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Bunga, Kampala, Uganda
+256 702 700007
12:00 - 23:00
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Dibden Purlieu, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This family run restaurant is wonderful. I try and eat here every time I visit Uganda. The food and surroundings are great. Well worth a visit!

Thank Tescodriver
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The location are shown in this apps are not correct. Please correct it as soon as possible.. Thanks..

Thank feroz a
Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was gone for 6 months, and recently returned to Kampala to find that one of my favorite restaurants has improved. My favorite dishes (Teriyaki beef and fried noodles) taste better than I remembered, I have resulted to ordering takeout once a week, if I can't make it to the restaurant. Also, there is the wonderful addition of a nice... More 

Thank Barb M
Kampala, Uganda
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374 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

There aren't many Japanese restaurants and the Samurai is close enough to my own place to pick up a quick order of Shushi, very good and NOT overpriced.

Thank Safariafficionado
Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Great food ... as we live around the corner - this could easily have become our favourite in the area. We were too lazy to cook today - so did an easy 2 min drive to Samurai. Had a lovely waiter, went through the menu and put down our order. Food was delicious. When getting the bill at the end... More 

Thank ABB-UG
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place. Great ambiance and warmth and friendliness of the owners and waiters. We loved the Udon noodles, Teriyaki, dumplings and Sashumi. All beautifully presented too.

1 Thank Cairen I
ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this review

Thank you Cairen for the review. It is always a crown for us to hear this from our guests. We look forward to another opportunity serving you in the future. More 

Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Saturday's all-u-can eat buffet is spectacular! The food is fresh, and delicious. The staff, smiling, happy, young people... were fun and helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone, even if you have to fly here to have it!

Thank Chad N
ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this review

Thank you Chad for the review. We encourage all of our Buffet lovers to give us a call in advance for booking. The purpose of our buffet was to introduce new menu while costumes enjoy the known ones. However that season has ended but we will be happy to provide you a buffet option on request. Thank you and God... More 

Level Contributor
153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

As the name suggests, this is a Japanese restaurant, although owned and managed by a Filipino and with no Japanese staff. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese meal this is not the spot for you – for example, there is a flask of Teriyaki sauce on the table but the sushi is served without wasabi or ginger. Nevertheless,... More 

Thank JMMcE
ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your thoughts and opinion. This is truly helpful. Thank you that you recognize the buffet price is of good value. That serves the purpose of offering the buffet option though I am convinced you did not have enough baseline to taste SAMURAI's authenticity. I recommend you try and order our tempura and sushi set, SAMURAI... More 

Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

If you're looking for great, authentic Japanese food, this place is worth the extra drive to Bunga. It's the only place in Kampala where you find red tuna (delivered to them fresh from Mombasa). Of the many dishes I've tried, the most salient are: * Tuna and avocado salad * Samurai sushi set * Teppanyaki * Tempura ice cream. Also,... More 

Thank igorocho
ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this review

One million reason why we exist is our client. The client who knows food and and knows how to eat them. Thank you for being there. And thank for giving us the opportunity to have a million reason to exist. SAMURAI team is looking forward to your next visit. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Had an enjoyable lunch, the variety was great. Good service and the staff were pleasant. Would recommend the sushi and the gyuniku no tataki (grilled beef starter)

Thank Gary B
ELMA P, Owner at Samurai, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know we have serve you. The opportunity we long to aim since the beginning. Serving you is a greatest accomplishment we can have. Thank you and the Samurai is here for your next visit. God Bless More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bunga, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 702 700007

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