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804 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9819 4858
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (6 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
“bento box” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:15 PMAll hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
804 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
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1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always packed and busy with people waiting...because it’s an amazing place!! Great food, quick, easy and simple dishes that delight!

Thank geedee7474
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be our regular lunch venue which offers a cheap, quick and authentic Japanese meal. It is popular among MLC students, workers nearby. Samurai has done well renovating the ground floors to replace old, sticky furniture. They need to do the same to...More

1  Thank Kanku9
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Went in this restaurant for a good dinner and a quicke lunch. Always happy with my food. The place is tiny and the service is very fast. This is ok for basic, simple and good food. it is very affordable and i recommend it!

Thank Marie Q
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This place is really small so fills up quickly. Food is okay and price is okay, not as good as the reviews say. There are lots of better and similar priced japanese restaurants around, but i guess their clientele are swinburne students who tend not...More

Thank melbgirl123
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lunch for two was delicious. We both had bento boxes. For $13, the variety, freshness and flavours were all fantastic. Will definitely return - this may become my new favourite!

Thank TARY19
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We love this place for an easy and good value Japanese! This was the second time we have been here after seeing a film at Lido Cinemas. The portions are generous and the produce is fresh and tasty. I particularly recommend the spicy tuna handrolls.

Thank travellertam
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cheap and cheerful. Mainly a university crowd being so close to Swinburne but nice food and fantastic value.

Thank Sienna S
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Best value for money in Hawthorn! My usual order is the sashimi and the prawn udon and never fails to impress - and prices are really good! When I'm too lazy to make dinner - this is my go to!

Thank AbellaThurmer
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Samurai is the perfect place for a quick, inexpensive meal. The food is amazing but if you expect to be able to buy or bring alcohol you're in the wrong place. The service is so good you wouldn't have much time to drink it anyway....More

Thank Narelle R
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place! We have been going here for years and it's always so yum. The best perk is that you can order lots of food and not break the bank. Consistently good and we have never had to wait to be seated. Good for...More

Thank Madeleine R
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Lucy W
13 August 2016|
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Response from martyvana | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, sorry, but I've never seen any wine drunk there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$91
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9819 4858
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