Aozora, Montclair, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Aozora, Montclair, NJ
407 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service:  2 Stars

Decor:  2 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating:  3 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

One of the top Japanese Fusion restaurants in Northern NJ

Sushi is exceptional

The ordering process can be a bit confusing with three menus and a pencil

Fare:  Japanese - European Fusion

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy high end Sushi and eclectic preparations of Japanese/European fusion food

Not Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who prefer a traditional Japanese menu..

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Rack of Lamb; The Duck; and The Sushi

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

Looking for exceptional Japanese - European fusion fare with out breaking the bank? This is it!

Aozora serves up very creative dishes in an unpretentious atmosphere.

The restaurant excels in serving creative, colorful, and imaginative Japanese dishes with a European influence. Their presentations are equally matched by its taste and quality ingredients.

Their sushi and duck are outstanding and don't miss the Bailey's and Grand Marnier sauces, served with the Broomfield Roll of tempura salmon and asparagus. There is also a selection of traditional western dishes, like crab cakes, to be had. Desserts are well prepared, especially the chocolate cake and cheesecake.

This is a winning combination for Japanese fusion fare that is hard to beat.

The service is attentive and friendly.

The decor is contemporary with an upscale, yet casual ambiance.

The ordering process can be a bit confusing. Diners are provided with three menus and a pencil. There is the regular menu, the specials menu, and the third menu is a paper menu for the Sushi bar with items to be checked off.

It's BYOB, and if you arrive without a bottle, there is a little liquor store down the street.

Aozora is open seven days/week. Sunday .-Thursday 12:00 - 10:00 pm; Friday: 12:00 - 10:30 pm; and Saturday: 2:30 - 10:30 pm

They also offer on-line ordering with free delivery.

(updated: October, 2016)

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