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About Samurai Sushi Bar & Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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)

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L1J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Seasonal Break:
Samauri Sushi Bar will be seasonally closed from November 1, 2017 and will reopen on December 7, 2017.


Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-6860

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/

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: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary
The Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff's first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel's parkade.

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.

Executive Chef:
j.W. Foster

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey Carpenter: (877) 853-3612

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Samurai Sushi Bar & Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.3

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4.1

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3.7

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Quiet

57% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent, amazing sushi and incredibly knowledgable service.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 25, 2017

What a great place to experience an authentic Sushi restaurant for the first time. James was our server and was amazing as he helped us pick dishes and was so patient with us. I'd go back in a heartbeat!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was probably the worst Sushi / Japanese restaurant we have ever eaten at. Maybe it is because we are used to eating Sushi / Japanese food in Los Angeles. The fish was not fresh which was also evident in the shrimp used for the tempura.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

I took a chance booking this place as a surprise for my husband. It paid off!!! Our waiter James was the friendliest waiter we have ever had. Not only was he knowlegeable about the food and wine, he also gave us great tips for local travels. We would definitely recommend this sushi restaurant and we will be back whenever we are back in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The sashimi was fresh and tasty. We had one of the finest California rolls ever as they used fresh crab , not imitation. Really delicious.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food and wonderful service (waiter has great sense of humor)

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have eaten at samurai a number of times and it never disappoints. The sushi is always top notch which is very difficult to find In Alberta most of the time

The food is absolutely outstanding and the service is exemplary which you would expect at the Fairmont

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great restaurant amazing sushi chefs and great food that is reasonably priced and quick to come out. Awesome to sit and watch the process at the bar.

The service manager was the only thing that let it down he was very self important.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had high expectations given the great reviews. The restaurant is pretty and the service was good. However the sushi did not seem fresh. Both my husband and I ordered sushi, the chef's choice, and were very disappointed. Did not finish the sushi. My daughter had the tempura udon. She liked it, but the broth was lacking flavor (as was the miso soup). I'm willing to pay for good sushi, but this was overpriced for the quality of sushi that was received. Would not go back or recommend.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was average here. The service could have been better. We had late reservations and then we were being rushed by the server to order our meal quickly.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 31, 2017

A bit pricey with just fine food & service. Not unremarkable over other options in area

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Fantastic food, aervice was amazing; waiter was extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions and provide the background of many different sushi types. Place is very small and probably in need of a reno but definitely not to be missed!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Outstanding sushi and the Alberta beef sukiyaki (spelling?) was outstanding. Frank our server - was attentive and gave excellent service.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Dinner was fantastic - did the equivalent of the chef's table where the chef prepared for us whatever he wanted. It was wonderful. The ONLY negative comment I would give is it is way to bright in the restaurant (gave no atmosphere whatsoever) and seems very casual given the pricing. The front looks like it needs to be renovated. Staff was very nice and helpful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The salmon sashimi was fresh and almost creamy. Also notable was the spicy tuna roll. Great ingredients used in the preparation, apparently flown in from Vancouver

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Delicious as always! A few vegan options for rolls that are very tasty (NOT the tempura (egg) and NOT the miso soup unfortunately).

Tags: Vegan
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Good food and service. Cuts are on the small side.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 5, 2017

..Food was great,you can taste the freshness..excellent service..friendly atmosphere..price was a little more than usual but worth every penny..would definitely recommend this restaurant..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very good Sushi, cozy and quiet.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Anyone who knows sushi knows the most important thing is the rice. These gouts don't get it

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Been several times with kids and without. Great food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 4, 2017

It is always a treat dining at the Samurai. Mr Osada & Masa are a treat to watch as their creations beautiful and tasty. The fish is so fresh and presentation is phenomenal. Ross is, as always, a wonderful and charismatic manager making the experience even better. Thanks once again for the warm and inviting welcome - we will be back again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2016

It has been 16+ years we have been visiting the Banff Springs Hotel and the Samurai Sushi Bar. We have never been disappointed. If you want authentic sushi, fresh - fresh - fresh - this is the place to come. And Chef is also amazingly accommodating. Natto? no problem, sustainable - yes, vegan - yes you can eat here! Fantastic team - always nice to see familiar faces at Samurai!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent fresh fish made for delicious sashimi. Tempura light and crispy too. Overall very good, but a bit pricey (even for the Banff Springs).

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Amazing service. Sushi was very fresh.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2016

it was not pleasant dinner, will not go back , the service was poor, the rice was not cook right,
all the rolls fell apart be you got it to your mouth

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Great sushi and rolls in a pleasant intimate setting. Fresh and vibrant flavors and enjoyed the sake tasting to accompany the meal. Good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Great service, great food, surprisingly reasonably priced for the locaton...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 27, 2016

The sushis were OK but nothing outstanding for what we are used in a Fairmont restaurant.
The decoration is very out of date and needs a renewing. The entrance bar is OK but the dining area is quite dark, the walls need new paint . The service was very friendly.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Food quality was good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Very good value for the money I felt. I would go back for sure.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Food was not very good at all. We had a wonderful waiter though!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Excellent. Literally one of my favourite places to eat sushi

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 20, 2016

as per usual everything about our experience at Samurai was outstanding. Ross the host was warm and welcoming, our sushi master Masa was on point (when is he not!). If you are looking for a great spot to dine in Banff-local or not- I highly recommend. I have no negative feedback, our experience was flawless.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The waitress was exceptional how she took the time to explain the menu and food. She made sure we had what we needed . Our experience was great and her care of making sure our evening was special made it happen.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Fresh raw seafood esp the sweet shrimp, very helpful server!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 28, 2016

We made reservations thinking that side we'd be in such a high end hotel then the restaurant would surely be great! We love sushi and we were so excited to eat there! When we arrived we immediately realized that it was tiny and the tables were mostly dominated by the hot pot plate. We perused the menu and were very disappointed by the sushi selection, very few rolls sounded good and very few even had raw fish in them... ummm what? We had others joining us and they would have preferred a cooked japanese meal but the only options were appetizers or hot pot. My husband asked the waiter for a beer that he saw in their fridge when we walked in, when the waiter brought it to him he brought the large bottle (big enough for two) and when my husband told him that what he had asked for was the single can the waiter simply shrugged and walked away. So in the end we paid for the giant beer and tea and went elsewhere for dinner. Very disappointed in our experience but when I complained to the hotel front desk they dealt with our complaint in a friendly and efficient manner.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2015

My wife and I attended your restaurant and we had a great time, making a reservation was easy. The food was great, prices were reasonable and we both left satisfied. I do wish that maybe you did something for birthdays as my wife was celebrating hers. I mentioned it on my reservation but received no response. Overall I would recommend to a friend and we will certainly return when we are in Banff again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 12, 2015

The restaurant was dark and cold. The appetizers were very tasty except the soft shell crabs which tasted "off". The sushi was very small but delicious. As for the service if Frank is your server get up and leave I have never felt so unwelcome in a restaurant.

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