About SUSHISAMBA West Village

With its blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine, SUSHISAMBA is a long-standing NYC favorite. Dine and drink on one of the City's best rooftops or in the casual sidewalk café - the perfect way to enjoy the energy of the West Village.

Fans love the diverse culinary choices, whether it be the sea bass, ribeye and other skewered savories found in the Peruvian Anticuchos or for veggie lovers, the Mushroom Tobanyaki. From the most inventive and super fresh sushi rolls, sashimi, seviche and raw bar to classic Chicken Teriyaki and hearty seafood Moqueca, SUSHISAMBA has something for every palate.

Critically-acclaimed Culinary Cocktails are also a standout: each one is created in collaboration with our kitchen team and incorporates ingredients usually find on the plate. Or opt for a classic SUSHISAMBA signature like our monthly-changing Sambatini. You can also explore sake on the extensive sake list.

87 7th Avenue South
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, South American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 12am
Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1am

WEEKEND BRUNCH
Saturday: 11:30am - 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 4pm

Cross Street:
Barrow Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 691-7885

Website:
http://sushisamba.com/

Parking Details:
Metered parking on the street.

Public Transit:
1 Train to Christopher Street.

Executive Chef:
Pedro Duarte

Private Party Facilities:
SUSHISAMBA West Village’s combination of creative, energetic design and critically-lauded dining is perfect for your next event. Our dedicated events team will work closely with you to design an unforgettable experience in our elegant space that best suits your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Private Party Contact:
Joe Ofmani: (212) 691-7885

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
SUSHI & SAKE 101
The first Tuesday of every month | 7pm - 9pm
Taught by our sake sommelier and sushi chef, this interactive learning experience has been a foodie favorite for over 11 years. Create your own sushi rolls, learn about sake production and more. Includes 5 aperitivos with sake pairings.

SAMBABRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday | 11:30am - 4pm
Cheers to the weekend! Your choice of sweet or savory entrée, a fresh sushi platter and a festive dessert for $30pp. A la carte menu also available.

SAMBAHOUR
Sunday - Friday | 4pm - 7pm and 11pm - close
Join us for sushi bar and samba kitchen bites paired with refreshing cocktails, sake, wine and beer. Experience SUSHISAMBA’s critically acclaimed cuisine with smile-worthy pricing.

SUSHISAMBA West Village Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for a Date (22)
Fit for Foodies (17)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Fun (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (11)
Romantic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Cozy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

Have been to this location several times. The food always looks beautiful and tastes great. Great cocktails. Lots of energy in the place. Just a warning, the little plates really are little, and the portions "from the grill" are also on the smaller side. So just get lots of things.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Meny was confusing and we did not get any explination. Server was nice enough, but took for ever to get to the table. Food was not worth the money in any way. Not going back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Modern execution of unique fusion concept. Refreshing taste in every bite

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·Dined 5 days ago

The sushi rice was really hard, not properly cooked, our waitress paid us no mind and drinks took long to be brought. In addition she forgot a roll and had to put the order in a rush. Listen I’m a chef I hate leaving reviews like this but I know this is a good restaurant and hopefully these review help

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

love this place!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Was very impressed w this place- had walked by many times. The fried rice w salmon was delicious; the sushi was generous and delicious; the drinks were flavorful and potent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Showed up 5 minutes early for our reservation, we were requested to step aside and wait. We waited 35 minutes without an update and when we asked the hostess, we were told it would be at least another 30 minutes to wait. I would also note that many other people had the same issue. We notified the hostess that we could not wait over an hour to be seated for our reservation and asked her to cancel it. Would not recommend this to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and as a family of 6 go to SushiSamba quite a bit. We celebrate birthdays there, stop in after school or when we are passing by, or order something to go. My teenage daughter and 2 of her friends went last night with an 830P reservation and weren't seated until just after 930. Not only that, my daughter tells me the staff was rude to them. This is not surprising, it was a beautiful Saturday night so the restaurant was busy and teenagers can be...annoying and sometimes you don't want to deal with them, but still extremely disappointing. This is one of our neighborhood spots and they know us there and we've seen dozens of staff members come and go but we are consistent customers. I will think twice before going to SushiSamba next time.

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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Staff extremely unfriendly and rude. Had a reservation for 9pm. Waited til 9.50. They didn’t apologize, said we were wrong and had booked for 9.30 (I’m sure opentable can confirm our actual time). Will not be returning.

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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not the SUSHISAMBA you were looking for, if you were at their London or Miami branches. The food and prices are okay, the service was terrible. Had to wait 1 hour after our booked time, no apology or complimentary drinks offered, just rude hostesses.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing evening apart from extremely bad service with rude and disrespeftufl waitress who showed us the middle finger when we were trying to sort out the bill.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This location does not live up to sushi samba standards. I’ve had better meals at sushi haru at half the price

