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350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010 (Bayard Street)
732-246-8999
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi...
An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi and creative cocktail mixing; featuring a lava stone bar, relaxing lounge, and sushi bar. Happy Hour : Monday- Friday from 4:00 -7:00pm. Sushi special: American and Traditional rolls for half price.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Japanese in New Brunswick

We were going to a play at the George Street Playhouse and a few people recommended this restaurant. The restaurant interior is very pretty with even a small second floor. We started with a couple of martinis; my wife had the mango and I had the pomegranate. Both were very rich in color and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were going to a play at the George Street Playhouse and a few people recommended this restaurant. The restaurant interior is very pretty with even a small second floor. We started with a couple of martinis; my wife had the mango and I had the pomegranate. Both were very rich in color and superbly made. We then both had... More 

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Diest
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The place was not crowded and many servers who had little to do.The food was OK, asian style, I had Tuna sushi wich was too heavy, taste dominated by sticky rice. The salmon was OK but the best was the rice with vegetables wich came with the salmon.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

....as the term can mean Enlightened (as in Buddha), or it can also mean dead... I am happy to report that the state of this Hotoke was most-certainly in line with the former and supporting of the giant Buddha statue that is situated and presiding over the main dining area. My sister and I had just enjoyed a concert at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Okay - I have been to this restaurant several times and I have to say they have very good (to great) sushi for reasonable prices. They have the best seaweed salad I have ever had (and I eat Japanese all over the world). This evening I only had some tuna sashimi and some uni but the uni was amazing. For... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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457 reviews 457 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Came hare a month ago after not having been to the area in several years. Great to see that this place is still happening. The night scene is great with a good DJ spinning music. In the past they used to charge a cover, but that's seemed to have stopped. The ambiance is great. New Brunswick needs more places like... More 

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westfield, nj
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239 reviews 239 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After our first visit made us think it was too expensive and too attuned to drinkers rather than eaters, we have had some very good meals here. The sushi is very fresh and the food above average in quality, presentation and novelty.

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I like this place, good enough for a local haunt. The apps are great, they offer a lot of variety and I like the ambiance and fancy drinks.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Terrific deal on cocktails and appetizers. Great way to start your evening. Very helpful staff. Would definitely return

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I will give this place a zero if possible. We were a group of 13 girls last night (08/09/14) at this horrible place. The waiter (an African American guy) was downright rude, condescending and obnoxious! Initially I noticed he wasn't the friendly type, you know the type that will be helpful with a restaurant menu, but no biggie. We all... More 

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We ate at Hotoke's on 5/31. I cannot say enough about the entire meal. From appys to dessert it was fabulous. There were 4 of us dining that night. We ordered 4 appys, the popcorn shrimp, mini lobster crab cakes, veggies rolls, and sweet yam dumplings. They were all very good. The entress were even better. The ribs were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
    (Bayard Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 732-246-8999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi and creative cocktail mixing; featuring a lava stone bar, relaxing lounge, and sushi bar. Happy Hour : Monday- Friday from 4:00 -7:00pm. Sushi special: American and Traditional rolls for half price.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?