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Jerry-San's Sushi Bar

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400 Derby Ave, West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 392-3626
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Surprisingly good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
New York
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New York
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Thank SeaworthyNewYork
Stratford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank YanKnowsGoodFood
New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank N V
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Thank Beshle
Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Ron H
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 

Thank Magbox
West Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank lillypod99
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank Redig
Burlington, Connecticut
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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 

1 Thank BadgerConn
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Derby Ave, West Haven, CT 06516
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 392-3626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi


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