Sushi Samba is a Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian restaurant located on the 38th and 39th floor in the Salesforce Tower. As the restaurant is set so high in the tower, you get to see some great views of the city from every angle. I had never been here before but had heard lots of good reviews about the place so I was looking forward to trying it out for myself.
If the decor of the restaurant isn’t enough to entice you in, the ride up to the top sure is. The lift faces the outside with glass all around so you can watch outside as it hurtles to the top (no exaggeration, that lift does go abnormally fast compared to other lifts lol).
As you walk inside you are greeted by the bar and small dining area before being shown into the main room. The ceiling is decorated with dangling tree lights.
We were lucky enough to be seated near the edge of the restaurant next to the ceiling to floor length windows to get some good views before indulging into the menu.
We just decided to get a few small dishes to try. We had the edamame beans with volcanic salt and lime which were really nice. I hadn’t had them straight from their shell before. Next, we had plantain chips with aji amarillo sauce. Also there was Veggie Maki which contained shibazuke, cucumber, avocado, sesame, sweet gourd, spring onion and tempura crunch and last but not least there was crispy vegetable taquitos filled with avocado, radish, red onion and peppers.
Dessert is always the best part of the meal for me and Sushi Samba didn’t let me down. I chose the Chocolate banana cake with maple butter, plantain chip and vanilla rum ice-cream. The other dessert was the Mazamorra with yuzu sphere, maiz morada pudding, orange emulsion and rice pudding ice-cream.
Both desserts were tasty, the banana cake was more sweet while the Mazamorra was more sour, so depending on what your tastebuds like would depend on which dessert you would prefer more. However, there are plenty more desserts on the menu to choose from if neither of these sound appealing.
Overall, my experience at Sushi Samba was really nice and I could see myself going again. I would love to experience it in the evening to see what it is like. If you are planning on going, go with plenty of money as the dishes are quite expensive. This can depend on what dish and how many you go for but it does all soon add up.
Hope you enjoyed reading!