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“Great food”
Review of Samurai

Samurai
Ranked #465 of 4,266 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 6, 2014

There our second time trying to get a seat, they don't accept reservations, the first time we give up over 2 hours waiting time, so we try in a Monday, the parking lot full, as well the restaurant, 20 minutes wait to be seated and another 30 minutes sitting in the tepanyaki area waiting to start the food preparation, worth it. The food is great, don't ask for appetizers if you go for a full entree, is there a lot of food and we aren't able even to share a dessert. Wine list is poor.

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Thank Andre O
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Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Eat at Samurai weekly!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!! Awesome food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't go wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank RD S
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

me and my family has a wonderful experience in this restaurant, Monday night we just waited 5 minutes to be seated, our chef was Truc and was an expert , we ordered different food(setak, seafood and chicken and all was good. for dinner, the price is between 17 and 30 , and includes, salad, soup , shrimps etc, , the atmosphere was very nice, for lunch they have prices from 11 to 18 dollars average, and the quality is good too.
we shared the table with another family and we had a good time,, they took a complimentary picture to all of us. , something that you have to consider is that the chef start serving food one at a time and is not like a traditional restaurant that serve you the main entrée all at once ex (rice, potato, meat etc) if you want to eat all together, you have to keep the fried rice etc until the rest of the food is done., is worthy to give it a try if this is your first time in a Japanese restaurant.

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1  Thank SpencerFlannagan
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our last of many visit to this restaurant was with some friends to celebrate a special occasion in a Saturday afternoon.

FOOD: very good, the rolls are freshly prepared as well of the main entrées. Great taste

ATMOSPHERE: You have the choice to seat at the sushi bar if not in the mood to wait long to seat with others in a table where the chef prepares the food right in front of you. The food is the same in both places. This time we sat at the chef’s table with another four people we did not know, but where thankfully very nice.

VALUE: in my opinion, the food quality and the price go hand-and-hand. Be careful of celebration fees, such as cutting a cake or singing happy birthday.

SERVICE: this time it was awesome. We have had some not so attentive waitress in the pass at the sushi bar, so I cannot say it is consistently great.

PARKING: not allowing self-parking, so be ready for valet.

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Thank MIA-2-TheWorld
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Our first visit here - the food was ok - nothing special. We went because we had a free entree coupon to use up. It would have been extremely pricey without the coupon. The sake was delicious and the food was good. However, we found the overall atmosphere in the restaurant to be lacking - there were a lot of young kids there and a few screaming babies which probably didn't help. We are obviously in the minority as the place was packed and is always packed every time we drive by so for families it's obviously a unique experience. I can't say we would rush to go back.

Thank mwooduk
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