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Samurai Restaurant

979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
+1 858-481-0032
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh sushi” (3 reviews)
“hamachi” (3 reviews)
“fried rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The sushi at Samurai is excellent. My wife and I were there on Sunday right after they opened at 4:30pm. The service and variety of sushi to choose from is very good.

Thank davidtrichter
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years. Always amazing quality and amazing food. Sushi bar is amazing. All the chefs have been there for years. My chef knows what I like and I never need to order. I just sit down, and he decides what to give...More

Thank Juan F
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This place has long been known for quality sushi and as such is a local favorite. I hadn't been there in probably 10 years but decided to go back before a show at the Belly Up. Bottom line - sushi was still great, and I...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Very good overall. Always fun to watch the chef playing with fire. Service is fast and standard. They do use too much salt for my taste but you can ask for low sodium soy sauce.

Thank Calmhawk
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We had a 6 p.m. Reservation. We were seated at 6:05 p.m. The waitress came to take our orders immediately. We needed time to look at the menu. We were told there was only one chef for the evening when we made the reservation. We...More

Thank Computernana
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to Japan in several years but stepping inside Samurai I recalled all the pleasantness of Japanese restaurants. Well, we didn't get the key to a locker as we entered, to put our shoes into, and there were no tatami matts or shoji...More

Thank Charity Ball M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had dinner here before a concert at The Bellyup tavern. Food is very good. Not quite as good as Sushi Ota though.

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We dine here frequently before the theater in the same complex. All staff are so helpful, friendly & EFFICIENT. Sushi is all excellent, we love to try different combos each time. Enjoy coming here very much. Nice wine pour too.

Thank Travelingnurse055
Reviewed 9 January 2017

These guys have been in the same high-end strip mall since I was 8 and i'm 36. They are not the most 'hip' or 'cutting edge' place BUT if you are a foodie and you like sushi....this is your place. They actually get GIANT CLAM,...More

Thank brittany h
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is the best sushi in all of San Diego/North County. I do not know why so many people do not know about it. The sushi bar is huge. We eat here about once a week, and it never disappoints. I usually call the restaurant...More

Thank slwsweet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-481-0032
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