order lots of food and not break the bank. Consistently good and we have never had to wait to be seated. Good for families as they have individual rooms for big parties. Service is lovely too.

Thank Madeleine R
Melbourne, Australia
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228 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I work near Glenferrie Road so Samurai is convenient when catching up with others after work. The menu is quite small and a mix of sushi and other dishes. Very tasty food. The downside is that it is always packed, the staff are pretty indifferent - would be an outstanding place if they made it a bit easier to navigate... More 

Thank Janice G
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Samurai is the McDonalds of Japanese food on Glenferrie Rd, but its totally the BEST Japanese on Glenferrie! Cheap, easy and you can't go wrong! One of my favourite places in Melbourne

Thank James P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

My "default" place to eat when we decided to eat out randomly. Best dinner box! The sashimi are fresh! Surprise Bonus is to meet Hawks players.

Thank yudahsan
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is always crowded from when they open at 530 each night (except Sunday) to 930. A really good range of meals; sushi, tempura, noodles, rice dishes, curry, gyoza & lots more. I always have the Miso soup & Samurai salad with its great tasting dressing, then one of the many mains available. Going their expensive option you'll be... More 

Thank David C
Melbourne, Australia
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297 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a great option for families on a budget. Food is fresh, tasty and very reasonably priced. Its a busy restaurant and tables are packed close together but I am happy with that if it keeps the prices down. Love the range of bento boxes.

Thank familyfuninsun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $91
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9819 4858

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