Newark is home to so many good restaurants. That is a known fact. People will come into the city for the tastes of Spain and Portugal, southern fare, and American staples, but it does have other options. Although there are not very many choices, there are a few excellent sushi places that are sure to please and leave you wanting more.
Manu’s Sushi Lounge (90 Ferry Street (973) 465-5600) is one of the best sushi spots hands down. Their rolls are all excellent quality and delicious – not to mention Instagram-able. Although they are on the pricier side, they do have lunch specials available. Manu’s is a top notch place and one of the few spots that offers outdoor sidewalk seating. They have a full bar and also offer tapas, appetizers, and entrees of a more ironbound-traditional style.
Sushi House (243 Elm Street (973) 991-0067) is a hip contemporary spot that also offers exceptional sushi rolls and service. Their prices are more budget friendly than Manu’s, and offer a wide variety of options. The trendy BYO spot is perfect for dinner with friends. Their website also gives you the option of ordering online. So if you’re the home-body type, Sushi House will deliver right to your door.
Nizi Sushi Restaurant and Bar (28 Central Avenue (973) 622-5300) is a favorite amongst locals for its super fresh fish and friendly atmosphere. Find a rainbow of sushi options along with delicious dishes including Teriyaki, Udon soups and spicy Korean delicacies. Best yet, they have Sake, Wine, Beer and Spirits to brighten your night all which can be enjoyed outdoors in their lovely courtyard.
And another great sushi option for dine-in or delivery is Banzai Sushi (671 Market St 973-559-5306). Their convenient website also offers online ordering options as well as over the phone. Their price friendly rolls are just as delicious and tantalizing as any other. Their extensive menu offers lunch specials as well as hot and cold entrees – all of which are worth trying.
So if you’re in the city, and find yourself craving a different type of food, give these phenomenal Japanese cuisine restaurants a try.
Shayla Castrelos is the founder of fashion and lifestyle blog, SundayShay.com. She works in New York City full time as a legal assistant as well as being in full-time pursuit of trends, restaurants, and nightlife. She has a degree in Journalism from Rutgers University Newark Campus. She is based out of Newark, where she currently resides.