SAMURAI BLUE SUSHI AND SAKE BAR
Always reliable, excellent sushi, served in a great open and inviting space.
Very fresh fish is served in a friendly atmosphere.
The sushi chefs and our server were friendly and efficient.
Great sashimi. Very cool architecture.
The food was Amazing, as well as the Service! We will be back for sure!
Date night with my wife.
Drinks from the bar were not very good Or strong
They needed more staff. The service was ok but slow.
Service and food was excellent! Best conch we have had!
We entered the restaurant to a server who also parlayed as the bartender. She was frazzled. We asked for a booth and got a direct no, table or bar. We sat and waited. A table at the booth was clearing and we asked our kind male server who said yes, and within seconds the Asian lady running around snapped no. We sat at our table. The server at our table was honestly sweet, he made the fatal comment of saying he had a food memory and then proceeded to get our order wrong and forget items.
We waited for over an hour before we got food. We were given our miso soup to tide us over but after asking 3 times he brought me sparkling water. He then brought me another full bottle for free, as much as the gesture was nice 2 big bottles of sparkling water is excessive for 1 person.
We paid 26 bucks for 6 pieces of salmon and rice which was insane, the Sashimi platter at least had 12. We asked for no octopus and it was left on the plate. Our kid was starving so all in all not good.
A gentle man next to us was frustrated and complained about an order, it all kicked off and the mood of the place was insane. Angry comments to the amazing sushi chef, then the Asian lady showing her anger and then two servers in a corner talking about what was going on.
What a disaster first dinner on our trip.
This is our go to for sushi! Great ambiance, outstanding food, and excellent service.
Great food! It was our anniversary and they made it special for us! Would go again for sure!
Food was fine. Service wasn’t great. Server was friendly but knew almost nothing about menu - couldn’t answer any questions or make any recommendations.
Our favorite sushi restaurant. Always a treat for whole family and always delicious. Absolutely recommend to any sushi fan. You will love it and you will become a regular. Enjoy. (But please bring back the squid appetizer. Family favorite)
Samurai Blue is always amazing! Fantastic atmosphere, exquisite sushi, and the Blue Crab Rangoon melts in your mouth! Highly recommend!
Aldina is the absolute best! She’s very proactive and always friendly. She goes above and beyond every time.
Great food and service. I will return.
Our favorite sushi place in all of Florida
Food was very fresh & good, service was excellent. An enjoyable experience. Nice & quiet so conversation was easy.
We made a reservation for 7:45 for 4 : when we walked in at 7:40 their was a couple who walked in just in front of us (No Reservation) they sat them at a table with 4chairs. we were next told them we had a reservation, the said sorry we will have a table shortly please sit at the bar in the back. there was a 6 top that they held for over an hour for a reservation! we finally got to our table @8:23 so a 43 min wait for a table with reservations this was not a good experience.
The steamed dumplings are extremely good. Great place, great food.
It was fantastic. Me and my girlfriend went for dinner before we went to the Tampa improv directly downstairs. The seared ahi tuna appetizer was amazing, I had the sashimi plate that the chef prepares, I can’t say enough to describe how good it all was. The best sushi in Tampa hands down!
Not impressive. This is our usual date night spot and to our surprise the food was sub par compared to what we are accustomed. It was definitely disappointing, but won’t stop us from coming back again to be sure that isn’t the new quality of food.
Samurai Blue is always such a treat!!! Our server had great sake recommendations!!
Aldina is the best server ever! Thank you girl!!!
Great food, best suchi in town.
Loved the place..I was a little disappointed in the tables...they could use a facelift or maybe some tablecloths
Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere and great drinks
I love eating here every time I go. Rolls are outstanding and always consistent
My wife and I had a great experience. Our server Kyle was great, the sushi and cocktails were amazing. We really loved the ambiance and the cleanliness of the dining area and the bathrooms. We can’t wait to go back with friends.
table wasnt available for reservation, was very disorganized and a terrible date. can not order food at bar when was redirected there because table was not available.
As always, Samurai Blue is rock-solid, energetic, fast, and the best sushi in Tampa. We have gone there since it opened, and it always delivers!
A great family reunion. Thank you.
The sushi was great and the service was excellent. Our waitress did a nice job of recommending rolls that fit our taste buds.
Food and service were great. Highly recommend for the quiet ambiance and simple and sleek decor.
This is a lovely place right over the Improv Comedy Club. They are behind construction barriers so it was hard to find and had only a few diners.
Good menu, great service, nice ambiance. The sushi was very tasty. My only issue was that I didn’t feel too well after eating and had a few gastric issues that lasted until the next morning. I normally don’t have that reaction to raw fish.
We actually went after telling our friends how good it is. Absolute favorite for the past six years or so.
The sushi makers have been there a long time, most excellent! Sad to see the movie theater leaving, was the perfect date night!
Food is really good and the price is reasonable. There is a comedy club on the first floor which has terrible food so we usually go here before or after a show. You do want to make reservations for anything near the lunch or dinner hour because it is pretty full especially if you want a booth. The standalone tables are pretty close together and the noise is much greater than in a booth. Overall it is a nice restaurant.
The service was phenomenal! The food was delicious and our waitress couldn’t have been better.