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Samurai Mama

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205 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211-4209
+1 718-599-6161
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hipster crowd, as usually, ruins it. The food is quite fine, if you don't pick sushi. Bowl, noodles and special are usually very dependable. Visiting at peak times is not recommended as the place tries hard to maintain a high turnaround and to get you out of there as quickly as possible, so the service is far from friendly. Crazy... More 

Thank symph0
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Thought this was a pretty good stop on our journey over to Brooklyn. Sounds like we went at the right time (around 2-3 on a weekday) because there was no wait and the place was sort of empty. We ordered: SEAFOOD CURRY UDON - OMG soooo good. The broth was to die for and everything about this was just amazing.... More 

Thank Jenn S
London, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Terrible booking policy, probably prejudiced by us being over 30, had to stand in a glorified broom cupboard designated as a 'waiting room'. It took about half an hour to get a table through some impenetrable system barely managed by a guy in a Woolley hat. The food when we got it was fine but nothing to write home about,... More 

Thank Phatbloke
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you want authentic Japanese food, fabulous udon and great sushi, then you will probably like this restaurant. We did not have to arrive real early and we were seated quickly. However, shortly after we arrived, we noticed the place getting very busy and ultimately people had to wait a bit. It's a good and popular restaurant.

Thank Dabb2
New York City
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Last night my BF and I decided to try this place since it was right near the movie theater. Now, I would love to give a review on the food but unfortunately, we never made it that far. We walked in about 4:45pm only to be told the kitchen opens at 5pm but that we could sit, have a drink... More 

Thank hevin24
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A friend reccomended this place and i had the best time in months. The food is simply amazing. Its fresh, its very tasty and the atmosphere in the restaurant is really nice! Would rec any dish to anybody!

Thank dannygroenenboom
Cooperstown, New York
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118 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We've lunched at Samurai Mama twice and had good experiences both times. Samurai Mama offers a little bit of a non-traditional twist on sushi, which is refreshing. I particularly enjoyed a guacamole tuna roll. The lunch specials are reasonably priced for what you get. It's an attractive, wood-lined space with some booths and a big common table. Service is great... More 

Thank MRM1655
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this place by fluke and boy were we happy! This is probably the best udon I've ever had! The broth is amazing! They cool the broth for 2 days and it develops this amazing depth of flavor. You will not be disappointed with the food. Check it out!!

Thank Tracy T
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place is loaded with atmosphere, even though it looks pretty suspect from the outside. It is decorated with old wood Japanese décor, but the food really carries, with a tremendous variety in mostly noodle dishes. A long common table lies in the middle of the restaurant to conserve space and allow people not to have to wait to be... More 

Thank John R
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Sweet atmosphere here (reminds me of Toyose in San Francisco): dimly lit, dark wood, with one very long table that seats at least a dozen. The food was pretty good but not memorable, so it felt a little weird to walk out $60-70 short (we got two udons, the fried gyoza appetizer, a couple sakes).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211-4209
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-599-6161
5 star Japanese restaurant or at least 4

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?