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“Best affordable sushi outside of Japan”
Review of Honshu

Honshu
Ranked #22 of 744 Restaurants in Jersey City
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Description: Celebrating being favorite Japanese restaurant in Jersey City for 11 years. Now, Honshu moved down a block away to bigger location features full bar with world awarded sake, beers & wines collection. Honshu focus on unique & modern dishes with fresh ingredients. Introducing Omakase - chef choice is best option to experience memorable dining. The spaces feature large outdoor space, full cocktail bar, outdoor beers bar, and private space. Take out, delivery, party platter and catering are the options.
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We had the live scallop served on ice - simple, fresh, and delicious.

Afterwards was the bluefin tuna belly. We weren't expecting to find that on the menu! Served with a dash of dashi, a thinly sliced scallion, and a fresh grating of wasabi. Best sashimi fish, and the best cut of that fish to boot. Very generous serving size! Over twelve slices.

We finished up with a monkfish pâté. Very delicate, gentle flavor. Served over slices of cucumber in a light ponzu sauce with caviar and scallions as a garnish.

Everything was perfect. We had items we were unlikely to find outside of Japan, freshly and passionately prepared, and spent less than $100. We couldn't ask for anything more.

Well, yes we could. Our waiter, Babba, was incredibly knowledgeable. His expertise was unparalleled. He seemed to really enjoy his job, and we were happy to try his recommendations. If you have him as your waiter, you're in for a treat for sure!

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Ordered a selection of sashimi. The seafood is fresh but the cut is mediocre. Only salmon tastes well. I guess for the price you should find somewhere else

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mgcby2001, General Manager at Honshu, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Yuanxi,

Sorry to hear your bad experience. I wish you have mentioned it to one of our floor managers. They should have fixed any bad experiences.

Thank you.
Victor
victor@honshulounge.com

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I love Japanese food, particularly sashimi and sushi. Aside from a truly excellent and well-priced saki, the sashimi was very fresh and beautifully presented. My dining partner and I spoke with the owner or manager who was friendly and knowledgeable about the special selections. I will definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a good Japanese restaurant overall, but what elevates it to a great restaurant are the specials. Fish and seafood are brought in from Japan and various places in the the US and Canada. I don't know how they can keep it so fresh. Here you will find many items such as flying fish that you won't get elsewhere. The rock shrimp and sea urchins are particularly delicious. Explore the saki and whisky selections, too. I can't even imagine how expensive all this would be in Manhattan.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Everything ordered with a party of 5 was amazing. I ordered the lunch special Maki Deluxe with salad and three rolls and couldn't finish and was sad to leave so many pieces untouched. The rolls had minimal rice and plenty of fish. As the restaurant got busier during the lunch hour the sushi chefs seemed to get bogged down and several people were waiting on us but it was discombobulated; also took awhile to get the check. Get there early or late-- not at 12:30 if you want to get served quickly. This place is worth the wait.

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