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Outstanding Sushi restaurant in Englewood

Jason Perlow | May 23, 2001 02:42 PM

Ok, since you guys insist

The phenomenal sushi place I have been keeping to myself is Wild Ginger on Palisade Ave in Englewood.

Now, there are many sushi places in Northern NJ, but I havent found any place that will match Manhattan's top sushi restaurants in fish quality, originality of dishes and meticulousness of sushi preparation -- until I found this place.

Wild Ginger is a very small restaurant, it has maybe 10-12 small tables, and can seat maybe 40, maybe 46 comfortably with its sushi bar. Becaus of its size the place can be difficult to get into (although not nobu impossible level), however its well worth the wait -- the rolls are imaginative, menu features a nobu/karumazushi-style omakase plate, unique appetizers and specials. Prices are also very high -- dinner for two between myself and my wife on Sat night was $140 with tip, and the place is BYOB, and we were being conservative -- I can easily see spending $200 between two people, no problem. Most rolls are $15 and up, omakase was $50. maki rolls are prepared in a way to showcase quality of ingredients -- fish is laid sashimi style on top of rolls, with other ingredients inside the roll. Very, very high quality fish here, and they dont skimp on it either -- rachel's omakase plate had probably enough meat from a 1 1/4 pound lobster between the lobster/mango/seaweed salad and her lobster maki roll.

of note: spicy lobster soup, which was in a clear broth, semi-misoey, with wakame, very strong lobster taste and very spicy. Also a whole "Chili roll" section featuring different kinds of unusual spicy makis. Many items on the menu have a spicy slant catering to american-style tastes, although the traditional stuff is done extremely well.

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