Ristorante Giapponese Samurai is an all you can eat sushi restaurant in Chiaia, Napoli. It is a two story restaurant with stylish interior and iPad based ordering system that offers lunch and dinner at fixed prices. Although usually all you can eat restaurants are not among the better restaurants for sushi, Samurai Sushi is an exception. Considering the competitive pricing, the menu is impressive, so I had to give it a try.
All You Can Eat
Usually, I decline any opportunity to try all you can eat sushi restaurants. In most cases the quality and taste of the food is mediocre at best and I tend to skip this line of sushi restaurants completely. With a group of friends I tried this as it had an outstanding reputation and I must admit it was far better then to be expected. I tried the suzuki (sea bass), ibodai (butterfish) and sake (salmon) sashimi and was impressed with the taste. They even offered sake toro (salmon belly) which was very tasty. The tako (octopus) and unagi (freshwater eel) was average and only the maguro (tuna back) was disappointing. To be fair, in most restaurants in Napoli, the maguro is disappointing, so this is nothing unusual in this case. I also was amazed with the many friend options they had, of which I liked the fried sake (salmon) maki (roll) best.
Sushi Guide Verdict
Samurai Sushi is a nice all you can eat sushi restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere. Despite my dislike for all you can eat menus, I was impressed with the food and amazed by the value for money. The menu options are impressive for a fixed price menu and the quality of the food is good considering the price. The drink menu is very limited and only offers basic beers, wines and sake options. The restaurants has an iPad ordering system which makes the operational management very convenient, but it also makes the experience rather impersonal. Although the staff is very friendly, the interaction is highly limited to the beginning and end of the meal, while in between everything feels rather automated. If you are looking for a good all you can eat sushi restaurant, I would recommend it. For a more authentic sushi experience, pick another option in the area.
Review date: January 19, 2018