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Ota-Ya Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 45 Restaurants in Lambertville
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“always fresh fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2011

Great specials, very busy, fresh seafood. Casual, can also do takeout. Call for reservations on the weekend.

Visited November 2011
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Pa. USA
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“Unfortunately Dirty”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

This was our favorite restaurant for a couple years now. The food was GREAT! Close to home, friendly employees, BYO, really good food. But now.... I hate to say it but it is very dirty. The carpet in the small foyer is unrecognizable it is so filthy, while waiting for the ladies room to empty out, I was standing in the hallway looking around and noticed the windows had mold and mildew on them. It then dawned on me we probably shouldn't be eating raw seafood from this place! I am sad to write this, but hopefully the owners will read it and clean the place up, I really hope so.... Would love to go back when it is revamped

  • Visited June 2011
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Excellent Sushi, Noodles, Edamame and Waitress. Harried Hostess.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

Friends who live in Lambertville and New Hope area recommended this small restaurant for sushi. We were very happy to discover that the sushi is excellent. We enjoyed our meal despite difficulty getting a reservation (called 3 hours before on a Sat night) and the threat of having to sit outdoors on a hot evening. The place was completely full and bursting at the seams. The hostess did her best to move people and reservations around to accommodate us indoors and our waitress was perfectly charming and gracious. We didn't know it was a byob. Next time we'll bring sake.

The Naruto roll was exceptional and the fried Udon noodles were the best we'd ever had. And we've been to Japan, just a year ago.

The best part is that the meal came to $60 for 4 people, no liquor.

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Pennsylvania
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2009

I have eating at many Sushi Restaurants in New Jersy, NYC and Phily. This by far is the BEST that I have been too. It tastes as good as it looks and BETTER. One word to describe the taste is FRESHNESS. It melts in your mouth. My wife and I will definetley be back for more.

EXCELLENT CHOICE you can't go wrong.

ENJOY!!!!

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“The best sushi around! Great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2008

The best sushi around! Great service!

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