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“Worth finding a parking space for great food”
Review of Sama Zama

Sama Zama
Ranked #427 of 1,519 Restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Sama Zama is a "Japanese Tapas" place. With a nice clean Japanese influenced decor it is an attractive room. The menu is not like othe Asian style places and it is VERY tasty. For starters the gyoza dumplings were in thin nicely steamed wrappers then fried but not greasy and the Potato cakes crisp and flavorful. Garlic asparagus and garlic green beans very garlically and wonderful. Shrimp and calimari with Mojo Mojo sauce were perfectly cooked and tender (no rubberband calimari here!). The savory pancakes were a hit with my husband even thought there was an abundance of cheese. I like the small plates so you can eat as lightly or as heartily as you want. I have returned several times on my way to a movie at the Tivoli and will go again! These are the people that have Westport Cafe and The Boot.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I was happy to see some different items from typical Asian or Japanese restaurants - the Japanese pancakes look like large, thick hockey pucks. Very tasty. Went for lunch and had Pancakes which came with small fresh salad and 2 dumplings. the dumplings and pancakes come in vegetarian versions - that's a plus. Waiter was very familiar with Japanese food - and we had those funky bottled soft drinks with the glass marble in them - try one. they come in various flavors. A nice causal setting - would definitely come again.

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Reviewed 21 June 2012

A new gem "Sama Zama" has come to the Kansas City, MO Westport Area.
The Asian Fusion menu will have your taste buds wanting more.
The restaurant is quaint with easy access.
There's plenty of space to read a paper or just watch the people walking by.
Give it a try. We drove from southern Overland Park -- it was worth it !!!
We'd give it a 5 out of 5.
Ed & Nancy

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