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- 66%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (9)
- SushiSambaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Mar 19, 2013
Rating for the bar rather than restaurant.
This is part of a US restaurant group which combines Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food in glamourous settings. The London one is located in the Heron Building in the City and as a consequence, is popular with bankers, lawyers etc.
The views from the building are superb, though those afraid of heights may struggle with the glass lift that shoots up to 39th floor.
Since I just went to the bar (no reservation needed), rather than the restaurant, I can't comment on the food. The wine I had was fine but unexceptional but I'll give it 5 for the venue and overall experience!
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- SushiSambaDec 18, 2012
SushiSamba is on the 38th floor of Heron Tower, near Liverpool Street Station. The view from the restaurant/bar and the elevator going up is amazing! The cocktails are expensive, but the view and atmosphere is worth it. If you don't mind a little wind, wander out onto the terrace and sit by the fire. I highly recommend the place for a post-dinner drink or a coffee on a Sunday afternoon, or any time you want to impress someone. I haven't tried the food but will do so - on a special occasion!
- SushiSambaOct 27, 2012
Sushi Samba satisfies my voyeuristic side with it's well designed aesthetics, from the moment one enters-from being shot up into the London skyline by a lightening fast lift, to being greeted by an open, circular sushi bar. The bar welcomes you without permission, as you will most likely wait to be seated, even if you have a reservation (strongly advised) - no worries, you'll want to sip on their fab fresh mint mojitos while people watching all the people watchers wanting to be watched.The fusion of Brazilian and Japanese is fluid, like a couple with intense chemistry. Crab leg sushi rolls filled with mango or sampling brazilian meats ala Sao Paolo's churrascaria. The views are Blade Runner-esque and afford a view of London that can only be compared to that achieved whilst at the top of the BT Tower or NatWest Tower (until the Shard officially opens next year). I suppose the view justifies the price, but the food is itself is scrumptious. A must visit and a welcome (albeit pricey) addition to the London restaurant scene.