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68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-229-0600
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good japanese food, hit or miss service

We always have great meals in Sawa, love their specialty rolls and cooked fish dishes (try the cod or the seabass). Service is erratic, sometimes excellent, sometimes terrible, specially in the summer. On the other hand,if you seat outside and they delay your food you will enjoy just sitting there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
worldcitizen22
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Usa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After the worse oysters I had in my life at McLoone's, I went across the street to Sawa. Great service and fresh sushi, awesomely presented!

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Usa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We always have great meals in Sawa, love their specialty rolls and cooked fish dishes (try the cod or the seabass). Service is erratic, sometimes excellent, sometimes terrible, specially in the summer. On the other hand,if you seat outside and they delay your food you will enjoy just sitting there watching the people stroll at the boardwalk. Very pleasant atmosphere.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I like to come here for a quick bit to eat on my own. They have great drinks but since I live upstairs it's hard for me to justify their prices. I would come here with friends, family, business etc. It's a great little spot.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We sat at the nice bar and enjoyed some sushi. We also happened to be there on karaoke night and had extra fun! The bartender, Eric, even sang some Johnny Cash..and very well too! Fun place, good food, friendly staff!

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East Hanover, New Jersey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Atmosphere is beautifully decorated, modern style, excellent food and service. Family friendly. Hibachi chef was very entertaining.

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NYC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well there was a lot going on at Sawa when we arrived! There were Grand Marnier ladies testing out new drinks in the lobby next to the bar, a lot of people waiting for seating in the Hibachi area as it seemed like everyone had reservations. So we used our time waiting for a table trying out new drinks with... More 

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East Patchogue, New York, USA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband loves sushi, I do not eat seafood of any kind. I was pleased to learn that the restaurant serves a variety of cuisines. My husband is very fussy about his seafood, and he loved the sushi. I enjoyed my marinated steak as well. Thank you!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Filet mignon- very very good! Japanese soda- something new and unexpected- very tasty! nice food, great place and good service. A+

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The sushi here is pretty good, and its a cool laid-back atmosphere right off the beach. They even have karaoke sometimes, and its super entertaining.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food here was very good. Sat outside which was great for people watching. Service started a little slow and then our waiter totally redeemed himself.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch
  • Phone Number: 732-229-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?