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“These guys are artists!”
Review of Sam's Sushi

Sam's Sushi
Ranked #129 of 453 Restaurants in Duluth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here more for libations than food. So I sat at the sushi bar and watched the artisans do their thing, while I sipped sake and a large Asahi beer. (And I do mean large. The bottle was over 21 ounces!) Likewise, the large sake container I had seemed bottomless. LOTS of tiny glasses were poured from that heated container.

From my vantage point, I could see nearly every dish that left the kitchen. Wow! Some of those creations were amazing. No wonder they had 3 sushi chefs behind the bar working diligently on their creations!

This place is very classy, with private rooms where people gathered intimately and shared a good meal and good conversation.

Each customer was warmly greeted as they entered the establishment. Looked like everyone knew everyone else. Good deal! Repeat customers are a good thing.

The only "hae" (Japanese for "fly") in the ointment was that instead of traditional Japanese music coming through the sound system, they played Top 40. C'mon, guys! We need that traditional music for people like me who've lived in Japan and wish to try to relive those wonderful moments in our later years. Top 40 music just doesn't cut it.

If I'm in the area again, I'll stop back.

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Thank HerrP
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Stopped here on our way home 'cause its close to interstate. Great service. Appropriate décor, felt like we were back in Korea. Food was great and quickly served.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We are regular customers for the last 2 years. Though quality of food starts to go down and prices just went up. but I would still consider affordable for special occasions and you're craving for sushi.

After our experience today. We will no longer go back. Though my korean friend warned about the quality of service has gone so bad. We definitely experienced the worst today of being forced to TIP!! not just a certain percentage but the server even demanded the amount she expects. VERY AWKWARD!!! Tips are rewards. It should never be demanded.They should even go out of their to make sure you enjoyed your meal & experience.

It is very sad that we live in a place there's NO HOSPITALITY / SERVICE CULTURE. It became an ENTITLEMENT.

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Thank janepineda3136
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

Sam's Sushi was recommended for sashimi and sushi lovers. It is Korean own and I enjoy the banchans.

It is located near Sound of Music and Star Daepo. Entrance to get inside us on the side. Since my SIL brought my niece and nephew too, we got a big enough room across the sushi bar. I liked it since the kids were restless.

The waitress was super friendly and very helpful with my SIL in helping to pick out sushi and sashimi selections. I have no idea what they ordered but they ordered like 5 sushi/sashimi. I just got bbq salmon, which came with bean tofu soup. My niece and nephew shared the chicken Katsu.

Bachchan came out and they were really good. Probably have the best kimchi I've ever had! Japchae was part of the banchans too, one of my faves! Honestly, all the banchans were good, just those two stood out and we got them refilled 3 times!

SIL and daughter devoured the sushi and sashimi. There was no leftover. The bbq salmon was flavorful and fulfilling. The bean tofu soup was good and plentiful. Leftover was just the chicken katsu. Honey mustard sauce was poured in top and it was delicious.

Overall, we had great service and food, would definitely come back. Never did they rush us and was attentive.

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Thank Nicki K
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Reviewed October 17, 2016
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