Sushi Samba – Japanese with a little latino mixed in!

Sushi Samba is described as “Japanese, Brazilian, South America, Nuevo Latino” – which is long for really good! There are so many interesting things on the menu it’s hard to narrow it down and make a choice – it definitely helps to take a friend (or 2 or 3) so you can order an array of things and try them all!

My first visit was over lunch and we sat outside under the umbrellas. Our server was friendly, if not a little strange (he spoke in a hushed voice and it was hard to tell what he was saying a lot of the time!)

The first thing that caught our eye was the “green bean tempura with truffle aioli”… it was awesome! The crunch of the green beans, dipped in the creamy truffle aioli made for a perfect starter straight of the block!

Next we had the crispy taquitos with yellowtail, lemongrass, avocado and aji panca miso. Of all the things we ordered, I was most unsure about this choice – tacos at a Japanese restaurant? Well my concern was unwarranted – this dish stood out as absolutely my favourite. The crispy shell – whilst a challenge to eat was a perfect exterior to its gooey contents. The miso was salty and dressed the fish and avocado, whilst the lemongrass and a squeeze of lime cut through the richness and added a delicious spicy, citrus note.

Our third order was the Yellowtail Seviche with ginger garlic and soy. This was good, but probably the least whelming of all the dishes we ordered. Unlike the taquito, it didn’t have a crunchy shell or zesty lemongrass to make it a showstopper.

Finally, we had to order at least one “Samba Roll”, we went for the “Green Envy” – tuna, salmon, asparagus, wasabi pea crust and aji Amarillo-key lime mayo. This roll was so colourful it was almost to good to eat!

The rainbow that was our sushi!

After four dishes I think our cheque came to around $60 for two – without any drinks. Then if you’re still hungry, take a wonder down Bleaker St and pick up a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery for desert! Yum!

So tell me Dear Reader, what is the sushi roll combo you can’t go past?

Sushi Samba

87 7th Ave,

New York NY

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3 Responses to “Sushi Samba – Japanese with a little latino mixed in!”
  1. onetravel says:

    Great blog! Would you be interested in letting me be a guest blogger? I’m a blogger at Please let me know. I can write about one of the many places I’ve visited. I can even specifically talk about food.

    Email me: gchristodoulou(at)

  2. leyla says:

    What a great blog post! Love the pictures too!

    Will tweet it from @sushisambachi

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