Traditional Japanese restaurant decorated with orchids and geisha paintings, and a dining room with blonde wood chairs and lavender tabletops. A colorful fish mural by local artist Ron Ritzi adorns the outside wall.
Owner On Le and his wife, Nhu Bui-Le, both born in Vietnam, opened the first Monster Sushi in Manhattan in 1997; it has since closed. In 2015, they opened in downtown Morristown.
Start with steamed shrimp shumai or pan-fried pork gyoza, then sample from the extensive list of festive rolls (above) such as the New Jersey, with salmon, avocado and fresh mango inside, salmon, tempura flakes, eel sauce and spicy mayo on top. The Spicy Girl, filled with shrimp tempura, asparagus and cucumber, is especially good. Beyond sushi, there are several ramen dishes and udon noodle hot pots, as well as teriyaki and katsu entrées. The Bento Box special—$15.99 for lunch, $19.99 for dinner—comes with a bit of everything.
Located around the corner from MPAC, Monster Sushi gets busy during the pre-theater rush. Best to make a reservation if you’re dining before a show.Click here to leave a comment
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