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
1560 reviews since 2 June 2014
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.4
    Value3.5
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (1205)romance (830)fit for foodies (667)business meals (613)group bookings (348)outdoor eating (281)good vegetarian options (171)sunday lunch (146)brunch (123)outstanding value (105)pre/post theatre (103)disabled access (67)child friendly (57)afternoon tea (38)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    business meals
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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!
    Special Features:
    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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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Great Night
    Diego27
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    The food was excellent. We ordered the Samba rolls, and some sashimi. The pieces of sushi are quite large and of course were excellent. The cocktails were superb! And the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We had a fantastic experience at SushiSamba. The food was incredible and the service could not be faulted in any way. We will definitely be visiting again soon.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding!!!
    LetMeDine
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Overwhelmed by the flavours and authenticity of the products used. Presenation was immaculate and to say that all my tastebuds were activated is a statement! Slightly pricey, but when food and quality is this good i personally dont have a problem with that! As there are three cuisines combined i would ask the waiter to explain in more detail the menu for those that may be unsure.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Wonderful experience !
    Foodiefamily
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    I cannot fault Sushi Samba in any way - the atmosphere is lovely, the staff were so helpful and charming, and the food is delicious. We attended on a Saturday afternoon and although busy, we were not rushed at all. We were celebrating my graduation and my daughter's birthday and the staff made our meal an occasion to remember - we will be back VERY soon!
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Worth it
    Kgd30
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    The views alone make it well worth a visit. The service was fantastic with your waiter explaining the menu and giving recommendations (which we did and were amazing). The food was great and although they give you a time limit we overstayed without feeling like they wanted us to leave. We under ordered with the view to order more later but found it filled us up so it wasn't as expensive as I had anticipated. It's definitely worth it for special occasions and we headed to the bar afterwards for a cocktail which were about £12 each - a bit pricey but worth it to sip on whilst taking in the views of London. And the lift up is breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expectacular
    valeriaenza
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    el restaurant es bellicimo, la vista inmejorable, la atecion y servicio muy bueno y por ultimo la comida es divina muy bueno
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Lovely food and place
    DavidAVIP
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Excellent food and ambient but the most important the service; they really put a lot of attention in all the customers.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Fantastic food with a great view
    Louise
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    The food was excellent, the staff very attentive and passionate about what they offer. The view of London adds something special to the experience. My second time there, and I could happily go back for a third soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TPJB
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Fantastic venue - although better to go for the later evening sitting. Food is amazing and the staff are fantastic. Great experience everytime!
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    special occasions
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  • Great Dine, High quality
    viltochard
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    Very interesting fusion brazil+argentinian+japan - priced but you can eat well with 40-50 pounds each. Portions are not big, but 2 dishes are enough to be full (if you are not used to eat a lot). Everything we had at the table was very very appreciated, my "el topo" rolls were outstanding. Wines are expensive, especially compared with market price. A great selection of sake, very expensive a well.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view
    Lorao81
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Wanted to visit this place since they open. First time we did not manage to book a table. This time I've book 2 months in advance and got only one possible time: 23! In the end we were sitted at 23:30 and started dinner at midnight. Food is very good, and the venue amazing, 38th floor of the Heron tower. Nice terrace outside but a bit windy. Really recommended for a special occasion: we did celebrate my birthday!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi samba
    Benjo
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Outstanding food with great service. Saki was also delicious. For the high quality food I thought our bill at £115 a head was worth it. My only personal feeling is that the restaurant clientele seems very corporate but it is in the middle of the city. Wonderful view of city on arrival but our table for two unfortunately had a view of a large glass roof. Had to wait 20 minutes for our table but it didn't bother us as the cocktails were also great and the host very friendly.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    Culinars
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Sushi Samba was quite an experience! The lift, the food, the view were all great! ***** The only drawback were the waiters who came up to our table all the time and were quite pushy. Think we had 5 or 6 different persons trying to persuade us what to order....
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Yum156
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Took my boyfriend for his birthday and we had an amazing time. Everything was spot on, the service, the food, the ambience. The restaurant is beautiful and after specially requesting a window seat for this special occasion we had an incredible view of London which really topped off the whole experience. I think the service is outstanding, one of the best I've experienced; the waiter explained everything clearly and helped us choose offering good recommendations. My boyfriend had a wonderful end to his birthday so thank you SushiSamba for making our evening special.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Dis4poi
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very nice view in the lift. Waited for 20 min to order food. Asked three times and were ignored though 12,5 per cent were charged for service. Food was very salty and very expensive. Meant to be quick business lunch for 1 hour with one course and water. Wasted 2 hours for such experience due to lack of customer service
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    special occasions
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  • Lunch
    Foodie2
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a lovely time, this as my second visit, as I had been for Dinner in April Food very nice, views amazing. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Amazing view, amazing sushi
    Kirstyj10
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great quality food, stunning scenery but a little pricey and not too great a service
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian & South American Fusion
    Chas
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch with friends and family. Pork belly and waghu were favourites and combo dessert was amazing. Also loved the selection of sake. Suggest if unsure that you go with the waiter's suggestions.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food is divine and the sighseen impressive. Hope to come back sooner!
