A friend brought me to this restaurant once, and I've went back a couple more times afterward.
It's nothing special. The restaurant was low on the decor and they use Styrofoam plates. I guess they don't have a dishwasher in the back? However, most people do take out, so I guess that's not too bad.
The food was fresh. Everything was fresh. However, they make their sushi a little bit different than the traditional way. I've noticed many different points they do something "wrong" so to speak. However, the food is a solid standard.
They have low prices. The lowest I've seen. Yet they offer a big portion of it. I always order a lot of sashimi and nigiris.
It feels more like a cafeteria more than a restaurant. You order at the counter, you sit, and the food is brought to you. The chefs behind the counter are a bit loud, they joke around and etc. However, according to my friend, they weren't speaking the nicest things. So if you know Vietnamese, you probably might not want to take your children there.
All in all, it's a good, fast and cheap place to satisfy that sushi craving once in awhile.
My bf and I love this place, his fav has to be the salmon sashimi and I simply enjoy the rolls, they are large
We place a large order because everyone we know has to have some when we bring it home,
The service is wonderful since they know us now, we always get exactly what we want with smiles and pleasantries.
The sashimi pieces are almost the size of fillets, so my bf cuts them down.
The rolls are delicious and the extras are great too.
We only wish they served warm food as well like gyoza and terriyaki meats
This is one of the best sushi places we ve been to, well worth the feed at a reasonable price, but the restaurant is too small and you have to take it out.
Other then that we frequent this place with regularity.
When i first tried this sushi place I personally did not like it because the sushis were extreeemeely BIG. therefore hard to eat.
anyways after few months I was hungry so I decided to buy sushi here and I started to like it.
Besides the cheap price they have here, the sushi's are big. I guess thats why they named it Samurai Sushi..
Anyways, Ive always only ordered salmon or any kind of sashimi in All You can Eat restaurants because they are too expenisve to order in a normal one.
But lo and behold! I got the $4.95 half salmon sashimi and it was
ridiculously big for the price! It was well worth it!
The staff are always friendly as well as the chefs who greet the customers as well.
And they wont force you to tip them, like say you pay debit or credit card, it doesnt indicate any tip button thingie but I think they deserve a good tip for their food and service.
The spider crab sushi is really good. Ive always delayed trying it because it's $7.95 or around that but it was worth it.
The SSSR (Shrimp Salmon etc) roll was really good too an donly $3.50 i think.
I've only tried Samurai Sushi at the Fraser and Denman locations. The Denman restaurant is a lot bigger but they're both good. I personally highly recommend the Fraser location because they serve the most generous amount of sushi and sashimi for a very economical price that I've seen in town. The service is pretty good and friendly too.
The house roll at samurai is HUGE and delicious. I personally love the extra mayo on the California rolls although I know that it's not everybody's forte but I think they're extremely creamy and rich. Don't think that you should compare this place to an upperscale sushi restaurant because it isn't, but, it is great for what it is. Also the sushi chefs are a great bunch of guys who always say hi and goodbye even though they're behind the counter.
Not exactly the best quality sushi but it's okay if you're hungry and you want to have a salmon roll to tide you over. I find their special rolls rather overwhelming and not very good. The spicy tuna roll was gross as well as the chopped scallop roll.