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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
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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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Hackensack, New Jersey
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181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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769 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Suffern, New York
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Tawara is a relatively small restaurant located in a strip mall. But once you walk in you are transported to Japan. Upon entering you will notice a group of tables in the front of the restaurant and a sushi bar to the right. Walking further back along the left wall is a series of booths which is the preferred seating.... More 

Thank Steven K
Ramsey, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Went to Tamara tonight. It was absolutely delicious. Had appetizer for two. Shrimp, sweet potatoe , zucchini tempora. My mouth is still watering. Then my d aught er orde,red Mexican rolls and I had shrimp and lobster r.olls. We also had fresh salmon sushi I. It was absolutely delicious. . I would highly recommend Tamara .

Thank FranW127
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

What's nice about this understated sushi bar? It feels pretty authentic when you go inside. You will see a lot of Japanese eating there, which is always a good sign. It's a good value for your money as far as sushi goes. I've never had a bad meal there. The private rooms in the back are perfect for entertaining business... More 

Thank Rob R
Warwick, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was hands down one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. The restaurant itself was very nice, and we loved the little alcove where they sat us, as it was nice and quiet. The food was also very good. However The service was absolutely atrocious. My entree came out not long after the appetizers, with a quick apology... More 

Thank Caelesto
Lawrence Township NJ
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything was delicious. The online menu doesn't seem to have the interesting dishes and apps that we ordered, so just go there! The sushi is very fresh,you can't go wrong. Bring a nice bottle(s) of wine. Plenty of parking. We sat in one of the Tatami rooms, which isn't super-comfortable but is super-fun. It's not a large restaurant, so you... More 

Thank Katkin52
northern NJ
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Tawara is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants. Excellent sushi and sashimi, always a new set of specials, and a large selection of the classic cooked dishes, too. We love sitting in the cozy 2 or 4 seat booths. There are a couple of Tatami rooms, but there is a minimum number of guests in order to be seated at... More 

Thank babsnorthernNJ
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I visit norther NJ a few times a year and love Japanese food. I have tried a few places in the area but keep coming back to Tawara. Authentic menu with good food and sushi. They make a good Shabu Shabu and i really like the yakisoba. Make a reservation on a weekend as seating is limited but they have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?