Ocha Asia sushi cuisine

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84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Ocha is the best Japanese Cuisine in Caldwell, NJ. Begin your voyage with our diverse food destinations, offering a wide variety of different choices. You can simply select your choices of meats, seafood and vegetables and watch the chef create your fresh and succulent dish, right before your eyes. Our food quality, friendly service and cleanliness will exceed your expectations. We look forward to serving you. Reserve a table today!
What 84 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.0
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4.0
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

This was our first experience at this restaurant. We enjoy teriyaki dinners at Japanese restaurants, but the beef and salmon were warm, far from sizzling on a plate and drenched with warm jarred soy sauce. Never order teriyaki dinners or boxed deep fried calamari at this restaurant. We complained to the manager that no one came to our table to ask how everything was. I wanted to send the food back but my husband was so hungry he ate our dinner and did not want to wait. We were told by the manager that sushi is their specialty and the items we ordered were clearly not. They provided some compensation for our displeasure. I recommended they take these items off their menu. Very disappointed!

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vipLoren
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great sushi, mediocre ambiance and service.

We enjoyed everything we ordered. Sushi and sashimi were fresh and delicious; the special rolls were creative and tasty. My daughter ordered vegetable lo main and loved that too. Service was fine, not friendly but efficient. There were very few tables occupied on a Monday night, which was fine by us.

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PhilipH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Better than average sushi spot located in Caldwell. Nice selection of fresh sushi. They actually had fresh Uni and Saba on the menu which many lessor places do not. My only knock was that they use mock or fake crab meat as part of their Sushi Deluxe and Chirashi offerings. The service was friendly but a bit o the slow side. However, I will cut them some slack as it was Valentines day.

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vipbeckyberry822
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service and ambiance was very good. The food was acceptable. We are used to going to Kenko Sushi in Lincoln Park which is rated the best sushi in NJ and it is. So we held this up to a very high standard.
I had the sweet potato tempura roll and the banana cucumber roll. The sweet potato tempura roll was tasty but small. The banana cucumber roll was delicious but small. A very unique combo that I truly enjoyed. It wasn’t too sweet either.
It was good but I’m not sure if I would return.

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RyanM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good ambiance, attentive wait staff and always great food. We consider this our go-to place for Sushi and Asian Fusion dishes.

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vipChrisg
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good Sushi and great suggestions from
The server. Second time in and will certainly make this a regular spot

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AmyF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was really good. Service was a bit disappointing but it was more of a casual vibe. I would go back.

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Seranade
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

best sushi and sashimi around. I love this place and have tried others nearby in Montclair and Caldwell and it is not as good. If you like sushi or sashimi, this is the place to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual

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vipMarkR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Terrific sushi and udon noodles.

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vipChrisg
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. We will be back

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vipMasiMeals
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

This was our second and last time dining at Ocha Asia. Our waitress had zero customer service skills. My husband's seaweed salad was half frozen and there was no apology. The second one brought out seemed like they just took what we sent back and nuked it. We sent it back again and said to take it off the bill. No apology or attempt to ameliorate the situation. It was a seaweed salad - hard to mess that up. Chicken satay was small for the price and had a strange flavor. Husband's roll was smaller than what he typically gets when ordering sushi. None of his other sushi/sashimi was anything special. Very little attempt at a nice presentation. He went by the sushi bar on the way to the men's room and said it looked really disorganized. My steak hibachi was overcooked, and it was a nearly $30 menu item - not acceptable. Our waitress never came back to our table after the dinner was served - other people came to refill water and handle the bill. Overall hugely disappointing. I rarely have negative reviews to write, but this felt like we wasted money and time and were treated poorly. Oh and it took them 3 days to post our Open Table points so that I could get the opportunity to write this review.

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KarinK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My niece and I always treat each other to Sushi for our birthdays. We will be back!

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angelicar
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was ok but the service left a lot to be desired

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ARM78
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Favorite sushi pizza. The best! Great creative rolls.

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KarenZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food at reasonable prices! The staff is friendly and the food comes out in a timely fashion. I’d definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every meal at Ocha is great! The sushi is fresh and delicious, the staff is so nice and accommodating. My family of 5 love eating here.

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vipJBLEF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was delicious but the service could have been better. One main dish was brought more than 5 minutes before the other person's main dish. The waitress also could have been friendlier. But the food was delicious.

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vipDanielH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Food is excellent, service mediocre and wait staff not very pleasant

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
191 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Decent sushi. So far one of the better places in the montclair area but have yet to find caliber of Philly / NY.
The tobiko on the rolls was subpar. Kani salad was also underwhelming

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cheekmeatcharlie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best!!

