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Sawa Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

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42 State Route 36, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2508
+1 732-544-8885
15:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 15:30 - 22:00
Fri 15:30 - 22:30
Sat 15:30 - 23:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had not visited this place in several years because they would not let us in when they were closing at 230pm and it was my daughters birthday and we were on our way to a concert. I thought they could have let us in for a quick lunch but the guy turned us away. So I was annoyed and... More 

Thank Gregg H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We liked and many times went to Sawa over the past 5 years. This past Saturday we walked in to see a sign that Sawa is now a BYOB. Not having liquor license was not a problem, compared to how bad the food and restaurant upkeep was. The food took a long time and was NOT FRESH FISH. I used... More 

Thank Joe S
Jersey Shore
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I remember when this place was the top sushi bar in the area. So much has changed since a few years ago. By appearances alone, nothing has changed since I was last there. I don't think that the fish tank water was changed either. The place has become dated and not kept up. I came in with family, who had... More 

Thank heartjersey
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Having eaten at this restaurant, several times, and always had a combination of good food and a good time I felt confident in booking it for my daughter’s birthday. We arrived, with four of her friends at c. 5pm. As soon as I walked in I could sense something had changed. The, at one time, beautiful fish tanks were dirty... More 

Thank John G
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a fun time with good food and we weren't disappointed. Our chief was entertaining and engaging. The food was excellent. Would recommend for a family or work night out.

Thank John G
Tinton Falls, NJ
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is our choice for celebrations! We always eat here to celebrate birthdays and special events because they make it fun! The food is always delicious and the service is very attentive. Looking forward to returning soon!

Thank xraysta
Orlando, Florida
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We tried Sawa (not the hibachi section) the other week while visiting with family in the area. The menu was very small for their sushi and entrees/appetizers. The food was delicious (the yaki udon with chicken was amazing), but it was pretty pricey. Our bill was $135 and no one drank and 3 people only got 1 sushi roll each... More 

Thank Leah S
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Excellent both in respect to Table and Grill side service. Entrée components are high quality. Portions are above average.

Thank Frederic N
New Jersey
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257 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We've been hearing how great Sawa is and last night we stopped in to eat at the Sushi Bar. The rolls were very good and at reasonable prices. We had a Spyder roll for $11, spicy tuna $5.50, Eel Avacado $6, and Tuna Roll $5. We enjoyed it but didn't find anything stand out great. We've heard this is one... More 

Thank Steven M
Eatontown, New Jersey
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My wife loves this place as she eats sushi 3 times a week. She is a regular and belongs to their frequent dining club.

Thank Ira w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 State Route 36, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2508
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Eatontown
  • Phone Number: +1 732-544-8885

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