Samurai is a sushi restaurant on Cambie with giant portions.
If you want real sushi, go elsewhere. California Roll is not sushi. Sashimi is sushi as well as other raw fish on top of rice. It's true, the rolls are huge and filled with mostly rice. There's a lot of mayo in all their rolls (notice I didnt say sushi because rolls aren't really sushi).
For the price and if you want something, you can't beat them. The rice is typically of consisent quality. The place is owned by Vietnamese, if not mistaken and they're always busy. That should tell you something.
For a chance of pace, try the Taiwanese place next door and their bubble tea.
Read the title. Great sushi everytime i eat, is huge and taste great. I see some people complaining about the rice to fish ratios, i mean WTF? its always perfect. I love every sushi there, but the yam. And the deals are better than great for the quatity! So if your looking for a deal I recommend Samurai Sushi House for delicious king size!
I've had a few chirashis and dons from this place and every time I do, the neta(fish) are disgustingly humongous and frozen.
I know quantity is what they're going for, but there's a reason why the netas are the size they are. When they are too big and thick, they just feel and taste gross. It's really too bad because the fish they use is decent and not too bad like the ones at AYCE sushi places.
All they have to do is just defrost the fish and learn to cut fish thinner.
Also, the tea they have is too thin. They should put in the extra few cents to make it drinkable.
-Service & Ambiance
I don't expect much from take out restaurants. It's okay.
For the food they serve, I'd say it's too expensive. It's so bad that every time I eat their food, I end up only eating half of it.
There are other take out places that make excellent sushi at cheaper prices.
i came here with my parents one night and i ve got to tell u it was a good choice because there sushi is really big and is a good price. we ordered california roll,dynamite roll, salmon sashimi and alaska roll. The sashimi was gigantic and the rolls were nice and big but after i felt kind of bloated........
We ordered a $20 sushi party tray for four people and took it home. What we weren't expecting was a sushi party tray for four giants! The rolls on this thing were huge! Some as big as my fist! Even the nigiri was massive -- one slice of that salmon could be used for two, maybe three regular sized nigiri.
If you're big on quantity, this place has it.
The quality is reasonable, but nothing spectacular.
We ordered take-out, and waited about 15 mins for our order during a busy time of day (around 5:30pm before a 6:00pm Canucks game) -- there were a lot of orders being prepared concurrently (and a few awaiting delivery). The environment was no-frills, that's for sure.
Samurai Sushi House is convienently located directly east of Oakridge Center and is a great place to dine if you want the best bang for your buck. However, I found it very queer for being served Japanese food by people of Vietnamese ethnicity. What was a bit more strange was that my sushi was being prepared by a person who's age was approximately 17. I also wouldn't recommend dining in at this restaurant is seating is VERY limited. Long quenes during the usual rush hours. Aside from that, their rolls are GIGANTIC. Very very difficult to stuff an entire piece of dynamite roll into your mouth.