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Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant

Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sukiyaki” (11 reviews)
“sushi” (56 reviews)
“miso soup” (8 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There were plenty if empty tables when we arrived but we opted to sit at the bar and highly recommend this for the best sushi experience. It was fascinating to watch the chefs at work. And they were so friendly and fun to talk to....More

Thank longmeadowmama
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. We have to agree, the sushi bar is one of the best spots to sit! Our culinary team always...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have lived in Banff for six months and was told of Samurai having the best sushi in town. Dined with a couple of other good friends....amazing! When every bite literally melts in your mouth you know it's both very fresh, and carefully prepared. Will...More

Thank Matt J
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, You've discovered one of Banff's best kept secrets! The Samurai is truly one of a kind. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We love to welcome locals and share with them a memorable experience. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves sushi and this was SO the place to go. Service was excellent. As the non-sushi eater, I was pleasantly surprised at how good the cooked for was. We highly recommend this restaurant but make sure to get a reservation in advance as...More

Thank Jodi B
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your evening. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. As you mentioned, reservations are key particularly in the summer!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food on offer was a little different to what we were expecting, but we weren't disappointed. The hotpot experience was interesting, with the food being cooked at the table. Our fellow diners, (from Singapore) were very impressed with the food.More

Thank Ian J
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food.Fresh sashimi,sushi very fresh food was excellent evrything we ordered was very tasty. The wait staff was good much better that the other Fairmont hotel restaurant.First choice for dinner in the hotel

Thank 718santiagot
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We just left Samurai literally a few minutes ago, having our last dinner in Banff. But I do need to mention that we had dinner at this place 3 EVENINGS IN A ROW! Yes! Many people on vacation wouldn't frequent only one place but we...More

Thank wee s
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner here...we each had a dinner salad, and then both had the shrimp tempura (with veges)...delicious....waiter very knowledgeable and informative...clean and cozy restaurant...More

Thank Heidi M
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on Tripadvisor. We will be sure to share your positive feedback with our teams. We hope you were able to enjoy the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

After hearing many good things about Samurai, we decided to eat there this weekend. The atmosphere is quite bland, not overly Japanese, not all that inviting, but fine. The food was definitely tasty, but it was so expensive and the portions were small compared to...More

1  Thank cmoj
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our offering and appreciate hearing from our guests. I have shared your comments with our culinary team to investigate the areas of concern you...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Miso soup for starter: great flavour. Nigiri and roll to follow up: terrific flavour and fresh. You're just getting started. Perfectly cooked and very lightly battered vegetable tempura and the shrimp stuffed mushroom was a highlight. We chose the Sukiyaki to finish and it was...More

1  Thank NotTimbuktu
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Sitting at the bar, next to the cooking, following the advice and explanations of the cooks, absolutely delicious food, an amazing experience.More

Thank huizinga2017
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear Valued Guest, The bar is the best seat in the house as you can watch our knowledgeable chef's create fresh sushi dishes. We are thrilled you were able to enjoy your experience and hope you are able to join us again in the future....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$49
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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
  • E-mail
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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