Morristown, NJ 07961
- Cost: $$$
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Parking: Street, Metered
- Take Out: Yes
January 16, 2012
Morristown’s Sushi Lounge, a chain with two other NJ locations in Hoboken and Totowa, has black lacquered tables, a chic bar, and an elevated DJ booth. I’m sure many people go for the slick downtown vibe, but you should also go for some very good sushi and Japanese-inspired food.
There are actually two bars in this large, well-designed space, the bar and the sushi bar, each with counter seating. The sushi, sashimi, chirashi and rolls off the extensive sushi menu feature high quality, fresh fish. The rolls range from the usual spicy tuna and California (crabstick, avocado, cucumber and masago (capelin roe)) to the outlandish: Optimistic (tuna, salmon, avocado, masago and tempura flakes wrapped in soy paper), Spicy Banana Tempura and Jalapeno Salmon. The Angry Dragon roll I ordered (lobster, asparagus, mango and scallions topped with eel, avocado and spicy jalapeño-mango sauce) could have been angrier for my taste.
The best dish we ate, however, was the “Japanese Risotto” appetizer, a fantastic mound of lump crab, shrimp, shitake mushrooms, edamame & rice, flavored with parmesan cheese and truffle oil. Other winners are the Shrimp Shumai and Seared Scallops served on a flaming plate. Kitchen entrees on the menu include Salmon Katsu, teriyaki, ramen, udon and hibachi.
If you don’t mind the extra calories, try the dessert. Fried ice cream with three different sauces is very good, and popular with the kids.