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Have you tried Samurai (Old Saybrook, CT) on the Post Rd?

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Have you tried Samurai (Old Saybrook, CT) on the Post Rd?

kattyeyes | | Feb 16, 2009 07:36 AM

Earlier this month, I posted about Samurai on the "Any good Chinese in CT?" thread. Samurai bills itself as "Asian fusion"--you can choose from Japanese/sushi/hibachi (they have hibachi tables), Thai and Chinese dishes under one roof. It was the first time we had been there since ownership changed hands a couple of months ago. We enjoyed our meals and friendly service and looked forward to going back again soon.

Here's the bonus--this time we went on Sunday which means *50 percent off sushi and sashimi.* While the first thing that crossed my mind was that must mean they're trying to get rid of older fish and that might not be to our benefit, the discounted Dancing Tuna roll tasted great--tuna and avocado on the outside, real crab on the inside. And neither of us felt any less than perfect afterwards. ;) Again, we each had hot and sour soup to start (very tasty), then shared the chicken with black beans. Will definitely branch out and try some of the other Thai and Chinese offerings next time. I'm stuck on that black beans dish, though--it's delicious!

The food is great, but what made it even nicer was the chat we had with the new owner during and at the end of our meal. He was not only very welcoming, but also asked us how we liked everything, told us if we didn't see something we liked, we could ask for variations (presumably when the kitchen is not packed and could accommodate special requests) and mentioned we could find coupons in the local paper for next time. I wish them success on the shoreline (they're from NYC by way of China). I love knowing this kind of quality and variety is available when we're in that neck of the woods.

I tried to "add a place," but it didn't seem to work, so here's the addy and phone:

Samurai Asian Fusion Dining
1596 Boston Post Rd
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-1113

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Samurai Asian Fusion Dining
1596 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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