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68 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740-6728
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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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sushi at Sawa was very fresh, and the most appealing part was that Love Boat for 2 allows you to choose two signature rolls with it, allowing for variation based on what you like. Sitting outside during sunset makes for a great date.

Thank Michael D
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sawa in Pier Village is great go to spot. Nice crowd. Plenty of parking for the most part. It's metered parking but you can usually find something. Drinks are well poured. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food comes in decent size portions either at bat/table or hibachi. You don't leave hungry. Food is usually fresh and tasty. Every once in... More 

Thank Pil255
Fairfax, Virginia
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner , we went in thinking it's going to be good food base on the review . I was shocked . 1- the entry door so dirty , you don't even want to touch it to get in . 2- the cheap plate were stained and dirty . 3- the waitress had no clue what she was... More 

Thank amanihussein
Randolph, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for dinner. We had snacked on a couple things during the day and we're not really very hungry. So, we selected a soup and several appetizers. Everything was great. Fresh. Innovative and appealing to the eye. We loved their version of ceviche.

Thank Alan L
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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38 reviews
30 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

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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, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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 Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740-6728
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?