Sawa (Eatontown)

42 Rte. 36 

(corner Rte. 35)

Eatontown, NJ

(732) 544-8885

Taste Test

Update: The recent addition of a much-needed liquor license and a welcoming bar overlooking the over-sized fish tanks make this a great local dining option.

This unassuming restaurant located in an unlikely supermarket parking lot is like 2 restaurants in one: masterful hibachi on one side of a bamboo wall while the other serves hands down the best sushi in the area. The fish is always fresh and the creative rolls and presentations are first rate. Although the hibachi side is popular for large groups and celebrations, we always go for the sushi since we can't help but find the Benihana-style hibachi a bit gimmicky. Downside: high prices and lack of a liquor license (although the BYO policy can be helpful in keeping the check in line).

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 11:45PM by Registered CommenterMcFoodie | Comments1 Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint