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Arisu Japanese Restaurant

12 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

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Arisu offers an elegant and relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy fresh, contemporary Japanese fare. As its name suggests, Arisu, which translates to "great river," blends tranquility and beauty in every detail--from the soothing tones of a towering, bronze waterfall to the sparkling pebble-stone accents. This same attention to detail is reflected in its sushi, sashimi, and original special rolls, which combine spice, flavor, and texture to create an exciting experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
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Phone number
(732) 536-7874
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yoshi & Fuji
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Please check our online menu.
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Cross street
Between Route 520 and Unionhill Rd.
BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on June 29, 2015

I tried making reservations through open table, it says no availability except btn 1-3. When we got to restuarant they had no clue what open table even was.

The edamame. Salad and soup were all very salty. The sushi was just mediocre. Would not recommend

4.0Dined on August 19, 2014

The lunch special of rolls and nigiri are awesome!

3.0Dined on August 14, 2013

Food probaly 3 1/2 to 4 stars; good lunch specials for under 10 dollars. Produce and fish seemed fresh and very tasty, although Miso soup was saltier than I like. I would recommend them to friends and family, and would return for another meal.

4.0Dined on December 5, 2012

Great place and food but I seen people leave because servants been unavailable for 20 minutes after people set down, due to overcrowding.

3.0Dined on July 7, 2012

Decent, local asian food with a great ambience. BYOB with a convenient liquor store next door keeps the cheque reasonable.
Good for a close-by low key dining experience

3.0Dined on March 31, 2012

The prices are quite expensive and the sushi menu is limited. But, the sushi they do have is great, fish is fresh, sashimi is thinly sliced as delicious. The place itself is beautiful, and the wait staff is friendly, but quite inattentive. Not totally worth the $60 for two price tag, but it's the best place to eat sushi in the freehold region.

3.0Dined on October 19, 2011

Calamari and other appetizers were not that good, sushi was amazing

2.0Dined on September 1, 2011

Was somewhat dissapointed with the food (Arisu roll, Mango-Tango roll and Seafood Yaki Udon) which was pleasing to the eye but lackluster in taste. Especially surprising considering the owner and chef were previously of Kobe in Holmdel, NJ, in which every dish I had experienced (at least 12 dinners over two years) was always fresh and deliciously prepared. We dined on a Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. during which the restaurant was not overwhelmingly busy as we were the second table seated. By the time we left there were 8 or so tables seated. The experience should have been excellent.

4.0Dined on August 18, 2011

We were looking for a place en route back to NYC from Six Flags Great Adventure, and Arisu filled the bill. The sushi was perfectly fresh, the udon perfectly springy and the tempura perfectly crispy.

5.0Dined on July 29, 2011

Beautiful restaurant, good food, but not a lot of customers

5.0Dined on June 19, 2011

Very nice setting, thoughtfully decorated. Very friendly wait staff. Website does not mention BYOB, so do so. Definetly will go back.

5.0Dined on June 10, 2011

We were greeted when we arrived and seated right away. The ambiance was very nice with high ceilings and the air-conditioning was great. There was classical music playing in the background, not our taste. The waiter was terrific! He was super friendly, helped us with the menu items that had no descriptions, and made suggestions. The gyoza soup had a very nice smoky taste and the dumplings were great. We ordered 3 special sushi rolls and 2 regular. The sushi was super fresh. And after we were finished, the waiter brought us a sweet fruit dessert of melons. We will definitely go back. If you like sushi, definitely feel free to try this place. Bon Apetit!