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Best Sushi in Montclair?

Meeting a friend for a bite one day next week - we won't be able to meet until close to 9 btw. We'd like to eat sushi and Montclair is the perfect midpoint.
Any recommendations on the best sushi there? I'm looking for quality, nothing fancy shmancy, just good, clean, fresh fish. Good rolls would help too as my friend is not the adventurous sort... :)
Toro sushi seemed to get high marks on one of those "other" review sites, but some seem mixed, and frankly I'm not sure how accurate that site is anyway!

Thanks!

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  1. Dai Kichi on Valley Road in "upper" Montclair is where I'd go! Not sure about their hours...

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    1. re: Curlz

      Thanks - looks good. Do you know if there's a menu for them online? They don't seem to have a website and I can't find a menu anywhere else-
      But sounds like we'll probably head there :)

    2. Our favorite sushi place in this area is Aki, just over the Montclair line in Bloomfield. http://www.akisushius.com/ (the music on the website really doesn't suit the restaurant

      )

      We've tried all the sushi restaurants in Montclair and like Aki best.

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      1. re: ellenaitch

        Funny I was going to write asking about Aki tonight - while I was looking up Toro I saw the entry for Aki and was wondering if it's any good. Got good reviews and looks interesting. Though glad the music doesn't suit the restaurant ;)
        Thanks for the rec!

      2. There was/is a very modern sushi place across the street from Dai Kichi. Did Curlz or anyone else try it? We did awhile ago and liked it.

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        1. re: scarlet knight

          Bamboo Asian Bistro? I was looking at it but it seems to have mixed reviews and sushi did not seem to be as well liked as the other types of food there...

          1. You'll be fine with any choices below ...Dai Kichi, Toro, Aki, Nori....

            If your friend wants to look outside sushi, I'd vote Aozaro for their other options (although it can be pricey)

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