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USD 63 - USD 403
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Japanese, Asian, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Australia’s #1 Kobe Beef restaurant
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The Member of Japan Teppanyaki Association
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here tonight for my Son in laws birthday. A fantastic experience from entering to leaving. Every one of the 6 courses was perfect and absolutely delicious. The skill of the chef was second to none and watching him cook it in front of you...was amazing. We tried the Saki paddle which was nice. A fantastic night. Will be recommending this place to everyone and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 March 2021

Went back after a while and they have upgraded and changed formats again. Taken away the duck :( but replaced with even more awesome things. Again, traditional high quality service and all food cooked to perfection - it is an experience. Great service as always...and high attention to detail, quality and cleanliness. Our chef (Kim) was great and made some adjustments easily based on some specific dietary requirements.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Samurai Teppan, Owner at Samurai Teppanyaki House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Thank you Evan for your review. So glad to see you enjoyed the new version of Samurai. Please request Kim to be your personal chef for your next visit. We look forward to serving you agian.

Reviewed 5 March 2022

The whole teppanyaki experience was dimmed by not being done by a professional chef this time The FEMALE chef did not introduce herself Did not greet us Did not present the food before cooking Did not say anything until asked The fried rice was done...without the proper Teppanyaki way for the eggs . The highlight I looked forward to for a very long time was Foie gras. I got it cold inside. I complained. Her response was "I'll do better next time"! But that will not help me! As a pensioner I saved up a long time for this meal, and got full charged with $50 extra for it Now I'm not tempted to come back, and we used to come here as family twice a year I looked forward to it so much, and got left a bad memory!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2021

It is always fun to sit at the counter and watch your food being cooked. Covid restrictions at one point banned this in SA and even now there are capacity restrictions in force which must make running a teppanyaki restaurant a nightmare, so I have...a lot of sympathy for the proprietors. Unfortunately their responses have in some ways reduced their customers' experience. It starts when you book, as a $50 deposit per person is taken from your card immediately. Apparently you can get this refunded if you cancel more than 72 hours in advance. On the evening we arrived to find the entrance bolted and an instruction to ring the bell. A voice on the other end of the intercom asked our names and if we had a booking. We then had to wait until the voice made his way through the vestibule to the door and unlocked it. Once inside we had to scan the QR code in the vestibule and were then led to teppanyaki room and shown to our places at the counter. All very covidsafe but a bit daunting. Once seated, the service was very attentive, although we found the special offer on the $199 Kobe Beef tasting menu a bit confusing. We quickly gave up trying to understand it and opted for the $99 pp. Samurai Feast with Australian Wagyu which was quite good enough for us. The starter, consisting of sashimi, seared beef and tempura, was excellent. It was quickly followed by teppanyaki scallops and jumbo prawns, both very good. A salad was then served which we ate before the beef course, French style, but which according to the menu should have been served with the fried rice. The teppanyaki beef and vegetables were served with wasabi, salt, crispy garlic and two sauces. I found the sauce for the beef a bit sweet although adding salt corrected that. The fried rice was a bit bland but the house made ice cream was good. Our evening was then deflated when we paid the bill on the way out. Vincent gave me a figure which sounded about right. As it was over $100 "tap and pay" was not applicable, so I inserted my debit card in the EFTPOS machine, selected "Savings" in order to reduce the transaction charge to the restaurant, and paid. Only then did I notice the "Credit Card 1.5% surcharge" of $2.06 already on the bill. When I complained and pointed out that I had paid with eftpos through my savings account, Vincent said that Bendigo Bank charged them 1.5% on all cards including Debit cards and eftpos transactions. If true, which I doubt as Bendigo Bank's "business fees and charges" document lists savings and cheque eftpos transactions as costing 25¢, they ought to switch to Westpac who have a 1.2% "blended rate". If they are not using a blended rate offer like this it is illegal to charge more than the 25¢ actual rate for an eftpos savings bank transaction.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2021

Went here tonight for our anniversary dinner, the food and service was exceptional, our chef Nimo was amazing. We will definitely be back

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kazumi Ramen, Owner at Samurai Teppanyaki House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

Thank you for your review. Chef Nimo is a great chef. Please request him to be your personal chef for your next visit.

Reviewed 10 September 2021

The character of the venue was really cool whihc set the scene perfectly for the dining experience. Each course of our menu was simple but elegent with little touches that make it worth the price. Speacial note to the freshness of the seafood. Once you...try Kobe beef it is hard to go back... The service was also 5 star. Overall it was a very nice japanese experience and highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kazumi Ramen, Owner at Samurai Teppanyaki House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

Thank you for your review. We would love to host you and your friends again soon.

Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Excellent. Went back in February and was amazing. Not just a restaurant but a dining experience that all must try. Interesting range of Japanese beers and excellent quality food cooked right in front of you!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Kazumi Ramen, Owner at Samurai Teppanyaki House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

Thank you for your review. We will have more beer and Japanese Whisky on the menu soon. Would love to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 April 2021

For $650 we each had a glass of average wine, only 1 scallop, 1 small piece of steak, 2 prawns and some very average sorbet - had to pay extra for basically everything...including water! Will never be returning and will never recommend...and all 3 of...us walked away hungry. The service was good but believe me - you pay for it!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Samurai Teppan, Owner at Samurai Teppanyaki House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Hi Mia, I have checked your bill record. 3 of you had 3 Samurai Feast, which is including XL size Hervy Bay Scallops, Jumbo size Tiger Prawns. You did upgrade your steak to Kobe and Mayura Station full-blood wagyu which are the top premium on...More

Reviewed 6 March 2021

Thai is now my favourite restaurant, pricey but SO worth it. I’ll definitely be recommending this place to EVERYONE

Date of visit: January 2021
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Samurai Teppan, Owner at Samurai Teppanyaki House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Thank you for your review and your recommendation. We see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food, service and chefs. We got the seafood, and meat banquets and both were superb. The chef we had (Sky) was also so welcoming, kind and meticulous with his cooking. My partner got the Kobe beef which he said was to die for and...cooked to perfection. Waitresses were lovely and attentive. Price point is higher but it is well worth the $$. Will 100% be back soon.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Samurai Teppan, Owner at Samurai Teppanyaki House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Thank you for your review. Lovely to see you had a great experience here. Please request Sky to be your personal chef for the next visit. See you again soon.

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We were looking for a place to have lunch and it was open so we decided to go there. Look at their website or ring them to find out their trading hours.
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Samurai Teppanyaki House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5