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Eastern Garden in Sussex, New Jersey - surprisingly amazing


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Eastern Garden in Sussex, New Jersey - surprisingly amazing

sockii | Mar 4, 2011 12:47 PM

I've been going to this place for several years and it never seems to get any attention, so I just have to give them a shout-out. I live near Philadelphia yet I cannot get any sushi and Japanese food near me as good as I can when I visit my mom, who lives near Sussex NJ & Eastern Garden.

From the outside it looks like your typical junky strip mall Chinese restaurant, but their food is truly exceptional. Extremely fresh and well prepared Chinese and Japanese, but the best is really their sushi. They do everything from house special rolls to traditional sashimi and nigiri as good as I've had it in a big city, if not better. I just don't get how they pull it off considering their location, but they do.

If you go, don't miss the Golden Dragon roll (lobster meat in soy wrapper) or Tuna Love, which just melts in your mouth. It's also insanely reasonably priced, byob and with two decent liquor stores nearby. The Age Tofu is also great and there's a Chinese entree of Scallops with Broccolli in Garlic Sauce to die for.

I wrote a lengthier review elsewhere once before ( but have since tried yet more from their menu and have never been disappointed.

Eastern Garden
455 State Rt 23 Ste 3, Sussex, NJ 07461

Golden Dragon Restaurant
215 Route 37 W Ste 6, Toms River, NJ 08755

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