Samurai Sushi Bar & Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

4.4
113 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Experience a true taste of Japan at the Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant. You will find the freshest and finest sushi and sashimi in town as well as interactive Japanese hot pot dinners such as shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Take a seat at the Sushi Bar and watch our Chefs work their magic right before your eyes. Say "Sayonara' to ordinary dining!

Dress Code

Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Open Thursday to Monday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Please Note: Samurai will be closed Oct 31 - Dec 13
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Phone number
(403) 762-6860
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Ash
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Private party facilities
Treat your guests to a true taste of Japan at the Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant. Whether celebrating a special occasion or impressing clients, our fresh, top-notch sushi and sashimi are sure to impress.
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Private party contact
Jeffrey Carpenter: (877) 853-3612
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Parking details
The hotel's parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:

Self-parking: $27 CAD/night, with unlimited access or $10 CAD/hr
Valet service: $41 CAD/night, with unlimited access
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Public transit
There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff.
Fare is $2.00 per person.
The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 113 People Are Saying
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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality food. Nice presentation.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ross was out standing!!!!

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J
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Très bon service mais dispendieux pour des petits sushis pour un reps léger

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mari was great. Music was funny. I assume it’s a Fairmont thing. Food is great!

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M
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

Would only recommend if they wanted sushi. No soft shell crab or fresh wTer eel

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PR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the service. Tasty food that was presented very well.

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JW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good but some of the patrons were entirely too loud and Mgmt did not control

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The same as your local sushi place. Some good dishes but nothing spectacular. Gyoza dish was good and so was the beef tataki. Room is like a dungeon and decor and is really and super cheap and out dated. Don't expect to be impressed by the space. 100$ for two people to eat a light a meal.

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OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome service awesome food

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DJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here every time I come to Banff! Always excellent

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect what more can you say, thanks for a wonderful evening

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DN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding experience. Like a portal into Japan!

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w
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacationing with family, and picky teenage eaters. Waitress was exceptional and chefs very accommodating!! Everyone from our vegans to die-hard sushi lovers were very happy with their food. The s

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DC
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The quality of the sushi was good. We were a bit disappointed in the selections available for nigiri sushi, but we are in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. Service was good. Walking around the historic hotel adds to the overall ambience.

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NM
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Sushi in Banff! Take the Boat! Best Quality! Morgen

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S
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Diappointung. We waited for over half an hour to our sushi, probably because they were waiting for the boat dish to become available from another table. Some of the fish did not look fresh. Overall a less than average experience.

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MK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As part of our Rocky Mountaineer holiday, we had a most delectable meal at the restaurant. We were truly delighted with the wonderful meal and friendly and attentive hostess. We will definitely return when in Banff again.

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Tucked in the back of the hotel it seems an afterthought. Clean but extremely dated and you would think you were in a cheap strip mall having sushi. Limited menu but fresh and good. Not a large selection of sushi rolls. Missing an opportunity with creativity. Decent

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F
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I can't say enough about the Samurai Sushi Bar at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The service, the food, the sake! It was all so wonderful.

My wife and I had the combination dinner which included a fantastic tuna tataki appetite, miso soup, and 12 pieces of sashimi. We also had a sake sampler which really opened my eyes to how great sake can be. We were told that the sushi chef has been there for 27 years. What an artist.

If you are going to the Castle in the Rockies, book a table in advance on open table at Samurai. It is a small restaurant, so fills up fast.

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B
Miami
70 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is within the Banff Fairmont hotel. It is a small, cozy place but there is also seating next to the chef's prep. Table. Very attentive service. Good choices.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Took my husband here for his birthday as he loves sushi :) There was even a good selection of vegetarian options for myself! The food was awesome and our server Mariam was outstanding. The chefs even made a special birthday sample roll for us! We were very impressed at how they made my husband’s birthday dinner a special and memorable experience. We definitely will return and would recommend it to
everyone :)

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X
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my second time here and delighted that it’s just as delicious as the first time. Excellent sushi, great quality! Fresh everything on the menu is fabulous from sushi to desserts. Will be back again!

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EL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant meal we had in a long time. Delicioud and fresh! Oustanding Chefs!

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Franny was great! Chef swapped out the sushi boat so it could be all done GF- very appreciated!

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

Service and food excellent. One of our favourite spot

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EC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great sushi bar. Good experience. Grateful to spend the last night here in Banff.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service.

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BR
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a hot date that loves sushi and this was the perfect place! Great server, amazing sushi and a most awesome memory from our time there. Especially since my date had the strap on her shoe break, which bothered her, until a young girl with her mother looked up at her and said, in that little girl loud voice, how pretty she was!
We would go back in a heartbeat

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a great experience dining here, extremely fresh!

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NB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and easy location right in the Banff Springs Hotel.

Portions are small but food is great quality and sushi flown in fresh daily.

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BM
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite Sushi restaurant in Alberta. The fish is always fresh and there is an interesting story of the origin and of their fish from the 70's

I would highly recommend eating here. It is expensive but considering you are eating at the Springs, it is well worth the cost.

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s
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were hoping for a nice dinner given the location. We sat in the dining area, not at the bar. It felt more like a cafeteria. Noisy, very little ambiance, unclean walls. The food was alright, but we certainly have had better. For the price point, we would not dine here again.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been before. it is a Sushi restaurant ran by, imagine, Japanese chef's! hehe it is just so rare to find a restaurant that understands the very special care and attention that is given to all food prepared, cooked or, most important, uncooked. The chefs at Samurai proved masterful. My wife and i especially enjoy sitting up at the bar, where we can watch the food being prepared and can interact with the Chefs!
Highly recommended!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food - the sashimi was outstanding and the sushi also of the highest quality - an excellent Japanese restaurant.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Samurai for our wedding night meal, and it was incredible! The staff treated us like royalty, and the food was fit for a king and queen!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great experience! Our server, Dennis was fantastic, really went above and beyond to make it a lovely night. The food was amazing- authentic, fresh Japanese food.

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TJ
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent, amazing sushi and incredibly knowledgable service.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Having migrated to AB from BC, I've yet to find a comparable sushi restaurant. Samauri's ingredients are fresh and top quality, but it's just another sushi place... way way too expensive for what product is being offered....
Service was great but, it's over-rated simply by being in the Banff Springs Fairmont...

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c
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi small sushi restaurant in a beautiful location. Great staff and great food

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