The food is great! Love it.
The food is great! Love it. The place is a little loud and the waiter was too busy that wanted to take the order very fast.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun restaurant with great sushi
Visit NYC a lot on business. SushiSamba is one of my regulars. Creative menu, great martinis and friendly staff.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrible, horrendous service.
Terrible, horrendous service. Very pretentious, especially for an empty, rainy day.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have wanted to visit the restaurant for some time. When I arrived, although there is a renovation in progress, the upstairs view was amazing! I was seated promptly and the food was excellent. The server was attentive but there was a slight miscommunication. The issue was handled immediately. The experience was overall outstanding and I can't wait to return!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Jazil food!
The food was excellent, the wait staff very informative and attentive. The drink menu is really unique. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open To Special Requests
I was very happy with my experience. I requested a booth and one was available almost as soon as I arrived. The food selection was almost overwhelming, and the service was excellent. I look forward to going back and would definitely recommend this restaurant.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We missed our reservations
We missed our reservations and had a larger party than expected, but despite being super busy Sushi Samba fit us in at one of their lounge areas. We were so appreciative and the sushi was delish, as always!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just went back to SushiSamba for the first time in a few years, and it was just as great as it always was. The decor is awesome and the scene is very upbeat. We chose to eat outside and enjoy the summer evening. The food was outstanding, and service impeccable. I'm glad nothing has changed!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good and the staff was prompt and very well knowledgeable of the food.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there with my friend from Italy.
It was a beautiful evening and food was awesome.
We tried many kind of rolls and everyone was perfect.
I'll go there still for some time. I love it!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and attentive service!
I went for a 7:15pm dinner with a girlfriend, and we were promptly directed upstairs to the outdoor patio on a perfect NYC summer evening. Our server Mark was friendly and informative, water was refilled regularly, and Hayes (manager?) came around to introduce himself and ask how the evening was going. All in all, the experience was quite pleasant, the drinks were good, food was good, and I felt welcome and well-taken care of!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for friends
Really good food and good service. The yellow tail fish was just fantastic! music in the dining area from 9 was maybe a little to loud. But great location for a fun meal with friends.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been to Sushi Samba many
Have been to Sushi Samba many times. Our waiter Michael was excellent, and they had some specials that we never had before.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
SushiSamba = FUN!
I could have stayed all evening - but a drive back to Westchester prevented me from setting up camp.
However, it was wonderful evening, filled with delicious food, great ambience, a tropical night, outdoor dining, and a SCENE for sure .......... ENJOY!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Pleasure
Sushi Samba never dissapoints, with a great atmosphere and excellent food. We had made a reseravation over a month prior and were told to wait at the bar for 1/2 hour. However, in spite of this, they did everything to make right on this by offering a glass of sake and assorted appetizers. Was really an excellent effort to make right on making us wait.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends and Loud Noises
Had a great night with new friends. The place was loud, but energetic. Not a romantic or kid friendly spot, which is exactly what we wanted.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a happening place....
Food is great. Drinks are great. Atmosphere is great. Service is always wonderful.
After being open in NYC for years now it is still among the top hot spots for a night out.
