We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sawa

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-229-0600
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    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
,
Rumson, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Eatontown, New Jersey
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westchester county, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumson, New Jersey
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Usa
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Branch, New Jersey
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maplewood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Hanover, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sawa also viewed

Long Branch, Jersey Shore
Long Branch, Jersey Shore
 
Long Branch, Jersey Shore
Long Branch, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Sawa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sawa

Address: 68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Phone Number: 732-229-0600
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Doing business, Romantic, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sawa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?