Sushi Samba review Vote: 2
I went to the above restaurant 2 weeks ago on a Saturday. The place is located by Bleecker Street. I called a couple of days early to make reservation for 5 at 8pm. 8pm was not available and I pushed it to 8:30pm.
We got there at 8:20pm, the table was not ready. No big deal, the guys were still trying to find a parking spot. The place seemed overly crowded and did not had a waiting area so we waited outside. When the party was all in (they do not let you take the table otherwise)we went in. It was 8:45pm, the hostess suggest us that the table was almost ready. After 2m they bring us upstairs where there is a open terrace (very nice in the summer) covered with plastic tents and a few of those warming lamps. I asked if we would be comfortable since it was windy, they reply yes. They seat us by the little bar in the middle of the room, we asked if it was possible to be moved and they said no: "We are always booked on Saturday, we got you the table, don't we?". Fine, but we were uncomfortable and cold (we ate we our own coat). The drinks were great, the food was limited. I mean the sushi was good but we were expecting more "samba" in the menu. We ordered several things, I personally had the chicken teryaki which was really good. The waiter was inattentive and rude. The table had no table cloath and it was not too clean (I know, I am picky but I hate filth!). We left and paied $300. Too expensive for some sushi and 5 cocktail ($80 just in drinks!). The place was wayyyy to crowded and definetely good as a lounge and to hang out but not really to eat.
We were hungry and ended having dessert at a french cafe' close by.
Hope this review helps other. :))