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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge

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Universal City Area
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin
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100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
+1 818-763-0101
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Place is awesome. Great employees treating you like a king all the time. Servers coming you ur table putting different types of meats every 5 min or so. They have from lamb Pork chicken steaks and salmon. Everything was delicious and expected it to be with the way the restaurant is carried itself as u walk in. I would go... More 

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Thank Miguel N
Hull
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Got a Groupon - 2 for 1, with this it is overpriced! Definitely treated differently to other diners who maybe didnt have this deal. Initially given a menu of meats/choices but this was taken from us and we were told you didnt get this with a Groupon deal. Service was slow, selection of salads were old and uninspiring. Asked for... More 

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Thank shortlegs
New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This brasillian restaurant"DO NOT"have all the items theyre showing on there website.we walk in to this restaurant at 6pm to have and early dinner and hoping to have a wonderful time with our friends. i always tell them how good brasillian steakhouse are in new york.but upon walking to buffet area i see unreplenish salads and rice looks like its... More 

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Thank Don A
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went before lunch so the place was empty. Which could be a great thing because we didn't have to wait long. My husband had the unlimited meat but I decided on the salad bar. The salad bar could use some fruit and regular salad but besides that everything was fine.

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Thank Cassie P
phoenix, arizona
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is the first review where I have nothing positive to say :( The food was literally uneatable; I had the chicken appetizer my friend had the steak appetizer. The chicken was nothing but tendons, I had to expurgate the two pieces of chicken after that I did not bother to try eating any more. My friend's steak was just... More 

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Thank gypsytraveler01
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Warning do not go here! Extremely over price for what you get! You can go to a very nice steakhouse for half the price!

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Thank Bryan P
lovesh
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My husband, son and I enjoyed a great dinner here on March 2. We had the all you can eat buffet and thoroughly enjoyed the meat selection. The salad bar was good, I particularly liked the feiojada, calamari and crab salads, mashed potatoes and mushrooms. My picky son had a hard time finding something to eat in the salad bar... More 

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Thank lovesh
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We went two couples with a Groupon on a Sunday night to this smallish City Walk restaurant. I would not have paid $50.00 a person for the all you can eat option, and neither should you. It is simply overpriced for the value offered. It is just fine at a discount at around 1/2 off. They do not accept reservations... More 

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Thank mdbgoldfamily
Whitecourt, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Went there with my 2 teenaged boys. Great service and even better food. It was like a competition for my two boys and the food was incredible. You definitely do not leave hungry! I would definitely go back again.

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Thank 425Shane59
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Salad bar was horrible! Very few choices and those offered were not very good. No "dinner rolls' and no grilled pineapple!!! The meat was very good but for $50 a plate we expected a lot more. Not a good choice for a Brazilian style grill.

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Thank Connie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-763-0101
  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?