I love the food here. I also
I love the food here. I also think is great for groups to gather and enjoy interesting food and drinks.
It was quieter than I remember but it was a Monday so that is likely why.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Totally enjoyed our meal!
Totally enjoyed our meal! We took turns ordering a bunch of different items, creating our own tapas selection from different countries, and everything was delicious.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great to hang out with friends.You
Great to hang out with friends.You sit close to your neighbors, so definitely not an intimate setting. Regardless I would go back once again. And our server Solomon was amazing.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I come here for years, food
I come here for years, food is excellent and fresh. Usually I have sushi and other raw seafood. El topo is their outstanding roll. This time I also tried Bazilian rice with seafood which was heavenly. Drinks were a little watery but still this is the best Sushi Samba. Service by Salomon was outstanding. This is the best service I ever had in any of their branches.
3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its a fun place to have great
Its a fun place to have great meal in a big group.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi Samba has a great vibe-
Sushi Samba has a great vibe- nice decor and live DJ performing on the night we were there. Service was excellent. The food was good, but did not blow me away. I've dined at the Miami and Las Vegas locations and by far the quality of the rolls at those locations was far superior to what was plated at this location.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good sushi, but not out
Very good sushi, but not out of this world. I wanted it to be super amazing and it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. But I would still go back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try everything but "regular" sushi
Great meal! Delicious and unique menu items. I just don't suggest getting "regular" sushi. The pieces of fish are very small and at $4.50 per piece...
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go here all the time. The thing that we love about it is that those that like sushi can eat with those that don't. Both the sushi and the food are great, although some of the menu changes have gotten us confused and we are unhappy with them.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Tasty Blend
We tried out Sushi Samba for Mother's Day brunch and found all the food to be absolutely delicious. The blend of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian works surprisingly well!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
SushiSamba was great as always. I've been many times and have yet to be dissappointed. The manager, Greg, keeps the place well oiled and running smoothly.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Welcome Food Experience
A friend of mine recommended the restaurant as she had visited there 9 years ago and wanted to return. From the moment we arrived the atmosphere was set. Very classy and accommodating. The staff was attentive and the food was FANTASTIC!
A must have is the Rock Shrimp Tempura, Chicarrón de Calamar and trust the Sushi Chef and try his assorted selection of Sushi and Sashimi.
We will definitely return and recommend Sushi Samba to anyone looking for a great dining experience!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh delicious sushi, wide variety of drinks, great service, and oysters to die for. Recommend to anyone in the NYC area who is a seafood lover.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good, never disappoints
This is my go to spot for a trendy Japanese, and everyone I bring always loves it. The food is always good, especially the rock shrimp tempura. And the drinks, yum. The main reason I went here was for the pitcher of mojitos. The service is usually great, but this particular night it seemed the girl was new.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Sushi Samba for restaurant week, but ended up ordering off the regular menu since I don't eat fish. The food was delicious, especially the corn that came with the ribeye. Definitely try the coconut rice as well.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and original
The Fish is very fresh and tasty. Its original and you get to taste combination that you are not used to. The chef's combination of sushis were ones of the best we ever had. The quinoa option for hand roll is Awsome and the peruvian corn is amazing (but contains dairy !) . Also, they have a gluten free list and they will serve you tamari soy sauce (gluten free soy sauce !). The only down side is the noise (when on a crowded night), a bit hard to talk. Great experience, Will be back!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great birthday celebration
The food was amazing, especially the cerviche. We got the sampler of that and sashimi. The yellowtail and lobster taquitos were more like mini tacos but also delicious. For an entree we shared the churracaso, very tasty but not served in the traditional way. Also I loved my cucumber drink, and the waitress brought us free shots for my friends birthday and sang to her.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time here and it gets better every time. We sat in the back/side room where the bar is - totally different atmosphere than the front area - feels like a sushi bar and a club combined. Drinks were awesome - try the Mango Mojito. Did the restaurant week Prix Fix - did not disappoint. Chef's sushi plate was rockin', ceviche was very good, skirt steak was just right. Really enjoyed it. My date loved it, so it gets bonus points (let's face it fellas, when she's happy, we're happy, right?). Samba On.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the menu and the drink
Loved the menu and the drink menu too. Tried a bunch of new things!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my friend here for restaurant week, the food was EXCELLENT! I had duck as an entree and she had the steak, both of us couldn't stop talking about how great the food was. Would come again.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ordered at least 10 apps
We ordered at least 10 apps and 4 entrees and 5 sides and everything was out of this world. The fusion of flavors is so unique. The service is clearly very well trained and very nice. Favorites were the purple mash, shrimp cervice, and banana chocolate dessert.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time had by all
A group of 2 turned to into an impromptu group of 4, and we were accommodated without a fuss. The the fun and fiery hostess to the responsive waiters, to the delicious food, we all had a great time! My girlfriend's only complaint was that size of the drinks (too small) otherwise fun was had by all.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience. Our waitress name Mariella was superb. We have a lot of food allergies and she was very helpful in navigating the menu. The food was delicious, and the specialty cocktails were tasty.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just really tremendous service.
