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21 Ferry St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1802
609-397-9228
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
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I must say we were pleasantly surprised to dine here despite so many negative comments. We first ate here close to 13 years ago and it was very good so we decided - what the heck we have a bottle of sake so let's go for it!! You can't believe everything you read - we found the appetizers, sushi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Patchogue, New York
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Patchogue, New York
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I must say we were pleasantly surprised to dine here despite so many negative comments. We first ate here close to 13 years ago and it was very good so we decided - what the heck we have a bottle of sake so let's go for it!! You can't believe everything you read - we found the appetizers, sushi and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a great find and we did find it. We were not disappointed with their angel sushi and their dinner box. BYOB so get sake across the street and have them heat it

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ota-Ya Japanese Restaurant is a Japanese eatery offering creative sushi rolls & hibachi specialties in a BASIC settings. A bunch of friends catching up. A not so formal place. Attentive staff and friendly and accomodative. It gets a little noisy but let's blame that on the wine :) I recommend: Seaweed Salad Unagi Don Shrimp with vegetable tempura Chirashi Sushi/sashimi... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Always great. They know fresh. Try the Sashimi Layer. It is out of this world. I enjoy sitting at the sushi bar and interacting with the staff. The fish is always fresh, yet often the sushi chef can steer us. And don't forget to leave room for green tea ice cream dessert.

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lambertville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife & I have been residents of lambertville for about 7 years, both of us love sushi, for whatever reason we've never had a pull to eat at ota-ya, last night we decided to give it a shot, we got take out. Every thing we ordered was beyond disappointing. The lobster roll smelled of sweary gym socks and tasted... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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