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Ota-Ya Japanese Restaurant

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21 Ferry St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1802
+1 609-397-9228
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Aug 20, 2017
“Great sushi, best for take-out”
Jun 15, 2017
“Good Sushi, Unfriendly Service”
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
21 Ferry St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1802
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Situated in a historic building just off Bridge Street in Lambertville, this BYO restaurant offers authentic Japanese cuisine. The top floor offers a Hibachi Chef and tableside preparation.

1  Thank AviCa
Reviewed November 17, 2014

Best sushi around! Lots of choices, nice staff and great service. Take out is fantastic as well! Be sure to ask about their specials.

Thank HMakgill
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ota-Ya is a mainstay in Lambertville offering very good Japanese food at reasonable prices. There are two options: the sushi bar (a full-service restaurant and menu, with extensive fresh sushi selections) and a hibachi upstairs. I prefer the downstairs and the menu selections, especially the...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed September 4, 2014

Ota-Ya has a great location, right in the heart of town. Still, it's in the first floor of an old house, doesn't look...fabulous. But first impressions are deceiving, and whether you're a sushi fanatic or a tentative Asian seafood fan, you'll feel well cared for.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Peter is an awesome sushi chef. Very consistent, very professional. We go here just for him (and for his wife, who is a charming server, as are most of the other servers when you get to know them). We only wish the place could be...More

Thank RiversideLady
Reviewed August 9, 2014

We own the Pineapple Hill Inn B&B in New Hope and we send people here all the time and always receive great reviews from them...it is one of our favorite places....you can't beat the sushi. Décor is limited, but the food is fabulous. It is...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to this restaurant and from the time the food was ordered I felt like I was in a fast food restaurant -- rush, rush, rush. Immediately upon paying our bill -- I was still finishing a half of glass of wine --- the...More

1  Thank krnkpar
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ota-Ya is a real asset to our area, with fresh ingredients carefully prepared, and delightful service. The room is tired, and could really use a refresh, but otherwise there is little to criticize about this fairly priced BYOB.

Thank JMH2000892262
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Let me start with the positive: The sushi was high-quality (mostly, except for the unacceptable number of bones I found in my salmon sashimi), the rice was very good, and the selection was what one would expect from a Japanese/sushi restaurant. Now for the rest:...More

Thank Kurt S
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Came in with a large group and they seemed unprepared. Food was fair, service was spotty. Only Japanese restaurant in town.

Thank Ldfinkelstein
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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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