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Sawa

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68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-229-0600
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    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
First time visiting long branch

This was my first time visiting long branch with my wife and mother and we decided for some Japanese for lunch. The food was very good, the service was so so.. The food was fresh and the prices are what was to be expected but not too bad.. They said the sushi was fresh and tasty! I had chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
paul12677
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Aberdeen, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was my first time visiting long branch with my wife and mother and we decided for some Japanese for lunch. The food was very good, the service was so so.. The food was fresh and the prices are what was to be expected but not too bad.. They said the sushi was fresh and tasty! I had chicken teriyaki... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Friendly attentive staff. Way above average sushi with reasonable prices. Happened to be there on a night when they had live music, but was nice volume so we could still talk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Love the sushi at this place. .. awesome! Had a great time with friends. The staff is very happy and polite, good live music. Perfect for the summer!

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love sushi, been eating it since 1983. The sushi here is very good and the special rolls are the biggest I've ever seen! Watch what you order because I can usually eat 6 rolls and a few pieces of sushi! Sawa rolls are so big I had a hard time eating 4. Very nice wait staff as well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Signature Roll - Red Dragon Roll was amazing, fresh and delicious! Restaurant located in a beautiful area of a Long Branch, love this town, only steps from the beach. Staff was very welcoming and caring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate outside on the patio, we got some grilled steak and sashimi, both of which were great. The sashimi came out and it looked like a floral bouquet, I didn't know if I should eat it or display it. I'm glad that I ate it, it was excellent.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went on a Saturday night in July and all of Pier Village was crowded. We decided last minute to go and all the restaurants had 3+ hour wait time. Sawa was crowded but sat us right away and we even got to sit outside. We ordered the steak Terriyaki and it was pretty good. It came with rice and... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had appetizers and dinner everything was delicious we were there on 4th of July weekend they were very busy but we sat at the sushi bar everything was excellent definitely will go back!

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I am a "local" and we were going to Pier Village to listen to a concert. I had gotten off work late from and was looking forward to a nice drink. I had never been in Sawa but hear the food was great. I was not interested in food at this time but what I did see of the food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We took kids and grandkids here for hibachi one night and it was absolutely perfect. Came back the next night for Happy Hour bargains on drinks plus $5 sushi rolls, spring roll, dumplings and more. That turned out to be big feast for small change. And they had a singer with keyboard who was really good. Two lady bartenders on... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?