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“Great Sushi”
Review of Samurai Sushi

Samurai Sushi
Ranked #89 of 164 Restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stopped here late before heading up to our hotel and was delighted at the experience. We had several interesting rolls served and presented in a little wooden boat. Charming.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Miami
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150 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

you cant go wrong. Always fresh, good service. Good location. cant go wrong. Very consistent! Eat there all the time.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Vatsmia
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Everything perfect until...”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Delicious rolls and dishes but at the end they served us water and one glasses had a cockroach on it...

  • Visited April 2012
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3 Thank Leizar
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Cicero, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic dessert!”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Modeled after the popular Benihana restaurant chain, the food is similar, but with subtle differences. No sauces. Great soup and salad. The highlight was the dessert. Benihana brings you a bowl of ice cream. Samurai makes an ice cream based dessert on the grill that you will never forget. Definitely worth trying!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank AndyDittmaier
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San Jose, CR
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Established Japanese Restaurant”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

Samurai has been around for a while, though it has moved a few times. I've been going for years, and the sushi and teppanyaki dishes are very good. They have a variety of options, and some fun rolls (try Tropical Roll with mango and shrimp- love it!). Service is friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is elegant- works well for business meetings, as well as dates. Prices are on the high end (20.000 colones for two rolls, edamame, a drink and a glass of wine) with a roll at around 7.000 ($12). I'd pick Samurai if you want the teppanyaki show, or if you're going with a larger group. For a more modern, late night place I'd try Nau and for casual japanese Muro-ji.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank CorrePolloRenco
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