SUSHISAMBA NYC West Village
SUSHISAMBA NYC West Village

SUSHISAMBA NYC West Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sushisamba.com/
  • Phone: 2126917885x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11:45am - 12:00am; Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:45am - 1:00am; Thursday: 11:45am - 1:00am; Friday and Saturday: 11:45am - 2:00am; Sunday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, South American, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Duarte
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate parties for all occasions and events for up to 250 people. Our year round rooftop lounge is ideal for dinners or cocktail receptions up to 125 guests.

    Banquet Facilities: From our intimate enclosed rooftop (open year round) to our spacious and colorful dining room, we can accommodate all of your private party needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Please contact Restaurant Manager 2126917885x
  • Entertainment: DJs Thursday-Saturday
  • Special Events:
    SUSHI & SAKE 101
    Sample a variety of sakes, edamame, tempura, sashimi and sushi while learning the history of sushi and sake from industry experts. Classes are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7pm-9pm!

    SAMBABRUNCH
    Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am - 4pm and enjoy our sweet and savory brunch menu, unlimited Prosecco, signature cocktails and more!

    ISHIYAKI TUESDAYS
    Pair our premium Japanese Wagyu served on a sizzling hot stone with our signature sauces and selection of fresh vegetables with your choice of a complimentary bottle of select sake or red wine. To sweeten the deal, we’ll treat you to a bowl of our refreshing green tea ice cream.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barrow Street
  • Public Transit: 1 Train to Christopher Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking on the street.
A word from SUSHISAMBA NYC West Village
Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design. Hearty moquecas and colorful seviches are served alongside more inventive dishes, including Tuna Tataki and Wagyu Gyoza. Complementing the menu are signature cocktails made with exotic spirits such as shochu and cachaça and an acclaimed sake list, as well as wine, beer and champagne. Equal parts imagination and history, the SUSHISAMBA experience is truly unique.
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SUSHISAMBA NYC West Village reviews from OpenTable diners
162 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (66)fit for foodies (62)good for groups (59)hot spot (54)special occasion (50)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (35)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (26)great for lunch (23)scenic view (17)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Great service and chef
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Chef Lin is prefect and made the rolls creative thank you'
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I strongly recommend the tasting menue for all newcomers. We tried so many things we would not have ordered. Absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    AnnaBanana
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to SushiSamba many times and honestly they have never disappointed. The food is always phenomenal and the staff is friendly and obliging. This last visit my boyfriend lost his wallet at some point while we were waiting for our table, and both our waitress and the manager were very helpful to us. They even gave us a free appetizer. As we were leaving the restaurant we found out from the hostesses that they had found his wallet! All in all a fantastic experience. I highly recommend this place for anything from a girl's night, to a family dinner, to a romantic evening out, to a birthday dinner with a large group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delusion
    Valeotto
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Restaurant decadent , food poor , what a delusion. Never come again .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food. Bad service.
    Ilovenewyorkgirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Came here for my boyfriends birthday for a party of 6 on a Thursday night. The waiter came over and asked if we wanted water so we said yes. This took about 15 minutes. After this we did not see out waiter for a good half hour. Once we finally did order drink, it took another half hour, and then we were finally able to order our food. The food was great, we were all just very disappointed with the service. The server was well aware of this, and he did not acknowledge it at all -not even a quick sorry for the delay. It seemed as though the manager brought over our drinks.. Again not even a sorry. Good food sushisamba, but the customer service was really slacking. There are plenty of other places in the city with good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasantly surprising mix!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A great mix of South American flavours with Japanese makes fora surprisingly well balanced delicious exciting meal. Service was fantastic. Just make sure that you leave room for dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    Sushiholic777
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I simply love this place. I can never get enough! I try to go at least once a week and I am never disappointed. The food is exquisite, the service is friendly and very pleasant and I like sitting outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Sushi Samba!
    Saross86
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for restaurant week and were not disappointed by the food! We started with the cocktail tree (there was a large group of us) and had fantastic cocktails! The food that followed was delicious, very innovative sushi rolls and the skirt steak i ordered was cooked perfectly medium rare! The service dropped off at the end and it took forever for us to pay and move on to the next place, but that was a small hiccup in an overall fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SoHo Gem!
