Ocha Asia sushi cuisine

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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!
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C
Dallas
24 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

AF
New York Area
3 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.

Z
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.

OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual

MR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Terrific sushi and udon noodles.

C
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. We will be back

MM
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.

KK
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!

a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

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

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

Favorite sushi pizza. The best! Great creative rolls.

KZ
1 review
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!

OT
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.

JB
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.

DH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

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

F
Philadelphia
180 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

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices

DS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best!!

R
Charleston
25 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.

RM
New York Area
4 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.

M
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?

RT
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.

SD
Charlotte
8 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.

SS
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

F
Philadelphia
180 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.

L
Washington DC
15 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.

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

Very good sushi and seaweed salad.

MA
Philadelphia
4 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

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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

j
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.

SO
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.

OT
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.

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

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

N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

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

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

We love Ocha.

N
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.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ocha is the best! Don't go anywhere else for sushi or else you will be disappointed. Also my husband loves the Chilean seabass and swears that it's the best one he has ever had.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is always fresh, well-prepared and tasty. We've brought several friends here and they have also enjoyed the food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day so it was very busy but we had a nice booth and the rolls were excellent! we brought our own wine so we didn't mind slower service on such a busy night .

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my go-to place any day of the week. I have been to a dozen of sushi places around the area and in NYC, but nothing holds a candle to Ocha. The service is impeccable, the decor is trendy, and the sushi is the most fresh tasting that I have ever had. On top of it, the owner Joyce is super friendly, always a pleasure to see, and treats my husband and I like gold. Simply put, Ocha is the BEST!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was outstanding. The sushi was extremely fresh. Highly recommend. BYOB.