At Charles Randazzo’s teriyaki grill, humorous Yoda-style sayings such as “chopsticks cannot pick up a hamburger for a reason,” pepper the menu, offering the suggestion that eating at Samurai Sam’s makes a healthy diet more fun. This is one of two Brooklyn outposts of a nationwide franchise, and their specialties are designed to appeal to the average American’s tastes. You won’t find octopus or raw fish on the menu here, but there’s teriyaki chicken, shrimp, salmon or steak; “yaki soba” (wok-stirred noodles and fresh grilled veggies with choice of meat;) sweet and sour chicken; and spicy beef with broccoli served over rice. There’s also the teriyaki wrap, which comes with choice of meat, rice, green pepper, onion, cabbage and zucchini, folded in a fresh flour tortilla, and served with Samurai Sam’s “famous” teriyaki sauce. Oriental salads are also available, and there are vegetarian versions of all the dishes and a choice of white or brown rice. Delivery and party trays are also available. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Updated Nov. 25, 2008