SUSHISAMBA London
SUSHISAMBA London

SUSHISAMBA London

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sushisamba.com/location/london
  • Phone: 02036407330x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4.30pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 5pm - 12am; Thursday: 5pm - 1am; Friday, Saturday: 5pm - 3am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Japanese, Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Claudio Cardoso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Liverpool Street Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from SUSHISAMBA London
Located in the top three floors of Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA delivers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine to the City of London.

The venue has the highest outdoor terraces in London, offering unparalleled views of the City. Two express scenic lifts from the ground level will transport guests to SUSHISAMBA, taking drinking and dining in the capital to new heights.

SUSHISAMBA"s menus offer an inventive culmination of three cuisines. Guests will be treated to Brazilian Churrasco and Moqueca, Peruvian Anticuchos and Seviches; and Japanese tempura and sushi. The open kitchen and fiery robata grill offer brilliantly roasted and flavored meats, vegetables and fish that capture the culinary prowess. SUSHISAMBA conceptual small – plate style of service encourages shared dinning experience. Furthermore, SUSHISAMBA offers a vast selection of freshly muddled signature cocktails as well as extensive sake and wine list.
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SUSHISAMBA London reviews from OpenTable diners
1532 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.4
    Value3.5
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (1181)romance (808)fit for foodies (645)business meals (595)group bookings (339)outdoor eating (270)good vegetarian options (168)sunday lunch (138)brunch (123)outstanding value (102)pre/post theatre (99)disabled access (65)child friendly (56)afternoon tea (37)Show More
  • New respect for sushi
    Newrespectforsushi79
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Hard to believe but we managed to find free parking which is very difficult in that area. Scenery from the lift was absolutely breathtaking. Service: from the security on the door to the waiter who served us, all were pleasant and gave a warm friendly welcome. Not much variety on the drinks menu from what I could see but the guys at the bar look like they could make just about anything. Also they put to much ice in the drinks & considering how much your paying for everything it would be nice for drinks not to be so watered down. Waiter knew the menu inside out as we were a bit of a novice when it came to selecting the right sushi. He made excellent recommendations which we went with & was not disappointed at all. Coconut rice wasn't nice
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    group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Great food, great ambience, great location, great view and friendly & attentive service without being obsequious
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Superb overall experience with the opportunity to try some deliciousnew dishes. Excellent friendly and helpful service in an outstanding venue.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Lunch but a traet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    We paid about £70 each - fun and food sharing but a lot of money for a regular event. Food was fantastic Service was very slow
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fabulous
    sofiem
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, lovely service and amazing food. Cannot recommend enough.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • SushiSamba London
    Lisajane
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We went here for a birthday celebration - to start with as it was a lovely day we got seats at the outdoor bar area which I thought was a bit shabby, to find it wasn't staffed? We went indoors to get pre dinner drinks which took 25 minutes to get served! Once at the table, our waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was very good.
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  • Rude waiter
    AnaS
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    My boyfriend and I took a couple to Sushi Samba that were honeymooning in London. Everything was very good as always until we asked for the bill. When the waiter brought the bill he said: “There’s a McDonalds 24/7 around the corner!” We couldn’t believe he was insulting us over the amount of food we ordered. It was very late in the night and we’ve ordered 2 large dishes to share and some drinks. Although my boyfriend and I have been there few times before - we’ve promised ourselves now, never to go back there. We believe in customer respect and clearly the waiter doesn’t know what that is. Going out for a late dinner doesn’t mean we have to order lots of food. We had all the ingredients for a perfect night if it wasn't for our rude waiter.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great service
    CraigJeffrey1971
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    This was our first time at sushi samba and we'll definately go back. The menu was explained really thoroughly, the service was attentive but not too intrusive and the food was utterly AMAZING. Faultless!!!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi samba review
    Foodie123
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Myself and 5 friends visited sushi samba on Tuesday evening, the food was incredible and although a little pricey for us students it was definitely worth the money! The views over london and the outdoor bar made for a really special evening
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    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff and Food were amazing
    John
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    My wife and I booked a table here as an anniversary celebration. The waiting staff were friendly, attentive and extremely helpful when questioned about recommendations from the menu. The sushi and wagu beef was some of the best i have ever tasted. With great service and great food, you can’t go wrong when choosing this restaurant. For a special occasion, i would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality over Quantity
