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“Surprisingly good sushi for a suburban location” 4 of 5 stars
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Higashi Japanese Restaurant
1735 Ellington Rd, Unit 13, South Windsor, CT 06074-2719
860-644-7788
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Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good sushi for a suburban location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a very friendly, popular local spot. They take genuine pride in the quality of the food, and sushi is very good. Always very fresh salmon. Rainbow roll is a nice combination.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice sushi...and good miso soup.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

While it is not usually our first choice in town for sushi, the food here is every bit as good as its nearest competitor, and the prices are better. Guess it depends on what type of atmosphere you are looking for.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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34 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nice Japanese Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Situated in the local shopping center, Higashi is a rather small, intimate Japanese restaurant. Reliable, fresh sushi favorites. A long list of rolls and platters. My son loves sushi and frequents Hagashi regularlySmall sushi bar-maybe 6 seats? Recently added other Asian fare such as fried rice, teriaki nad such which is well executed and has a clean, fresh taste Also have nice luch specials and combos at a reasonable price.

Visited August 2012
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Eastern Pennsylvania
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“No-class attempt at Japanese food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Taiwanese/Fujian imitation of Japanese food, in a shopping mall. Maybe the sushi bar was adequate, but I sat at a table. I ordered spider roll, and a roll with sweet potato and onion. The spider roll was dreadful - could literally taste the residual oil on the crab. The sushi was all California style, which might have been fine, except that the rice grains were dried out and the seaweed wrappers were tough and mostly inedible. The sweet potato was probably left-over from tempura -- not at all fresh. The tea was tepid. Also had beef and asparagus maki, but could not detect any asparagus and it was very chewy beef drenched in a heavy brown gravy. I left feeling queasy and a bit feverish, and am hoping I won't be sick overnight. No miso was offered. One good thing -- a really hot towel was offered before ordering.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“A Pearl in Hartford County/CT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Tasty food. Fresh ingredients. A welcoming environment.

Higashi Japanese Restaurant excels in providing a great experience to their customers. Everything was well prepared and delicious. What more can you ask for? I've tried expensive sushi restaurants and cheap ones all over NE and in NYC, and Higashi can compete with the best of them.

If you ever are in CT, come here!

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