Fare: Japanese - Sushi
Food Quality: 3 1/2 Stars
Service: 3 Stars
Decor: 1 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 stars= poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the best Sushi restaurants in south Jersey
Value: Good - Excellent
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent Sushi using fresh ingredients
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners looking for traditional, lower priced, Japanese dishes.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Chirashi, The Kitsune don Noodle soup, in a seasoned broth with sweetened fried Tofu sheets on top; The sushi; and for starters The Tempura
Sagami Japanese Restaurant is a hidden family run jewel, located 10 minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge in South Jersey in a nondescript setting, this is a destination restaurant where diners will venture out of their neighbord to come for the best sushi restaurant in South Jersey, and possibly in the entire state.
From the decor to the dishes served, this is as authentic Japanese as it gets. The atmosphere and decor are traditional Japanese with low ceilings, dim lighting and solid Rosewood tables along with kimono-clad Japanese waitresses sporting flip-flop sandals with white socks, and the beautiful soy-sauce pitchers and delicately painted wooden serving bowls.
On any given night, your apt to see many Philadelphians, including Philadelphia hockey players dining here.
While the decor is not elegant or flashy, the food is the reason you come here!
Sushi chef Shigeru Fukuyoshi serves well prepared dishes with fresh ingredients and is a master at raw fish preparation. Entrees may be ordered as a full dinner with soup, salad, side dish, rice, and a dessert, or a la carte, which is less pricey
Sagami Japanese Restaurant is BYOB so bring your six-pack of Sapporo beer or a bottle of sake to temper the wasabi and to complement the meal.
Suggest making reservations, it always crowded! Reservations at the sushi bar are not required.
The BYOB setups are provided without charge. Reservations required on weekends and long waits are still very common.
(updated: January, 2017)
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