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Sanai's at the Summit House

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510 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306-2915
+1 201-795-9393
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Terrible service, terrible food and boring show. Packed in like sardines. Don't waste the time or money.

Thank JKard
Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Overall (i.e., food, service, décor) Sanai is the best restaurant in the Journal Square area. Located in the Newkirk House, the oldest building still standing in Jersey City (the lower half was built in 1690), Sanai's is named after the daughter of former LA Clipper Terry Dehere, the owner and homegrown star. The restaurant serves excellent "bar food", and the... More 

Thank Vandal716
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

very good,small but cozy place but the foods are very good .waiters/waitresses very friendly.the only problem is parking around the area,you have to look for a street parking but overall its very good

Thank 300maryannv
Jersey City, New Jersey
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251 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Love this establishment!!! First time here, and was not disappointed! Waitstaff, bar staff, and management run this place the way a great restaurant should run! We were told that since our visit coincided with their "Murder Mystery Dinner", our food would take a bit longer, so at least they gave us a heads up regarding that detail. We sat down,... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Went to a retirement party in the afternoon and it took hours to get food for 30 people. There was one server and chaos trying to get the food served. When it arrived it was cold and not well prepared. Many unhappy people who will talk about this restaurant for years.

Thank 67lakeshore
Newark, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2015

The food is awesome and served fresh and hot!!! The servings are plentiful and the pricde is very reasonable. I enjoy thier salad and seafood sliders while my friend had the beer battered fish and fries. Needless to say he ate them all and enjoyed every bit. I'll be back again

Thank Willa B
Newark, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The food is amazing at the atmosphere is friendly and warm. The calamari is hot and given in a great portion. I love thier seafood menu. So fresh you can smell the ocean. It is easy to get to this restaurant as it is located in Jersey City. It was my first time going here but I will be back... More 

Thank Willa B
Hoboken, New Jersey
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

My husband and I visited Sanai's on a very cold Saturday evening to use an expiring discount coupon. The restaurant is housed in an historic building off of Journal Square. Upon entering the restaurant it became apparent there was no heat on. Other patrons were huddled in coats and scarves. Two young women did an adequate job running the serving... More 

Thank Pamela M
Calabash, North Carolina
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176 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Found this restaurant while getting son and his wife settled into new apartment near Journal Square. Calamari appetizer was good, salmon medallions excellent. Nice building provided good atmosphere. Bar area looked inviting. Certainly a place worth revisiting.

Thank MarineClaim
East Orange, New Jersey
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013

My 16 year daughter and I went to a murder mystery dinner at this resturant. The show was great and the food was too. I would go back here for a girls night out event. The servers and hosts were great. The atmosphere was nice.

1 Thank staceywright88

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306-2915
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-795-9393

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?