I like the 7th street location more than Park Ave though. Livelier crowd and the place looks nicer.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the ambiance and the food was great! I especially liked the serviche and the chocolate & olive oil cake was wonderful!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food was amazing. The service was attentive and helpful for ordering. I want to go back soon.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great variations on sushi
Food looked and tasted fab, great place. Defiantly would go back.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
loved it...amazing flavors
Each course was better than the next. Drinks are too good so fair warning to plan ahead. We took our two girls with us and they really loved it. Although the place is very cool and sleek...I didn't feel strange having them with me.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a friend's birthday. We told them when we got there that it was a for a friend's birthday. We got a free glass of prosecco. The service was good. I had the seafood stew and it was delicious as usual. At the end of the meal, we got a free dessert with a candle on it. That was a pleasant surprise. Usually you have to secretly arrange with the waiter to get a dessert with a candle. But the restaurant took it upon themselves to bring us a dessert with a candle. AND it was free. When we got the check, we also got another wonderful surprise. They gave us a $10 special occasion discount! I was a fan of this restaurant before but now I am a HUGE fan. Definitely recommend going for your special occasion!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place but rude staff
The waiter and bus boy was great but the hostesses and bartenders were rude at best.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
Great service, even accommodating a surprise addition to our party of 2 by immediately bringing a place setting and asking what he wanted to drink. Food was delicious and plentiful.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushisamba is one of my favorite dining places when visiting New York and I have never been disappointed so far. The food is of excellent quality and the taste and compositions inspired from cuisines from Asia and the Americas. This time we were there on a Tuesday night and the noise level was very low, which allowed us to have a great family conversation. As a wine enthusiast I always spot the wine list critically. The choice of wines is limited, however the selection of wines is done very carefully – they ideally pair with the food that is served here.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed SushiSamba
Really enjoyed SushiSamba and the twist of South American to Japanese. Delicate, well balanced & interesting flavours - some of the best combinations yet!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always... very good
We were 3 adults and 2 children for dinner around 7 pm on a weekday. Hostess was fantastic. Our server was very attentive to the children. It was a great experience and quite shocking since I know what it's like there on the weekend around dinner and through the night. The El-Topo is second to none... hold the Jalapeno!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food, server was
Loved the food, server was okay. Would def. go back!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a huge fan of Samba.... They've updated the decor & menus.. The food is just incredible. The service was impeccable.. But really, this is the best sushi restaurant I've ever been to. Always consistently delicious. The combinations of ingredients all meld beautifully together to create a food symphony in your mouth. I've been to Nobu & Morimoto and they're nowhere near the caliber of SushiSamba.. And I've been to the one in Miami & Vegas and they are all entwined and equally magnificent... Peruvian corn? Love it... Their drinks are great too... You want a great meal? Easy. SushiSamba
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot. Great food!
Perfect blend of amazing tastes.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favs
An excellent choice for not only sushi but many other delectable choices from there excellent menu.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food + great atmosphere
Unusual + usual Japanese food served in beautiful surroundings. Very warm & friendly service. Not rushed
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing as always!! The food,
amazing as always!! The food, the ambience and the service were all highlights. The menu had changed from when we came here earlier in the year...it is more streamlined and directed. Again, we ordered a melange of dishes and every one did not disappoint. The scene is getting a little over done and perhaps not as a hot destination to go as years ago when I first started to go but the food has stayed consistently amazing and the shot tree is a great way to kick off a meal!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations because it was close to the play we were seeing. What a great find! We sat at the bar and Carlos the bartender was great with everyone and recommended each drink to everyone's taste. When asked for something special, he was all over it.
Then we (4 women) sat for dinner. Our server was Ricardo. He wowed everyone with his knowledge and charm. Any special requests were fulfilled without a problem. The food was outstanding! Try the Rock Shrimp appetizer and the Sea Bass skewers. You won't be sorry! Everything was fresh and delicious. We're going back next week.
