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Japan Samurai Steaks & Seafood

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12233 Jefferson Ave Ste 1, Newport News, VA 23602-6986
+1 757-249-4400
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Yorktown, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Japan Samauri for many years and the food has been consistently good. The inside is in serious need of updating. The carpet is worn out and needs replacing. They serve lunch Tuesday - Saturday, but the pace of the meal is more hurried. No fancy utensil tossing at lunch, just cooking. All things considered it... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We visited this restaurant for my step-daughter's rehearsal dinner on Friday April 15, 2016. She selected this restaurant as she and her fiance had their first date here. We were late for our 5:30 PM reservation due to unexpected traffic. When we called to advise them, they stated it was no problem and would hold our table for 10 persons.... More 

Thank Laura B
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I had dinner here the first night I arrived in VA, and it was an interesting experience. I felt like the waitress was ignoring me, and paying more attention to my male friend. She only served me an appetizer, and not the 2 rolls I ordered; ignored refilling my drink; and when she finally brought out my real food, she... More 

Thank Tanay R
Yorktown, Virginia
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I have been going here for years and it has always been good. It is the traditional Japanese chop house and the service has always been very attentive to your needs. I will continue to go back. They are very good with accommodations with larger groups as well.

Thank LouMacnabb
Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for 20 years now. It's a small family run operation, so you're not going to get brand new modern decor. What you are going to get is some exceptionally good food. They have the best ginger dressing you can get, and lucky for me, have finally started selling containers of it. (I've only been... More 

Thank bstja001
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Very good quality food and friendly service !! Visit with my family and my kids like it in particular cooking show. It is Hibatch japanese food. We enjoyed skiyaki beef ... They were really good and even good home made cheese cake!! +++reasonable price!! What else do you want ?

1 Thank Kijun P
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

When I come to Japanese Samurai, I don't see a sushi bar. I never ate Japanese Samurai before. There is nothing good at Japanese Samurai. If you're looking for a sushi bar, find a Japanese steakhouse that have a sushi bar.

1 Thank Matthew T
Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This place is always a good time, grab some sake, watch the guy go through the familiar gag's, fake ketchup, onion volcano, smiley face fire, egg juggling. Just adds a little entertainment and flair to a pretty decent food. I always get the filet mignon, and enjoy. Its usually fairly quite, the cooks are good natured, and theirs always the... More 

Thank theo l
Lafayette, Indiana
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

This place was delicious. Reasonably priced and you get alot of food. However, I had to stop the waitress for a drink refill after my glass had been sitting empty for awhile. I was just passing through - but if I ever make it back to Newport News, VA - I will definitely return.

1 Thank Erin S
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

I was here on vacation from New Jersey with my family. We eat hibachi at home fairly often and enjoy the chefsand food . We decided to try this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying. The first impression was the terrible odor inside. When were seated we were the only people there. (The first two signs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12233 Jefferson Ave Ste 1, Newport News, VA 23602-6986
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-249-4400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?