Mr Samurai

Posted January 31st, 2009 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food - 10 Comments »

This Japanese fast food restaurant is located in the centre of Perth city, and popular among people of all ages.  They have been one of the cheapest place to eat around Perth, and it’s always crowded with students and office workers during lunch time.  Their signature dish is Fried Chicken: deep-fried chicken pieces with bone, served with steamed rice.  Considering the price, there is no question about the fact that people keep coming back to this place.  (Before: $4.00~$5.00, Now: $6.00.  still cheap 🙂 )

They have special chili sauce and chili powder on each table, and my fiance is crazy about this sauce.  We don’t have this type of chili sauce in Japan and it’s obviously not a Japanese thing, but it goes well with this fried chicken 🙂

I also recommend Katsu Curry, Oyako Donburi, and Special Combo.  They have Special Combo A, B and C, and A seems to be the popular one.  I believe that the price range around $6 ~ &7.

There is another reason why this place is always full of people.  They have a notice board near the entreace, and this notice board is used for classified advertising.  (mostly for Japanese people)  Most of the information are in Japanese, and Japanese people in Perth go to this place to get some information for share house, job, community activity and more.  If you are looking for Japanese sharemate, it’s probably a good idea to put the ad in Mr Samurai.

They are closed in the Weedends and that’s been a big disappointment, but Good News!  Mr Samurai will open on Saturdays from 31/Jan/09 🙂

As I mentioned above, this restaurant is kind of fast food, takeaway type of place.  The best place to get quick lunch.

83 Barrack St. Perth

10 Comments on “Mr Samurai”

  1. 1 Tokyo Five said at 10:15 pm on January 31st, 2009:

    Mr. Samurai“! That’s a funny name!

  2. 2 Yutsuki said at 7:09 am on February 1st, 2009:

    I think this kind of place is really helpful for Japanese people.
    Good food with relatively cheap price and lot of information gathered in the center of the city.
    I might go there couple of days during a week if I were in Perth!
    I should try the chili sauce~

  3. 3 umepontarou said at 2:10 pm on February 1st, 2009:

    Tokyo 5
    Haha.. I think it’s a very easy name for non-Japanese people to memorize.
    Everyone knows “Samurai” = “Japan”

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 2:13 pm on February 1st, 2009:

    This chili sauce is very unique, it’s not too hot and kind of sour. The smell is really tempting!

  5. 5 Wil said at 1:20 pm on August 3rd, 2009:

    Why is Mr Samurai shut all the time now?

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 10:13 pm on August 3rd, 2009:


    I’m not 100% sure yet, but I heard the they are bankrupt. I can’t believe it. This place was full of people everyday !

  7. 7 Shelley said at 5:22 pm on September 15th, 2009:

    I heard the owner didn’t pay up rent and ran away. Too bad! A new japanese restaurant will take its place and I heard its a good one with cheap prices too!

  8. 8 umepontarou said at 7:58 pm on September 17th, 2009:


    Oh really?! That’s bad… 🙁

    There’re 2 other Japanese restaurants that I know the owners run away with lots of debt left behind… The economy must be really bad.

    The new one sounds good, I’ll check it out when I come back to Perth! Thank u for sharing that 🙂

  9. 9 ANN said at 2:52 pm on October 11th, 2010:

    hey, ive actually met the owner of mr samurai and rest assured, he didnt go bankrupt. it was more or less a business and life changing decision he wanted to make.. and he made it. hopefully he is succeeding with his new enterprises.. :S ,,..cos i also am sad that mr samurai closed downnn..

    the new restaurant there is now Zensaki.. pretty good ramen place.. not as popular tho. hardly ever see it being full house! :/

  10. 10 umepontarou said at 3:48 pm on October 11th, 2010:

    Hi Ann,

    Thanks for sharing the info.

    No bankrupcy – of course! It was such a popular takeaway shop 🙂

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