February 25, 2018

WRR: Last Samurai Downtown | Sushi and Sashimi

I’ll be straight up with you–I struggle with raw fish. I’m all about fish, and in fact I’m a big fan. Got a good piece of salmon with teriyaki glaze? I’m all over it. Fried cod with chips? I’d down that.

But raw? Sorry.  I struggle.

With that in mind, I headed over to the Last Samurai downtown off of 600 S for a mid-day lunch meeting. The restaurant is clean, pristine even, and attractively decorated in a faux japanese style that should be enjoyed more than by the one other person we saw when we came in the door.

Seated quickly, our waitress was quick to serve our drinks, speedy to refill them, and prompt with our orders. I cannot make one complaint about the service.

Heck, even the food was good (if you like raw fish). Add enough soy sauce and wasabi, and raw fish is the last thing you notice…primarily because your nose is running.

Check it out. Make at least one trip over to the Last Samurai to see how much you like raw fish. And if your stomach won’t do it, they have steak, too, as my lunch partner ordered. Who doesn’t like steak?


Last Samurai’s site and menu can be found here.

Food: 6/10 (I can’t complain, but I can’t really rave, either)
Service: 9/10
Atmosphere: 9/10 because it’s supposed to be a hole in the wall, so…
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About Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. You can follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas. He is active on social media, Republican politics, and has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can reach him directly at dan.burton@gmail.com

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