Samurai Kitchen & Sushi

4.7
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 53 People Are Saying
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LS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great (I always order the hibachi), I don't eat sushi but everyone says it's the best in town

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Just not what I was expecting. The limited menu and the lack of options really hurt them.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place where it was obvious their was a great deal of pride in quality food and service. My wife and I will be putting it on the calendar again

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Our family of 5 enjoyed the miso, salads, calamari, wontons, sushi, hibachi, and surf & turf, as well as tempura ice cream and their special lemon cake. Everything was delicious with beautiful presentations. We took our Penn State Behrend college student for Easter dinner and his birthday. It was a great experience!

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, pleasant staff. Definitely would come back. Would recommend to others.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little place on the west side. We have been several times and the food quality and service have always been excellent. Easily the best sushi in Erie and the teriyaki and hibachi have been consistently good. Thankful to have such a great spot in town.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place!! Best sushi in town! I recommend to all my fiends.

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about it was good; location, food, service, decor... loved it all! I had been wanting to go since they opened and it was even better than I expected.

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v
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My family enjoyed the food very much.Our waiter,Whitney,was very attentive and kind.The noise level is a bit loud.Nothing to absorb the sounds,would make it hard for people who are hard of hearing.

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GW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

had a very good time celebrating my birthday.we had a table for 6 people and all enjoyed a fun evening. the food was excellent and so was our waiter!will definitely come back and recommend your place to other people.

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m
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good service, great food.

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AB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went here for a belated Valentines Day dinner and ordered the hibachi special for two. Happy we made a reservation because it was busy! The food was good, but it came out only warm and it took us about 40 minutes to get it. Serivice was decent. We’ve gone there a number of times in the past for both sushi and hibachi with no issues and will continue to in the future.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Samurai sushi was very good. All of the food was great and the service was fast. Went for Valentine’s day

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V
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. The service was great. All the servers seemed to pitch in asking if everything was okay. They also helped bus each others tables. The vegetable hibachi was excellent. It had a grilled taste to it. My husband had the shrimp hibachi and his was equally excellent. We will be adding Samurai to our list of restaurants.

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PB
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now my favorite local sushi restaurant. It was a great experience all the way around.

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BH
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was nothing special, food was nothing special, server couldn't keep our water glasses full. We were seated at a tiny table that felt like it was in the way of everything, despite having made reservations. There are other places I'd return to or recommend first.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants! Food is delicious and service is great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! Energetic atmosphere, spectacular service and phenomenal food! Will definitely be back!!

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always have a fantastic time at the samurai kitchen. love the sushi and had the best Ramen Noodles this last tuesday. Will definitely be going back for that, hopefully this up coming tuesday

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M
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Jam packed for Ramen Tuesday special, but service was still great. Glad we reserved ahead - easy to do with OpenTable app on their website. It's really cute inside - kind of dark & swanky-but-cheerful look & fun atmosphere. (Fun to hear tables nearby hotly debating what toppings to choose for their soup!) And the ramen? THE BEST THING EVER. Vegetarian option was delicious, BF loved the bone broth version, too. Also really good jasmine tea. Can't wait to go back next Tues.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. I really wanted nagiri but it didn’t seem like they had it. A tad on the pricey side but that’s to be expected for sushi. Overall a great experience.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great variety of food and choices. Nice simple, relaxed setting.

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e
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, a stellar experience. The presentation alone is a sight to behold and the quality of the sushi is beyond expectation. Wonderful.

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TL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service...try the sashimi

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EE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderfully delicious meal! I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the workers were kind and quick with our food. Definitely coming back!!

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DK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. We will be back for sure. Food was super fresh and service was very attentive.

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e
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stunning quality fish and artfully presented sushi. Certainly the best quality sushi I have ever had in the Erie area.

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G
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Serving size of plated food was not overly abundant, despite fairly high prices. Cuisine was adequately, but not spectacularly, prepared. The best dish was the pot stickers appetizer. I doubt that I will return.

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D
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything my wife and I had that night and also before was outstanding. Not very busy at the time but was delicious! Will be back again !

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always love samurai for their freshness & elegant asian meals! & LOVE the poke bowl 😋

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and presentation was amazing!

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H
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite sushi place in Erie! We'll definitely be back.

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RA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Samurai Kitchen is absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend it! The service is great too!

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TN
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Visiting from outside Detroit. We stay clear from any chains or corporate restaurants.
Samurai was a great, unexpected ,and satisfying surprise! My daughter and I make the yearly pilgrimage to Erie once a year and we’ve found an awesome place to go after a long afternoon drive.
We’ve had mostly sushi rolls, which were all excellent. The shrimp dumplings were just crispy enough but super silky noodle to make te contrast.
I can’t say enough. Good service. The restaurant looked to be quite “young” but with very good following in not the hottest spot of town.
We will certainly return next year!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Erie roll is amazing! Recommend getting their sushi, best thing on the menu

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible ... waited over an hour to start cooking. When cooked the food was burned and half food wasn’t brought in time. Have been here before and it was much better ...won’t go back.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Food and Service. Every Plate that passed out table looked beautiful and delicious. The restaurant is BYOB which is great. There was a wide variety of patrons here including large families, old friends, and couples on date night. We had Sushi which was excellent. The small hand rolls where $5-$6. We got 1 special roll which, cost $15 but it was huge at least 2x the size of the hand roll and worth every penny. The place is small so plan on making a reservation if you are planning on going after 6pm on the weekend. You can do this easily through there website.

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, the waitress was attentive and nice. The decor was fabulous and the food was amazing. My favorite new place to get hibachi for sure!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for Valentine's day at 7pm and it wasn't too crowded or loud. The food was amazing, I had the poke bowl which was very reasonably priced for the amount of food that was in the bowl. The sushi is really good as well, and the price is comparative to other sushi places I've been. It has a great, modern atmosphere and the service was also great. I'll definitely be returning.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service. My girl-friend loved the sushi as well.

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