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“Authentic Japanese fare in a very busy restaurant”
Review of Honshu

Ranked #22 of 760 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 13 April 2018

Chanced upon this very popular lunchtime restaurant near Exchange Place and were lucky to get seats immediately.

Tried a range of sashimi -- tuna, salmon, scallops -- and the chicken teriyaki, along with miso soup and crispy salmon skin salad

The sashimi was excellent, presented, of course, very aesthetically. The miso soup was thick and tasty and hot enough to warm the cockles of the heart on a chilly day.

Teriyaki chicken sauce was quite good, but the meat was not as crisp at the edges as it should be to offer the right texture and contrast

The salmon skin in the salad also was nowhere as crispy as it needs to be, though the amount of salmon in the salad was better than in most places

Date of visit: April 2018
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2  Thank sakusa2016
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Our waiter was picking on us for fun.
Asked us why we weren't able to finish our food, given the fact that we are so "Big". And couple other extremely hurtful things.

Commenting on the food is pointless, the staff managed to spoil our evening very well. I would rather go to a substandard restaurant, where at least the people are nice.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank biswas98
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mgcby2001, General Manager at Honshu, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hi Debbie,

We are terribly sorry for your case and apologize about it. We discussed to our staff and punish him accordingly.
We also responded your email and trying to fix the situation. However, it is seemed that you do not want us to fix it. Anyway, we are waiting for your respond. Thank you.


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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very good food and place has been around a very long time. Super hard to park in the area so beware and read all signs.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jaymaxx
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Happy hour is great deal: from $5 appetizer to Japanese whiskey (you can't get better deal)

Oysters and sushi are amazing. Especially the special fish, they have wide variety including live scallop, live shrimp, barracuda and needle fish. Live shrimp and live scallop are must buy items - they are so good.

Compare to city, they are much affordable. So I don't mind to travel to JC to get their deal. Will try their omakase for the next visit.

Date of visit: July 2017
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1  Thank Dina D
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Having ordered Sushi from many restaurants, this has become our go-to place for Sushi.
The quality of seafood is much better and fresher than other places. Besides sushi, the dumplings, teriyaki platter and salads are very well made.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Tony1215
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