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Kawa Sushi, Matawan

MarlboroMan | Jun 19, 2009 09:59 PM

Located on Main Street in Matawan, in the space previously occupied by "Sushi Bento." I had to drop someone off at the train station, decided to pick up a menu on my way back.

Perusing said menu, I decided to order take-out lunch... since the prices were very reasonable, and I was hungry. :)

Ordered: Spicy Tuna roll (my litmus test), and the following sushi: Salmon, Hamachi (yellowtail), White Tuna, Salmon roe, and Scallop.

They threw in a salad, miso soup, plus I discovered an additional piece of salmon sushi when I got home!

Salad was basic, but the dressing was really different.. not the usual orange glop.. this was more oil based, with chunks of garlic (I think). Haven't had anything like it before.

Soup was fine. Sushi was excellent. Generous cuts of fish that wrapped around the rice below. Everything was very fresh. The salmon was buttery, salmon roe firm, scallops (raw) chopped up and served gunkan style. Spicy tuna roll was generous and delicious.

A father and son team runs the place. The sushi chef father speaks very little English. He worked at "Pacific World" in Elmhurst, NY for 9 years before the ownership changed hands. The son took my order and was friendly.

I was the only customer in there, at about 12 noon. Various stores nearby have gone under. I hope this place stays around. I usually get my sushi from Tokyo Buffet, but this is definitely a cut above. OK, many cuts above.

No website, and no plans for one in the near future. They've been open for 3 months.

All sushi & sashimi is two pieces per order. The prices are unreal! Some examples: Salmon - 3.50, Eel (unagi) - 3.95, hamachi - 3.95, salmon roe - 3.95, sea urchin - 4.95. They were out of uni, mackeral, and albacore this time around.

They have lunch specials, specialty rolls, hand rolls, vegetarian rolls, tempura, teriyaki, dinner boxes, bul go ki, hwe dub bap, chirashi, udon, and much more.

They'll soon offer free delivery with a minimum $30.00 purchase.

Kawa Sushi
192 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747
Mon-Sat: 11am - 9pm. Closed Sunday

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