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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Great place

Been there numerous times Great food and drinks. Bartenders are awesome. And they should be mentioned as the mgt needs to know. They are the ones that everyone first contacts Cheryl,Eric , Marisa just to name a few Also great karaoke with Sherri should have it every week instead every other

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
pd103
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Rumson, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Westchester county, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Service good; presentation beautiful; quality of the fish amazing! Excellent value - sashimi pieces were larger than normal sushi places. Excellent quality fish!

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When you want sushi you want it fresh as possible, and expertly done. This restaurant achieves that. Give yourself over to the sushi experience: it is what any American-Japanese sushi restaurant strives for: great sushi, inventive non-sushi dishes, and a few non-fish traditional items for the more conservative diner. Party of originally 3 expanded rapidly to 9 as people tagged... More 

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Rumson, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Been there numerous times Great food and drinks. Bartenders are awesome. And they should be mentioned as the mgt needs to know. They are the ones that everyone first contacts Cheryl,Eric , Marisa just to name a few Also great karaoke with Sherri should have it every week instead every other

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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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
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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
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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
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 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
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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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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, Families with children, Doing business
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?