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295 Canal Rd, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880-1169
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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164 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended this local spot and we were thrilled. We had a large party and they accepted s last minute reservation. The menu has a mix of Italian, seafood and sushi. Everything was good and the service was warm and welcoming. We'll be back next time we are in the area.

Thank RI02886
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have eaten here several times with family and friends and everyone enjoyed the food. The service was excellent.

Thank Alan F
Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Ovations tonight with coworkers based on a recommendation from our hotel shuttle driver. Yum! Great options of Italian, seafood, salads, and sushi - so something for everyone. Food was very good, service was quick and professional. Nice casual to business attire in the dining room. Small outside dining area for cooler nights. Wish we'd found this place earlier in... More 

Thank tlwSC
New Jersey
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice surprise to find this little place tucked into a street along the D&R Canal! After having lunch and dinner there recently, I felt that they needed to be better known. Italian and sushi sounds counterintuitive, right? Well, it isn't! Both sides of the menu are tempting, modern with a nod to tradition and throughly delicious. Their bar... More 

Thank citygirlpz
South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I go here often since it is within walking distance of our home. The staff is very friendly and the food is consistently good. Happy hour cocktails are very inexpensive and are not for the weak. Sushi selection is good and the salads are outstanding. Unique salad selection you can't get just anywhere. The beet salad, arugula... More 

Thank Donna V
New Jersey
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 6 met at the bar an hour before our dinner reservation which was at 7. That gave us 1hour to enjoy happy hour. The 3$ spots were all good. A special call our to the calamari. Drinks were equally low priced and delicious. Once seated we reviewed the menu. We noshed on the 7$ cheese plate which... More 

Thank DetectiveofTravel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Dinner on the patio for a party of four was delicious. Waitor even brought out a fan as it was fairly warm.

Thank Jason H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Ovations for a quick bite with my mom and my son. We were all so disappointed. It started off poorly with the waiter being very dis-interested (he waved to other people as he read us the specials.) We had calamari which was pre-made frozen. My son's shrimp scampi - made from frozen shrimp. My chicken - so... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Greenville, South Carolina
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner after a really long day. I found the menu unique. Lots of Italian options and also sushi. Not a ton of sushi options but they had enough. We had the meat and cheese appetizer. I recommend it. I loved the peppers! We also had calamari and well it was just calamari. I ordered the sushi and... More 

Thank SCHoosier53
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Business Dinner tonight at Ovations was fantastic!!! After a long day of flying, it was so nice to have dinner here. Great food, great service and the dessert!!! Wow!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sushi, Italian, Japanese, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Canal Rd, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880-1169
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Bound Brook
  • Phone Number: 7326677810
East meets west...sushi, fresh fish, fresh pasta all very delicious!

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