    Mullhouse
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    I sometimes wonder leaving a restaurant more hungry then when you arrived is worth it??? They say Quality over Quantity but in this case I would have been a happy bunny if i got more, more, more as they quality was great. I was really disappointed in the Vegan options. I had to alter most veggie options to be satisfied with my selection. Service: I would like to add to all waiters if people are in deep conversation and they are not acknowledging you please walk away and do not stand and listen to the conversation.. this happened 3 times.... Overall... I will go back as the food was yummy!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Excellent
    Kremy
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    a must visit! Fab setting, brilliant service, high quality food.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    The food was exquisite, and the service was very very good!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Definitely worth a try
    Giacomo
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We have been trying to book for a while and finally found a date which would suit us. We tried different ceviche, rolls, nigiri and sashimi and they were all very very good. Portions are not too generous (considering the price), but quality is really outstanding. Will go again and will try the churrasco.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing ambience
    Seoana
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Our booking was at 17.15 which was the perfect time, as it was still light outside when we arrived so we could take in the amazing views and watch the sun set. The décor of the restaurant is amazing, as is the food. Definitely worth the money as even though the dishes are small they're very filling. All of the stuff were very friendly although our waiter did clear away our plates before we'd finished eating, which was slightly annoying. We will definitely come back, it was a fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amanzing
    Claudinha
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    so far the best place that I have been in London for dinner with my friends. The whole place is amazing and the service is first class!!! Really have a good time there and will come back soon.
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    special occasions
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  • One word fantastic
    Kt76
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food the ambience all fantastic, I loved it. In fact love it so much going back end of November!! It's not a cheap meal but it's worth it and try their cocktails too. My one recommendation to all is ask the waiter for their advice because they suggest things you would never try. I think that is what work the best in sushi samba.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thumbs up
    msfabulousa
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My family and I went to dine at Sushi Samba for the first time, and the 6 of us enjoyed the service and the menu that was created for us by the waitress as we cant decide what to order. She pleasantly surprised us with her choices. We almost tried all that's on the menu. Great idea if you don't know exactly what to order. The Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian fusion works very well.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner for two
    CAHW
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great little tacos! And sushi rolls! Also try the pisco sour! Authentic Peruvian
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    SuperM
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food, great views and great service. The restaurant is quite pricey but you can taste the difference!
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    romance, special occasions
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  • What an excelente time
    AC2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overoll the experience has been great all and all the quality food,service and atmosphere was magnificent.
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I went to Sushi Samba on Tuesday the 7th of October for my birthday. The service given to us by Pablo was really good, he reccomended few things as it was our first time there. The view was absolutely beautiful but the food is a bit on the pricey side including the 12.5% service charge. I would love to go there again but only on a special occasion
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Thank
    TeGanem
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    When I've reserved here, I wrote that I was celebrating my 5th Anniversary and would love to have a best table with a great view! The Hostess was implacable to hold the best table for us, She was adorable and super friendly. That, for me, was the best start!! To finished, our desert came with a lovely sign "Happy 5th Anniversary!".... We were really surprised and happy for that. All that means that staff read my reservation words and for me this is exceed expectations!! Thank you so much!!! The rest is just the obvious: good food and amazing place (breathtaking view!)!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CiBox
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The waiter's nails were dirty. Not reassuring for a restaurant.
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  • We love it!
    Maistracc
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Love the view, love the service, love the atmosphere, and we love also the opportunity to sneak into Duck and Waffle's bar for a pre-dinner drink
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Nice view
    Michael
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The view was the best. We liked the food and our waiter who did all to make sure our meal went well. Its quite difficult to find out whats on the menu, so we asked our waiter to give some hint. If you think you are going to get the best Japanese food you'll get disappointed. But tasty it was. The price level is affected by the view and does'nt give you value for money. 2 adult and one child 240 pound (include 2 glass of white wine).
