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“Deliciousness!”
Review of Samurai

Samurai
Ranked #114 of 304 Restaurants in Kampala
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place. Great ambiance and warmth and friendliness of the owners and waiters. We loved the Udon noodles, Teriyaki, dumplings and Sashumi. All beautifully presented too.

1  Thank Cairen I
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ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Thank you Cairen for the review. It is always a crown for us to hear this from our guests. We look forward to another opportunity serving you in the future.

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Reviewed 26 May 2015

Saturday's all-u-can eat buffet is spectacular! The food is fresh, and delicious. The staff, smiling, happy, young people... were fun and helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone, even if you have to fly here to have it!

Thank Chad N
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ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2015

Thank you Chad for the review. We encourage all of our Buffet lovers to give us a call in advance for booking. The purpose of our buffet was to introduce new menu while costumes enjoy the known ones. However that season has ended but we will be happy to provide you a buffet option on request.

Thank you and God Bless

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Reviewed 8 May 2015

As the name suggests, this is a Japanese restaurant, although owned and managed by a Filipino and with no Japanese staff. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese meal this is not the spot for you – for example, there is a flask of Teriyaki sauce on the table but the sushi is served without wasabi or ginger. Nevertheless, in terms of providing a good value, dining experience in pleasant surroundings with a Japanese theme – you can sit on cushions at a low table and there is also a Tepanaki table – it ticks the boxes. Three of us had the Buffet selection at SCH25,000 (less than €8 each) which consisted of deep fried Tilapi (in batter but not tempura). Teriyaki Beef with greens, a selection of sushi (plentiful but limited choice), some very nice minced Dumplings with a Chilli dip and Noodles. All in all it was tasty and generous enough servings to enable my guests to take home a doggy bag of leftovers. I can also recommend the “Stoney” Ginger Beer – very refreshing and goes well with the food. Three people with drinks and tip was under SCH100,000, which was about €10 each. No real complaints about that.

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Thank JMMcE
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ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2015

Thank you for giving us your thoughts and opinion. This is truly helpful. Thank you that you recognize the buffet price is of good value. That serves the purpose of offering the buffet option though I am convinced you did not have enough baseline to taste SAMURAI's authenticity. I recommend you try and order our tempura and sushi set, SAMURAI sushi set in particular. Our in house Filipino chef was trained for 12 years under 3 Japanese chefs feeding Japanese business people and executives of All Nippon Airways and hotels. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 17 April 2015

If you're looking for great, authentic Japanese food, this place is worth the extra drive to Bunga.

It's the only place in Kampala where you find red tuna (delivered to them fresh from Mombasa). Of the many dishes I've tried, the most salient are:

* Tuna and avocado salad
* Samurai sushi set
* Teppanyaki
* Tempura ice cream.

Also, the personal touch of the owner/chef and his spouse who decorated the place shows from the get go.

I got so inspired the second time I was there I decided to make this video (it isn't an add and I haven't received any compensation from the owner)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chm4lQDQUtw

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Thank igorocho
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ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

One million reason why we exist is our client. The client who knows food and and knows how to eat them. Thank you for being there. And thank for giving us the opportunity to have a million reason to exist. SAMURAI team is looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

Had an enjoyable lunch, the variety was great. Good service and the staff were pleasant. Would recommend the sushi and the gyuniku no tataki (grilled beef starter)

Thank Gary B
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ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know we have serve you. The opportunity we long to aim since the beginning. Serving you is a greatest accomplishment we can have. Thank you and the Samurai is here for your next visit.

God Bless

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