I was so upset when Osaka in Ortley closed down...it's been the standard for sushi down the shore for quite sometime.
I finally got down to Toms River to try the new Osaka that moved to Rt 37 and I'm so glad it's back.
For people who don't know Theresa...eating at Osaka is usually more like joining her in her home than it is sitting at a sushi bar.
It a BYOB, but bringing booze almost seems a must because the atmosphere is always more party than it is a stuffy sushi bar. Sake bombs can and usually do fly!
Most important though, is the sushi is fresh, the rolls are creative, and sushi chef is always fast, neat, attentive, and friendly. You can trust them to sell you what's good, not what's aging! Here's a hint, try their japenese style mussels...they are quite good. And last night the scallops looked particularly fresh.
Once again there is a place down in the Toms River shore area where one can get great quality sushi- something the area has lacked in my opinion.