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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 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been here in a while because sushi has become so easy to get elsewhere, but I used to regularly get takeout from Tawara and the sushi was super fresh and delicious. The digs looked a little tired last time I was there, but the food is solid.

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Thank njtraveler365
Ramsey, New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had dinner there with a friend, I the sushi was very good. The presentation to the taste was very good. My friend had made the choice of the meal for he had spent three years in Japan and spoke fluent Japanese. Therefore they went out of their way to please us.

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Thank William M
Wardsboro, Vermont, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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284 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 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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423 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 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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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 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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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 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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248 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 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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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 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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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
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?