Just really tremendous service. The whole experience was great, but when we left we commented we were going to come back purely on how good everyone made us feel!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It has been a while since dining at Sushi Samba on Park Ave South.
It was awesome being back! There was a vibrant Thursday evening crowd. The place was quite busy!
However, the service was perfect, we were seated immediately and Kelly, our server was exceptional!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great expensive sushi
They cram you in like sardines here and it's pretty pricey but the food is definitely special. The ceviche and special rolls were my favorite. Waiter and staff did not seem very knowledgeable on the wine list though.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our go to spot when looking for hi end unique sushi, and the place never fails to deliver.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than palatable experience..lol
It was a great experience all around... the sake... the food... the service... atmosphere was great...
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the visit!!!
Very fresh sushi, interesting choices, very nice meal. Service could have been much more attentive. Waiter was a little distracted with socializing with other waitstaff!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an amazing last night in New York at Sushi Samba. We had great food, amazing service and an outstanding cheesecake dessert, which did not at all look like cheesecake - worth a try, it was so cool!
The restaurant is very cosy, dark and sensual and the prices are very good.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too much samba
Food was OK, however I dont think it comes close to the great Brazilian, Japanese and Peruvian food styles. For lunch this is a great place, if you want to be here on a date, make it a casual one. For a special moment go somewhere else.
But overall ok.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tables felt like they were really too close together, like I was eating with the people next to me. Food was amazing though, beautiful and delicious! We go every year when we visit NYC.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neighborhood fave!
GREAT food, amazing special rolls (some of my favorites of all time), good cocktail list, fun atmosphere...
As is often inevitable in NYC, seating can be a little tight and you might wind up picking up pieces from your neighbors' conversations (the Samba in the W. Village definitely has a better layout), but otherwise, it's a great spot for dinner with friends, a celebration, a date... The food has never been anything less than stellar.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Didn't go through
Sushisamba was great. Unfortunately my open table reservation had not gone through for some reason so we ended up having to wait a while. Not sure how far in advance a reservation should be made but I had done it around lunch time for a dinner reservation and had even gotten a confirmation e-mail so it was very strange when we got there that they said it hadn't gone through. I had made reservations through open table with less notice many times before so not sure what happened. Either way, we ended up having a good time and loved the food.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Fun
I met a friend at SushiSamba for dinner. I arrived toward the end of Samba Hour (happy hour) and ordered a Shiso Fine while I waited for my friend. That was a great start to a great evening. The bartenders were very friendly, the drink was great, and when my friend arrived we were seated right away. We ordered several dishes, all of which were excellent. The two specials that night were out of this world. The food was great, as was the service. The only reason I don't give it an overall 5 star is because at one point the music got turned up so loud that it was difficult to hear each other. But that's pretty minor, and it may have been because we were seated in the bar side, rather than the restaurant side. Definitely recommend!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whilst in New York we thought we'd try SushiSamba having previously visited the London restaurant. This visit was excellent and much preferred to London. Much less pretentious! We went for the omnikase menu so left it up to the chef to provide us with a 7 course menu. Wow! A great selection and all absolutely delicious. Great meal. Excellent service also with very knowledgable staff.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
always incredible service
This is my second time to this location, and I thought that it deserved a review because of the outstanding service that the restaurant offers. The management is so friendly and kind, that I cannot help myself but to bring more and more people there and share this amazing experience with them as well.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
food and service
always absolutely amazing food and service every time i go.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Standing strong still!!
Went to SushiSamba for the first time in awhile, and was very pleased with the experience!!!! I used to frequent this place years back, and thought with all the hype of some of the newer restaurants in the Asian-fusion scene, that sushisamba may be left in the dust. I was very wrong!! They have updated their menu to have one of the most unique and comprehensive menus in the sushi world, and every dish was awesome!!!! Get the taste of 4 ceviches/tiraditos and the El Topo roll!
Recommend to sit in the room to the side - it has a great ambiance!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM