Quick Bite

In Bernardsville, a Cozy Sushi Spot with a Loyal Following

Tsuki Japanese Restaurant serves up creative sushi (try the kobe beef roll!), sashimi and cooked dishes galore.

Style: A cozy, beloved Japanese restaurant with hanging red lanterns that offers fresh, creative sushi and classic cooked dishes. Seating options include wooden booths, in which you sit on thin pillows for added comfort, and sleek black tables. Several sushi chefs work at the dimly lit sushi bar in the back.

The scoop: Head chef/owner Ginn Huang and his wife opened Tsuki in 1996. More than 20 years later, they’ve gained a loyal following of customers who they greet on a first-name basis.

The menu: Options on the six-page menu can be overwhelming, but pan-fried shrimp gyoza and crab meat shumi are good places to start. Other appetizers include chicken or beef yakitori (skewered grilled meat), chicken or vegetable tempura and beef negima yaki, which is broiled beef rolled with scallion inside. There are dozens of sushi rolls, including spicy tuna and salmon avocado (right). When available, the kobe beef sushi, seared with a torch, is a worthy splurge. Beyond sushi and sashimi, Tsuki offers a range of cooked dishes, such as teriyaki, udon noodles and classic donburi rice bowls. For a taste of several items, try a bento box.

Heads up: Chef Ginn is available to cater parties. With Bernardsville Cinema a few doors down, Tsuki can get busy on Friday and Saturday evenings before show times; reservations recommended.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Asian - Japanese
  • Price Range:
    Moderate
  • Wine list:
    BYO
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