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Sushi in the Keyport, Matawan, Redbank Area?

Thanks to everyone -- especially the specific reviews. I definitely count myself as a purist. Rolls can be delicious but there is nothing like excellent sashimi!

Apr 12, 2008
wilmap in New Jersey

Sushi in the Keyport, Matawan, Redbank Area?

Thanks DJMarilyn for the thoughtful response & number of suggestions. The weather's warming up & so is my craving for sushi -- not to mention the will to drive around looking for the good stuff. Thanks for the URL for Kanji. If you are a sashimi fan, I'd be curious to hear any further thoughts since certain establishments can do passable when adding seasoned rice to the fish, but when offering the fish "in the buff" the flaws become depressingly apparent!

Just to add via the 'edit' function. What I noticed most recently was this increasing tendency of the fish (in places that used to do better) to be pretty tasteless & to be also watery -- perhaps because the fish hadn't been frozen or thawed properly.

Apr 09, 2008
wilmap in New Jersey

Sushi in the Keyport, Matawan, Redbank Area?

Thanks cantkick, I have come across that name before so look forward to trying Kanji.

Apr 09, 2008
wilmap in New Jersey

Sushi in the Keyport, Matawan, Redbank Area?

Actually, I was embarrassed to say that I had three consecutive bad experiences with Oishi b/c I felt like an idiot for persevering. When they first opened, they offered some really wonderful white tuna sashimi, but the fresh factor went south. Thanks DrewBB for the Sono rec.

Apr 09, 2008
wilmap in New Jersey

Sushi in the Keyport, Matawan, Redbank Area?

No, I haven't! Thanks for the rec -- I will definitely try Kazu!

Apr 08, 2008
wilmap in New Jersey

Sushi in the Keyport, Matawan, Redbank Area?

I live in Aberdeen & I desperately want to know: Is there any DECENT sushi in the area? It seems that every place I have tried has been good when they opened but then goes down hill. Oishi at Highway 36 & Poole in Union Beach was good at first but it was actually gross the last time I went a couple of months ago. Nearly the same with Kobe in Holmdel (but more like mediocre than disgusting.) Maybe I need to go to Red Bank? I would drive even further, like to Asbury, if anybody strongly recommends the place.

Apr 08, 2008
wilmap in New Jersey

Belford Bistro (Belford NJ)

Four of us had brunch at BB. It lived up to my expectations after reading this board. We all did the "savory/sweet split." Sharing the eggs benedict, the lemon ricotta pancakes, the french toast and the chef's omelet (andouille sausage, feta, and spinach). Everything was delicious. We picked up a bottle of sparking and had mimosas. A large table behind us was ingenious and brought a thermos of Bloody Marys. Wish we had thought of that! Service was pretty good. The space was beautiful but a little spartan for my taste. Looking forward to trying it out for dinner.

Apr 07, 2008
wilmap in New Jersey