Sushi Samba Rio

★★★★★
  • 504 N Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60610

    Cross street: Illinois Street

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  • 312-595-2300

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Wow all I can say is that I've been there 3 times & all 3 times had horrible service. Reserved a private table for a birthday party twice & both times were a problem. Tried seating us at the downstairs area where is was jam packed knowing

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Wow all I can say is that I've been there 3 times & all 3 times had horrible service. Reserved a private table for a birthday party twice & both times were a problem. Tried seating us at the downstairs area where is was jam packed knowing

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One of the best Sushi places you can find in Downtown Chicago! Delightful cuisine served to you with a smile!

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One of the best Sushi places you can find in Downtown Chicago! Delightful cuisine served to you with a smile!

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I went to Sushi Samba Rio on a friday night, the place is beautiful and the scene was very good. The food was nothing special but the drinks were pretty good. Overall it was a good experience

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I went to Sushi Samba Rio on a friday night, the place is beautiful and the scene was very good. The food was nothing special but the drinks were pretty good. Overall it was a good experience

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We go here at least once a month...The sushi is amazing and I love the atmosphere. Weekends are insane, but the vibe is great.

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We go here at least once a month...The sushi is amazing and I love the atmosphere. Weekends are insane, but the vibe is great.

Pros: Great food

Cons: So so service

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The food here is awesome! I had spicy tuna rolls, and they were the best I've ever had. My sister had california rolls, and those were good too. My brother had cooked crab rolls, and I liked them. It was the first time I've everl liked

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The food here is awesome! I had spicy tuna rolls, and they were the best I've ever had. My sister had california rolls, and those were good too. My brother had cooked crab rolls, and I liked them. It was the first time I've everl liked

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Price

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In a competitive asian-fusion market, Sushi-samba seems like a good idea that isnt really hitting its full stride. The service was excellent and attentive, and the host /doorperson was very informative. But when paying premium prices,

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In a competitive asian-fusion market, Sushi-samba seems like a good idea that isnt really hitting its full stride. The service was excellent and attentive, and the host /doorperson was very informative. But when paying premium prices,

Pros: Beautiful

Cons: nothing special, high prices

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Sushisamba Rio recently started a deal called Sunday Fundays. They have a Sunday brunch offering which includes one entree and 3 drinks (your choice of a mimosa, bloody mary, or caipirinha) for only $16! I figured when I went on the

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Sushisamba Rio recently started a deal called Sunday Fundays. They have a Sunday brunch offering which includes one entree and 3 drinks (your choice of a mimosa, bloody mary, or caipirinha) for only $16! I figured when I went on the

Pros: 3 free drinks!!!

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Went there for my friend's birthday last weekend and had a blast. Fresh sushi, awesome music and wonderful service. I'll definitely go back soon!

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Went there for my friend's birthday last weekend and had a blast. Fresh sushi, awesome music and wonderful service. I'll definitely go back soon!

Pros: so much fun!

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I invited my wife to this trendy place on Valentine's day. We both enjoyed the views and the atmosphere. Pretty trendy and inviting place and crowded. Most guests were dressed up especially women as they shined in their cocktail

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I invited my wife to this trendy place on Valentine's day. We both enjoyed the views and the atmosphere. Pretty trendy and inviting place and crowded. Most guests were dressed up especially women as they shined in their cocktail

Pros: Ambience !!

Cons: Small meal portions

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I went to Sushi Samba for the first time with a group of friends last weekend. All of us were extremely underwhelmed. The service was terrible. Our waitress was no where in sight most of the evening and we had to flag her down to order

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I went to Sushi Samba for the first time with a group of friends last weekend. All of us were extremely underwhelmed. The service was terrible. Our waitress was no where in sight most of the evening and we had to flag her down to order

Cons: service, food, price, I could go on and on....

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I went to Sushi Samba last night to the upstairs bar/lounge. It was definitely crowded and I was constantly stepping over people. We were there for a Ultimate Fighting Party which was a great turnout. The food was good and our server was

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I went to Sushi Samba last night to the upstairs bar/lounge. It was definitely crowded and I was constantly stepping over people. We were there for a Ultimate Fighting Party which was a great turnout. The food was good and our server was

Pros: Ambience, Our Server, Food

Cons: Blonde "bartender,"and 2 Skanky looking Pigs

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As a native new yorker I just had to come to Sushi Samba during my trip to the windy city. And I's sure glad I did. The rooftop provide the perfect location for pre dinner drinks. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was one of a

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As a native new yorker I just had to come to Sushi Samba during my trip to the windy city. And I's sure glad I did. The rooftop provide the perfect location for pre dinner drinks. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was one of a

Pros: Ambiance, Food, Drinks

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My family has gone here two years in a row for the new year celebration. It is simply amazing. They have so much entertainment (brazilian samba dancers, and capoeira performers). Great music. A beautiful bar. Great food, the salted

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My family has gone here two years in a row for the new year celebration. It is simply amazing. They have so much entertainment (brazilian samba dancers, and capoeira performers). Great music. A beautiful bar. Great food, the salted

Pros: Decor, new years party, service

Cons: Better to go in a group

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This is a very cool place very trendy with lots to look at. That is the best compliment I can give sushi samba rio. I made a reservation for 5 people and when we arrived they had lost our reservation. Instead apologizing or anything close

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This is a very cool place very trendy with lots to look at. That is the best compliment I can give sushi samba rio. I made a reservation for 5 people and when we arrived they had lost our reservation. Instead apologizing or anything close

Pros: fun ambience

Cons: bad food sevice drinks and pretty much everything else

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The food is okay; I'm not that into sushi and the brazilian food is average at best. But it's more about the scene and the drinks. The nina fresa is fantastic!

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★★★☆☆

The food is okay; I'm not that into sushi and the brazilian food is average at best. But it's more about the scene and the drinks. The nina fresa is fantastic!

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Decent food but EXTREMELY OVER-PRICED. Sushi was disappointing - we had eel/avocado rolls which tasted like an avocado. Server was attentive and nice but I think she was compensating for the restaurant's shortfalls, such as A) AWFUL

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Decent food but EXTREMELY OVER-PRICED. Sushi was disappointing - we had eel/avocado rolls which tasted like an avocado. Server was attentive and nice but I think she was compensating for the restaurant's shortfalls, such as A) AWFUL

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I just moved from ny, i've been to the other sushi samba's there....though i hate chicago for its disgusting weather, this place made my eye's light up. It truly lives up to its siblings in NY, has the same vibe, the decor is beautiful,

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I just moved from ny, i've been to the other sushi samba's there....though i hate chicago for its disgusting weather, this place made my eye's light up. It truly lives up to its siblings in NY, has the same vibe, the decor is beautiful,

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Fun music, great atmosphere, hot guys, cool design, amazing food, delicious & fun cocktails...mmm!! It's always my number one option for entertaining or just a night out with friends. It's chill, but upbeat, comfortable, but high-end and

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Fun music, great atmosphere, hot guys, cool design, amazing food, delicious & fun cocktails...mmm!! It's always my number one option for entertaining or just a night out with friends. It's chill, but upbeat, comfortable, but high-end and

Pros: Menu Variety, Fresh Fun Cocktails, Something for everyone, All will love it

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I went there last Sunday with some friends visiting from out of town and had a blast. We split the family style brunch ($15 each) and stayed for a couple hours. The French toast is the best I've ever had. They have a non alcoholic

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★★★★★

I went there last Sunday with some friends visiting from out of town and had a blast. We split the family style brunch ($15 each) and stayed for a couple hours. The French toast is the best I've ever had. They have a non alcoholic

Pros: family style brunch for $15

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I was so surprised to read thew reviews below when I signed on. My husband and I were in Chicago for the weekend..and decided to try the hot spot...Saturday night the place was jamming...the cocktails were yummy...the strawberry cocktail

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I was so surprised to read thew reviews below when I signed on. My husband and I were in Chicago for the weekend..and decided to try the hot spot...Saturday night the place was jamming...the cocktails were yummy...the strawberry cocktail

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We had our christmas Party here. We had terrible service where many people left hungry, were yelled at by wait staff, and were not even afforded the decency of dressed tables or even tables that weren't broken. We were ignored by

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We had our christmas Party here. We had terrible service where many people left hungry, were yelled at by wait staff, and were not even afforded the decency of dressed tables or even tables that weren't broken. We were ignored by

Pros: Very trendy and upscale.

Cons: Wait staff and management could not be bothered with us.

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this place sucked. it just looked nice. its not about the art of the sushi. not at all. your paying high price for something that doesn't fill you up and something that doesnt taste as good. better off eating at oysy.

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★★★★★

this place sucked. it just looked nice. its not about the art of the sushi. not at all. your paying high price for something that doesn't fill you up and something that doesnt taste as good. better off eating at oysy.

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People, be carreful of Sushi Samba Valet Parking, during the lunch, our car was damaged at their parking place, our car was parked event at tow zone and they don't even bother to pay for the damage.We had a very expencive lunch

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People, be carreful of Sushi Samba Valet Parking, during the lunch, our car was damaged at their parking place, our car was parked event at tow zone and they don't even bother to pay for the damage.We had a very expencive lunch

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SushiSamba offers an odd mix of foods from Brazil, Peru and Japan. My friends had to drag my in to try it and I must admit that it was good, but in a city like Chicago, you could find better. If that mixure of cultures interests you (or your taste buds) you should def try it. Their sushi bar was a highlight to our evening, and I would recommend trying the capirnha cocktail.

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SushiSamba offers an odd mix of foods from Brazil, Peru and Japan. My friends had to drag my in to try it and I must admit that it was good, but in a city like Chicago, you could find better. If that mixure of cultures interests you (or your taste buds) you should def try it. Their sushi bar was a highlight to our evening, and I would recommend trying the capirnha cocktail.

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I went to Sushi Samba with a few of my friends last weekend and not one of us like it. The sushi was really bad-- it smelled and tasted murky. Nothing we ordered was on par with the prices. This stuff tasted like half-off sushi from Jewel.

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I went to Sushi Samba with a few of my friends last weekend and not one of us like it. The sushi was really bad-- it smelled and tasted murky. Nothing we ordered was on par with the prices. This stuff tasted like half-off sushi from Jewel.

Pros: location

Cons: food, service, prices, basically everything

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I am from Denver and my friend and I decided to check out this restaurant, due to the fact that Sushi X was closed for a private event that evening. We were able to sit outside on the patio which was nice, but......that was about the only

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I am from Denver and my friend and I decided to check out this restaurant, due to the fact that Sushi X was closed for a private event that evening. We were able to sit outside on the patio which was nice, but......that was about the only

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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I loved this place. I went here with some friends from florida. We had a ball. The staff was super sweet (we even got free expressos!). The food was soo yummy. One of my friends and I split the prime rib dinner (to save some money.

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I loved this place. I went here with some friends from florida. We had a ball. The staff was super sweet (we even got free expressos!). The food was soo yummy. One of my friends and I split the prime rib dinner (to save some money.

Pros: great food, great staff, fun atmosphere

Cons: weird part of town, ditzy waitress

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I have given Sushi Samba a try twice, and each time it was terrible. Shame on me for giving them a second chance. The food was almost inedible--poorly prepared and not fresh at all.The service was slow, surly and uniformed. Why is this

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I have given Sushi Samba a try twice, and each time it was terrible. Shame on me for giving them a second chance. The food was almost inedible--poorly prepared and not fresh at all.The service was slow, surly and uniformed. Why is this

Pros: ummmm....none

Cons: expensive, food, service, scene

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This place is unbelievably bad. Service=awful. Food=terrible. Scene=ugly tourists. Avoid it like the plague.

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This place is unbelievably bad. Service=awful. Food=terrible. Scene=ugly tourists. Avoid it like the plague.

Pros: Fanny packs!

Cons: food, service, everything...

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There are two reasons why I feel taken advantage of after eating at this overrated restaurant. One is the service, which was deplorable. The waiter was pushy and spoke very fast. Not only that, but I ordered a main course, which was

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There are two reasons why I feel taken advantage of after eating at this overrated restaurant. One is the service, which was deplorable. The waiter was pushy and spoke very fast. Not only that, but I ordered a main course, which was

Pros: Nice ambience

Cons: Terrible food, service, lack of explanation of menu, over priced

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My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of dining at SushiSamba while on vacation in Chicago. First of all, the ambience is very cool, which was one of the things that had intrigued me when I saw the pictures on the website. Thankfully, the

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My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of dining at SushiSamba while on vacation in Chicago. First of all, the ambience is very cool, which was one of the things that had intrigued me when I saw the pictures on the website. Thankfully, the

Pros: unique ambience, excellent food

Cons: expensive

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Food was ...ok. I would not recommend ANYONE to to eat sushi with mozzarella cheese on it. YUCK! The atmosphere is AMAZING, great place to have a drink either at the bar upstairs or down. Very Beautiful place, fun for groups and also date

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★★★★★

Food was ...ok. I would not recommend ANYONE to to eat sushi with mozzarella cheese on it. YUCK! The atmosphere is AMAZING, great place to have a drink either at the bar upstairs or down. Very Beautiful place, fun for groups and also date

Pros: Hot spot, great people watching

Cons: AC was broken in the middle of July.. I've had better sushi from Whole Foods

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Obviously, and in accordance with so many other reviews, the decor was enthralling.. great place to bring somebody you want to impress. The food was decent, but having been spoiled with all the good sushi places on the West coast, I found

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Obviously, and in accordance with so many other reviews, the decor was enthralling.. great place to bring somebody you want to impress. The food was decent, but having been spoiled with all the good sushi places on the West coast, I found

Pros: Great place to be seen eating sushi for the sake of 'exotic' dining.

Cons: Below average sushi if you're an experienced Japanese-food eater.

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I went here with some friends, it was loud and busy as hell. The sushi was very good, definitely overpriced but nice to try something a little different sometimes. After the dinner they had entertainment...it really was entertaining. I

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I went here with some friends, it was loud and busy as hell. The sushi was very good, definitely overpriced but nice to try something a little different sometimes. After the dinner they had entertainment...it really was entertaining. I

Pros: entertainment, cool scene

Cons: expensive, hot

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If you are looking for a reprieve from the summer heat in Chicago do not go here. We were out in the 90 degree heat all day and the last thing we wanted was to sit in a hot restaurant all night. You would think they could afford to turn on

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If you are looking for a reprieve from the summer heat in Chicago do not go here. We were out in the 90 degree heat all day and the last thing we wanted was to sit in a hot restaurant all night. You would think they could afford to turn on

Pros: the scene

Cons: overpriced sushi/ low quality sushi/ no air conditioning

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Wow!! This place is great, everything was perfect! Great Sushi! Great Service, the best I have had in quite some time.

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Wow!! This place is great, everything was perfect! Great Sushi! Great Service, the best I have had in quite some time.

Pros: service, food

Cons: long wait on friday and saturday nights

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My first impresion of this place was very trendy. it looks inviting but horrible service. The atmosphere feels like everything cost a lot of money but it so disappointing that they have to provide space heater to their customer because

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My first impresion of this place was very trendy. it looks inviting but horrible service. The atmosphere feels like everything cost a lot of money but it so disappointing that they have to provide space heater to their customer because

Pros: Live music

Cons: Horrible service and BAD customer relation

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It's pricey, but it's worth the super-fresh sushi and delicious South American food. I went there with a group of friends and the waiter was really nice! I cannot find anything negative about this place! I'll definitely bring all my

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It's pricey, but it's worth the super-fresh sushi and delicious South American food. I went there with a group of friends and the waiter was really nice! I cannot find anything negative about this place! I'll definitely bring all my

Cons: None!

