King of the Teriyaki Sauce Samurai Sam’s offers nutritious menu with a delicious twist The Samurai Sam’s at 31st and Peoria avenues was recently renovated. (Photo courtesy Samurai Sam’s)
By Octavio Serrano
ince Samurai Sam’s was founded in Scottsdale in 1994, it has served healthy dishes in a timely manner. “We are fast. We are healthy and we are super delicious,” says franchisee Ranjeet Oberoi. Samurai Sam’s focuses on what it does best: offering tasty Japanese dishes with quality ingredients at an affordable price. Its menu includes wraps, crisps salads and rice bowls and most of it is topped off with teriyaki sauce.
“There are the rice balls and then we have the Yakisoba bowls,” says Oberoi, who owns the restaurant on Tatum Boulevard and Greenway Road. Yakisoba noodle bowls are aplenty, including the dark chicken yakisoba bowl, which comes with wok-stirred Japanese noodles, with dark chicken, fresh vegetables and the teriyaki sauce. “Most popular ones are the rice bowls with the white meat chicken and veggies, with the teriyaki sauce on top,” Oberoi says. The chicken breast rice bowl is another favorite, with steamed rice, chicken breast, wok-stirred veggies and teriyaki sauce. The signature
The Samurai Sam’s Sumo Rice Bowl features steak, chicken breast, dark meat chicken, wokstirred veggies, rice and its own teriyaki sauce. (Photo courtesy Samurai Sam’s)
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dish at Samurai Sam’s is the sweet and sour bowl with chicken breast, green peppers, pineapple, rice and tangy sweet and sour sauce. For those who love hot food, here’s the spicy steak and broccoli. Oberoi found the brand when he immigrated to the United States and was looking to purchase a business. “I moved from India to the United States in search of becoming self-employed. I was continuously looking for businesses and I came across it (Samurai Sam’s),” Oberoi says. He quickly realized Samurai Sam’s was something special. “It’s super fast. Serving the customers takes 2 minutes, even during lunch rush and the recipes are super simple and healthy. Those are the reasons I was very excited,” Oberoi says. Samurai Sam’s is in the midst of a rebrand, with the recently remodeled restaurant at 31st and Peoria avenues. Oberoi is looking forward to his other location’s makeover in the next couple of months. “We remodeled the store to a more modern look and it’s nice and clean,” Oberoi says. “It’s way better than other food places around.” Samurai Sam’s 4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 6, Phoenix samuraisams.net, 602-482-0323