Best Sushi in Northern NJ
Hello to all,
Looking for everyones input on their favorite sushi restaurants in North NJ and why. So far my favorites are (and I have been to many):
- Sake Sushi in Nutley - all around BEST quality and turned me on to white tuna
- Gen in Montvale - great sushi, great menu and they have brown rice rolls
Let me know your thoughts
Zen on Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston is excellent! Also Tsuru in Basking Ridge is amazing. A friend of mine who has eaten at places like Nobu etc has said that their sushi is the best hes ever had!
Nouveau Sushi in Montclair-- It's run by an ex-nobu sushi chef who moved to the burbs, and is as good as, if not better than Nobu (at half the price). Montclair is BYO, so if you want some great sake (or wine), bring it with. You MUST order the spicy tuna handroll and the yellowtail carpaccio with hearts of palm.
Went to Masa Sushi and Grill on Saturday night. Place was crowed but we got a table right away. The place has a nice simple relaxing decor. Very nice.
After reading your blog I decided to take my wife there as our early valentines day dinner. The items on the special menu interested me a great deal. It's very difficult to find Japanese Mountain Potatoe anywhere. This is my wife's favorite and know one we have asked in the last couple of years has any idea what this is. After seeing it online, I didn't see this on the menu that was handed to us but I asked and sure enough they had it, so... One Mountain Potato, Nato, Tuna hand roll coming up! Overall this is the best place I have eaten in since my days at Kotobuki on long island. We had fried oysters - great but I prefer a non-sweet dipping sauce, Monk Fish Liver pate - excellent, Seafood Sonomomo was great, Red Miso Soup was excellent as well. We decided to get the OMAKASE (chef's choice) focusing on Sashimi and I must say that this platter was supurb! The food here is top quality and I will be returning to sit at the sushi bar for our next trip there. Best sushi place I've been to in years! Thanks for the blog review. We have to go back and order some rolls next time as well.
Masa is amazing!! Our favorite sushi restaurant. Love how the fish is always fresh and delicate, never like the giant, icky, and seemingly ancient pieces that so many restaurants serve. More does NOT mean better. Service is great, and their appetizers are amazing! We've had the omakase as well and it's so good!!
I am a New Jersey foodie. I LOVE Sushi! Here are my picks
Best Overall Sushi/Sashimi - Kyoto Rt 9 Engishtown NJ
Best Creative Menu - Flirt Sushi - Allendale NJ
Best Places For Sushi Central NJ
(In no particular order for creative rolls and yummy sushi always)
Kyoto Rt 36 - Atlantic Highlands
Fuji - Dayton NJ
Midori Sushi - Highland Park NJ
Shogun Legends - Wall NJ (Salmon Edamame Dumpling - Great)
Aki Sushi - Port Monmouth NJ
Mitsuba - Chatham NJ
Mr Pi - Edison NJ
Akira - Mt Laurel NJ
Konbu - Manalapan NJ
Monster Sushi - Summit NJ
Nagasaki - Lakewood NJ
Naka Sushi - Manalapan NJ
Oyako Tso - Freehold NJ
Samuri Sushi - Maplewood NJ (The Most Beautiful Sushi Roll - Snowflower)
Wasabi House - East Brunswick NJ
Ajihei - Princeton NJ
my dude and I also really love Sakana...(their amuse bouches before eating had me at go) and their rolls are truly original...my only issues with the place (aside from its over-abundance of menus which I find both confusing and redundant) is the non-sushi service...when sitting at the sushi bars, I can see the waitron gals are mostly in the back area texting and completely absent in the dining room. the sushi makes up for both however, as the fish is as fresh as it gets, the chefs are incredibly skilled.
I'm a fan of Miyoshi in Hackensack. I've been going there since I was a kid (and it's the first place I ventured out of shumai territory and into the actual sushi offerings... awww...). It's always fresh and delicious!
You also can never go wrong by hitting the eateries within Mitsuwa, the Japanese market on River Road in Edgewater...
I used to go to Sakura in Ridgewood but realized there was a place closer to me that was just as good but a little cheaper. I go to Sapporo in North Haledon and I ask that every else go there too. It's a little mom and pop place that is never busy and I'm terrified they will go out of business. I can't keep them open alone, I need everyone's help!
Love Yuki Sushi in Montvale, NJ. I've been to Gen before and I think their sushi/sashimi is subpar compared to Yuki. Love their Yuki Roll, and their portions of sashimi/sushi are bigger then other places that I've been to, and fish is always fresh.
I think that Nouveau Sushi is closed.
I like Nori in Caldwell and Aikou in Morristown. I find Sushi Lounge overpriced and it seems to value atmosphere over the food (the atmosphere is great, the sushi, not so much).
200 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
63 Reaville Ave, Flemington, NJ 08822
Five Spice Asian Bistro 1224 St. Georges Ave, Avenel NJ 732-636-2688
This restaurant is excellent! The food, specifically the Sushi is superb. The location is quiet and VERY clean. The service is quick and they have EXCELLENT PRICING. I had a Spider Roll which is usually approx. $10 rounded up. Five Spice gives you 50% off which was great for me and my tight budget! This place is less than 5 minutes from Woodbridge Town Hall on Rt. 35. They also serve Thai food which is great as well!