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Three Samurai Japanese Restaurant

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1801 2nd St Ste 200, Coralville, IA 52241-1877
+1 319-337-3340
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lunch at Three Samurai is a real treat - the bento box is a fantastic meal!! The box comes with soup, salad, California rolls, tempura, and your choice of entre. A lot of food, a lot of variety, and a great price.

Thank Saturnsal
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose 3 Samurai for a family dinner out last night--or tried to choose them. Our 10 year old son is a picky eater but had been there previously and said he loved the cheeseburger, which meant the rest of us could enjoy an Asian meal without worrying him being unhappy. Well there's no kids' menu, no cheeseburger on the... More 

Thank Jason L
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the Pho and the prime rib and shrimp roll. Menu on Monday night is limited to sushi and soup but I enjoyed a very satisfying meal accompanied by a nice chardonnay.

Thank David L
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I guess I was expecting more, but the menu was really small and the sushi rolls kind of fishy tasting - and I'm a sushi freak. It didn't compare well to others, but maybe was ok for the area. The grilled ahi tuna appetizer was delicious, though. Service was meh.

Thank radscats
Iowa City, Iowa
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A co-worker and I stopped by for lunch last week. We were in a hurry as we had to be back in under an hour. After mentioning this to the waiter, the service was fast! We each had a bento box, which of course, are the best in the Iowa City area. We each also had a sushi roll. The... More 

Thank Charles S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I went with my family on a Friday night. Restaurant was half empty, but service was still slow. The waitress that took care of our table was very polite and explaining why was taking so long to our food to come. The food is good, but not a five star. Also the ventilation is not working so well. You leave... More 

1 Thank Vinícius C
Moline, United States
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Ordered a few appetizers before the sushi - although all should have been served warm/hot - they were served cold - and were very unappealing. Sushi didn't seem fresh at all - taste was bland - not a lot of flavor. Staff was rude and never checked on us - and they were not busy - We were in town... More 

Thank Suzanne C
Gretna, Nebraska
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We got to the restaurant at 1 pm on Saturday. We were told there would be a 20 minute wait. We inquired why there was a wait time when half the restaurant was empty. We were informed that they didn't open one half at lunch time. We decided to wait because we were the only ones waiting. After a 20... More 

Thank Alicia E
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 3 and were seated at the grill with 2 other couples. The chef completely ignored my family not even once acknowledging we were even there. It was a special night as it was the last night before my daughter returned to college so it was especially annoying. I will not return. Over priced for being... More 

Thank val52Coralville
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Sushi is the most important part of a Japanese restaurant and the freshness of the fish cut at right thickness and the rice is what determines the overall sushi experience. For me, the rice was under cooked but fish was ok. Sushi came out but no soy sauce dish. We asked for it, after few minutes I got it myself... More 

Thank Yon Chul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 2nd St Ste 200, Coralville, IA 52241-1877
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-3340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?