Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, CA 91608
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge - CityWalk
Parking: Garage, Valet
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: No
Cuisines: South American, Caterers, Brazilian, Latin American, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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08/03/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Me and my wife had a party of 300 and when we called to reserve the 3rd floor and mezz a young girl answerd the phone very politely. When we got to SAMBA the day of our party the owner was at the door and greeted us our family and friends loved all the meats and dancers. There was a DJ upstairs and a wonderful outdoor patio. Service at Samba was woderful a few days after our party Samba called us and asked us if we enjoyed the service and food. Over all i would rate this the best Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge in California. We went back to the resturaunt in Redondo Beach after our party in the location in Universal City Walk.
06/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Meat is very low quality, 75-80% was tough not because it was over cooked. Every piece had gristle going though it. The cook said the best cut of meat he had was top round. Wow and to charge you $38 +18% tip + 10% tax and watered down drinks for $12. What a rip off. DO NOT go and get ripped off. The dancers don't even dance to the music correctly. They just shake their booty. An insult to Brazilian's. What a waste of money.
01/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Our family went there on New Years Eve, and upon arrival were told that the dinner that evening would be $60.00 a person (no mention of this when reservation was made) The menu was exactly the same as it is everyday for this price too. The waitress was aloof, service was poor, meat was tasteless and salad bar was sub-standard. After dinner, as we were having coffee with dessert, the waitress approached us and advised us that the manager was very upset, because there is a two hour minimum for a customer to be in the restaurant and told us we had to leave. I spoke to the manager and she said that was the policy, (keep in mind, there was not one single customer waiting to be seated) This restaurant is over-rated and on New Years Eve, they had a total of three dancers. What a rip-off, I would never recommend this place to anyone. Go to Fogo De Chao if you want good quality meat and service.
12/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
So we went there on a Sunday expecting to eat delicious meat. yes, the come around often to offer meat but it seems that every single one was sooo salty. The sides are self serve, but there's only a choice between rice, beans, and some burned potatoes. Cold salads were ok. After not really enjoying the meal, our bill came $75 for 2 people!!! Would never go there again.
I'm Brazilian I know Brazilian food, that's the worse restaurant I've ever been, the food is awful the service is ok, but I was there for the food because I miss it a lot, I HATED IT wast of money and time. If you at Universal city walk go to Bucca de Beppo. DON'T WAST YOUR MONEY ON SAMBA THE ONLY BRAZILIAN THING IS THE NAME.
I went there on Friday night and felt in love with this place. The decor is very festive yet modern, the food is delicious and the idea of all you can eat meats speaks for itself. All you do is grab whatever you wanted from the buffet and they will bring you tons of meat to try. I loved the fact that we could seat back and enjoy the meal rather than trying to figure out what to eat and compose our own dinner. I also liked the entertainment they have. We have seen 3 beautiful dancers dancing Samba in the middle of the restaurant. You feel like you flew for few minutes to Brazil to see carnival. This place is great!
Love the fresh grilled meat concept, especially served tableside immediately. It keeps coming unitl you're ready to explode! So good that stopping is difficult. Has a great salad bar too, lots of delicious and great sides. Not your typical wilted lettuce, bacon bits and chopped eggs!!! Lots of exotic grilled veggies, cheeses, mixed salads and even smoked salmon. Trying one of their unique Caiprinhas is a must, they have the only Caiprinha bar in LA I was told. The blood orange one was delicious! If you're in the mood for some real fun, great food and something different, this is your place. You won't be sorry!
12/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We came for brunch on a Sunday and wow!! All you can eat meats and a wonderful salad bar!! Best bang for your buck for a AYCE Brazilian BBQ place!! The pepper steak is my favorite!! The brunch has endless champagne or mimosas included in the price!! Too bad we missed the Samba dancers!! They perform at night...so we definitely will go back for dinner!! Loved it!!