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3430 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753-6257
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Tom's River
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

If you can get in you'll always have a great meal. Food quality excellent, atmosphere is calming and very pleasant. Love that it's a byob. Parking lot is large which is great cause they are always busy. If you call for take out you'll probably have to still wait for your order, but it is worth it.

Thank dcheers2u
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I found on our last day at the shore. Must make a reservation and think ahead if looking for a weekend night. We shared the crab & coconut roll(special that night) and I had the walnut shrimp. The shrimp were huge and plentiful. My sister is a huge sushi fan and loved her rolls. After a few... More 

Thank Sue M
Nutley, New Jersey
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

What can I say. We have been coming here since it opened. It is always a superlative. You can never go wrong. Even the desserts are fabulous. Can't get better oysters anywhere and I mean anywhere they are just as good as every other bar that we have ever been through, from Maine to New York City to Florida to... More 

Thank John K
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

When they are on, their fish quality is on par with the best in NYC or Long Island (though not in terms of variety or originality of presentation). When they are off, they're still much better than avg.

Thank JCEagles
Bayonne, United States
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The sushi and Asian meals are excellent - our favorite is the bacon egg and cheese fries rice - we add chicken to it -- sounds gross but if you like bacon and eggs you'll love this

Thank Judith B
Toms River
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went last weekend for an early dinner, We loved this place. Sushi was terrific we tried a bunch. My favorite was the spicy tuna wife liked the California roll. Everything was so fresh. We'll be back many times!!!

Thank mjrfd99
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Literally every dish I try tastes awesome. The foods have great flavor. A must-visit if you love Asian and are anywhere near Tom's River, New Jersey. I would not recommend it for small children but it's great for families with older kids, friend outings or date nights.

Thank Lindseydd2016
Brooklyn, NY
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I would say that I love it here, but I don't. The interior is pleasant and well done, but the acoustics are TERRIBLE. You do not come here because you want to enjoy a nice dinner conversing with friends. You come here because the food is DELICIOUS. The chef is always coming up with new and delicious specials. Last night... More 

Thank REGirl1
Belmar, New Jersey
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We went there for my Birthday celebration and we had a wonderful culinary experience. The fish was fresh and delicious, the sushi was wonderful didn't make it to dessert but it's probably wonderful as well. If you are looking for fresh high quality sushi give it a try

Thank sharonytweety
Vero Beach, Florida
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152 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Dined fir a third time at the sushi bar recently. Once again, Xina met every culinary expectation! This is the finest sushi on the Jersey Shore, hands down, bar none. Expect lines and waiting time every night of the week, and at any hour -- it's just that good. Eat at the bar, bring a bottle of wine and converse... More 

Thank Joseph P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3430 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753-6257
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: 732-279-6327
New restaurant where Ava's by the bay was.

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