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Kanji in Tinton Falls

Densell | Oct 15, 200705:51 PM

Went to try out Kanji Friday night in Tinton Falls in the Work Out World Plaza. Really great meal! Very nice decor-sort of modern Asian I would call it. It's a big place-seating on the right when you come in and Hibachi tables straight ahead. Sushi bar in the back. Our waitress informed us that the chef came from Sawa in Eatontown and has over 20 years experience. Everything we ordered was great! There were four of us. We ordered four appetizers (one on the house since we are members of WOW). The beef Negimaki was the best I ever had. The beef was done perfectly with really good flavor. Also tried the calamari-which came looking like onion rings with a spicy dipping sauce. Also ordered two tuna apps- one called green phoenix and another I cannot recall the name of but had a cilantro based sauce to it. All the apps were really good. For dinner my husband and I both ordered various rolls of sushi and our friends ordered special rolls. My sushi was excellent-perfectly done and fresh. For the table we also ordered a roll called the Amazing Tuna Roll that came with a mango sauce. Seriously one of the best rolls I've ever had!! My friend ordered a dish called Kanji Ruby which looked like a large tomato but actually was pieces of tuna placed around a large amount of crabmeat and served with a cilantro sauce. The other friend had a dish called the Zombie Wrap which was like a wrap sandwich but made with a Japanese pancake and was filled with tuna and salmon. Really yummy. For dessert, they have tempura ice cream, but I just got my favorite Red Bean ice cream plain. My husband tried the Green Tea ice cream. Both were fabulous! The service was really good as well. I really highly recommend this place-check it out!! BTW it's a byob but there is a Spirits liquor store right next door. (Although for a really good local wine shop I would recommend the Wine Cellar on Monmouth Street in Red Bank but that's a whole other posting! :) )

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