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68 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My son-in-law took us here for my birthday. He chose somewhere special. Sawa is special. Located in Long Branch, which is a beach town. Beautiful surroundings, nightmare parking. Hibachi was pure entertainment. The chef was terrific. Cooks on the grill with these great moves & tossing food. Squeeze bottle of water shooting into the mouths of volunteers. Food is good.... More 

Thank 3Peggy
Long Branch, New Jersey
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Sawa has a diverse menu—many sushi offerings as well as traditional (american) Japanese cuisine. Full bar and great view.

Thank FlorieGray
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Heard this place was the best. A server that wasn't serving us took our check with the cash and walked off without saying a word, to end a horrendous meal. Failed on every level never go back.

Thank Foodie G
Freehold, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Karaoke night was great!.. The food was good and the service excellent. We are somewhat local and rarely get a chance to get away. So when we had the opportunity we took it and did not regret our choice. The local hotel we stayed at was excellent, the area is clean and safe. So many choices for food and shopping.... More 

Thank jessicahesh69
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stopped in for a drink and some dinner after looking at the menu posted outside. We sat at the bar and were warmly greeted by the bartender. The drinks were delicious and so was the food. We ordered a bunch of apps to share and 1 meal. Everything was yummy. We would come back again!

Thank sharoonyrn
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food and Service outstanding! Chef was very entertaining and cooked foods perfect to our desire. View was very nice. Highly Recommended!

Thank laspolsky
Somerset, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Great sushi. We had the special (6 different types of sashimi each with an individual topping) and the red dragon roll. Both the special and red dragon roll were delicious. Eric the waiter was great and informative on the specials. A bit pricey but it is the Jersey shore after all!

Thank Susan H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Was my sons birthday an he wanted to try a Japanese hibachi so I took the family Food was just ok service made you feel rushed almost like they didn't want you there .doubt we will be going back

Thank Carlton S
Rockaway, New Jersey
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

we had the hibachi and the chef was very entertaining doing all kinds of tricks. the food was great- the rice was a little bland, but the noodles and scallops and steak were perfect. drinks were great and was just a fun atmosphere.

Thank michelle d
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186 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

Thank Ron R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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

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