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Mei Japanese Steak House and Sushi Restaurant

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500 S River St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6651
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Japanese Hibachi and Sushi.Large portions, efficient wait staff, chefs with personality. Food was prepared flavorful and delicious. Don't let the location in a strip mall fool you. This place is not pretty on the outside, but once in the door the scene changes dramatically. It is a great place for families.

Thank Cyndes
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

You have a good chance to ruin your planned event or dining experience if you plan on going to Mei Hibachi Steak House, like we did on Valentine's Day. A few parties were already there upon our arrival, including the five of us, with reservations made. First off, the tables were not ready and all of staff: hostesses, servers, busboys were not cheerful, and did... More 

Thank Vicfein
Hackensack, New Jersey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Ate here with friends on Valentine's Day. They have an extensive menu but we chose to do Hibachi and we were not disapointed. Mei was very warm welcoming and even allowed us to stay to finish our wine long after we had finished our food. Steak and Lobster hibachi was excellent. The accompanying rice, noodles and veg were deliciously tasty.... More 

Thank Ann H
Teaneck, New Jersey
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Nothing to write home about, but you will get a decent meal and can have a fun time with friends. Enjoy!

Thank Jonathan O
North Bergen, New Jersey
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

So birthday, my family decide to visit this place down the road. First, it is not clean! on hibachi table there some residue of oils and food from eaters before us. So when it come to food - it's nothing i have been eating before in hibachi. Sorry there is one in Netcong .. Until its clean - do not... More 

Thank FisherManGreg
Syracuse, New York
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went there for my husband's birthday. It was really nice and cozy place. Staff is friendly and the food is good. I just wish our chief spoke better English and had more tricks.

1 Thank Sue K
New Milford, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Hibachi restaurant I've been. Incredible food and I like the fact that is a BYOB establishment....

Thank emcarcano
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Whole family enjoyed our meals.Chef was talented with his knife and spatula,we all loved the flaming volcano! Complimentary crab and shrimp appetizer was a nice surprise. Plenty of food and you can byob.

Thank marie m
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I eat here approximately twice a month, so it's an overall rating. My favorite, the spicy tuna tartar (when the regular chef is working) comes out in a beautiful presentation plate, with designs and pictograms drawn with the sauces. It's lovely to look at, but surpassed by the taste! Avocado and mango form the base, and the tuna is covered... More 

Thank wearytrvlr
Leonia, NJ
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

You must add this one to your list, the sushi and rolls are out of this world. Very clean place, Good servers (Lina). I will not recomend anything, because every time I came, I had a new experience. Yy (pronouce whywhy) surprised me with different creation (rolls) at each visit. The owner Jacki, is now a friend.

Thank PascalALemaire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S River St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6651
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: 12018202473

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?