I didn’t appreciate Japanese food until college. My roommate, a Japanese-American guy from Los Angeles who arrived with his own rice cooker, introduced me to Sushi, and to the classic food movie, Tampopo. If I’m remembering college correctly, I think he also perfected my chopsticks technique. Since then, I’ve eaten my fair share of spicy tuna rolls, Udon, and Gyoza. When I first visited Japan a few years ago,

I glimpsed the incredible variety and complexity of Japanese cuisine, and enjoyed one of the best meals I’ve had anywhere – Omakase at a sushi stall in the Tokyo fish market (Tsukiji).

Here at home, we are big Iron Chef fans (Morimoto rules!) and the kids love sushi. No complaints when I say were trying another Jersey Japanese place. There are plenty of sushi spots in the Garden State. I’m hoping to find more quality ramen and katsu shops.

Did I miss your favorite Japanese? Share yours. I’ll add the most popular to the list, and to the map.


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8 Responses to “Japanese”

  1. Angel says:

    Sakura Japenese Steak House in Mays Landing, NJ. Each chef puts on a show. It’s family oriented, and the food is to die for. It’s a wonderful dining experience. The sushi is great too.

  2. Michelle says:

    Mizu Sushi just opened in Cranford a few months ago and it’s the best I’ve had in NJ. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area.

  3. gina says:

    Mr. Pi’s is good but try Sushi-O on route 1 across from skylark diner…yummy.

  4. EatsandSeats says:

    Check out Fuji in Haddonfield, NJ you wont be sorry!

  5. meade says:

    Ikko in Brick has the best sushi I have ever eaten. They are constantly updating the menu and many of the chefs take continuing education courses at New York’s finest schools. They’re is hardly a wait and the service is always pleasant. New Jersey Monthly Magazine rated them best sushi. Many of the sushi chefs throw private parties for celebrities. Highly recommended. I have eaten at Taka Sushi in Summit and it is not even close. Ikko is way better. Highly recommednded