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“best tempura in town.”
Review of Samdado

Samdado
Ranked #89 of 583 Restaurants in Dhaka City
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 20, 2012

samdado is a cool place.. food is really good.. i luv this place and go randomly..

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

My wife and I were vacationing in Dhaka and we decided to check out this very famous Dhaka sushi joint.

It is located in a house, like literally, someones living room, where the sushi is made and the people eat! Their washrooms are pretty snazzy btw. A lot of foreigners here, considering the price of the sushi obviously. Normal Bangladeshi people wont be able to afford 3500 bdt (50 us$) for a decent bento box.

The sashimi is GOOD. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the fish. Considering the Bangladeshi tradition of mixing unwanted things to make extra money, at first I was skeptical at the quality of the meat. But it turned out very good.

The sushi was very good as well. Although a little soggy, but hey, I'm not going to complain.

The only downside was the service. A little primitive if you may, it was hard for them to understand what you wanted, but the manager was very helpful. They also close pretty early.

Definitely try out Samdado. Probably one of the best restaurants in Dhaka! :)

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Thank fahym
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I am always a bit worried when it comes to Japanese restaurants. I like raw fish and its freshness and quality can make the difference between a pleasant dinner and a really bad night for food poisoning. I have to say that I liked the food in this place (I had mix sashimi, sushi and mix tempura and beer). The tuna sushi was the most tender and fresh I have tried so far, the whole combination of raw fish was remarkable, tempura was crunchy and tasty. On week-ends people (patrons are mixed: local, tourists, expats) queue up for a table -the place itself is not big. The ambience is average (bar+tables) and has nothing really to be remembered for. The only unpleasant things: smoking is allowed, but the room is too little and this can spoil the taste of your food and you are forced to passive smoking; some of the guys exceeded with beer (or they are not just accustomed to), they got a bit too high and started annoying other clients and the personnel. They freed the table after a while and peace has been restored ;)
Price at the end (3 people): 1 bento box, 1 medium sashimi/sushi (12 pieces), 1 small sashimi/suchi,1 fish teriyaky, 1 mix tempura, 3 beers, 1 lemon soda 6,850 Bdt (about 83USD/66Euro). Not a cheap price in Dhaka, but good value for money for this Jap restaurant.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Raw fish is always a bit tricky in hot places like Dhaka but fear not - food here is pretty safe :) Excellent quality Japanese and some Korean food (rather good Kimchi). Had a medium suhsi/sashimi combi - 8 sushi 16 sashimi, very tasty although the choice of fish is a bit limited. Staff very friendly and pleasant.
Only down side: The restaurant is a little small but does allow smoking. Generally I have no problem with smoking, but in a small room with the A/C running on high it does take away some of the pleasure of tasting the food.

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Thank Gert V
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Good for Dhaka. Nothing fancy but tasty food and ok prices.

Thank s22urf
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