• Happy Samurai

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese restaurant offering vegan sushi and main dishes that can be made vegan upon request. Open Mon-Sat 11:30-21:30, Sun 11:30-16:00.

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5 Reviews

First Review by sorrelmarie


Points +109

02 Dec 2023

Quick snack 👍

Popped in mid afternoon for a quick bite - 8 piece large veggie roll and 2 tofu nigiri. The waiter was very welcoming and helpful, and checked dietary requirements. Nice cosy vibe, open kitchen downstairs and seating upstairs including some authentic looking sunken dining tables. We are fans of veggie sushi and this lived up to expectations.



Points +34

24 Jul 2020

Delicious Japanese food in central Canterbury

Not a totally vegan place but completely happy to amend dishes to be vegan. We ordered the vegetable Yakisoba, Traditional Tokyo Ramen, Agedashi tofu and cucumber Maki. Came quickly and was absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Happy to amend dishes to be vegan

Cons: Serves meat and Egg


Points +114

03 Dec 2019


My roommate and I are both vegans and good friends with the staff (my roommate works next door)...they are aware of vegan requirements and happily create vegan dishes. Tell them Corey and Monica sent you!

Pros: Friendly and accomodating staff, Excellent and unique vegan creations

Cons: animal-heavy menu


Points +49

17 Dec 2018

Amazing ramen

My favorite food restaurant in Canterbury! Great for both vegans/veggies/meat eaters - everyone catered for here (although check ahead for allergy information) So welcoming and warm and amazingly tasty.
Can get pretty busy and waiting times sometimes a little long, especially in their new premises where most of the restaurant is upstairs (ask ahead for accessibility as I am not sure on this).
Always amazing food, big portions and really reasonable prices. Also do a collection takeaway service if you want to eat your Ramen in the comfort of your own home where no one can see you slurp the broth!!!

...Also, if you are craving ramen it's 10x better than a wagamama


Points +64

26 Aug 2018

Stupidly good

I genuinely can't explain how good this restaurant is. Me and my boyfriend go here at least once a week because the ramen is so addictive. Almost all mains can be made vegan upon request and they're very accommodating and friendly. In some restaurants I feel judged by the staff for asking to make traditionally meaty/fish dishes vegan, but they are so lovely and understanding here. It's so good that when me and my boyfriend go out to eat anywhere and rate our meals to eachother, we use this restaurant as the comparison point as it's always 10/10. We've been around 20 times and each time we're literally lost for words. Also amazing prices, we get one ramen huge bowl to share and 8 pieces of sushi each time and it comes to around £18-20. I can't put into words how much I encourage you to go!!!! I have no criticisms.

Pros: Accommodating staff, Great value for money, Best food I've ever tasted

Cons: Serves meat, Serves fish, Serves egg/dairy

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