Sushi Samba 7

87 7th Ave S

Sushi Samba is a Miami import that somehow has the feel of one of those "only in New York" restaurants. Where else would you find a restaurant that offers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design? Well, actually... more

Sushi Samba is a Miami import that somehow has the feel of one of those "only in New York" restaurants. Where else would you find a restaurant that offers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design?

Well, actually it's not as strange as it sounds and the restaurant has roots in a tri-cultural coalition that took root in the early 20th century. Thousands of Japanese emigrants traveled to South America's fertile soil to cultivate coffee plantations and find their fortune. In bustling cities like Callao and Lima in Peru, and São Paulo in Brazil, the integration of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cultures flourished.

This cultural phenomenon launched a culinary coup. Hearty moquecas and colorful seviches found a place at the table along side simple miso soup and tender sashimi. SUSHISAMBA serves these traditional dishes, plus more inventive fare, including Sashimi Seviche, Sushi Salada, and our South American Beef Maki Roll.

From the Carnaval-inspired colors to the samba beat to the centerpiece sushi and seviche bar, the soul of SUSHISAMBA has roots in this unique history.


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West Village Description

Sushi Samba 7 is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The western slice of Greenwich Village—although some will tell you it's a separate neighborhood altogether; don't listen to them—the West Village is a somewhat sleepier version of its larger neighborhood, with many tree-lined streets populated by residential buildings and punctuated ever-so-lightly with restaurants and bars. The locals have fought notoriously hard throughout the years to keep raucous bars and clubs from staying open—or even opening at all—to preserve the relative quiet of their neighborhood.

The West Village stretches east from the Hudson River to 6th Avenue, and north from Houston Street to West 14th. It's northwestern corner is chewed off by the Meatpacking District, where the very sorts of restaurants and bars West Village residents try to keep out of their 'hood flourish. The majority of Bleecker Street's dining, shopping, and drinking options exist on the West Village's end of the street, with a small shopping mecca surrounding the intersection of 7th Avenue, where many high-end retailers have stores, like Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and a whole lot more.

There's plenty of history here, and the bars are no exception—Dylan Thomas famously stumbled out of the White Horse Tavern heavy with whiskey on the night he expired at the Hotel Chelsea. For those aiming to avoid the thumping, throbbing nightclubs of the Meatpacking District, jazz can be had at Fat Cat, the legendary Village Vanguard, and smaller, quieter establishments like 55 Bar. If you'd like a more structured day of drinking, the folks at the Literary Pub Crawl put on a fantastic and informative tour.

The sophisticated residents of the West Village have led a number of excellent restaurants to open in the neighborhood, from Italian favorite Sant Ambroeus, April Bloomfield's game-changing gastropub The Spotted Pig, Yerba Buena, and Perry St.. Of course, if you're not in the mood for high-end cuisine in mood-inducing settings, there's pizza on offer at John's of Bleecker Street, but you'd be better served by walking a little further east and feasting one our favorite New York slice at Joe's. And if it's a burger you're looking for, the city's first Umami Burger is lurking over on 6th Avenue, while perennial favorite Corner Bistro is on 7th.

While the West Village is low on museums, it has two of the best independent cinemas in the city between Film Forum and neighborhood landmark IFC Center.

Info

87 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-7885
Website

Editorial Rating

Category

Japanese

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Business Casual

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

LUNCH & DINNER
Mon-Wed: 11:45am-1:00am
Thu-Sat: 11:45am-2:00am
Sunday: 11:30am-12:00am

BRUNCH
Sunday: 11:30am-3:30pm

Nearby Subway

  • to 14th St -- 0.1

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