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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge - CityWalk

584 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge is located close to Universal Studios. It serves up a variety of flavorful fire-roasted meat and more. Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge has a contemporary, yet casual setting with an all-you-can-eat salad bar and meat menu option. Guests can feast on skewers of chicken wrapped in bacon, large prawns, sausage or marinated basa fish.

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge features gauchos that trim choice cuts of meat table-side. It serves a variety of drinks, including the popular sangria and offers brunch on Sundays. This restaurant features Samba dancers for fun entertainment, a stage and a dance floor. It has a banquet room for hosting private events and an outdoor patio area for guests to take in the views as they dine.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3pm - 10:00pm

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday: 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday:
7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:30pm
Sunday: 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 763-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering services available
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Our beautiful LA Samba Dancers perform at various times throughout the night, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
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Special events & promotions
3-5pm Early Bird Champagne Special: $15 all-you-can-drink champagne
4-7pm Happy Hour at the bar
Every Wednesday: Wine Down Wednesday
Every Sunday 11am-3pm: Sunday Champagne Brunch
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2015

Love the people food and ambiance here. Go here often as it is always so welcoming and comfortable. I suggest this restaurant to anyone that loves meat and fish.

12supernatural (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2015

Went here for the Sunday brunch all you can drink champagne.mimosas.sangrias. I was celebrating my birthday with my husband. The hostess was very nice and attentive kept filling our glasses. The salad bar has a wide selection. The types of meat are to die for. Especially the picahania and garlic stea . Even the garlic bread is awesome!! We used a group on which made it even better deal. A must come great ambiance, kid friendly, nice bar. Seating inside and outside available a must go!!

OlyR (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

We have dines at Samba several times, and each time we are just a little more disappointed. This last time, Saturday, July 11th, was the last straw. We will no longer be dining here when visiting the area. Before you had the option of ordering from a menu, with this gone, you are now just waiting around for the same type of meat to come around every 10-15 minutes. The salad bar is so tasteless that they should advertise as a salt-free establishment.

Mxblinkday (Portland)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2015

Love meat? Then this is the place for you. They have an all you can eat meat buffet where they have guys bring out all these different, and extremely delicious, types of meat. Eat until you can not eat any more. They also have a a salad bar with quite a few different options. Great place. Great food. Go there if you can.

Zsazsa (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2015

On my visit I didn't get to enjoy the top sirloin. I have to request it multiple times so we can be served with that particular steak.:( salad bar was good! Was looking for the fried bananas but they didn't have it;(

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 26, 2015

Fun place if you're a meat eater!!! The salad/hot food bar is just ok. We go for the main event, all you can eat meat!

vipbhDR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2015

It's always a treat to eat here. A little on the pricey side but it is all you can eat with a good buffet (the Redondo Beach location has a much bigger buffet selection but this one is good). There was a good variety of meats that come by every few minutes (until you use the wooden block to tell them to stop!). The desserts were excellent as well. Our server was very nice and ensured our drinks were all taken care of and always full. The manager also passed by to ensure our group liked the food and everything was good. I highly recommend Samba.

RobDogg (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2015

Picana steak? Yes please. Peppered steak? Yes please. Tri-tip? Yes please. The list goes on and on. and each cut of meat just as delicious as the last. Came with a group of six and each Samba was able to accommodate the needs and requests of each member of the group. Fantastic food, excellent service, Samba has quickly become my favorite restaurant. I can't wait to come back.

OaktownFoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

Variety of meats, drinks and desserts are great! I've been to a few Brazilian steakhouses....this location is one of the best.

AlSaGor (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

As i don't eat pork, variety of meat was limited.
Servers was taking long time to bring the meat to our table.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 15, 2015

Great entertainment. Great vibe. Now that I have been to both Samba locations, I can only say that the meat n variety of the salad bar is much better at the Redondo Beach location. The meat was was dry n they cutters actually give out burnt pieces. Not too thrilled by eating charcoaled meat. But overall it wasn't bad with the service n entertainment

vipJkr2000 (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on May 11, 2015

The salad bar was terrible - actually, there was no "salad" at all. There was overly dressed caesar salad, and then a number of side salads. The rice was crunchy, and the beans were bland. The meat was terrible - all of it was overcooked for the first 20 minutes. When we asked for meat that was medium, they did bring it, and it was better. Overall, our dinner was a huge disappointment, and it was very expensive. I would not recommend the restaurant, and I will not go back.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

Peppers steak, sirloin, Tri tip were very good. Plenty of sides to choose from cheese bread and bell peppers were delicious. Samba is great place to dine with friends or date night.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on April 26, 2015

Unfortunately, the food is average at best. I will say though the Brazilian Beef and the garlic bread were outstanding - the rest so-so. The service was very good though and the atmosphere was pleasant. I just think there are better options for this type of food.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

What can I say.. the meat was bad. Not tender, not a good grade of meat or fish, and no lamb or shrimp as it says on the wall. It was a smaller space restaurant than the one in Redondo and they sat us directly in front of a fire extinguisher-so if I had to get up I had to be carful not to bump my head- not cool. Our hope was to eat good food and enjoy the dancers. Well the dancers are great- but they did not compensate for the meats- Redondo beach is definitely better, meat ambiance and the view is great.