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Jerry-San's Sushi Bar

400 Derby Ave, West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 392-3626
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Ranked #25 of 144 Restaurants in West Haven
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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English first
New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Other reviewers have already pointed out that the building and atmosphere are not inviting. We were pleased with Jerry's friendly and engaging style. The spicy crunchy tuna roll was very good as was the tuna avocado salad. I frequently order udon soup and I was very satisfied with the large portion filled with chicken, vegetables and seafood. The perfectly cooked... More

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Stratford, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Drive by here a lot and see the parking lot packed many times. Finally made it for lunch and it was completely dead. Not one car in the lot - guessing because it was Sunday and the Nissan car dealership was closed or something but still went in to try. Sushi was a no go. I love sushi - and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellent sushi, haven't had a bad roll here. I try to vary what I get, but I have to always get a spicy tuna roll. We visit about every other month, for work birthdays and the like. And yes, the outside looks rundown, but I've found that many of the best sushi restaurants look bad on the outside, but are... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A warm and inviting sushi restaurant. Agree with all other comments that the outside is not particularly glamorous. Have been coming here for years and quality is consistent. Jerry remembers all his regulars and its feels like a friendly neighborhood hangout. Have NEVER found anything unpleasant in my food.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Unbelievable and fun experience but don't judge a book by its cover. The outside is not well maintained at all due to the " slum lord "that leases the restaurant space to this well known area and quality minded chef Jerry San. Along with his long standing protege Rinchin, the quality and consistency of his food and its preparation is... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

This is one of my favorite sushi spots around. Granted the prices are a little higher than other places, the roll size and portion is huge! The spicy crunchy tuna is the best I have ever had and I eat a lot of sushi. The chefs are fun and nice and love sharing some sake. The other menu items are... More

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West Haven, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The foood was good, but I found something nasty in my sushi. I have had zero tolerance for disgusting tasting sushi and im very strict about that. Not what I expected and the air did smell fishy like someone else said. I'll try them ONE more time. Tonight.

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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

I think I've been to every sushi joint in the West Haven vicinity. I had no idea this place was even there, and even drove by it when my GPS told me to turn in. Ignore the outside, ignore the fact the rolls are a couple bucks more than the area norm. This was the best food I've had for... More

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Burlington, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

My co-worker and I went for lunch after I had seen it was highly rated on TA. He gave me a look as we pulled up because it sure does not look like much from the outside. The lunch special of 2 rolls for $10.95 seemed very high vs other places in the area. We also ordered a special roll.... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We get take-out about once a month here, for the past several years. Top quality ingrediants and basic preparations. Order is always correct (important for take-out) and quality is consistently good. I prefer the tuna, both basic and spicy. Don't let the exterior scare you: the interior is actually nice. The customers are more upscale than the neighborhood. You can't... More

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