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Tawara Japanese Restaurant

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53 W Main St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1809
201-825-8712
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Go Tawara: Very Good Japanese

Everything was delicious. The online menu doesn't seem to have the interesting dishes and apps that we ordered, so just go there! The sushi is very fresh,you can't go wrong. Bring a nice bottle(s) of wine. Plenty of parking. We sat in one of the Tatami rooms, which isn't super-comfortable but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Katkin52
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Lawrence Township NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What's nice about this understated sushi bar? It feels pretty authentic when you go inside. You will see a lot of Japanese eating there, which is always a good sign. It's a good value for your money as far as sushi goes. I've never had a bad meal there. The private rooms in the back are perfect for entertaining business... More 

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Thank Rob R
Warwick, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was hands down one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. The restaurant itself was very nice, and we loved the little alcove where they sat us, as it was nice and quiet. The food was also very good. However The service was absolutely atrocious. My entree came out not long after the appetizers, with a quick apology... More 

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Thank Caelesto
Lawrence Township NJ
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything was delicious. The online menu doesn't seem to have the interesting dishes and apps that we ordered, so just go there! The sushi is very fresh,you can't go wrong. Bring a nice bottle(s) of wine. Plenty of parking. We sat in one of the Tatami rooms, which isn't super-comfortable but is super-fun. It's not a large restaurant, so you... More 

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Thank Katkin52
northern NJ
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Tawara is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants. Excellent sushi and sashimi, always a new set of specials, and a large selection of the classic cooked dishes, too. We love sitting in the cozy 2 or 4 seat booths. There are a couple of Tatami rooms, but there is a minimum number of guests in order to be seated at... More 

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Thank babsnorthernNJ
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I visit norther NJ a few times a year and love Japanese food. I have tried a few places in the area but keep coming back to Tawara. Authentic menu with good food and sushi. They make a good Shabu Shabu and i really like the yakisoba. Make a reservation on a weekend as seating is limited but they have... More 

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Thank Wade H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

GREAT food, reasonable prices, very comfortable surroundings, and really nice staff. Particularly love the Beef Negamaki and the Gyoza! Yum!

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Thank David V
Ramsey, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When my wife and I want some good food at a good value at the last minute, Tawara is our choice. Sushi and sashimi is very good. The service is attentive. The price is reasonable.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Went back to Tawara with my husband's family for his birthday. We are a loud and difficult group, but the staff was wonderful as always. The food is delicious, prices are reasonable and friendly staff. I have been eating at Tawara for over 20 years and they are still my go to restaurant when I am craving fresh sushi and... More 

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Thank JeanB37
New Jersey
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We love Tawara! My husband and I love to get dinner here. We even have a loyalty card where we get a discount every 11th visit. The staff is very friendly and suitable for casual dining. This is a BYOB, but there is a liquor store a few doors down if you forget to bring a bottle. My husband says... More 

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2 Thank Michelle K
Allendale, New Jersey
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

been going for years, and it'll take a bit of time to finally make it through all the different dishes on the menu. From at home Japanese to more familiar fare, never had a disappointment here. I hold Tawara in higher regard than any other Japanese restaurant simply due to the fact that when having sushi/sashimi, my preferences and tastes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 W Main St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1809
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Ramsey
  • Phone Number: 201-825-8712

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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