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Sawa Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

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42 State Route 36, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2508
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3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

sawa, is a terrific hibachi,steak house. not only is saws delicious, but the volcano presentation is terrific.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vincent D
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing to write home about. Very average at best! A bit dated and nothing stuck out.Plain and average.

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best sushi outside of Asbury! And their pineapple fried rice bowl is divine! We frequent this place a lot, the staff is always super friendly and the service is fast

Thank Michelle K
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sawa, is a terrific hibachi,steak house. not only is saws delicious, but the volcano presentation is terrific.

Thank Vincent D
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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167 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went here for a Saturday lunch (they open at 3). It was very good, we had great apps, and my sushi rolls were very good. The only thing that was not so great was the wine we had, for $20+ a bottle it was terrible.

Thank Emma B
Manalapan, New Jersey
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We went here and chose hibachi for dinner. I forget how noisy these dinners can be with birthday celebrations not relaxing. Food is just pase too expensive for what you get. I recall that a thank you dessert like pineapple or fortune cookie was given with the bill not any longer or at least not here. It feels like a... More 

Thank Akma4
Manasquan, New Jersey
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in last night after a movie at Sawa which used to be our go to Sushi spot. No wait to be seated. Ordered Shumai, soup and sushi. While our server and the rest of staff was attentive the food on the other hand was not as exciting as we remembered. Shumai came to the table barely warm. Not great... More 

Thank Michael G
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This use to be my favorite Japanese Steakhouse, but since has gone downhill. It was Saturday night and on Saturday night it use to be crowded, but not this time. My friend and I ordered the Hibachi Steak and it was always tender and delicious, but we found it to be tough and chewy and too well done (not the... More 

Thank Cricket E
Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

food is tasty and presentation is very good. The staff is friendly and willing to make recommendations if you're unsure of what you might like. The place is nicely decorated and the staff is friendly. It is an easy place to come back to.

Thank Henry G
Jackson, New Jersey
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a very good Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar. My wife and I have eaten there several times and always enjoyed it. It is not the best in New Jersey but well worth a visit if you are nearby. It's menu is typical of this type of restaurant. Food is very well prepared, attractive and tasty. Service is always... More 

Thank traveldoc2011
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Usa
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We did the hibachi and loved it. Great service and very good food for lunch and dinner. The chefs are entertaining and friendly as well.

Thank Joe R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 State Route 36, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2508
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Eatontown
  • Phone Number: 732-544-8885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?