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“Amazing food and service.”
Review of Samba Grill

Samba Grill
Ranked #11 of 119 Restaurants in Noosaville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$34
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Evening - open from 5:00pm till Late- Tuesday to Saturday Nights 11 meats charcoal grilled on skewers, carved at your table, eat as much as you like, includes 8 side dishes and dessert. Plated dishes also available fish, vegetarian, meat and salads. The whole menu is Gluten Free
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We have wanted to try here for a long time. We had the Taste of Samba. It was sensational. The meat was beautiful and the sides were yummy too. We will be back for the full Rodizio experience for sure. Just a note on the mixed service reviews. On the night we were there the service was sensational. It was busy but 2 of the wait staff and the owner were very attentive. So friendly and welcoming. One even said hi and chatted the next night when we walked past.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Samba Grill is a touch of Brazil in Noosa with lots of Brazilian imagery on the walls. Unfortunately there were no dental floss bikinis on display, although according to my wife, there were some tasty Brazilian toy boys in the kitchen. Too beefy in my opinion, but there's no accounting for taste!

This is a restaurant for the meat lover with a range of delicious meats slow cooked on skewers over charcoal. They have a couple of set menus, "Rodizio", at $42.50, with a range of 11 meats and a choice of 5 side dishes and a smaller version, "Taste of Samba" at $28.50, with a choice of 3 meats and 3 side dishes. We had the enlarged family so went for the cheaper option which proved to be an excellent appetite appeasing option. Very tasty and tender. Make sure you leave some room for the deserts. They have a Brazilian creme caramel equivalent which is very addictive and the chocolate option was divine. $3 corkage if you BYO. Also totally gluten free.

So HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you are a meat lover but watch the wife with those Brazilian toy boy chefs!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Monty458
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Took a group from work to Samba Grill for a get together. The atmosphere was great, great customer service and the food was amazing. Thank you Carlos and Fernando :)

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The food was fantastic I had the $42 set menu and that was absolutely fantastic! This consisted of 11 meats and 3 sides. Simply delicious. 2 more had this option and my girlfriend had a other option. There was 2 things which let this established down: 1) the service was shoddy, there wasn’t any consistency in it and when the guy bought us our glasses he dropped/threw mine at me resulting in it smashing all over the floor, 2) this is a bring your own bottle establishment as well as a place where you can buy a bottle. We took our own and was perfectly expecting to have to a pay corkage but not on each glass and not $4 a glass and out of 4 of us only 3 drank wine and yet we were still charged for the fourth glass which wasn’t used! Could’ve been better

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ImpOnTour
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Samba is unfiendy, shabby, understaffed, unorganized, slow and responsible for my worse restaurant experience. I intended to go to Samba for dinner tonight with my partner. Firstly, we reserved a table at 7.30pm and arrived at that time, our table wasn't setup and the girl we talked to wasn't very friendly and just told us to sit down where ever on the outside tables in an very unfriendly manner.

We set down, waited and waited, we made eye contact with the manager (owner) and the girl I previously mentioned, she came to us to take the order after we sat on the table for 20min only to tell us that the "all you can eat" option is not available. Therefore, we decided to leave.

Samba is very poorly equiped with bad garden chairs.... No music was playing for some athmusphere and they were definitely understaffed with just 2 people on the floor (taking care of costumers) plus the kitchen could have been understaffed too since they couldn't provide us with the full menu, what shows very bad management skills.

I am a Chef and have run restaurants before, so I know what I'm talking about.
Sadly I didn't get to experience the food but I thought I should warn everyone about what I experienced tonight and give you the option to think twice about going there.

Date of visit: September 2018
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