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Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant

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Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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18:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Mon 18:00 - 21:00
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calgary, alberta
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been 16+ years we have been visiting the Banff Springs Hotel and the Samurai Sushi Bar. We have never been disappointed. If you want authentic sushi, fresh - fresh - fresh - this is the place to come. And Chef is also amazingly accommodating. Natto? no problem, sustainable - yes, vegan - yes you can eat here! Fantastic... More 

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Thank randomhappiness
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner! Our culinary team is always eager to provide fresh, carefully prepared dishes that accommodate dietary needs and restrictions. We hope to welcome you back once again! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

atlanta
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There were four of us at this restaurant. Two order sushi/sashimi and cooked items of the menu which were very fresh and very good. The other two decided to order the Shabu Shabu which is cooked at the table. Unfortunately, this was not good at all! This choice should be taken off the menu. The vegetables and meat were cooked... More 

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Thank lv2tvlatl
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your sushi and sashimi! Our culinary team is always seeking to improve our menu options. We will be sure to share this feedback with them. We hope you are able to join us again for some... More 

Saskatoon
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Service at the bar was great. Both chefs work quickly in concert with each other and are very courteous. We had the chef's menu, Japanese style, and each dish was delicious and well thought out. Very fresh seafood. The sushi boat that came to our neighbours was massive. The vibe and ambiance were great. Left feeling very satisfied but not... More 

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Thank beernwinetraveler
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you kindly for taking the time to evaluate your experience on TripAdvisor. Our culinary team loves to welcome our guests and shower them in an authentic Japanese dining experience. With ingredients flown in fresh from the west coast, we are not surprised you tasted the fresh quality of our sushi! We look forward to welcoming you... More 

london
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice little restaurant within the hotel. Food and service was very attentive. It is tucked away in the basement but worth the detour. Décor could be upgraded.

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Thank womblefromwimbledon
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are so happy to hear you were able to locate and enjoy the best sushi in the Rocky Mountains! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, we always appreciate the feedback. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Sebright, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We recently visited Samurai for a birthday dinner. From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIP's! The service from all three staff (Ross, Frank and James) was amazing, attentive and professional. The quality of the food is out of this world, hands down some of the best quality sushi in Canada. A big thank you to all the... More 

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Thank cmo62016
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It's lovely to hear that you were able to join us for such a special celebration. Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We found this little gem while staying at the hotel, and are so glad we did. The environment is very quaint and we sat at the bar so we could watch them create our dinner. Everything was amazingly fresh for being so far inland, and the flavors and presentation were perfect. This is a place we will visit again for... More 

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Thank TheWanderingCanucks
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to find one of our best kept secrets! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing family dinner! Frank, our server, was wonderful. Very engaging and knowledgeable. The sushi was absolutely fresh and the Shabu Shabu was fun and delicious.

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Thank Wynne L
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Our team always loves to hear such positive reviews. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Langley, BC
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Excellent service, very good sushi. They could use more variety in their rolls. They have a nice sampling of saki's. They claim that they "fly their fish in from Vancouver". It was tasty and fresh - but the food doesn't compare to a restaurant like Tojo's. The prices, however, definitely do! If you are craving sushi at the Banff Springs... More 

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Thank ladydocBC
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your sushi! Our culinary team takes great pride in providing an authentic and memorable menu for all of our guests. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ambience is not the greatest but the fish was verry fresh and delicious! The yellow tail and tuna sashimi were exceptional. The soft shell crab, spicy tuna and the scallops rolls were very good. We had a great experienc! It was my son's Birthday and they even brought a cake dessert! Please be advised that when we called they said... More 

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Thank Shachindra A
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. Our culinary team always loves to hear such positive feedback. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Hi if you are in Banff Alberta and wondering where to eat Japanese, I would recommend this great restaurant at Fairmont Banff hotel. This restaurant has lovely food and making it even a more enjoyable evening was our waiter James who was a sheer delight making our evening a sheer delight. Thanks James you have positively added to our holiday... More 

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Thank Obeone56
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 49
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
Description
Enjoy an authentic Japanese culinary experience at the Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant. Featuring beautifully presented melt-in-your-mouth fresh sushi and sashimi, as well as, interactive hot pot dinners such as shabu-shabu and sukiyaki.

The fish used to prepare Samurai's sushi and sashimi is flown in fresh from Vancouver. Pull up a seat at the Sushi Bar and watch our Chefs work their magic right before your eyes!

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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?