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608 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1420
+1 973-744-2954
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Dai Kichi has remained my favorite sushi restaurant for many years. You have truly never tasted quality such as this before. In the 15 years that I have been eating at this restaurant I have never once eaten a rotten piece of fish, or had a bad meal. There are so many delectable and creative sushi rolls on the menu.... More 

Thank Alessandra W
Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is by far the best Sushi in Northern NJ. The owner is lovely and the fish is as fresh as you can get. Sit at the sushi bar, the guys behind the counter are wizards!

Thank got3dogs
Rockaway, New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Dai-Kichi is one of the best Japanese restaurant. The fish is always fresh, aesthetically served. Unfortunately it has too much salt for people watching their sodium intake.

Thank rennie s
Montclair, New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Dai-Kichi is a very fun resturaunt, I go there with my family a lot! I really recommend it. They have great service, and delicious food! My favorite meal to get there is chicken yaki-udon! It is delicious noodles, with yummy chicken and veggies, with some sauce. I had lots of fun, and I think that everyone should try it!

Thank travelgirl246810
Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I go here fairly often with my family, never once have I had a bad experience. I say if you can afford it you should go. Lovely sushi, lots of options, nice staff, and authentic(I have lived in Japan).

Thank RavenMeowing
Nutley, New Jersey
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My favorite sushi place. Soft shell crab roll perfect. Service great. Must try highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Coco-lette-NJ
New England
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

4 adults 2 kids, booth was small, food was fresh and service was quick. Menu was easy to read, if you like to eat Japanese style this is the place to go.

Thank Travel Guy15
New Jersey
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I love the combo platters, sushi, sashimi, soup and salad. You can't beat the price or the quality. Its delicious. I also like the Bento boxes. The owner and staff are very polite and courteous and go out of their way to please. There is always a wait on weekends and its better to call ahead. I have never felt... More 

1 Thank Parqueen
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Been eating here for some 25 years and have not found a better locat Japanese resturant! The ownner and various employees over the years have been hardworking salt of the earth individuals taking great pride in what they do well.

Thank Brian G
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for the last 15 years and I have never ever ever had a bad meal once! The fish is ALWAYS fresh and their rolls are outstanding. My favorite is the all tuna sushi plate. It comes with 8 pieces of tuna sushi, a sushi roll, soup and salad. Let me add too that... More 

2 Thank Lindsay B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1420
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-744-2954

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