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Daiko Japanese Restaurant

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400 Derby Ave, West Haven, CT 06516-1004
+1 203-392-3626
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:15
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Chicago, Illinois
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3,135 reviews
2,452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We went to Daiko Japanese Restaurant for dinner and the moment that we walked in, we were greeted by Jerry-San, the owner and sushi chef, who was behind the bar. We noticed a large group of regulars and Jerry called everyone by name. We ordered edamame and wasabi shumai, which was excellent. We also ordered the spicy tuna avocado salad.... More 

Thank Allen21096
East Haven, Connecticut
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147 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went after work with friends, who had been here before, amazing!! My new favorite sushi bar!!! The staff was great and the fresh variety of sushi was fantastic!!

Thank OLynn78
West Haven, Connecticut, United States
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a delicious meal of udon noodles. They were made nice and chewy. For desert, they have a great selection of Mochi ice cream; strawberry, chocolate, green tea and mango. The wait staff and owner are very accommodating.

Thank Gloria W
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Omg I pass this area all the time and never realize there was this Japanese restaurant there so my friend daughter who loves Japanese food sushi I should say just like me had me stop there and oh my god what I have been missing very small inside but very nice people the food is clean very tasty I definitely... More 

Thank Toni T
Stamford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were staying with friends in Orange, who have been going here for years. The sushi was very fresh and a good variety of different rolls. We had takeout only due to our 6 month old needing to be in bed!

Thank Charlie E
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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239 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Right in Rt34 by the Yale bowl so easy on and out. Nice place inside very nice staff. Sushi was average. The tuna seemed a bit fishy. I still liked the place and would come back

Thank TonyLovesToDineOut
Stratford, Connecticut
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

See comments for Jerry's San's. Same exact place - not sure why this place has 2 separate entries. Rich to sushi ratio is off, anything besides salmon & tuna is not fresh or quality. Had seafood stir fry noodles and wow that was disappointing. I make better stir fry noodles at home. They basically dump soy sauce on blanced noodles... More 

Thank YanKnowsGoodFood
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,067 reviews
700 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We did takeout (family's regular) the night after Thanksgiving. The sushi dishes were wonderful; the ginger-fried chicken had no detectable ginger and was just a tad overlooked. Overall, this is a great and reliable place for Japanese takeout.

Thank jaseaton
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Best sushi in the New Haven area. Been coming for years and sushi is fresh, atmosphere inviting and pleasant and other food on the menu is equally good.

Thank Beshle
Derby, CT
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

We have been going to Jerry Sans (Daiko) since they opened. Their food, especially the sushi, is always of the finest quality and is always fresh. They have unusual sushi specials every day. They have an extensive menu - I especially love the Sukiyaki and the Tempura. They greet you with a warm towell to soothe and clean your hands... More 

Thank SBaumDerby_CT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:15
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Derby Ave, West Haven, CT 06516-1004
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-392-3626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?