Sushi Samba offers a stylish tri-cultural blend of Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese culinary traditions. The menu includes items like tuna tataki, sashimi ceviche and South American beef maki rolls, and the restaurants’ funky and exotic ambience matches the food’s flair. The chain started in Manhattan in 1999, and has since expanded to major cities including Miami, Las Vegas and Tel Aviv. Later this year, the company plans to launch Sugar Cane, a Sushi Samba spinoff that spokesperson Joanne Cisowska describes as a more casual concept with lower prices.

LocationNew York, N.Y.
2008 Systemwide Sales$40,000,000*
% Change in Sales25.0%
2008 U.S. Units6
% Change in Units50.0%
2008 Average Unit Volume$8,000,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2009