Samurai Kitchen & Sushi

4.9
139 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Intimate, modern dining room. Hibachi is expertly prepared in kitchen. Carefully selected beer menu including ciders. You may bring your own wine if you prefer, there is a corking charge.

Authentic, yet modern
SAMURAI kitchen sushi offers a relaxing dining experience featuring high quality Japanese and some southeast Asian cuisine.
An extensive and varied sushi and sashimi menu has appeals from beginner to expert. We offer everything from traditional rolls to our Chef Special roll items.

Traditional, but one of a kind
Chef Jufi Andreas has carefully selected his menu which features many house made items. His 15 years of experience in Japanese restaurants in various cities have formed his unique style and flavor that Erie appreciates.

Unparalleled, and always fresh
Locally owned and operated, SAMURAI kitchen + sushi offers unsurpassed quality, exceptional service and reasonable prices in our family friendly, modern dining atmosphere. Perfect for an effortlessly enjoyable night out.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 139 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in Erie. Service is great and all the wait staff is accommodating.

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Oreo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations online, fast easy service with excellent fresh made sushi. Great place to eat.

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DMSG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but everything was a bit too salty for both of our tastes.

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vipMarkM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Sushi Samurai and dine there regularly. The reason it lacks five stars relates to our inability to by wine, including Saki, due to liquor license limitations. You can BYOB but there is setup and corking fee.

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MelissaG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go-to place for us. Always wonderful food and service!

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EdandBetsy
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the last diners to leave as we had a 9:30pm reservation. We were not hurried and our waitress was outstanding and very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience dining at Samurai.

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vipMarkM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sushi Samurai is our "go to" place in Erie for quality sushi. There are better sushi places in other cities, but we live in Erie, so this is THE place. The fish is fresh, the chefs are competent, the food prep area is clean, and the service staff are attentive --- all things we seek in a sushi restaurant.

You can't buy sake rice wine, you can't buy plum wine, (or any other wine). Your drink options are water, beer, teas, and soft drinks. There is outdoor dining, but no, you can't bring your pooch on a leash.

That's about the sum of it. 寿司サムライおすすめ

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vipStever
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasantly surprised to find such good sashimi in Erie, PA. We have visited both Japan and Indonesia, so we have high standards. The sashimi and nasi goreng were both very good. And Sapporo on tap- excellent!

Service from Constance was fast and pleasant. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very good meal with a good variety of items to choose.

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Tastebudheaven
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time here and it was great! They have both inside and outdoor dining options. The sushi is fantastic and the service is great. It is definitely one of the best places (if not the best) to get sushi around Erie. I haven’t had the hibachi or other items but the tables around us were raving about it! Definitely worth checking out if in the area or if you want great sushi!

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JaimeP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good! Soup starter was tasty! Surf and turf was very good. Only thing missing would be some butter to dip the lobster. Got noodles instead of rice, $2 upcharge but I felt it was worth it! Certainly will be returning.

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ColleenD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little place, almost diner like. Food was outstanding! I had the jumbo shrimp. Generous portions.

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Jill
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here. Delicious food, friendly service.

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LarkErie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome as always. Sat outside for a change and the area was nice and quiet, good for conversation. The staff was friendly and helpful and has been every time we've been here. Tried some different food this time. Had some fried oysters which were good but not as great as the Spicy Calamari appetizer. One daughter had the Pho which was amazing as usual. I had the Yaki Udon Seafood which was really good with tons of seafood in it. My other daughter ordered the star of the night though - the Poke bowl ! The Poke had large amounts of tuna and salmon, and a great balanced of sweet and sour flavors. I tried some and it was almost enough for two people. We will be back, and I'll be ordering that next time.

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chat2chet
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I'm constantly on the lookout for a good sushi joint and this place has the BEST sushi in Erie, PA... Check it out for yourself!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything! Food is so good

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Caitlin
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always! Tried the calamari for the first time and it was so good! Definitely recommend Samurai sushi!

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AnnetteS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the noodle bowl with added shrimp. The sauce is so flavorful and delicious. New taste for my pallet.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a first time here for all of us, but we took my mom out for Mother’s Day, and we all really enjoyed it! The service and food was great, and we all definitely plan to go back at some point. There are a lot of things on the menu I’d really like to try!

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datenightfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Samurai Kitchen and we'll definitely go back! The waitress was wonderful, paying careful attention to my food allergies and needs. Everything we ordered was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connie was an awesome waitress, food was great as always!

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Denise
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sushi was amazing here, with a great selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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JeffMc
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place for sushi in town, hands down. The service was stellar from Constance too. We'll be back.

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NMMinErie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good hibachi food. I would definitely recommend.

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TimothyS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meal at Samurai this past Thursday for my birthday. Our server was helpful and attentive without being overbearing. The food was great. We had an excellent potsticker appetizer, two of us had sushi that was very delicious and satisfying, and the third had a scallops hibachi meal that she loved. We each had a Sapporo, but I was a little disappointed that they didn’t serve saké.
Overall we had a great time and I would recommend Samurai to my friends. I will definitely be coming back!

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ErikT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with very knowledgeable servers pointing me in the direction of my likes and dislikes... the food trumps everything... simply amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Their sushi plates are large and colorful, not to mention tasty! Their hibachi was delicious!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Date Night with Amazing food and Atmosphere!

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vipBillN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sushi, just the right amount of spicy heat. Very good Hibachi too

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Coleman
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kassandra our waitress was exceptional. Such a bright light in these difficult times!

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Daphne417
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience! Took a family member there for their first visit and they loved it too!

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the presentation. Our waitress was very friendly and we had great service from her.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch, and the food was even better! They offer a good selection of beers. They do not offer wine or saki, but you're allowed to bring you own!

The place is amazing. A hidden gem, and the owners are fantastic! FIVE STARS OVER ALL, BRAVO BRAVO!!!

*I also saw some heated igloo seating for dinning outdoors all year round. Will definitely be backnti check those out!

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Kazumi
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my lunch today. Have not been there since before Covid so I had to make a reservation. That was very easy. Food was awesome as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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DanielleS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waitress who was kind and courteous. We ate outside and the atmosphere was so nice. They did a great job. Food was fantastic!

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FrankS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food served with prompt service. My wife and I will definitely return soon.

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice little restaurant in Erie. Enjoyed the food. Enjoyed the experience of trying new foods

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great. Wish they also had wine. Great value.

FAQs

Samurai Kitchen & Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 833-0293.

Samurai Kitchen & Sushi is rated 4.9 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.