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Ota-Ya Japanese Restaurant

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21 Ferry St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1802
+1 609-397-9228
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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New Hope
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236 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

There were five of us for dinner so we decided that we were going to order several appetizers and share family style. We had gyoza, shumai, an assortment of tempura and several permutations of raw fish. The gyoza, shumai and tempura were all delicious. The tempura was lightly battered and cooked perfectly. The gyoza were small and delicate and not... More 

1 Thank Vivian B
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

When you order spicy tuna roll, it doesn't disappoint... the roll is sliced then heaps of the spicy tuna are pile on top

Thank Peter C
Ewing, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

Excellant sushi, friendly staff, very interesting menu The New Style Sashimi is amazing and so is the Tuna Metropolitan, best sushi place in the New Hope/Lambertville area.

Thank Bob S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

By far Ota-Ya has the freshest, most delicious sushi I have ever had!! It's off the main street going through Lambertville, NJ which is a wonderful little town to visit as well. I have to disagree with another reviewer and tell you the staff could NOT have been MORE friendly toward us!! My husband ordered tempura and he couldn't have... More 

Thank jerzeegrl23
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

All the locals know this is the best place for sushi as long as you are willing to put up with the unfriendly, brisk wait staff. It's BYOB and the price is great!

1 Thank Love2winedine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

The best...great family friendly and delicious love the shrimp tempera and philly rolls...prices are decent...and its in a nice small town of lambertville...I've been going here for years and love it!!!

Placencia, Belize
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

The atmosphere is not the best, but Ota-Ya consistently serves the best sushi in Lambertville. We have been regulars there for several years.

Thank Robert C
Patchogue, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

I must say we were pleasantly surprised to dine here despite so many negative comments. We first ate here close to 13 years ago and it was very good so we decided - what the heck we have a bottle of sake so let's go for it!! You can't believe everything you read - we found the appetizers, sushi and... More 

1 Thank pam w
Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a great find and we did find it. We were not disappointed with their angel sushi and their dinner box. BYOB so get sake across the street and have them heat it

Thank sw8tart
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Ota-Ya Japanese Restaurant is a Japanese eatery offering creative sushi rolls & hibachi specialties in a BASIC settings. A bunch of friends catching up. A not so formal place. Attentive staff and friendly and accomodative. It gets a little noisy but let's blame that on the wine :) I recommend: Seaweed Salad Unagi Don Shrimp with vegetable tempura Chirashi Sushi/sashimi... More 

1 Thank DianeVaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ferry St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1802
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-397-9228

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