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Samurai Mama

205 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.714228 -73.960033
nr. Driggs Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-599-6161 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, noon-4:30pm and 6pm-11pm; Fri, noon-4:30pm and 6pm-11:30pm; Sat, noon-4pm and 6pm-11:30pm; Sun, noon-4pm and 6pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Special Occasion


  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


Chef-owner Makoto Suzuki goes urban rustic at his second Japanese restaurant in the ‘burg, with a massive communal table that greets you upon entering and sawed-off-trash-can lampshades above. Bucket shades hang over the neighboring semi-private booths, with all-wood furniture surrounded by exposed-brick walls. The focus here has shifted from the sushi on offer at his other spot, Bozu, to udon, with thick homemade noodles in spicy fish or vegetable broth and a selection of toppings including shrimp tempura, sweet potato, poached egg, or pork Betty (cooked pork belly, fatty and delicious). Sushi is available in both roll and “taco” form, the latter made with a seaweed shell of sorts. Fried selections make great starters: Try the expertly battered vegetable tempura; tasty dark-meat fried chicken; or the dumplings, the order of six intriguingly shrouded in flaky crust.