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Great lunch expereience
    diningout42
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    For a special occasion and if you save up you can have a great time as we did taking up most of a sunday afternoon. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. Foot different but excellent
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service and food
    ShawnaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Sushi samba has a strong reputation in itself which brings with it high expectations - but going to eat for the first time I was thoroughly impressed! The service was outstanding (our waiter, Pavlo/Pablo was possibly one of the most impressive I've had in the past few weeks). The food was very impressive and they offered flavours that are completely new to me, despite having lived in Japan and travelled extensively. I will definitely come again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Great restaurant
    SwedishLondonResident
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great location with fantastic view of London. Good for a romantic dinner or a dinner with friends. Food was excellent and had something for everyone.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • not worth the value
    stuhav
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    The food is over priced. £16 for a platter of 5 pieces of sushi. And the rice was soggy with tiny portions. Well I guess you pay the money for the view. Service was good but wouldn't go there again. If you want good food, I would go somewhere else. If you just want to pay for the view, fair enough.
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  • So good, we went twice in a week...
    IronMan
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We only went the week before but late night dinner here is excellent, dinner anytime is probably excellent. A London favourite now and highly recommended.
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  • First time & I loved it
    LovelyExperience
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Dinner was great, although portions weren't that big it was still filling, and got dessert on the house ;) what more could we ask for on our first visit ?
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view
    Aitken25
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    As much as i did enjoy this restaurant, i was slightly disaapointed with some of the food, although the setting of the building was amazing and the views spectacular! Felt like the service could of been better as 4 playes of our food got served and then we had to wait around 25 minutes for a seperate plate which by then we had eaten everything else! Shrimp tempura is amazing though.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, good vegetarian options, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • londonite88VIP
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I visited Sushi Samba with my boyfriend for date night after prebooking a table two months ago for a Saturday night slot, and it was more than worth the wait. Taking the breathtaking panoramic views of London out of the equation, the food, cocktails and service was second to none. The restaurant is actually quite small, about three times smaller than I thought it would be, but it created an intimate atmosphere, music was played throughout the evening, which was at just the right volume, there was never a need to shout across the table to one another. I would strongly recommend ordering the black cod, amazing, and cooked to such perfection! This really is a London gem, looking forward to next time!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing views of LONDON
    ck1990
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    I would definitely recommend anyone over the age of 18 to dine at Sushi Samba. It has epic views of London, gorgeous cocktails and a great service. I completely forgot whilst booking I has told them that I was a vegan. They had a separate menu for vegans and the food was delicious.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Good, but shame terrace was closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    I returned to Sushisamba after having had a great time there the last time on a Friday evening when the food, service and views (particularly from the terrace after our meal) were all very good. This time I booked a 17:30 table on Tuesday, hoping to see the sun go down on the terrace. The food was just as good as before, service not quite so attentive and when we asked to move to the terrace at the end of our meal we were told it was closed (no reason given - not windy). We did go to the bar, but the view is not as good and it was very crowded. Also, charging £8.50 for a green tea without even a pot to top up the cup/glass, is a bit over the top. I will return but hope to better understand the policy on when the terrace is open first.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Encore!
    Traveller
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at SushiSamba so much that we went back again a week later. The food quality and excellent service were consistent.
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  • Rude manager (Paul) and staff
    CKreview
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Booked six weeks in advance. Got there, staff were instantly rude and impolite. We're all foodies and we're lucky to be able to say we've eaten at restaurants all over the world. This food? Same sushi I get from my local takeaway, except that my local uses less mayo. We were given the dessert menu, but when we! "only" picked coffee and another bottle of wine, we were told by our waiter that his manager has asked us to vacate the table as the next booking was waiting. This would be fine, had there not been tables with groups of less people who had been sat at their table for longer who were not asked to move. Talked to the manager, Paul, who was condescending but later apologised for his own tone, because he got it wrong. Never going back!
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  • 1st visit and loved it
    bravoblondieVIP
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    the foo was on point, delivered so fast and the service was amazing - very impressed have to say!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • a room with a view and good food...
    Maze09192014
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Had a nice window side table with a view of north and east London. Attentive staff trying to push their ideas was not what I hoped for. but the food I chose was well prepared and tasty. Drinks pricing is ridiculous, Tap water is the way to go if you don't want to burn down your financial house....
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