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“A place that never disappoints” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nagano Japanese Restaurant

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Nagano Japanese Restaurant
23 Washington St, Morristown, NJ 07960-3933
(973) 540-9120
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Ranked #79 of 132 Restaurants in Morristown
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A place that never disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have been coming here for years. It has changed hands a few times, but the new owner is always a current employee! The new owner, Benny, has kept the food as delicious as ever, but has slightly updated the décor. We never order from the menu, but always allow the chefs to provide an "omakase" dinner -- their choice of what's freshest, tastiest, innovative, most delicious. The salmon in yuzu is heavenly. But since what we get is usually different every time, and we don't even know what the dishes are called, it's hard to recommend a specific dish. But we leave happy from here every time.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Morristown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“An Absolute Stinker”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The first time I went here, it was with a friend who had an Entertainment book coupon. After ascending the stairs to the second floor where the restaurant is located, we walked into a somewhat busy dining room - a good sign. The service was fairly prompt. The sushi and sashimi was awful. Actually warm, as if it was sitting out for a while, the rolls fell apart, and the taste was blah. No imagination in the preparation and I actually was a bit nauseated later that evening. Nevertheless, I went back nearly a year later and, sadly, nothing had changed. Nagano has been in Morristown for many years, though I don't know why considering there are far better Japanese restaurants in town. In any event, I'd stay away and opt for any of the others.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Mendham, NJ
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Traditional Japanese restaurant with nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We have been coming here for years, and find the fare quite consistently good. The warm moist hand cloths are a nice start that many Japanese restaurants seem to be foregoing these days. The service is prompt. The Sushi chef always looks up when someone enters, and we always nod in greeting. The fish is always very fresh, and the rice perfectly seasoned.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Morristown, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The Sushi was very fresh but I don't speak Japanese.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

The sushi was really fresh. My date and I shared the boat but we wanted to get several pieces that were not included. We agreed to pay extra but they didn't come. When we asked our waitress she said they were not included but the head man (don't know his name) came over and told us he would give them to us at no charge. That was very nice to do. We left with some leftovers and ate them for breakfast the next day. Still as fresh tasting as the night before.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morristown, New Jersey
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Ok sorry but Ewwww”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Went on a recommendation...never again. My salmon had brown edges, I sent it back and it came back trimmed but the same fish.....Old fish raw....ewwwww

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