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Ricky
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was not impressed with food. Soup was nondescript and didn’t feel Filet Mignon hibachi was as good or tender as other similar restaurants. Service seemed a bit rushed.

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RyanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always top notch and the staff is excellent. If you are not a seafood fan, they have an Asian Kitchen menu also which includes lo mein, sesame chicken, general tao's chicken along with many others.

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vipMarissa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sushi is fresh, the food is amazing, the staff is friendly, the ambiance is beautiful. What more could you want?

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vipRajT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

This is my second meal and things have gone further downhill. Food is mediocre. This definitely does not deserve the moniker "fit for foodies". Sushi is like supermarket quality at best. Chirashi Sushi was 5 types of fish, thickly sliced and the rice was simply boiled with no seasoning or flavoring of any kind. Hibachi was okay. Service was disinterested. I will not eat here again. My second time was by error as I had forgotten my first time. On a Friday I was looking for a reservation for Saturday night and Ocha had tables available. That itself is a tip-off that the food is mediocre.

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ShelleyD
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fresh sushi. Traditional and creative options. BYOB if you want beer or wine. There is a package store on the next block with a decent chilled white wine selection.

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vipStacyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The service was very slow last night. My waitress did not bring plates when giving us appetizers. And other issues. Disappointing because I brought a new family member who had never been there before. We left the restaurant but it did not live up to expectations last night

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
191 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Was very excited to try this place after reading wonderful reviews but I was sorely disappointed.
Service was poor but the sushi was worse.
We ordered 3 specialty rolls and they were lacking any pizzazz. Aside from the spice, there was no flavor in the fish. One roll was supposed to have tobiko and it was hardly visible. Fish did not taste fresh.

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vipLoren
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The restaurant was not busy due to a snowstorm. A lot of servers were gathered around the sushi bar while one seemed to be handling all the tables (about 5, including one large party). She really rushed us...Food came out quickly, and as soon as you had the last bite of food in your mouth your dish was snatched away. Not friendly service at all. For sushi rolls, if you like spicy and saucy, you will like it. If you like traditional sushi (without mayo!) this is not your sushi place -- or at least the special rolls will not appeal. That said, everyone enjoyed what they ordered, and it is certainly possible to order traditional sushi and sashimi.

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AndrewG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good sushi and seaweed salad.

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MelissaA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Finally get out on a date night without the kids. It is Saturday night. The restaurant was not full. I felt rushed the whole time. She kept coming over to us every few seconds to see what she could take away first off she brought the soup and the salad at the same time and put it on the farther end of the table instead of in front of us. I’m still eating she wants to take away my soup. The food was mediocre at best. Not much flavor to hibachi. Shashimi was ok. We were in and out in 25-30 minutes for three courses. On a Saturday night you want to relax and dine, not feel rushed and shovel down food. Won’t go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Bought the Love Boat, delicious sushi! Super worth it!

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jappleby1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot for date night. BYOB so keeps the cost down. Sushi was great and hibachi can compare to higher end locations.

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vipShellyO
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

We found this restaurant thru AARP. We went on line and looked at their reviews. The very first review should have scared us off ! We read on and the reviews improved a little. Overall, people raved about the freshness of the sushi but complained about the service of the wait staff.
We indicated on our opentable reservation that our attendance was in honor of our 22nd wedding anniversary.
We were treated with indifference. The waitress questioned whether we resided in the area as she had never "seen us before". We assumed she was not used to seeing much less serving African Americans. Once our food was served, she never came back to ask if everything was alright or if we needed anything.
At the end of our meal before clearing the table, she slapped the bill down and scurried off. There was no offering of a desert menu, coffee, tea or any acknowledgment of our anniversary.
Due to our experience, we would not ever go back to this place nor could we in good conscience recommend this restaurant to any of our friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Not impressed with the food or the service, will not be returning or suggesting the restaurant to anyone. The waitress couldn't tell me what was in the meals. The food was not good. My husband got the steak and lobster hibatchi and the steak was chewy. Overall very mediocre.

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vipNradNYC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wide variety menu. Tasty. Clean. Not too saucy. Nice place.

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vipNinibini
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Delicious sushi. I'll definitely be back. The spicy tuna was very fresh.

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vipBrett
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love Ocha.

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Natililopez
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

My best friend and I went for dinner. The food and ambiance were great but the service was subpar. The waitresses kept rushing us and the restaurant was not even packed or busy enough for that. Other than that, we would definitely recommend it.

FAQs

Ocha Asia sushi cuisine offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 228-8856.

Ocha Asia sushi cuisine is rated 4.3 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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