PS. I didn't get the name of the hostess (tall and thin, good for her!), but she was equally fabulous! Thank you for a wonderful experience
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
New and Improved Sushi Samba
I have been going to Sushi Samba for years at this location and the others around the country. They have renovated this location in decor and level of service. Our server made our experience an exceptional one as well as the manager & hostess. We laughed with them, they made great menu suggestions and were overall amazing. The food was exceptionally tasty (even better than I had remembered). I was hesitant about going back, but this is definitely on my 'Go To List" again. Kudos!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sushi Samba Continues to Deliver
Used to go here all the time 10-plus years ago but then tired of the scene. Still a big scene but have to say the service is good and the food was very good. Good cocktails as well. Will come back - but likely during a week night to avoid the bridge and tunnel crowds.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is amazing, drink
The food is amazing, drink special was great too. But there seemed to be a problem with the soundsystem as the volume was very high in the beginning of every new song - very noisy.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always exceeds expectations
Once again an enjoyable experience. The food is superb.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The official review
Me & my wife celebrated our 1st Anniversary here. We were surprised when the manager brought us a free appetizer for our big day. Our server was nice and offered suggestions from drinks to entrees. I had shrimp tempura(nice spice) and a Nina Fresca (refreshing & sweet). Both were amazing. My husband had the whole fish (coconut rice was delicious/ fish was cooked to perfection). Make sure you order the mojito, it's very pleasing to the palate as well as the eye (beautiful drink). The restaurant is very lively with a adult trendy crowd (didn't see any kids). This restaurant is definitely worth the visit and only cost us $105 at the end of the night. Priceless.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi Samba 7 Review
I celebrated my a date night here with my boyfriend. We had an amazing time with the food and drinks. Our server was phenomenal! Not only did he go through the drink specials and recommendations but he made sure we had the best time there. I am usually not a big fan of sushi, and because of him, it changed my mind! We were seated indoors since the weather was chilly that day and the ambiance inside was great and added to the feel of the restaurant.
We shared a few plates, all had very interesting textures and flavors. My boyfriend chose the Churrasco Rio Grande for dinner, and its def recommend for foodies who love comfort and hearty portions. For drinks, I had a mint tea with a Japanese vodka, DELICIOUS! Great spot to try in the city!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still going strong
Hadn't been to SushiSamba for several years, but it's still going strong. Inventive and flavorful in a fun, vibrant setting!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese Wagyu and Tuna Tataki
We came in with 2 choices in mind, Japanese Wagyu and Tuna Tataki, and let the waiter take it from there. He brought out a mix of rolls and sashimi, fit for our taste and guest special requests. It was great. Tuna was fantastic as well the Wagyu. Let them drive, they know what they're doing.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have NEVER written a review but..
I have NEVER written a review but this restaurant deserves it! I have been there 3 times in the past 3 months, and each time it's as if I'm eating in my own private dining room. Instantly, I knew my waiter, the bartender, the manager, the floor supervisor; each made sure that every need was met. I have never been treated so well at a restaurant, and it is especially shocking for NYC. And we were given complimentary appetizers (3 of them) and complimentary shots! Amazing! As for the food, well, there aren't enough "characters" in this review ... it was actually "eye-popping"! With every dish we tasted (and we had many), our eyes popped and we moaned so much we were turning heads. Embarrassing but really. . . who cared at that point!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been here a handful of times and it never, never disappoints.
The food, service and drinks are amazing.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food - Weak Drinks
The food is always delicious and worth the price tag - however, the cocktails are very expensive and also incredibly weak - save your money on those.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to the location near 14th street and now here. Love the Berry Smash (non alcoholic) drink for all it's $8. The churrasco is what I come here for and it's wonderful. Service is good as is the bar. This is a great date/night out place.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great, the setting upstairs was great, the service was great. We were a mixed group of young and less so, and we all had a very good time. I will go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy special food
The food was amazing. We chose different sushi's where they managed to even help us with different wishes in one dish. (I didn't want truffle, my sister did) The recommendation of sea bass as a starter was delicious, I have never tasted anything like it. However, when we were seated (which was also done very friendly and professional) we noticed the music was way too loud. It was hard to hear each other so we kind of had to scream. Too bad they were also out of the wine we wanted, but they came back with an also lovely recommendation. Although my ears still hurt a fantastic night.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great but very pricey. ....
Great food and atmosphere. ...fun and energetic
food was amazing. ..portions not very big
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, service and atmosphere
we were at ss to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a fantastic evening. Amazing food (you must have the sea bass miso sticks), very attentive service (including an excellent recommendation for a warm sake we loved) and a great atmosphere. Be warned, it is loud, and the bill adds up....so save up, get a babysitter if you need one and go sometime.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM