Sushi Samba – Restaurant Review

They have a few of them in the US  – NYC, Chicago, Miami, Dallas… I’ve been to the two in NYC:

www.sushisamba.com

 

245 Park Ave S

New York, NY 10003-1404

Phone: (212) 475-9377

 

And

 

87 7th Ave S

New York, NY 10014-3415

Phone: (212) 691-7885

 

I’m writing one review for both, because it will sound practically the same…

If you’re looking for a traditional Japanese sushi, this is not the place. Saying that – they have very good food.  Sushi and Sashimi are creative and fresh, other dishes like the Moqueca Mista which is their version of a seafood paella with coconut milk (I like this dish very much) are great. The deserts I’ll skip, nice presentation but usually pretty disappointing taste. Selection of tea is not great…  Sushi is prepared in the middle of the restaurant, so you can look at the sushi chefs at work…. Pretty good bar.

 

Prices are high, no doubt about it. The place looks great, has excellent atmosphere, you have no chance of being taller than the hostess…. or leaner for that matter…

 

The service is just OK – not fabulous, but reasonable.

 

I recommend going from time to time with friends to have fun, and with out of towners. You don’t need a second mortgage for it, but it is expensive, but to have, drinks and good food in a very nice environment it’s a great place.

 

Opine Away rating of Sushi Samba(s) NYC:

 

Rating index:  0 – Don’t bother. “-“ – irrelevant.  1 to 10, 10 is best. Price $ to $$$$$

 

 

 

 

Style of visit

Food

Décor

Atmosphere

Price

Family

$$$$$

Friends

8

9

9

$$$$

Out of towners

9

9

9

$$$$

Unmarried

8

9

9

$$$$

In and out

$$$$$

   

 

 

 

 

 

L.