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Jerry-San's Sushi Bar

400 Derby Ave, West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 392-3626
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Ranked #13 of 143 restaurants in West Haven
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Apr 6, 2014
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12 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Wow. We went here on a tip from a friend, otherwise, there was no chance that we'd ever go here - kind of a run-down building on rt. 34, between a car dealership and a vacant lot. It doesn't exactly scream "put a great sushi restaurant here!" But were ever so pleasantly surprised. Great, fresh, high quality sushi and very... More

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New England, North Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

We eat or get takeout from here often, and it's always just right. The restaurant is very nice once you walk in the door (its location is along a busy road, near car dealerships. Sushi is fresh, creative, and nicely prepared. Jerry gets to know his customers and greets people by name whenever he can.

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