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Sogo Hibachi Grill & Sushi Lounge

14 reviews
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$30 and under
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Online reservations are not available for Hibachi tables on Friday & Saturday evenings between the hours of 5:30 & 8:30. Reservations for the lounge are only for parties of 5 or more. Sogo is a chic and trendy restaurant serving modern-Asian cuisine: featuring an intimate sushi lounge, a large and exciting Hibachi dining room, a spacious year-round outdoor patio, and a bar that boasts a sophisticated drink menu beverage menu complete with original cocktail recipes. All of the cuisine at Sogo is made from the finest ingredients and prepared masterfully to order. Sogo is perfect for any event. Enjoy a dinner date in one of Sogo's two intimate dining lounges, or organize a fun night out with a large group in our Hibachi Dining Room. Regardless of your evening plans, prepare yourself for the finest sushi and modern Asian dishes in New Jersey.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Asian, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 784-4981
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 14 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 13, 2014

We've gone to quite few hibachi places in our area over the years. Sogo is hands down the best. The food is excellent, the menu is very extensive and the staff is marvelous. No reason to get squash thrown at you anywhere else..

3.0Dined on January 1, 2014

We were out for a family celebration, and while the food was excellent, the server rushed through the preparation

4.0Dined on August 13, 2013

Both the food and the service were very good but the show the chef put on was outstanding. Great place for a birthday, kids love the the show.

4.0Dined on July 23, 2013

Sea ll enjoyed out good but were very cramped at the hibachi table. We shared a table with another group (7 of us 5 of them) and other groups of 5 and 6 were being sat at their own table.
For a group function it was a pretty good venue.

3.0Dined on June 22, 2013

We sat around the Habachi table and the food was served in an adequate amount of time and was really good and we had a great time celebrating my birthday; but the waitress that was getting our drinks was terrible, way too slow!!

3.0Dined on May 25, 2013

This restaruant is a favorite with our kids. However, it is overpriced and inflexible with requests. The front staff is distracted, the wait staff is generally acceptable and the table chefs are pretty good. They renovated a few years ago and really missed the mark on the ambiance. We made our reservation at Open Table and when we arrived, they told us that they do not accept Open Table reservations for the Hibatchi tables, only the lounge area. Despite arriving on time, we waited in a very crowded avenue for 20 minutes, all the while obviously in the way of waitstaff delivering meals and staff seating other diners. I could not, in good faith, reccomend this restaruant when there are so many, more, deserving restaurants in the area.

2.0Dined on April 20, 2013

Our reservation for six was handlers promptly. Because we were not having habachi, we were seated in the lounge. The lounge adjoins a very loud noisy bar and the noise level was very disturbing. Music was extremely distracting and made it very hard to have a conversation. As a result,even though the food and service was just ok, I would not return.

4.0Dined on July 5, 2012

Great sushi. A lively, noisy scene. Mostly under 40's. If the noise and close quarters are not your scene, do not go on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

3.0Dined on April 22, 2011

Our first server may have been new; she didn't know much about the beer list or the food. Without a word said, she was gone and replaced by one or two other servers. Miso soup was served before any food was ordered, which prevented either of us from trying a different soup. The combination platter for two was enormous and pretty good, but fairly ordinary and not too varied. The restaurant decor is interesting (in a good way) but the music didn't seem especially appropriate.

4.0Dined on August 27, 2010

Ate in the lounge, dinner was great, nice server. Service greatly improved over last visit. Our group all said they would go back there again. Thank you!

4.0Dined on April 3, 2010

We've been to Sogo several times now and enjoy the variety they offer in Sushi and Japanese dishes. It should be noted we have dined in the lounge and not the Hibachi, though we've seen a number of families come and go for dinner there - usually with smiling kids. Prices are midline for a restaurant like this, service fairly quick, and they offer several unique appetizers and rolls.

3.0Dined on December 17, 2009

Went for the first time a week before Christmas for our team holiday lunch. It was good but challenged. Decided to go there on short notice. Disappointed that we couldn't get into the hibachi room. Ordered hibachi at a regular table and it come out just warm, maybe tepid. Server didn't understand that we ordered sushi as appetizers and brought it out with the meal. We chalked it up to the staff being overwhelmed by everyone coming out for their holiday luncheon. This review process forces you into a noise rating. I pick energetic b/c there wasn't a "loud" option. It was too loud to have a conversation at our table that day. Will try it again at a less hectic time.

3.0Dined on October 9, 2009

Sushi was great as usual!!! Sat in dining room, not hibachi room this time and tried some new food items for us (Thai soups, etc)-- service was slow and the manager explained they had a problem that night --- Otherwise no issues.

3.0Dined on September 30, 2009

Our drinks, soups and appetizers were all very good.
Our main course dishes were good, but not as good as the starters.


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