    CharliAmour
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My friend and I ate here during NY Restaurant Week and it was amazing!! I was very impressed with menu offering and things were cooked to perfection. Who knew Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese food made such a great combo?! And the highlight of our meal was definitely dessert - it was a Chocolate Banana cake with vanilla rum ice cream, garnished with an agave syrup and Plantain crisp. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Positive Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My partner and I decided to give this spot a try on the strength of someone's suggestion for restaurant week. The overall experience was very positive: the food tasted great - especially the salt + pepper squid, ceviche, rock fish, and chocolate banana cake - and the server, Bo, was both professional and attentive.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A pleasant evening with family. Space offered was tight but they accommodated happily to a different table...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously unique
    Karma
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Just celebrated a very memorable birthday at sushi samba in the west village with sons and had a wonderful evening! Once again sushi samba doesn't disappoint! The service was excellent and the food outstanding! We enjoyed some delicious signature cocktails and dishes. Recommend the refreshing Samba juice cocktail and Our family favorite appetizer Sawagani flashed fried mini Japanese river crabs! Being able to take advantage of nyc restaurant week and the pre fix menu made it even more inviting & affordable! Totally plan to return for samba hour next visit with girl friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always busy, quite the guarantee!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Always busy, regardless the night and period of the year. A testament to the great atmosphere, varied menu and great food. Many creative rolls combine meat with fish and spices from for this fusion of Brazilian and Japanese cousine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, innovative food-bad music
    Barbara
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food is so well prepared and creative and innovative we kept ordering more of their small plates of goodies - and then stayed for dessert. The Rock Shrimp Tempura were so savory/crispy/satisfying that we had two plates. This, despite the fact that we could not hear ourselves think, much less our companions. Yelling over music is not my idea of relaxed dinning! What ever happened to great food AND great conversation?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Interesting Place
    BreadofLife
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My Fiancee and I went to SUSHISAMBA during Restaurant Week. We decided to eat inside and were seated at a small table, a little too close to our neighboring tables. We didn't like this very much. The decor was very nice. For appetizers, we had ceviche & fried octopus. Both were excellent. She also had a bowl of miso soup, which was ok. Our main course consisted of chimichurri steak with potatoes huancaina & an assortment plate of sushi. Both were phenomenal! The sushi was very fresh! I also had a bowl quinoa chaufa, which was AMAZING. We are looking for the recipe! For dessert, we had banana chocolate cake & tres leches cake. They were also very good. I already started referring SUSHISAMBA to friends. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dining
    nycfoodiefindsnj
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was empty when I reached the restaurant with a friend visiting the city from Canada. We got there for Samba Hour, which I'd heard of on their website. The employees were not even aware that this special was offered on Sundays. The happy hour drinks used cheap alcohol where they tasted like nail polish remover or something like Georgi was used in them. We didn't even bother ordering drinks when we were seated at our table for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfactory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Sushi was less than 100% fresh, but the rock fish with tangerine slices as garnish was surprisingly refreshing, although there was nothing inherently astonishing about the fish itself. The waiter was energetic and very friendly. At night, the inside of the restaurant is a bit too dim unless you're seated at the sushi bar placed in the center of the venue. There appeared to be some nice outdoor seating for small parties.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding food and vibe.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We first ate at the SushiSamba in Miami last year and loved it. We are native New Yorkers and this is our first visit to West Village restaurant. The food was awesome and so was the presentation. We started with refreshing sambatini and had the chicharron de calamar and foie gras- wagyu sliders - what a tasty treat. We went for a pre-theater dinner so missed the crowds. Will certainly not be a stranger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    Sushiholic777
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Every time I go to Sushi Samba the experience is simply spectacular. I have been numerous times to this restaurant either for brunch, drinks or dinner and I am always extremely pleased. As a foodie and sushiholic, Sushi Samba is my favorite restaurant in the city and my goal this year ( and hopefully for many years to come) is to try to go at least 3 times every month. The downtown location is particularly nice due to its outdoor seating and great views.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Outstanding Restaurant Week selection. Ceviche, fish, desserts all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ugh.
