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608 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1420
+1 973-744-2954
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our second time there with family. Unfortunately, so many things went wrong! Wrong rolls were served, instead of orange juice we got sliced orange, wrong items were added to the bill- we had to make sure we were not overcharged, they were out of dessert on Saturday night, and Not a single roll out of 8 tasted delicious.... More 

Thank Natalia K
New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We've been eating at Dai-Kichi since we moved to this area 11 years ago and are regulars. Fish is brought in daily and prepared on site by the sushi chefs and the rice is always perfect. I like the complicated rolls whereas my spouse is a purist and likes "just the fish". They always have a good selection to choose... More 

Thank Swlevison
Montclair, New Jersey
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going here for over 15 years. Always steady, consistently fresh, never fails! It used to be BYOB, which i do miss but wouldn't ever deter me from going. Eat at the sushi bar if you are alone or with another person. Service is great, it's not a huge place. Has take out and delivery also.

Thank got3dogs
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Dai Kichi has remained my favorite sushi restaurant for many years. You have truly never tasted quality such as this before. In the 15 years that I have been eating at this restaurant I have never once eaten a rotten piece of fish, or had a bad meal. There are so many delectable and creative sushi rolls on the menu.... More 

Thank Alessandra W
Montclair, New Jersey
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is by far the best Sushi in Northern NJ. The owner is lovely and the fish is as fresh as you can get. Sit at the sushi bar, the guys behind the counter are wizards!

Thank got3dogs
Rockaway, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Dai-Kichi is one of the best Japanese restaurant. The fish is always fresh, aesthetically served. Unfortunately it has too much salt for people watching their sodium intake.

Thank rennie s
Montclair, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Dai-Kichi is a very fun resturaunt, I go there with my family a lot! I really recommend it. They have great service, and delicious food! My favorite meal to get there is chicken yaki-udon! It is delicious noodles, with yummy chicken and veggies, with some sauce. I had lots of fun, and I think that everyone should try it!

Thank travelgirl246810
Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I go here fairly often with my family, never once have I had a bad experience. I say if you can afford it you should go. Lovely sushi, lots of options, nice staff, and authentic(I have lived in Japan).

Thank RavenMeowing
Nutley, New Jersey
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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My favorite sushi place. Soft shell crab roll perfect. Service great. Must try highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Coco-lette-NJ
New England
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

4 adults 2 kids, booth was small, food was fresh and service was quick. Menu was easy to read, if you like to eat Japanese style this is the place to go.

Thank Travel Guy15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1420
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-744-2954

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?