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“Believe the hype” that drifts down from the Heron Tower’s 38th floor, advises one reader: Sushisamba delivers a vibrant, heady night out. Dramatic panoramas vie for attention with the restaurant’s interior adornments, which include a cloud-inspired sculpture hanging from the double-height ceiling – which is itself accentuated by rows of bamboo poles curving dramatically skywards. Outside, the highest dining terrace in Europe will soon possess a shielding canopy. The menu, reportedly inspired by São Paulo’s Japanese community, runs from ceviche and robata-grilled flesh to sashimi, and taquitos stuffed with tender-as-mercy Wagyu beef. Samba rolls fuse the likes of wasabi-flecked takuwan (pickled daikon radish) with beetroot yoghurt, resulting in bursts of innovative flavours. To drink, saké makes an enlightening alternative to wine. The ante-room’s snug sushi bar is for walk-ins only – handy when the dining room is fully booked. Prices are predictably high, but you won’t leave Sushisamba feeling robbed. A real favourite.


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  1. Now there are no surprises as to what you are likely to get at Sushisamba. We’ve all heard about the wave of Peruvian/Japanese/ Brazilian fusion that’s taken our city over by storm, as if we’ve never eaten a plantain chip or consumed raw fish before! Here though, I like the way the menu is laid out and sectioned off by the three thrilling nations involved in this food revolution. So you can easily ensure you get a real taste of it all...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 2 May 2013

    My Friends Recommend :: Sushisamba

    Following a huge success story in the US dating back to 1999, Sushisamba opened its first international restaurant last year in London’s then newest skyscraper (before the Shard opened its viewing platform in February 2013), Heron Tower, in the City. Located on the 38th and 39th floors, the views from Sushisamba match the food and ambience – utterly spectacular...
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  1. My first restaurant review in 2014 aptly connects to last year having had to book well more than a month in advance to pick a date that worked for us. After reading quite a few critical reviews on Sushisamba, I feel hesitant to say it, anxious to come across as too simple and naïve in taste but… I must admit I absolutely loved my experience there celebrating a friend’s birthday, easily catapulting it into my Top 5 special occasions restaurants in London.

    “Fusion cuisine” is a word that usually makes me queazy and I’m especially skeptical of the results when it involves my delicate native Japanese cuisine...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 21 April 2013

    A Table For Two :: SushiSamba

    You’ll see a lot more of London if you simply just look up. You’ll see even more when you look down from SushiSamba. Coming from across the pond SushiSamba boasts a ‘unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design’. It’s scrutinous approach to design has cemented SushiSamba as a credible brand with a tried and tested formula...
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  1. Organising a Friday-night dinner at Sushi Samba required a considerable amount of forward planning and patience. This relatively recent addition to the London dining scene is so fashionable that my friends and I were subject to a three-month wait for a table.

    Arriving five minutes early for the reservation (a rarity for me) we were swiftly pointed to the bar. As the queue for a drink was ridiculously long (that’s strike one), we made our way to the terrace dominated by a brightly lit tree. Sushi Samba is located on the 38th floor of Heron Tower, so you can imagine the view over a glittering London extended...
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  1. SushiSamba has been around for a few years now and opened at the same time as its sister restaurant Duck & Waffle in the Heron Towers. The original feedback was that Duck & Waffle was much better for food and SushiSamba was only really good for drinks and the view. However, recently a new executive chef, Cláudio Cardoso, has been hired to revive SushiSamba’s standing in London’s dining scene…and with great success. We’d never been to SushiSamba before, but based on this visit we can’t say anything other than “WOW”!...
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  1. In 2012, SushiSamba finally made its long-awaited arrival in London. Situated towards the top of the Heron Tower in the City of London, the restaurant is a welcome and unique addition to the city’s dining scene, with its fusion of Brazilian, Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. Like many women of my age, I first heard of SushiSamba on an episode of seminal TV show Sex And The City when the New York venue featured in a scene. I remember admiring the venue and hoping to visit one day. While I’ve never got round to visiting SushiSamba on my New York trips, I did enjoy a meal at the Las Vegas branch at the Palazzo last October...
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  1. I’ve already made it to the top of the 40th floor and dined at Duck & Waffle. Now it was time for me to head over to Sushisamba. It was a colleague leaving party and I had a day off. I made my way to Heron Tower on a Friday night and the queues form. Ladies and gentleman all dressed up ready to let their hair down on a summer night. The familiar whoosh feeling of ascending the air right to the top going to the 38th floor, as the bell ding and opened it doors. I hurried over to the spiraling stairs and went down to the terrace bar, a small little square overlooking the beautiful London skyline with heaters to keep...
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