Ocha Asia sushi cuisine

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65 reviews
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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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JB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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DH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

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

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F
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food at reasonable prices

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DS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!

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R
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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RM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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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SD
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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F
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

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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L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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AG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good sushi and seaweed salad.

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MA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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SO
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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NN
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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N
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Ocha.

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food has always been good; however, this is the second time I have been at this restaurant where we felt rushed to order. Both times the waitresses asked if we were ready to order numerous times within the first 5 minutes of sitting down. Not sure if they realize how rude this is.....it's a turn off.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocha is as good as it gets! Everything about the food, service, ambience is absolutely amazing and makes it the perfect choice for any occasion. It's always a guaranteed great time, plus it's byob!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The sushi and food was very good.
The staff was polite and very friendly towards my family, especially my two year old son.

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M
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Some of the best sushi I've had. Don't miss the sushi tuna pizza - to die for! Their Asian fusion dishes are also very good.

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LU
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a good place to come to if your're into good rolls and a nice BYO crowd. They don't really have amazing sushi, but their cooked food is good as are the rolls.

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A
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the selection and uniqueness of the rolls. I highly recommend the one with jalepeno's in it. I did not flip out over the sushi pizza, as many people had mentioned in their reviews. It was not as flavorful as the rolls. The fact that it's a BYOB makes it a great value.

I will warn you. The town has a parking trap set up around the area. You cannot park after 9pm on the streets, and the signs stating this are limited. All up the block cars had tickets. So I would imagine they make thousands off unsuspecting customers who attend this place the bar next to it.

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JK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Extremely fresh and great variety of sushi rolls. Service was a bit slow, but that was probably a result of the restaurant being packed.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fast service, good food, BYOB aways a plus, street parking. Good atmosphere

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NM
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Ocha several times a year to eat in the restaurant as opposed to getting take out from them. It is a lively spot, good service and nice atmosphere. We like the BYOB aspect, the rolls are all delicious and the appy's are too. Love the Sushi Pizza with Salmon or Tuna as an appy, it is a great starter.

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b
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Even though the location and ambiance doesn't say much, the service and food are pretty good. The soups are huge as are the salads, and the rolls are a little small but very tasty.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very good sushi, the rest just okay. It was very cold inside and very very dead. Staff was not that warm .

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MA
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot wait to return. Service very good and the food was delicious

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