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Feb 9, 2007 04:59 PM

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


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  1. There's this place on Route 10 in East Hanover that I really like. It's called Nikko.

    1. 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!

      1. 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.

        1. I live close to Morristown and love to go to Sushi Lounge, it's very modern, always buzzing so plenty of people watching and the sushi is really very good. I believe there is one in Hoboken too.

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          1. re: Louise W

            Yep, there is one in Hoboken, never been but my friend loves it. I am a big fan of the Morristown location. There is also a place in summit called Taka that is really good.

            1. re: Louise W

              I really like Sushi Lounge. I have dined at all 3 and the one on Route 46 in Totowa is my new favorite since they opened the outside patio. It is a great place to enjoy some drinks after our meal.

              1. re: NJfoodLover

                It has been a while since I wrote this. I know I updated some place on this board that I went back a few times and it has gotten worse and worse each time. I am not sure what happened.

            2. Let me add my vote for Masa Sushi in Allendale, NJ. I wrote a fairly detailed blog entry about it:


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              1. re: dossy

                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.

                1. re: mojotele

                  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!!