    saidsowhat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was extremely disappointed by my lunch here. I came with my boyfriend to treat him to lunch because I went for dinner once and the food was great. Not so for their restaurant week lunch. My sushi entree was kind of sad. The fish did not taste fresh at all and was cut pretty thin. Worst of all, the service was TERRIBLE. They tried to bus our table literally as we were still eating several times and there were a ton of really just careless/fun mistakes with our order and the check. There was hardly anyone else there! It didn't make sense to have service that bad and no one even apologized. Never going back. I could have spent half as much eating at a better place for NOT restaurant week.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    FoodAllDay
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Seviche was out of this world. Sushi was pretty good but not the best I've ever had. Dessert is rich and a good size to share. The staff is friendly and polite. The only thing that threw me off was the bathroom upstairs. Sink Knob was broken, no paper towels or hand dryers, water everywhere. Kind of threw me off for a place that had attention to detail. Overall a great experience though and highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    pumpkin1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We found the restaurant and staff to be very inviting and friendly. The staff was knowledgable about the food and drink. The crab ceviche was very good, the sushi and the organic chicken bento box were very good. One item we ordered, the wagyu beef and foie gras sliders, came out without the foie gras. We brought this to the attention of our server, who apologized for the error and brought the error to the attention of the management who then removed that item from the check. Overall our dining experience was extremely satisfying and we would recommend Sushi Samba without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Fusion
    JRFood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I would happily return here for the great food (love the sushi, cebiche and the drinks), and the colorful, fun atmosphere. You should try it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great last night in NYC
    kholland
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    From the moment we arrived everyone was friendly and welcoming. The waiter Solomon explained the menu and offered some options for us to choose. He provided great service by always being friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and there was a great choice. I will definitely recommend this to anyone visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KMK2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Make sure you try the dragon roll and fried jalapeno peppers rolls.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice & Elegant Dinner
    deezertVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Really liked it ... I loved the appetizers and the sides ... service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Fusion Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    An awesome mix of Brazilian and Japanese, however a bit pricy for what you get. Better to go to a Sushi place if you're looking for real authentic sushi thats better priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Big drinking crowd and they really push booze on customers. The food is fun and yummy, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced for what you get
    Sushilover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was excellent, food was fresh and tasty but way overpriced for the portion sizes. I would suggest to anyone do not go there on an empty stomach otherwise you will leave with a whopping Bill! Portions are small and the rolls are smaller that your average sushi rolls. Drinks are nice but watered down. I would do this place again for a quick bite and a light drink with friends, co-workers and or date. They have a nice lounge area too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious mix
    Enjoymyfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was a delicious mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian. We chose from the Restaurant Week menu and there was enough choices so that the three of us were able to sample three different dishes for each course. We had a window/outdoor table so we got to experience the vibe of the West Village, which made the dining experience even more fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    Ulderico
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Worst 300 dollars I've ever spent. Everyone seemed non attentive, not like park avenue one. I will never attend this restaurant again. Philippe was much better any day of the week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful experience
    IrenitaCVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I was organizing a surprise birthday dinner for my friend. My reservation was at 8:30 and we did not get seated before 10:10 pm and the staff was not helpful at all. I am never going back there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was great. Excellent service. A great kids menu complete with service in a Tiffanwala and kids chopsticks. Also, great desserts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Fusion
    Smwebb
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I discovered this fantastic spot during Restaurant Week. I was searching for either an Asian or Brazillian restaurant and was happy to see a menu that was a fusion of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazillian cuisines. The atmosphere is vibrant, with colorful original artwork on the walls. The ceviche was perfect, sushi sampler was melt-in-your-mouth fresh and skirt steak cooked to perfection. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a different take on dishes they already love, or to be introduced to something completely fresh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mell
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We frequented the 7th avenue location for several years until they closed, simply because that location was close to work. We tried the West Village location, but their Samba Park menu option was actually Samba Seven. We are so used to the "park" edition, please bring it back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Yellowtail tacos are excellent. Sushi rolls very tasty. Drinks not great and took too long. Great atmosphere upstairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lexlexVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service was a little off, but probably because the restaurant was packed. It took a while to get our drinks and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • From 1 of our Favs 2 Never Again
    Brando
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    SushiSAMBA park was one of our favorite manhattan restaurants form several years ago. From our visit to West Village, we learned why likely the Park location closed. Our service was very good but the food was expensive, mediocre, over-done, and under-seasoned. The cocktails overcame cheap liquor with excessive sweetness. The sushi fish was not fresh and the rice was grainy. There is an empty spot in my stomach I will have to find another place to fill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for brunch...
    shanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Perhaps they just added weekend brunch, and the rest of NYC doesn't know about it yet? It wasn't busy at all, and everything was delicious! We had the $30 per person three course meal, and it was a huge amount of food. Lobster eggs benedict, sushi, and a dessert assortment for $30 in NYC? That's a steal, IMHO.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate