Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar

★★★★☆
  • 9500 Montgomery Blvd NE

    Albuquerque, NM 87111

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  • 505-275-6601

About Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 09:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM

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Under new ownership from 2013~~ come and enjoy

3
★★★★★

Under new ownership from 2013~~ come and enjoy

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We keep going back and giving them another chance, yet we keep getting the same TERRIBLE service. Last night was the worst so far. We had 4 adults, and a 20 month old. When we got to the restaurant they told us a 15-20 minute wait, and

3
★★★★★

We keep going back and giving them another chance, yet we keep getting the same TERRIBLE service. Last night was the worst so far. We had 4 adults, and a 20 month old. When we got to the restaurant they told us a 15-20 minute wait, and

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Everything's decent.
Other places are better, but its not the worst. At least you'll be full, but it just doesn't taste the best and the staff isn't quite the friendliest.

2
★★☆☆☆

Everything's decent.
Other places are better, but its not the worst. At least you'll be full, but it just doesn't taste the best and the staff isn't quite the friendliest.

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I've only been here for the teppan. The chef was kind of boring but the food was alright. The prices are on the high side. I do love the look of the restaurant inside. The server we had was only fair.

3
★★★☆☆

I've only been here for the teppan. The chef was kind of boring but the food was alright. The prices are on the high side. I do love the look of the restaurant inside. The server we had was only fair.

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Do not be fooled by the Japanese waiters. I have never had such dry and enormously wide pieces of sushi. This is very overpriced for the quality ($65 for 2). RUN FAR AWAY. Go to Shogun sushi for the real thing!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not be fooled by the Japanese waiters. I have never had such dry and enormously wide pieces of sushi. This is very overpriced for the quality ($65 for 2). RUN FAR AWAY. Go to Shogun sushi for the real thing!!!!

Pros: Good green tea

Cons: Dry and BAD quality sushi

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We had a $300 tab, waited a half hour for one round of drinks and an hour for our food, had to flag down a manager to get a round of waters, and were JUST STARTING OUR ENTREES, and here's what happened:

-They put our ticket on our table and told us that we had to pay out now because they were "closing the register". Didn't even offer us another round of drinks, and our glasses were empty.
-They ran a vacuum cleaner right next to us.
-They put a dirty plastic bussing container ON TOP OF THE TEPAN GRILL as we were eating and started piling dishes into it.
-They turned off the music and turned up the lights.

We complained to a server and got no response other than "sorry". The manager was giving us dirty looks as he walked around the restuarant turning up the lights. We were so flabbergasted that we were laughing as this was all happening.

There was another group near us who were given the same treatment - and they didn't have their entrees yet - the chef was still at their table as they were paying out.

I've never been treated so badly in a restaurant in my life.

Go to Azuma. Go to freakin' McDonald's. Go ANYWHERE but here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We had a $300 tab, waited a half hour for one round of drinks and an hour for our food, had to flag down a manager to get a round of waters, and were JUST STARTING OUR ENTREES, and here's what happened:

-They put our ticket on our table and told us that we had to pay out now because they were "closing the register". Didn't even offer us another round of drinks, and our glasses were empty.
-They ran a vacuum cleaner right next to us.
-They put a dirty plastic bussing container ON TOP OF THE TEPAN GRILL as we were eating and started piling dishes into it.
-They turned off the music and turned up the lights.

We complained to a server and got no response other than "sorry". The manager was giving us dirty looks as he walked around the restuarant turning up the lights. We were so flabbergasted that we were laughing as this was all happening.

There was another group near us who were given the same treatment - and they didn't have their entrees yet - the chef was still at their table as they were paying out.

I've never been treated so badly in a restaurant in my life.

Go to Azuma. Go to freakin' McDonald's. Go ANYWHERE but here.

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I go to this resturaunt alot and most of the chefs are very poor quality... I had Dahn pronounced Dan last night and his food was tasteless and poor quality .. I will return for Chad and will only have him cook for my family and guests!!!! NO OTHER orelse the stars would BE 1!!!!

2
★★★★☆

I go to this resturaunt alot and most of the chefs are very poor quality... I had Dahn pronounced Dan last night and his food was tasteless and poor quality .. I will return for Chad and will only have him cook for my family and guests!!!! NO OTHER orelse the stars would BE 1!!!!

Pros: Chad is the only Chef to have

Cons: Other vhefs are por quality

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This place serves great sushi and has some great drinks to make any evening fun. Beautiful interior and great service. Not too pricey and the food is well worth it.

4
★★★★☆

This place serves great sushi and has some great drinks to make any evening fun. Beautiful interior and great service. Not too pricey and the food is well worth it.

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I ordered take out on Saturday, April 26, 2008, A California roll, A Tiger Roll, Edamame and Miso Soup. I've only been able to taste and appreciate this type of food in Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe, ARizona areas, so based on that, I have to give this place 4 stars, because the food was delicious! EVen as take-out! It was perfect. When I saw the inside was pretty nice, I kicked myself for not going in but I was not able to because of time constraints on that weekend. I plan to check out other places when I go back to BRQE, but I definitely wouldn't mind coming back to this place, even if it's just for take-out like last time.

2
★★★★☆

I ordered take out on Saturday, April 26, 2008, A California roll, A Tiger Roll, Edamame and Miso Soup. I've only been able to taste and appreciate this type of food in Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe, ARizona areas, so based on that, I have to give this place 4 stars, because the food was delicious! EVen as take-out! It was perfect. When I saw the inside was pretty nice, I kicked myself for not going in but I was not able to because of time constraints on that weekend. I plan to check out other places when I go back to BRQE, but I definitely wouldn't mind coming back to this place, even if it's just for take-out like last time.

Pros: Ambience +++

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i have lived in CA all my life and had sushi everywhere. i was suprised to have fresh sushi in albuquerque. It was great. the staff was very friendly and happy. the sushi was very filling and i was very satisfied. i came back a few days later and had the grill. it was so entertainting. plus i had more sushi that night, it was perfect. i will come back every time i am in town. i would recommend this place to everyone who live in albuquerque. THIS IS MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

i have lived in CA all my life and had sushi everywhere. i was suprised to have fresh sushi in albuquerque. It was great. the staff was very friendly and happy. the sushi was very filling and i was very satisfied. i came back a few days later and had the grill. it was so entertainting. plus i had more sushi that night, it was perfect. i will come back every time i am in town. i would recommend this place to everyone who live in albuquerque. THIS IS MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT!!!!!!

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Not good at all... service was bad. Seems like a company that wants to make money only. bad bad...... quality not fresh as it should for a big restaurant. Taste like chinese sushi to me.

1
★★☆☆☆

Not good at all... service was bad. Seems like a company that wants to make money only. bad bad...... quality not fresh as it should for a big restaurant. Taste like chinese sushi to me.

Pros: ??

Cons: a lot of worker but not good service

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Sushi is ok. Had a Funny taste to it. Not just one roll but all 5 rolls i ordered. Trust me I know sushi. Wasn't as fresh as other sushi bar. It seems that the fish was frozen then thawed incorrectly. And for the pickled cucumber inside the sushi.... come on.... it ruin's it totally. Sushi rice was dry on that day. Ordered sukiyaki beef there also. Wasn't happy with it at all. It's a sweet broth with veg, tofu, noodles and beef. Don't even talk about the beef. It was just steamed and put on top of the dish. No flavor what so ever on the beef. Who eat steam beef? I ain't paying $13 for steam beef.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Sushi is ok. Had a Funny taste to it. Not just one roll but all 5 rolls i ordered. Trust me I know sushi. Wasn't as fresh as other sushi bar. It seems that the fish was frozen then thawed incorrectly. And for the pickled cucumber inside the sushi.... come on.... it ruin's it totally. Sushi rice was dry on that day. Ordered sukiyaki beef there also. Wasn't happy with it at all. It's a sweet broth with veg, tofu, noodles and beef. Don't even talk about the beef. It was just steamed and put on top of the dish. No flavor what so ever on the beef. Who eat steam beef? I ain't paying $13 for steam beef.

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This is the WORST experience in a sushi bar, EVER!
The waitress was too busy cleaning & re-setting. It took her 20 minutes to get back to us for drink refills.
Then 2 waitress' start arguing with the Sushi chefs!
Sushi chef told the waitress "I CANNOT HANDLE VERY MUCH".
2ND Sushi chef too busy cleaning up to help make sushi. There was a lot of talking & no working & "drinking" behind the sushi bar.
Had to wait over 40 minutes before we got food. When we got our first roll, it was something we had not ordered.
Salad came last.
Had to ASK for last roll.
No manager on duty.
Hostess did all she could to help....but she was limited.
I see that they've had some good reviews......I hate to rain on the parade. I'm sure they're good when they're good....but when they're bad.........OYE!

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is the WORST experience in a sushi bar, EVER!
The waitress was too busy cleaning & re-setting. It took her 20 minutes to get back to us for drink refills.
Then 2 waitress' start arguing with the Sushi chefs!
Sushi chef told the waitress "I CANNOT HANDLE VERY MUCH".
2ND Sushi chef too busy cleaning up to help make sushi. There was a lot of talking & no working & "drinking" behind the sushi bar.
Had to wait over 40 minutes before we got food. When we got our first roll, it was something we had not ordered.
Salad came last.
Had to ASK for last roll.
No manager on duty.
Hostess did all she could to help....but she was limited.
I see that they've had some good reviews......I hate to rain on the parade. I'm sure they're good when they're good....but when they're bad.........OYE!

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I've eaten here many times. The service is usually very good and the sushi excellent. The portions here have always been big.

My most recent trip there was a little disappointing, as the chefs were out of several of my favorite fish and had to substitute. I forget the name of my favorite roll, but it has pickled radish and squash in it and roe on top. Sounds weird but the textures work well together. I didn't see in on the menu on my last visit and I hope it is there when I go back. So, instead I tried the volcano roll. Not what I expected. The thing was brought to the table literally in flames. I guess we should have suspected that from the name. Anyway, It had a weird melted cheese and imitation crab topping. My husband and I likened it to a mac and cheese like taste. Weird. When I go to a sushi place, I like my fish raw, so that was a bad choice on our part. But if you know someone trying sushi for the first time then it might be a campy thing for them to try.

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★★★☆☆

I've eaten here many times. The service is usually very good and the sushi excellent. The portions here have always been big.

My most recent trip there was a little disappointing, as the chefs were out of several of my favorite fish and had to substitute. I forget the name of my favorite roll, but it has pickled radish and squash in it and roe on top. Sounds weird but the textures work well together. I didn't see in on the menu on my last visit and I hope it is there when I go back. So, instead I tried the volcano roll. Not what I expected. The thing was brought to the table literally in flames. I guess we should have suspected that from the name. Anyway, It had a weird melted cheese and imitation crab topping. My husband and I likened it to a mac and cheese like taste. Weird. When I go to a sushi place, I like my fish raw, so that was a bad choice on our part. But if you know someone trying sushi for the first time then it might be a campy thing for them to try.

Pros: food

Cons: atmosphere

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Great Sushi! Awesome atmosphere! And chef Nori is the best! Fun to watch and nice as can be! The Morning roll is FREAKING AMAZING! A bit pricey for the specialty rolls, but TOTALLY worth it! Hot Sake and good sushi=a GREAT time!

2
★★★★★

Great Sushi! Awesome atmosphere! And chef Nori is the best! Fun to watch and nice as can be! The Morning roll is FREAKING AMAZING! A bit pricey for the specialty rolls, but TOTALLY worth it! Hot Sake and good sushi=a GREAT time!

Pros: NORI NORI NORI, awesome sushi, great atmoshpere!

Cons: wait staff can be a bit sluggish at times.

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I really enjoyed the sushi. The service was excellent, and the restaurant itself was beautiful.

2
★★★★★

I really enjoyed the sushi. The service was excellent, and the restaurant itself was beautiful.

Pros: Good service, Great food, parking was a breeze

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They didn't seem to have enough help for the Sushi bar and the cost well outweighed the quality.

1
★★★☆☆

They didn't seem to have enough help for the Sushi bar and the cost well outweighed the quality.

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James Oh is a brilliant artist and his creativity with sushi is unsurpassible!!

2
★★★★★

James Oh is a brilliant artist and his creativity with sushi is unsurpassible!!

Pros: great food, James Oh, fresh

Cons: location, price, don't go enough

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Absolutely the best sushi in Albuquerque. Chef James is a master. The staff members are considerate and efficient. The food is fresh and artfully plated. The sushi bar is immaculate.

2
★★★★★

Absolutely the best sushi in Albuquerque. Chef James is a master. The staff members are considerate and efficient. The food is fresh and artfully plated. The sushi bar is immaculate.

Pros: good service, fresh food, clean

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I was visiting Albuquerque from San Francisco and was pleasently impressed with Samurai's teppan yaki. The chef was entertaining and the service was great. I would recommend a visit for locals and visitors.

2
★★★★☆

I was visiting Albuquerque from San Francisco and was pleasently impressed with Samurai's teppan yaki. The chef was entertaining and the service was great. I would recommend a visit for locals and visitors.

 

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