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Unique experience
    Theo
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was stunning the environment lively, simple and chic. Only minor negative aspect is that the food arrived too fast
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Excellent Food
    Nicvic14
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Every dish was excellent. Setting was beautiful and stylish. Looking forward to trying everything on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My girlfriends and I went on a Friday night to try out Sushi Samba for drinks and dinner. The reservation time was definitely worth the wait. Food outstanding, service outstanding. Only negatives...very expensive which meant we couldn't drink more than a cocktail each and one bottle of wine between us so the evening ended sooner than we hoped, plus we had to vacate our table after a couple of hours which made it less than relaxing. However, Sushi Samba was one place on our 'bucket list' which we are glad to have sampled and would love to return on another occasion. Highly recommended
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    special occasions
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  • R Hoque
    Eisor
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Amazing food great attentive service. We asked for a better table when seated and they changed the seating for us. Great views, good atmosphere could've been better but that was more due to the early table booking. Restaurant filled out later on in the evening. Out door bar was really nice if a little expensive.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends visiting
    Gloriousfood
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I would recommend SushiSamba as the perfect place to bring someone who is visiting London. The elevator ride starts the fun and then the views, the staff and most importantly the food and drink make sure the evening continues at a level as high as the restaurant itself...!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Bb12
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great service, the waiter was so charming and helpful. Beautiful and delicious food, great atmosphere (not pretentious), had a lovely time! We were 2 diners, 7 dishes, cocktails and wine at £80 per head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing views!
    NiiiceVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We had to book quite a way in advance, but it was well worth it! The views were spectacular (as was the high speed lift!) and the food was delicious. Service was really friendly and useful recommendations.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • very good sushi and amazing view
    Alex
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I've been to Sushisamba with my girlfriend on Sunday night and we enjoyed very much that experience. The Sushi was fabulous and the location amazing. Unfortunately I can't say the same for the service that has been very bad: scorbutic and rude receptionist as well as scorbutic waiters.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ggf17
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    The location is superbe Good food Excellent dessert
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    special occasions
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  • Wow
    Euroray
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I've been to a couple of the Sushi Samba around the world. This one tops the bill for sure. Food is amazing and just perfect. Price is a bit much and you are paying for a view for sure!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent food and location
    Bruuunooo
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Overall a great restaurant. It has fantastic views of London and amazing food and drinks. Detracting from this, if you have an appetite, like me, you'll leave hungry and with a sizable dent in your wallet! But, a valuable dining experience none the less.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting for a special meal
    Carlbob
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Had a great afternoon for my Mum's 70th - a treat for all of us. Service was friendly, relaxed but professional. Food delicious. And of course the setting and view is superb.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic Experience
    aman446
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant so decided to book it for my partner and I. We went on a Saturday night and the restaurant and bar area were already quite packed when we arrived just before 7pm. We were shown to our table and where we were seated, were able to enjoy lovely views of London. Our waiter was personable, friendly and very helpful. Unlike other waiters we have experienced, he advised we air on the side of caution when ordering our food, encouraging us to order less and recommending some popular dishes. Everything we chose tasted fresh, was bought out promptly and the wine selection was also very good.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but well worth it!!
    LEH4
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Just the lift is an experience in itself. Amazing views. If eating then i would suggest requesting a table by the window. Is expensive but impressive and we were stuffed when we left the resturant!! Cocktails are amazing too. Good service, very friendly and accommodating. Explained the menu to us. And not just for sushi lovers!! All kinds of food.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    Guy100
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food and cocktails were fantastic, great atmosphere and although being there on a Friday during peak hours were not rushed off the table at all. If you are looking for somewhere for a special occasion or nice meal I couldnt reccomend highly enough.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Great views and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    The restaurant was excellent, the waiters top class, help with suggestions and recommendations. This was a birthday celebration for 2 and it was a great night. The outside terrace bar unfortunately didn't match the excellent service in the restaurant , with slow bar tenders and what seamed to be bad management of staff just hanging around but not serving. Shame
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.