Samurai Japanese Sushi Bar – Restaurant Review
My wife decided we were going out for dinner tonight, and she surprised me by taking us to a restaurant we had never tried. Samurai is tucked in a strip mall, hidden behind Red Robin, so you kind of have to know its there. I only noticed it a few weeks ago, and thought it was new.
It’s a very small cute place, with some cool decorations. My kids liked the wooden Samurai silhouettes on the walls. I asked our server how long they had been here, and he told me “3 years”. Geez, I thought I was up on the good restaurants in town.. but I guess not ;(
We ordered a fair amount of sushi for the entire family, and were quickly presented with bowls of miso soup. Unlike some sushi places, we didn’t have to specifically order or pay extra for soup.
It took a while to get our food, but the place was fairly busy, and there was only one old guy making sushi – and he wasn’t moving super fast, but eventually it came.
In no particular order, we got a Yellowtail roll, two Spider rolls, a California roll, a Shrimp roll, a “Rock and Roll”, an Unagi roll, a Tuna roll, and an order of Tamago.
The sushi looked good, but it wasn’t fantastically artistic, just some basic rolls that tasted good. The one complaint was the Yellowtail roll – usually one of our favorites – wasn’t so great. The fish just seemed a bit off. The rest of the food was awesome. We really liked the Rock and Roll, which was spicy crab.
In all, it was a pleasant experience, and I really liked going to a new place. The food was good, and (for sushi) reasonably priced. They also had some great looking cooked Japanese food, and reasonably priced lunches, so I’ll have to go check those out some day soon!