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Best Sushi in Monmouth?- Let's hear your opinion

Love sushi and we think that Yumi is Sea Bright is tops. Would like to hear other CH's thoughts on best sushi in Monmouth!

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Yumi
1120 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

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  1. Konbu in Manalapan in Western Monmouth has my vote!

    1. Kanji in Shrewsbury - Is the best in my opinion.

      Avoid Sawa in Long Branch. Tinton Falls location is variable, but good during busy Spring - Summer. Winter Holiday time aovid it.

      I also likes Teak and The Downtown in Red Bank for a different pace.

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      1. re: stickman731

        KAZU in Howel Rt 9 l is my favorite.

        1. re: Tapas52

          +1 for Kazu. Small quaint place with great rice and nice selection of hard to find fish. This past week we had madai.

          1. re: AC Captain

            Ac Captain I hear you.......many times I noticed that Kazu is crowed with Asian people from all over the area...which says something goog! Kazu is an artist & his wife is an excellent friendly hostess.

          2. re: Tapas52

            I just went last night...great uni, live scallop, hamachi, tuna, etc. I got a little down on this place at one point but after last night, it's at the top of my list for the county again.

        2. Taka in Asbury Park for a night out with a 6 pack of nice beers
          Izu in Long Branch for an unassumingly awesome meal, sit at the sushi bar with some beer from court liquors
          don't like the Sawa in Pier Village, gummy rice and poorly tended to tuna

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          Pier Village
          30 Laird St, Long Branch, NJ

          1. Yumi it is with Taka a close second

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            Yumi
            1120 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

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            1. +1 more for Kanji, then Taka, Fuji in Shrewsbury, Osaka in Bradley Beach

              1. +1 for YUMI and +1 for Kanji. Yumi is the better of the two.

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                Yumi
                1120 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

                1. Aligado in Hazlet

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                  Aligado Asian Cuisine
                  2780 State Route 35, Hazlet, NJ 07730

                  1. Our favorites in no special order:

                    - Sono in Middletown
                    - Kanji in Tinton Falls
                    - Taka in Asbury Park

                    1. I don't mean to be a bitch, but for the edification of others could any of you elaborate on why or what distinguishes the places you prefer from the run of the mill "bar" sushi with which I am consistently confronted (affronted)? AC Captain's comments about Kazu, for example, at least let us know that "hard to find" pieces are a reason to go to that restaurant. Personally, I agree with him (Hell, I had Monkfish liver there.).

                      I have found Nobi in Toms River to have a comparable diversity of atypical offerings. Because I find the freshness of the standard sashimi selections superior at this Ocean County establishment, I prefer to drive the extra distance and get my fish fix there. Nevertheless, there have been mentions of several places in this thread that are less troublesome to get to during the summer and I can't help wonder if there is anything in particular that distinguishes one from the next.

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                      1. re: MGZ

                        That's sort of my impression - the difference between your average sushi joint and "the best" is not very big in NJ. They all pretty much carry the same types of fish, and the variance in quality of the fish is pretty narrow...