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SushiSamba has great sushi and a really fun atmosphere. The upstairs lounge is funky and serves great drinks. It's a great place to go for drinks and/or dinner as well.

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SushiSamba has great sushi and a really fun atmosphere. The upstairs lounge is funky and serves great drinks. It's a great place to go for drinks and/or dinner as well.

Pros: Great location, fun atmosphere, great sushi

Cons: Can get very crowded

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After years of hearing how great SUSHI SAMBA is I had to check it out with friends that frequent it often. We got in right away and went to the bar upstairs. The bartender was so nice! The crowd was OK, and it was not crowded at all.

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After years of hearing how great SUSHI SAMBA is I had to check it out with friends that frequent it often. We got in right away and went to the bar upstairs. The bartender was so nice! The crowd was OK, and it was not crowded at all.

Pros: Great atmosphere and staff!

Cons: Not the "it" place like it used to be.

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The atmosphere is fantastic! Try the cucumber martini it's a great summer drink! The bar upstairs is perfect for a cool summer night!!

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The atmosphere is fantastic! Try the cucumber martini it's a great summer drink! The bar upstairs is perfect for a cool summer night!!

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No other sushi place in town offers such a fun, diverse menu - something for everyone, even if you're not a sushi fan. Perfect for those people who dont like the idea of eating "raw fish" but want to be adventurous anyway.

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No other sushi place in town offers such a fun, diverse menu - something for everyone, even if you're not a sushi fan. Perfect for those people who dont like the idea of eating "raw fish" but want to be adventurous anyway.

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Great ambiance. Lots of space and bar areas and beautiful people. Definately a fun place. I haven't really had much on the menu aside from the sushi, which is ok, not amazing. Good drinks. Ok service. I love the lounge on the 3rd

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Great ambiance. Lots of space and bar areas and beautiful people. Definately a fun place. I haven't really had much on the menu aside from the sushi, which is ok, not amazing. Good drinks. Ok service. I love the lounge on the 3rd

Pros: Lots of fun

Cons: Food and service are good not great

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The food, the drinks, the decor, the rooftop bar, all top notch. Get the fondue dessert, it alone is worth the trip.

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★★★★★

The food, the drinks, the decor, the rooftop bar, all top notch. Get the fondue dessert, it alone is worth the trip.

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Shushi Samba Rio is a great place to take your girlfriend! Our host was very inviting, like he was glad we came, and suggested the loft for us. We took the elevator upstairs on a beautiful summer Thursday evening. The loft is very open

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Shushi Samba Rio is a great place to take your girlfriend! Our host was very inviting, like he was glad we came, and suggested the loft for us. We took the elevator upstairs on a beautiful summer Thursday evening. The loft is very open

Pros: Service, atmosphere, drinks

Cons: The type of fusion sushi isn't for everybody, but it was for me!

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I visited Sushi Samba while traveling to Chicago on business. Coming from NYC, this restaurant definitely has a Manhattan feel: trendy "fusion" menu, modern decor and a strong personality. I had a great time. My server was both attentive

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I visited Sushi Samba while traveling to Chicago on business. Coming from NYC, this restaurant definitely has a Manhattan feel: trendy "fusion" menu, modern decor and a strong personality. I had a great time. My server was both attentive

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Unique food

Cons: Moderately expensive

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The restaurant is beautiful and romantic but, the sushi is the worst that I ever have in the city. When you see the restaurant you think that the sushi manu is good and the sushi will taste better. When you get the sushi is too big and

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★★★★★

The restaurant is beautiful and romantic but, the sushi is the worst that I ever have in the city. When you see the restaurant you think that the sushi manu is good and the sushi will taste better. When you get the sushi is too big and

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This sprawling alliance between Japanese (the sushi part) and South American (the samba part) quickly gained---and has since maintained---a following. It's not easy getting everything right in this kind of arrangement, but often theā€¦

 

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