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Samurai Restaurant

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Calle Seminario #57 | Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-565-1621
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the top restaurant in the DR and the best Japanese. Could find Shabu-Shabu. Best ingredients as if you were in NYC. I truly recommend the place. Founder was a Japanese immigrants and is run by his siblings.

Thank rhmejia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Isobe maki Sawara tataki Diosa de camaron Chicken Fried rice Are the best for me! Are the best for me

Thank Jorge M
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent food, lovely place, good drinks (saké), excellent service. You can choose between traditionnal sushis or more creative dishes. Going there will give you a break from Santo Domingo's hassle and recharge your batteries!

1 Thank Yves V
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is the best Japanese Cuisine place in town. Great traditional Japanese, very nice atmosphere and Decor. Good service and Sushi Bar.

Thank Ivanreynoso
Level Contributor
59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

If you really want to eat real japanese food en Santo Domingo, not just sushi, this is a must to go place. They are extremely clean and the options within the menu are really abundant. Prices are not necessary low or fit to budget but this place totally worth it.

Thank Jonathan G
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I've lived in the Dominican Republic now for approx 8 months and am constantly on the lookout for good/great cuisine. I'm just starting out on my TripAdvisor ratings because of the varied results I've found... both much higher and much lower than anticipated. This place initially stood out particularly because of it's high ratings. I finally went there yesterday by... More 

Thank Greg M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I liked this place, it was surprising to have good Japanese style food in the Dominican Republic. Everything was fresh, the staff was pleasant and helpful. The decor was very cozy. They have an outdoor seating area but we choose to dine indoors that night. The price for two for the night totalled about $100 US. Its a bit pricey... More 

Thank Derrick B
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Samurai Restaurant has a better than average decor, excellent quality Japanese food, and a very good crowd. Prices are also above average and the service has its ups and downs. In overall, we recommend this restaurant as one of the best Japanese in the city.

Thank PMLama
Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It is the best Japanese food in DR, you can confidently order any Sashimi (raw fish). They also have very good Sake.

Thank Randall L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is by far the best sushi you can find in the Dominican Republic. I try to go at least one time a month and I always find fresh ingredients and excellent service. They could improve the desserts.

Thank Daniela G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Seminario #57 | Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: +1 809-565-1621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?