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Harusame Japanese Cuisine

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63 Academy St, South Orange, NJ 07079-1919
+1 973-762-4988
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 15:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Sushi is always fresh. The service is always friendly. Alaska roll and shrimp/avocado roll...... Yum!!!

Thank haymrsc
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606 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

we had a variety of dishes. edamame, teriyaki chicken, ribs, green tea ice cream. it all tasted pretty good. service was good. atmosphere relaxed. recommended.

Thank BuddhistNYC
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Our family loves sushi, and since Harusame is nearby, we often choose this nice little restaurant for our sushi dinners. Good quality for the reasonable prices, pleasant atmosphere and service.

Thank Mimmom24
South Orange, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great for lunch or a quiet dinner. Food is excellent, sushi is really fresh and cooked dishes are tasty. Atmosphere is really quiet though, but service is good and servers are helpful.

Thank Njbel
South Orange, New Jersey
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211 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This place is a long time staple in South Orange, though its' ownership has changed hands at least once. The decor is dark and dated. The sushi is fresh and reliably good. All you can eat option is available as well.

Thank Jim D
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I love the Combination Box, I get the Katsu and Salmon Teriyaki, and it comes with Miso Soup, a salad, and rice, as well as a California roll. For a dollar, upgrade the roll to a Spicy Tuna roll and you are set! never ate in-house, always takeout, but I always see a lot of people enjoying themselves inside. My... More 

Thank T H
West Orange, New Jersey
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a gem of a restaurant in South Orange. It is nondescript, and hidden along a small strip mall on Academy St. We have been coming to this restaurant for the last 14 years, and have always found the food fresh and excellent. The staff treat us like family. We have celebrated numerous birthdays and other events here. When... More 

Thank billandzeny
Rotonda West, Florida
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

My family and I love Harusame for its fresh seafood, the quality ingredients, homemade sauces (I asked the staff about that), lovely plating, and especially the great service. We always feel welcome and are treated like special guests when we go there. One reviewer seemed to have an issue with a Groupon redemption, but I'm sure there are two sides... More 

Thank LynnM137
New Jersey
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214 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

The restaurant has what we refer to as Groupon remorse. When you show up with a Groupon they treat you differently than other customers and limit what you can order. We have never seen it so bad as it was a Haruasme. When we told our server we had a Groupon she sighed and said "let me see if I... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Haru was bought or did some sort of switch and changed it's name to Harusame. Things are similar to how Haru was run and similar menu. A few things are better and the rolls have changed a bit. I liked it before and love it now!

Thank NancyC-VW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Academy St, South Orange, NJ 07079-1919
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-762-4988

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