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Samurai Mama

205 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211-4209
+1 718-599-6161
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“udon” (15 reviews)
“seafood curry” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
££ - £££
205 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211-4209
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Just delicious, great decoration, great food and great service. As a Ramen aficionado You gotta love the place.

Thank SirPotasio
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I had the udon with shrimp tempura -- it was delicious and satisfying. Others had sushi and were happy with that choice. There's a slightly different menu for dinner -- is it fancier? This was plain Japanese food, tasting authentic, at a reasonable price.

Thank Emilie B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I don't know about the attitude mentioned in other posts. We entered the place, led by the good reviews, because from the outside it was not appealing to me. We found it very nicely decorated, not trying to be "too Japanese" and the music was...More

Thank MiaoBCN
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The place and the atmosphere are cute, the food is alright (there's plenty of better/cheaper places in williamsburg, to be frank, like bozu, next door) Impossible to enjoy because unlike most places in NY, the service is so slow and aloof. After several misdemeanours we...More

Thank margo l
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I think this was the best japanese meal I had outside Japan: simply delicious, well cooked, best ingredients and wonderful place. I absolutely recommend it!

Thank Sakura_Hikaru
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Three kind of soy sauce were given with the sushi. Clean place with many food options. Sushi rolls (6pieces) from 7-9$. Sapporo pitcher 22$ (2liter) Close by desert shop - 321 ice cream.

Thank tuomast63
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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...More

Thank symph0
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Phatbloke
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank Dabb2
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
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12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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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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