Since opening in October of 2007, Kanji has prided itself on outstanding service and delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere. All our hard work has paid off, check out all the Kanji buzz:

A couple nights after taking an excursion though the highly touted specialties at Kanji, I stopped in to check out the knife skills of the chefs at the sushi bar. I just about dropped to my knees at the altar of sushi heaven: Slices of Spanish mackerel and fluke, two fishes so often poorly sliced, were perfection. The Spanish mackerel was both meaty and tender, while the fluke took on the kind of buttery quality normally associated with toro. A pair of American sushi bar staples, spicy yellowtail and spicy salmon rolls, contained perfectly proportioned cubes of avocado. The effect was that of balance - harmony of ingredients and balance.

-Andrea Clurfield, Asbury Park Press

Japanese food transforms in America, but freshness remains

-Asbury Park Press

First, to whet your appetite and make the immediate point that there's gold in them thar hills, this is what we ate for dinner last week at Kanji in Tinton Falls (980 Shrewsbury Ave., 732-544-1600): oyster shooters in citrus ceviche, crispy duck with mango on fresh greens, razor-thin sliced abalone with garlic ponzu sauce accompanied by abalone salad with crab and cucumbers, and a roll of spicy tuna, crab, seaweed salad, seared white tuna and cucumbers marinated in a light miso vinaigrette. With master sushi chef-owner Roger Yang at the helm, Kanji is always on the cutting edge.

-Brooke Tarabour, Star Ledger

Followers of chef-owner Roger Yang (ex SAWA) say the “master” has created “sushi heaven” in a Tinton Falls strip mall, as well as one of the “best hibachi bars around”, complete with a “fun” “show” – all in a “beautifully decorated” space that’s “surprisingly hip” and “comfortable”; “super-friendly” servers seal the deal; N.B. it’s BYO.

-Zagat Survey

Kanji Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar named Hulafrog's Top Ten Restaurants List. This hip hibachi and sushi restaurant gets rave reviews for its great food and fresh sushi. And bonus points for a kids’ hibachi menu that provides a welcome alternative to chicken fingers and fries. Kids “love to sit around the hibachi and watch the chef slice, dice and do tricks.” The restaurant “is always packed after 7:00” and “has a cool vibe” that reminds some moms of their favorite hot spots in the city… but with kids. It’s BYOB, with a wine store next door.

Beautiful and very generous slices of buttery salmon, Ahi tuna and red snapper were the features that day. In fact, the fish was so good it made both the wasabi – and the soy sauce – mostly superfluous, which is what sashimi is supposed to do, but rarely does...

-Currents Magazine

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