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Tawara Japanese Restaurant

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53 W Main St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1809
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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382 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not really a lover of sushi, but my friends tell me this is the best sushi around locally. I usually order a Philadelphia roll because I like the cream cheese and salmon. The prices on the lunch specials is very good and the portions are generous.They do have good tempura.

Thank Sheryl T
New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The always friendly staff and well prepared food makes this place a winner. Sushi is always fresh and well prepared as is everything else on the menu. It is a BYOB with a well stocked liquor store a few feet away.

Thank eis
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go on a weekly base and the daily special is almost changing and very good for the price. Best lunch place during workdays not ideal gor big group as I will take time.

Thank adrianhaus
Warwick, New York
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229 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service is friendly. We were there early so we had no issues with the speed of service. They are a little slow to refill water though. The food was great and reminded us a lot of when we're in Japan. I would go back.

Thank DayRay35
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Looked good online so we tried it. Service was very slow. We didn't get one of the appetizers we ordered. Food was good but we didn't feel a friendly welcoming vibe at all. We love to go out for sushi, this one we'll cross off the list we're not going back.

Thank Lauren T
Ramsey, New Jersey
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've been eating at Tawara for over 30 years, and was introduced to the excellent Japanese food by the Japanese managers when Hitachi operated a sales division in nearby Allendale. They told me the sushi and entrees are as good as in Japan, and Tawara also makes sushi in the American style (more ingredients in each roll and some cooked... More 

Thank chickenpipe
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The restaurant is set off the street in a strip of shops, we almost missed it, so don't drive too fast. Walking right into the restaurant you go down a little ramp which if you aren't expecting it you could stumble a little so be careful. There are nice boxed off bench seats with seating pads, I felt it was... More 

Thank Shvonne L
Hackensack, New Jersey
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I had a great tasting teriyaki chicken breast with a Vegetable Roll at the Tawara Japanese restaurant in Ramsey, NJ. The waitress was extremely nice and did a very good job communicating the different menu options.

Thank Ben B
Ramsey, New Jersey
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Four of us recently had a lovely dinner at Tawara's. We sat in one of the private back rooms - lots of fun! We ordered sushi rolls and noodle dishes (Yaki Udon w/shrimp) and all were very tasty! Also tried the Tatsuta-Age ginger-marinated crispy chicken wings which were a bit dry. All in all, a good dining experience.

Thank JaneyJune19
New York City, New York
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623 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a relatively small, long and narrow restaurant located in a shopping mall. Parking is usually very easy. Decor is rather plain but quite elegant. Cleanliness is excellent including the men's room. Service is efficient, prompt and very friendly. Usually in a new sushi restaurant I ask the sushi chefs to prepare their "best" sushi of the day, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 W Main St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1809
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Ramsey
  • Phone Number: 201-825-8712

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