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Apr 22, 2013 09:00 AM

Good Sushi in the Paramus Area

I used to get Sushi take out from this cute little place in Rochelle Park but sadly they had a fire.

I need a good place to grab some take out sushi. Anything in the Paramus, Ridgewood, Maywood, Rochelle Park area... I would go a little farther for something good.

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  1. Go to Ridgewood and head to Masago. Small, BYO, out of the way and off the radar place. Service is "fair" -- but the sushi is excellent! The manager, who may have an interest in the place does the fish buying himself. I brought a friend of mine there who is in the fish business and he loved it! He said the fish was high-quality, fresh, and handled, prepared, etc. very well.

    I've ordered kitchen items as well and it's good -- better than many. It is not gourmet in their regular food, kitchen items -- but for sushi they get very creative, offer many different types of rolls, etc.

    I spend a great deal of time in Ridgewood, and it has quickly become my favorite place. I've been to every sushi place in Ridgewood -- more than once -- and this is my go-to place. I still go to Sakura Bana on occasion, when I am looking for that type of experience.

    Some people I know like Kumo, Wild Ginger and another one or two.

    In Paramus, I don't think you'll find anything special.

    Next door in River Edge, try Fuki Sushi.

    6 Replies
    1. re: ELA

      Great thanks! I have been to Fuki and it is very good.

      1. re: NJfoodLover

        I have to say that I prefer Sakora Bana. Hands down my favorite in Ridgewood, and the entire area. The uni is fresh and served, literally, in its shell. Rolls are terrific.

        1. re: NJfoodLover

          Fuki is similar to Masago in that it is casual, no frills, off the radar, etc. I mean let's face's not NoBu. LOL.

          Also, have you tried Miyoshi in Hackensack?

          1. re: ELA

            Ok thanks for the tip about Masago.
            I have not tried Miyoshi.

            1. re: NJfoodLover

              I am hesitant to recommend it, LOL. Small, off the radar place on Mercer St. in Hackensack. Service is so-so at best. I haven't been there in a few years, but the fish used to be very fresh, and good quality -- good, basic rolls, quality sushi, etc. They have a liquor license and they've been around a long time.

              1. re: NJfoodLover

                By the way, IMO, there is no comparison between Fuki and Masago. I was simply describing the no-frills, off the radar aspect. Masago is putting out some excellent sushi. Try it.

        2. I've been going to Sakurabana in Ridgewood since a Japanese friend took me there many, many years ago. I live in VT now, but still stop in for a Hot Okinawa and a Laurie Roll whenever I'm in NJ. The same staff has been there forever (I think one of the sushi men is one of the owners) and the sushi is impeccable.