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Tawara Japanese Restaurant

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53 W Main St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1809
+1 201-825-8712
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Wardsboro, Vermont, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Tawara with our family of 8 the night before Thanksgiving. We have been frequenting this restaurant since I was a child and this experience was extremely disappointing. To start with, after being shown to our table, we did not see a server for 30 minutes. That meant no waters and no glasses for our wine. It was... More 

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Thank Virginia P
Hong Kong, China
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243 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple but beautiful interior with beige walls and wood The place is nicely quiet We sitted on the side in a kind of alcove facing the kitchen. We could smell the food but it was a nice smell The negi toro maki are fresh and very good The shawamushi eith mushroom and clams is good too though on a tad... More 

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Thank Philippe G
Mahwah, New Jersey
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390 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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.

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Thank Sheryl T
New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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.

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Thank eis
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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.

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Thank adrianhaus
Warwick, New York
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230 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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.

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Thank DayRay35
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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.

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Thank Lauren T
Ramsey, New Jersey
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59 reviews
38 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 

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Thank chickenpipe
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Thank Shvonne L
Hackensack, New Jersey
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227 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 201-825-8712

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?