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Samurai Restaurant

2588 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7730
+1 530-542-0300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hand rolls” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (14 reviews)
“fire pit” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
2588 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7730
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has been coming to this place for decades, maybe that's why we're biased. But the people here know their stuff, including the waiters & waitresses, all the ins and outs of Japanese food. We had sushi, sukiyaki, teriyaki, udon, miso etc, lots of...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

High hopes, decent decor with fire pit dining. Service was slow, inept, disjointed- hard to get a fork and tea, meal got cold. The salmon teriyaki looked great- a bad piece of fish. Inedible.

Thank ps s
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Was quite impressed with the quality of the food. Rolls with eel were really good, I liked how the eel was warmed up and it just melted in my mouth. Sushi and rolls were tasty, fish was fresh .. Service could have been a little...More

3  Thank 209Elena
Reviewed 6 December 2016

very nice staff. food was awful.I got sick in the bathroom. I wont be back Ever. The fish was not fresh at all. Save your money and go somewhere else.

Thank michele4063
Reviewed 30 July 2016

With a desire to eat light we ordered several dishes from Salmon Skin Hand Rolls to a Chicken Teriyaki dish to a fabulous Powder roll and with some hot sake. It was perfect and we were in and out within an hour, exactly what we...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite So Tahoe restaurants and in the top 3 of California sushi places in our life (Tahoe, Thousand Oaks, & Palm Springs area). Nowhere is as friendly & I can't believe how the guys remember us each summer. The fish...More

Thank LauraJ48
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Go for Happy Hour before 6:30 p.m. for 20% reduction on food. Tasty authentic hand rolls. Good appetizers and Bento boxes. Good service and selection. Good luck parking. Not inexpensive.

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We arrived around 6:10pm for dinner, and not realizing they offered a happy hour from 4:30p-6:30pm, half price on selected drinks and sushi rolls, we took advantage of the deal and saved a lot of money... The sushi was great and each roll was large...More

Thank 1smartypants
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We tried this restaurant in our first couple of days in South Tahoe, but then discovered that the locals definitely go further south on 50 to enjoy some delicious dishes. This place is always crowded and not too impressed with the wait staff rapport. Food...More

Thank absinthine
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Every time we visit South Lake Tahoe, we have at least one meal at Samurai, the best sushi in town. While menu offerings such as teriyaki chicken and the udon bowl are fine, sushi is what makes Samurai shine. If you like eel, as we...More

Thank Cynde G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2588 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-0300
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