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Permanently Closed - SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables

4.1
127 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South American
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

SushiSamba in Coral Gables serves a fusion of Brazilian, Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. The restaurant's interior also fuses elements from these three different cultures in its design. The dining area is spacious and modern, featuring an open kitchen with a large stone bar, bight pops of color and unique lighting on the ceiling. SushiSamba also offers outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

Begin the meal by choosing from an array of fresh sushi options or an appetizer like crispy taquitos, edamame or tuna tataki. For the main course, try a variety of hibachi items or choose from a wide range of skewers including seabass, ribeye and black cod. SushiSamba also offers an extensive selection of sake, beer and wine for guests to enjoy.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
South American, Japanese, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Permanently Closed
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Sears
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Cross street
Ponce de Leon
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Parking details
The Westin Colonnade Hotel offers Valet parking in addition to a parking garage connected to the Hotel. There is metered parking on the streets as well.
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Special events & promotions

SUSHI & SAKE 101
Sample a variety of sakes, edamame, tempura, sashimi and sushi, while learning the history of sushi and sake from industry experts. Classes are held on the last Tuesday of every month from 7pm - 9pm!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCassAnt (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2016

Best Sushi in Coral Gables! It's my favorite and I was sad to find out they will be closing this location. Tacqitos are the best with the most amazing spicy sauce. Viva Samba Roll was so fresh we ordered a 2nd. Service is exceptional and the manager always on hand. I will really miss this restaurant. Head over quick and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2016

The food was light but delicious, it was a very quiet Monday night, the server was excellent: friendly and very knowledgeable. Sad this location will be closing soon but I look forward to visiting other locations.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

Wish they still had their former full menu. Saw a couple walk out, as the menu did not have the items they came for

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Food was delicious-Xavier the manager was helpful and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

Booked a reservation on open table for Sunday night. When I showed up at the restaurant, my date and I found out the place was closed every Sunday. It makes no sense to use this website if they don't even advertise the right opening times and days. I am going to stick with calling the restaurant directly next time. Thanks!

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Bella (Miami)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

I booked a reservation for a Sunday night and I got no forewarning that the restaurant is closed on Sundays. I got a confirmation email with my reservation, yet when I arrived there was no one there.

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Dichotomy (Miami)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Unbeknownst to us, the restaurant is in the 'wind down' phase at this location, since they are moving at the end of the month, so many aspects which would be customary (more robust specials, coffee!!, # of serving staff) were missing, so the evening was not as good as it should have been.

The people were very pleasant, the food was highly flavorful, and while it took way too long - the overall ambiance and company minimized the negative effect. Had previously dined at one on Lincoln Road, so not prepared to indict nor impugn the restaurant, and would give it another chance at the new locale.

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vipMXS65 (Miami)
2.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Close to the end? More staff than customers despite reduced number of staff and reduced menu options since my last visit. Food was good and staff very attentive (perhaps overly so) but no atmosphere and perhaps no future.

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vipYumm11983 (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

About to close location, so menu is 1/3 the size it used to be. No one asked if we wanted another drink though we were only one of 3 tables. I won't go to new location after this experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

Horrible never going again

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vipJose (Miami)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

They have eliminated about half the menu and the choices are very limited. Wine list is almost non existent... They're out of 80% of the wines.

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vipJose (Miami)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

Our server was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

It was a rather disappointing dining experience as most of the things we wanted to order they didn't have.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

Great food. Taquitos were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

My boyfriend loves asian food and we'd already tried everything in FTL so I found this unusual place that fused brazilian and asian flavors into so many items. Everything was delicious that I had and my bf loved it as well. Since it was his birthday, the staff came out with a treat for him. They made us feel very welcome and special!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on April 12, 2016

Incredible place - add it to the list if you have not been.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 4, 2016

Big rush on the way to the airport. They rushed our orders to go. Food was excellent. Great service. Tks

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2016

Varied menu. Good service. I was there for lunch. Enjoyed the experience.

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DocAR (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on March 13, 2016

Starting with drinks that were hand crafted with quality ingredients and creative. Generous portion of a well mixed Caipirinha was wonderful. Each dish was excellently prepared and presented. The knowledgeable waiter made great recommendations. The out door seating was pleasant, not smokey, calm and clean. The sashimi was the best!

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vipLolo (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

Good food, but the south beach restaurant has much better atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2016

I enjoyed their lunch more than their dinner. The Sushi was not good.

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vipDressedupAuBonPain (Miami)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

First off, I booked an early table because of a 1000 pts offer. We arrived on time and the restaurant was empty. We checked in, told them we had a reservation, watched them check their computer.... And they still reported us as a "no show." Luckily, I had paid with a credit card, so was able to prove to Open Table that we went. After spending $175 at the restaurant, I felt that was rather uncool.

Which brings me to my second point. The food is good, but not for the price you pay. You can get equally good sushi at Milam's and for that kind of money... well, let's just say I expect to be wow'd.

Also, although, as I mentioned, the restaurant was almost empty -- there were more waiters than tables with customers -- it was still hard to get anyone's attention. The staff was running around like mad, but disorganized even by Miami standards.

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vipEddtwo (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2016

Used to be very nice place with good food and service but now it's terrible

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mich2667 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2016

Loved this place! It serves a combination of Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese food, I have been to all 3 countries and know that they are on target with the authentic flavors demonstrated in each cuisine through their menu. Could not order everything, but settled on the Sao Paulo roll with truffle oil. It is a combination of tuna, salmon, scallop and white fish, an explosion of taste with every bite. Very well done! Next was the Sea Bass anticucho, this was soft, juicy, flavorful, exceptionally cooked and served. Our main course was the Brazilian Moqueca! Like Spanish Paella, BUT Brazilian style. Cooked with dende oil and coconut oil, lot's of seafood around a mound of very flavorful rice. Dessert is a must here too! The Samba split is a concoction of dulce de leche ice cream, caramel-salted popcorn bits, caramelized bananas and berries, just wished there would have been more of it as I was sharing!!! Must also congratulate these folks on the service provided, our waiter was knowledgeable, had great recommendations and was very attentive without overdoing it!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

Try the Chucumber

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vipCassAnt (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2015

Just still perfect! Gables roll and Tacitos are favorites. Chris was a great server and bartender. I just keep going back, it's expensive and worth it.

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vipjenallison (London)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2015

Great vegan menu

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Roxy9691 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

This is my third or fourth time here and it never disappoints. The food is excellent. We ordered a variety and shared and it was all delicious. I highly recommend the lamb and sea bass robata (skewers). Also the tuna tacos appetizer melts in your mouth! Order away and share. You can't go wrong here!

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11jlb74 (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

It was my 2nd time at SUSHISAMBA in Coral Gables and I am very pleased to report that the food, service and overall experience was very good and I truly enjoyed every bit! I will definitely go again - amazing dishes, offering lots of tastes and combinations. YUM!

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CheapPete (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

Good mix of different cuisines and everything we tried was delicious. A little pricey but the quality is a step up from the chain sushi places nearby. They also have a GF menu and staff is familiar with how to prepare food to accommodate.

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