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Sawa

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68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-229-0600
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent sushi place

Definitely a good place on all important parameters. Good fresh ingredients and convenient prices combined with quick and attentive service making a very good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Ron R
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Israel
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Israel
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a good place on all important parameters. Good fresh ingredients and convenient prices combined with quick and attentive service making a very good experience.

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Thank Ron R
Florham Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Second year in a row coming back for drinks and appetizers during happy hour. Delicious, filling, reasonably priced appetizers and amazing sangria!

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Thank Jill M
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time visiting long branch with my wife and mother and we decided for some Japanese for lunch. The food was very good, the service was so so.. The food was fresh and the prices are what was to be expected but not too bad.. They said the sushi was fresh and tasty! I had chicken teriyaki... More 

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Thank paul12677
Queenstown, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Friendly attentive staff. Way above average sushi with reasonable prices. Happened to be there on a night when they had live music, but was nice volume so we could still talk

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Thank Nifmeister
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Love the sushi at this place. .. awesome! Had a great time with friends. The staff is very happy and polite, good live music. Perfect for the summer!

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Thank Malena O
Mountainside, New Jersey
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I love sushi, been eating it since 1983. The sushi here is very good and the special rolls are the biggest I've ever seen! Watch what you order because I can usually eat 6 rolls and a few pieces of sushi! Sawa rolls are so big I had a hard time eating 4. Very nice wait staff as well.

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Thank Dr261
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Signature Roll - Red Dragon Roll was amazing, fresh and delicious! Restaurant located in a beautiful area of a Long Branch, love this town, only steps from the beach. Staff was very welcoming and caring.

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Thank travelfun S
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate outside on the patio, we got some grilled steak and sashimi, both of which were great. The sashimi came out and it looked like a floral bouquet, I didn't know if I should eat it or display it. I'm glad that I ate it, it was excellent.

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Thank Salexander99
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went on a Saturday night in July and all of Pier Village was crowded. We decided last minute to go and all the restaurants had 3+ hour wait time. Sawa was crowded but sat us right away and we even got to sit outside. We ordered the steak Terriyaki and it was pretty good. It came with rice and... More 

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Thank Frank L
Monroe, New Jersey
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Had appetizers and dinner everything was delicious we were there on 4th of July weekend they were very busy but we sat at the sushi bar everything was excellent definitely will go back!

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Thank angiehaddad

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch
  • Phone Number: 732-229-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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