Samurai Kitchen & Sushi

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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.
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K
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Great food and service. We were very happy to have found this little gem!

J
Baltimore
162 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were out of town visiting friends and decided on Asian food. The menu had plentiful sushi list. We had two rolls and a pot-sticker order, both very good. Our main courses consisted of teriyaki chicken, teriyaki shrimp and tempura. Everything was well prepared. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially for the variety of sushi. Although good, the meals had rather small options.

CK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family and I were visiting from out of town for the weekend. We enjoyed dinner so much that we went the following day for lunch. The food was very good and the portion size and quality presented an excellent value. (The presentation of each dish demonstrated care as well.) The staff was friendly and the service was great. I plan to return any time I am in town.

S
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi and truly recommended. Found this place on Open Table and was very pleased.

MW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the food. Our server was great. It was a busy night so it was very loud.

t
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughters birthday. First time at the restaurant. The food was great, atmosphere great and server was very attentive. Will definitely go again when in the area

JH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. We will definitely be back!!!!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always amazing :)

SB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kassandra was the best! Wonderful service and experience!

LH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The appetizers were small portions, but the main course was large . Everything was fresh. Bring your own wine , so we enjoyed that.

JK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent sushi. Very friendly staff. Great service.

DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey but overall a great experience and i can't wait to go back, friendly people, great atmosphere, and amazing service i was actually seated earlier then i had reserved cause i got finished with other vacation activities sooner then i originally planned

M
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were visiting the Erie area and looked up reviews for sushi. This restaurant was accurately highly rated. The staff were all so nice. The decor was very cool. The menu has many options and the food came out quickly. Portions were large and delicious. My only complaint is that the habachi was too salty for both our tastes. We will go back when in the area again.

N
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and high grade quality of fish! Great!

FG
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The chicken lemongrass dumplings to start were fantastic with a great dipping sauce. Had the Indonesian noodles for lunch with a side of chicken satay. Chicken satay meh (chunks not a breast tender which was odd). Sushi fresh & wonderful. Highly recommend.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every plate is a work of art! Best sushami in Erie.

K
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious!! This place is an unexpected gem! The service was outstanding, our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and the food came out quickly and artfully prepared. Every item was really wonderful. Our table had several appetizers some salad, sushi and Pho and an Indonesian rice dish. Everyone loved their food. We will definitely come back our next time in Erie.

A
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was a nice place to go and eat. The food was great and the atmosphere was great too. It is nice to have a sushi place in Erie that is good. Also, we are looking forward to going back again for a Tuesday night, that is their Ramen night.
Yes go and try it out

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

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.

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

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Good service, great food.

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.

JD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
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

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.

PB
Dallas
19 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.

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.

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.

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!!

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

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.

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.

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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