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21 Ferry St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1802
609-397-9228
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Reliable and enjoyable

Great place for good Japanese food. Nice selection of traditional Japanese cuisine. Good service in a cozy (read somewhat type quarters) place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Leslie B
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Stockton, New Jersey
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Their sushi is just OK. The ambiance frankly is terrible and they will deliver your check before you have even finished your food. I've had a plate taken away that was still half full simply because I paused while eating my meal to interact with an out of town friend I hadn't seen in awhile- I had to literally grab... More 

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Stockton, New Jersey
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14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great place for good Japanese food. Nice selection of traditional Japanese cuisine. Good service in a cozy (read somewhat type quarters) place.

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very good sushi. They also have very others food. Very friendly staff. Parking could be a problem it was not cold in the restaurant.

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is good. I had a seaweed salad, it came out quick and was good. There were a couple of brown pieces of seaweed but just picked them out. The sushi was wonderful. Great selection of chef's specials and we enjoyed all of them. The reason for the 3 stars is due to the cleanliness of the place. The... More 

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New Hope, PA
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280 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Situated in a historic building just off Bridge Street in Lambertville, this BYO restaurant offers authentic Japanese cuisine. The top floor offers a Hibachi Chef and tableside preparation.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Best sushi around! Lots of choices, nice staff and great service. Take out is fantastic as well! Be sure to ask about their specials.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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112 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ota-Ya is a mainstay in Lambertville offering very good Japanese food at reasonable prices. There are two options: the sushi bar (a full-service restaurant and menu, with extensive fresh sushi selections) and a hibachi upstairs. I prefer the downstairs and the menu selections, especially the bento boxes, which allow you a taste of many different things. I got the veggie... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Ota-Ya has a great location, right in the heart of town. Still, it's in the first floor of an old house, doesn't look...fabulous. But first impressions are deceiving, and whether you're a sushi fanatic or a tentative Asian seafood fan, you'll feel well cared for.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Peter is an awesome sushi chef. Very consistent, very professional. We go here just for him (and for his wife, who is a charming server, as are most of the other servers when you get to know them). We only wish the place could be updated a little. If it were a little more appealing from the outside, more people... More 

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Warren, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We own the Pineapple Hill Inn B&B in New Hope and we send people here all the time and always receive great reviews from them...it is one of our favorite places....you can't beat the sushi. Décor is limited, but the food is fabulous. It is so fresh and prepared perfectly in an open area sushi kitchen. We highly recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Ferry St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1802
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: 609-397-9228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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