Jersey City has quite a few sushi spots so if you’re a sushi lover, you’re in luck! From BYOB and conveyor belt sushi to omakase and fine dining, there are plenty of options to suit all tastes and budgets. So whether you fancy a basic california roll or something a little more fancy, you’ll be spoilt for choice in JC.
To help you choose, here’s our roundup of the 8 best sushi restaurants in Jersey City.
A local favorite, Honshu definitely deserves its place on this list of the best sushi in Jersey City. Voted one of the 50 best sushi bars in America by The Daily Meal, Honshu has been around since 2005 and serves a wide range of sushi rolls and contemporary Japanese dishes created by Executive Sushi Chef, Jason Chen.
My personal favorites are the Katsu-Don and the Honshu Roll but there are tons of innovative rolls and Japanese dishes to try. The restaurant also offers an omakase option, which includes premium fish such as rockfish, barracuda, tuna belly, sea urchin and blue snapper. Some of the fish is imported directly from Tsukiji fish market in Japan!
The restaurant is located just a 5 minute walk from Exchange Place Path station and has plenty of tables and bar seating. In summer you can down outside on the terrace, or you can order to go if you want to enjoy the Honshu experience at home.
95 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
One of the more expensive sushi options in Jersey City, DOMODOMO is a fine dining restaurant that’s perfect for special occasions such as anniversaries or birthdays. Housed in a sleek, minimalist space, this sushi spot has room for 90 guests and is known for its innovative hand rolls.
The menu is created by Culinary Institute of America graduate Brian Kim, who experiments with new combinations, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. You won’t find any sushi rolls here – instead you’ll find delicious hand rolls served in seaweed, plus a selection of nigiri and unique small plates.
Omakase lovers will enjoy the Domokase, which includes seasonal oyster, a tuna cone, usuzukuri, pickled cucumber, kabayaki, 10 pieces of premium sushi, 1 hand roll, scallop soba and a choice of one dessert.
200 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07311
Located near Newport station with a view of the water, Komegashi Too serves authentic Japanese cuisine including sushi rolls, teriyaki and a variety of entrees. Lunch specials are offered Monday through Friday from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM, including discounts on rolls and hot dishes.
The restaurant also offers Happy Hour specials Monday to Thursday, 4.30 to 6pm, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
99 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07310
The latest addition to the Jersey City food scene is Kura Sushi, which can be found at Newport Tower. Open from 11am, this conveyor belt sushi spot is part of a chain of restaurants with locations in Los Angeles, New York and other parts of the country.
Patrons can help themselves to sushi from the revolving sushi bar or order dishes from touchpad screens.
Kura Sushi uses only fresh, premium ingredients, including broth sourced from Kyoto and wasabi specially manufactured in Japan. Everything on the menu is free of artificial sweeteners, seasonings, preservatives and colorings, and new seasonal dishes are added each month.
525 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
If you want to save money on alcohol and bring your own booze, check out Itto Sushi, a BYOB spot located near Van Vorst Park. Itto is a small, casual restaurant with a handful of tables so sometimes there can be a wait at dinner time on weekends.
Itto has an extensive list of regular rolls and special rolls, plus a variety of sushi and sashimi combo platters. They also serve bento boxes, Korean entrees, teriyaki, noodles and donburi bowls, plus favorites such as gyoza and edamame.
Lunch specials are served Tuesday through Saturday from 11.30am to 2pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 2pm.
239 Barrow St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
This sushi spot close to Grove Street Path is one of the most affordable options in Jersey City, serving up nigiri, sashimi, sushi and ramen in a casual atmosphere. They also have a wide selection of appetizers, including tuna mango tartare, scallion pancake, and sushi pizza.
If you’re feeling ultra hungry get their Lovers Boat, which features ten pieces of sushi, fifteen pieces of sashimi, a spicy tuna roll, and rainbow roll. Tea-lovers will love their Hana Tea House menu, which features all sorts of Japanese teas including bubble tea, mango green tea and Oreo milk tea.
103 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Teppan Bar & Grill
Teppan Bar & Grill is a teppanyaki and hibachi restaurant with a sushi bar located at 50 Columbus. Spread over 2 floors, the space is modern and sleek, with plenty of tables to accommodate families and large groups.
Teppanyaki chefs will entertain you by preparing your meal right in front of your eyes, or you can dine on a variety of sushi, nigiri and hand rolls made with only the best ingredients.
The sushi rice is prepared fresh in-house every day and the menu features a very extensive list of signature rolls, special rolls, combo platters and raw fish appetizers.
319 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Sushi by Bou
If you feel like splurging, Sushi by Bou is an omakase speakeasy located behind a secret door in Ani Ramen, which is one of the best ramen restaurants in Jersey City. Featuring a Zen Garden lounge area and a Japanese street cart-inspired bar, Sushi by Bou has space for 8 diners with 60-minute timed seatings.
Omakase is available in either 12 pieces or 17 pieces and the master sushi chefs serve up a variety of fishes including miso cod, scallop, spotted prawn, BBQ eel and lean tuna. This is all washed down with a variety of Japanese beers, sakes and craft cocktails such as the Shiso Southsider and the Yuzu Honey Bee.
218A Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
We hope you found this list of the best sushi in Jersey city helpful! Still feeling hungry? Check out our list of the best Korean restaurants, best Mexican restaurants and best steakhouses in Jersey City!