Ocha Asia sushi cuisine
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!
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.
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.
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.
Good ambiance, attentive wait staff and always great food. We consider this our go-to place for Sushi and Asian Fusion dishes.
Very good Sushi and great suggestions from
The server. Second time in and will certainly make this a regular spot
The food was really good. Service was a bit disappointing but it was more of a casual vibe. I would go back.
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.
Excellent as usual
Terrific sushi and udon noodles.
Good food and service. We will be back
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.
My niece and I always treat each other to Sushi for our birthdays. We will be back!
The food was ok but the service left a lot to be desired
Favorite sushi pizza. The best! Great creative rolls.
Delicious food at reasonable prices! The staff is friendly and the food comes out in a timely fashion. I’d definitely recommend!
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.
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.
Food is excellent, service mediocre and wait staff not very pleasant
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
Good food at reasonable prices
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.
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.
The sushi is fresh, the food is amazing, the staff is friendly, the ambiance is beautiful. What more could you want?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Very good sushi and seaweed salad.
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
Bought the Love Boat, delicious sushi! Super worth it!
Great spot for date night. BYOB so keeps the cost down. Sushi was great and hibachi can compare to higher end locations.
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.
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.
Wide variety menu. Tasty. Clean. Not too saucy. Nice place.
Delicious sushi. I'll definitely be back. The spicy tuna was very fresh.
We love Ocha.
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.
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.