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608 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1420
+1 973-744-2954
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 9, 2018
“Great Sushi; BYO Is Back!”
Aug 11, 2017
“Amazing run and still going”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
608 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1420
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great Upper Montclair spot for excellent sushi and traditional Japanese food. Liquor license is gone, so bring your own. Staff is happy to set you up with glasses and wine bucket. If you forget, handy liquor store across the street has a terrific wine selection...More

Thank 937conniek
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Dai-Kichi delivers consistent quality sushi day in and day out. It has been doing it since the 1980s and remains one of the best sushi restaurants in the NJ burbs.Staff members are friendly and the owner always seems to be there making sure things run...More

Thank Trvlsallover
Reviewed 14 July 2017

really good Japanese food, well prepared, fresh, served...a good variety of choices...always plan a visit to this restaurant when I am in Montclair, New Jersey

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We drove to our regular place and found it was closed for good, so we searched and went to Dai-Kichi for the first time based on its online reviews, and we were VERY happy we did. Food was excellent - we had the seaweed salad...More

Thank BenVerona
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

Thank Natalia K
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...More

Thank Swlevison
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...More

Thank got3dogs
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...More

1  Thank Alessandra W
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
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 L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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