Really Fresh Sushi-New Jersey
Looking for really fresh and well prepared sushi in New Jersey...willing to travel.....prefer not going into Manhattan
Tomo's in Little Falls would likely fit the bill! Easy to get to off of Rt 46. Full reports/pics are on egullet; do a search in NJ for Tomo's and you'll find it, as the restaurant doesn't seem to have a web site. My serious sushi friends just rave about the place!
113 Route 23 (Pompton Ave)
Little Falls, NJ 07424
While not in New Jersey, it is right over the border in NY in Nanuet in Rockland County. It is called Sakana and I first heard about it on these boards. It is by far the best Sushi outside of NYC and very reasonable. The ambiance is just OK, but it is the fresh fish and creative rolls that has customers lined up for big waits most nights of the week. I had some takeout for dinner last night and it was awesome. I also like Flirt in Allendale, but I usually drive the extra 10 minutes to go to Sakana.
"...willing to travel..."
Well, if you want to sample some of the finest sushi in New Jersey, I strongly recommend you travel to Shumi in Somerville, which is considered by many to have the best sushi in the Garden State.
Here's a recent link that includes some comments about Shumi. Read especially the remarks by houdini on Nov. 23. I traveled to Japan for over ten years and I agree with his comment that the food at Shumi is as good as anything you'd find in Japan.
Depending on where you are in NJ, I would highly recommend Sakura Bana in Ridgewood. Out of all of the sushi places that I've tried in NNJ, I think it's the freshest. I also like the fact that they have a very wide variety, and all of their dishes that I've tried (non-sushi) are really good. Be prepared to wait on line though--it's a very popular place. And it's byob.
43 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450