Samurai Buffalo

3.9
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9 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
***Samurai Buffalo no longer offers Hibachi entertainment, sorry for any inconvenience. ***

Samurai Buffalo is a cornerstone in the East Amherst community and has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

Our Sushi restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and nicely presented. The service was good. The atmosphere was pleasant. We would go back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing bento boxes and courteous service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great! Pretty quiet for a Saturday night dinner @ 7:00pm. Only thing that could of been better is the seating arrangements. Me and my wife were there on a date and they wanted us to sit with an entire family party while the rest of the restaurant was empty. Because of this, the cooks back was to us the entire Time making it impossible to watch him cook. Would of like a more private setting.

R
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Way too expensive for the poor quality sushi and Japanese food overall. There are much better options for the same price.

DS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I chose our 6th anniversary to do a shopping trip to buffalo (we're from Toronto) and very glad we finished the night at this restaurant. We love Teppenyaki (hibachi) and have been to many type restaurants around the world and never thought that one of the best would be in suburban Buffalo. Everything from the service to the food was perfect. Deffinatly a neighborhood gem.

BF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Samurai to celebrate my husband's birthday. He loves sushi. Our dinner was fabulous. He ordered three different rolls and I ordered the teriyaki chicken (I do not care for sushi). It first I was worried that I would not be able to find anything to order, but have no fear for the non-sushi people - the restaurant has plenty to offer. My husband ended up cleaning his plate and I also had nothing leftover. The food portions are a good size - not too small, but not too large either. I always feel like I am wasting food when I go out to eat because most restaurants gorge you. I would recommend Samurai and we will definitely be returning.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2014
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

If I could give this restaurant zero stars I would've! My fiance and I tried this place for the first time on Valentine's day. Two hours to get food that was sub par, horrible wait staff, confused and horribly unorganized. We will NEVER RETURN OR RECOMMEND this place. It was awful!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2014
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

While I made my reservation online, they did not have it on their books when I got there. They honored it anyway and we were seated right away. From the moment we sat down it was a waiting game. I know it was a holiday but you would think they would have stepped up their game. The food was mediocre at best. After waiting an hour and forty five minutes for our food, it was almost not worth it. Definitely not worth the trip and the amount of money spent for the evening. Would go again for a quick lunch on the weekend, but never again for a special occasion.

DC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They.didn't have any record of our reservation at hostess stand on our arrival. Told us we'd have to wait "about an hour". Offered to seat us in the "dining area", which was essentially a room for take-out and quick dining. We decided to go to an real restaurant instead.

I did wander into the "hibachi" area. It was hardly "elegant" either. I'm sure it's a fine place to stop for a quick bite on the way home from shopping, but it is hardly a high-end restaurant. Applebees is more "elegant"...

Regardless of the reservation snafu, we'd never go back.