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 (London)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Out of date, dirty toilet.
We left and went to the neabour Nakazawa which was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Started off with arriving and their reservation system "was having some issues" but we were seated with just a minor delay. It was far too noisy inside, so we sat outside.
We ordered the five course tasting menu, I chose a wine, he ordered a beer. They were out of beer. We had our first course before we had water, drinks and chopsticks. Could it go up hill from here? We hoped! There were no water glasses available, they were washing them. Alas, water in clear Solo cups. He ordered sake....20 minutes later, they were also out of that. We literally sat for an hour in between the third and fourth courses with nothing to drink. An hour! Fourth course arrives - yeah! Another wine for me, and sake finally for him. Two bites into the fourth course, here comes the fifth course. I just looked and nodded "no" and they turned around. Finally ready for fifth course, well it's s'mores, on a windy night. I thought my hair was going to catch fire. Barely get our dessert course down, and here's the check. We paid by card, but received no pen. 20 minutes go by, she comes to pick up, yeah, no pen.
So all in all - absolutely horrible service, mediocre food. A five course tasting menu took 3 hours. We laughed it off, made bets that the waitress had actually quit during her shift or was doing dishes, maybe reprogramming the reservation system. We weren't offered any type of discount for any of the foibles, the tab was over $200... we certainly won't be back!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place was disorganized and overall pretty pathetic. The food was well below average and disappointed on every level. Needless to say we will not be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very different from the subsidiary locations

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A stable in the West Village - reliably good fun and great food! I've been coming here for years and will hopefully continue to do so for many more. They do a great job for vegetarians too - as my wife and I are.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing Sushi & Raw fish dish also My wife had the Chicken was a great this place is not just for sushi lovers i will be going back soon, Very sad to hear it will be closing Dec/30/2017

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, great food! I would recommend this spot as a first date or fun out night!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Reliably excellent in every regard : Staff, Food, Ambiance, Value!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A fun night and the food was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I've tried Sushisamba experience in Amsterdam and London and this place has nothing to do with them. First of all they bring all the food together by the time you catch up with one or the other, meat is cold and you don't enjoy Not to mention that food experience is simply NOT THERE. We got the worse table in the restaurant(although it was empty) the seats were sinking, the place looks old, no maintenance. Awful!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The place was average. Affordable sushi in Manhattan, which by itself is something hard to find.
We were seated outside, it was a pleasant evening and we enjoined seeing people passing by. The sushi didn't seem fresh, but was ok. It's a good place if you don't want to spend 200 bucks in one night (without drinks).

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very much linked the Sushi although a little pricey and the music was loud. Very friendly waiters, though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fun place with a unique menu. Went for dinner on a Saturday night which is probably the busiest time but service was still very good and the food was excellent. The only drawback was the music which was close to deafening

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

avoid spending money in this place with all the quality food options that NYC has to offer

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I’ve eaten here many years ago and st the one in Las Vegas 3x in one trip . But on the night of October 7 2017 the food wasn’t that great , sushi didn’t taste that fresh . Service was slow . Bar tender over worked took forever to get my drink . And no wheel chair accessible restrooms.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was very average and our waiters knowledge of the menu and wine list was poor. The food was very average between our group of six and we tried many of the small dishes and large dishes plus sides but were still left hungry at the end of the night. The tempura shrimp was oily and heavy. The tuna tartare biting and bland. The teriyaki chicken was basic and came without rice or sides and overpriced. The tuna rolls we tasty but basic. They ran out if the white wines we selected and told us they had a wedding that used it all up. The bathrooms were atrocious and dirty. The music was blaring away so you struggled to hear anyone and have a conversation. We had to chase the waiter to order food or drinks. Bad experience and would not recommended this place for food or ambience. The guys in our group wanted to get Pizza when we left after spending $150 per couple on food.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always have a great experience here - the food is so flavorful and amazing, and the cocktails are divine! Sitting at the sushi bar is a fun experience. Highly recommend and will definitely eat here again.

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 (München)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Again- the food is just amazing! We shared some of the small plates and the sushi- couldn't have been better.
The only downside was that I didn't know that they don't open the rooftop on mondays and tuesdays. Apart from that, just perfect! The s'mores for desert a little adventure and the motchi just jimmy!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and service. Very fresh, nice wine list. Thanks again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

terrific food, we sat outside so noisy issue can't be judged...food really terrific as was the service. would recomment

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Ive been to other Sushi Samba restaurants and have been very happy so was really looking forward to the 1st time in the New York one. Food was great but the service was shocking .... really shocking

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was delicious and we had a great table upstairs with a fun view of the dining room. To say the service was bad is really an understatement. We saw our waitress maybe 3 times for a party of 7 people who wanted to enjoy a fun dinner out with food and drinks. Once the food was delivered (by runners) she never showed her face again and we were barely able to get drinks through out our whole visit. Luckily the delicious food kept us happy the service was a huge mark against the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was really bad ... 20 min to get the menu, 20 to get the dessert menu, 20 min to get the bill and 10 more to get my card back ! The waitress explained in a very bad mood that the restaurante was full, ok, but it was full for everybody ! All the outdoor tables were forgotten by this particularly guy really unplaisant ! I can compared with the Miami restaurante and his excellent staff

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was our third time here. We were celebrating our 13th anniversary and couldnt choose a better place. We just loved it again. The coctels and the food were amazing. It was just a perfect night. The night was just perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Moist and damp food

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great option for a casual Japanese dinner, with great sushi that's reasonable in price

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

It got from being a very good restaurant to just average

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