Japanese Restaurant Jugemu Opening in Cresskill, NJ

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There's something fishy happening in Cresskill, NJ. Taking inspo from NYC sushi spots that offer authentic and unique Japanese eats, new restaurant Sushi Jugemu opens on May 22, stacking its menu with high-quality fish and cooked dishes at a reasonable price -- no bridge and tunnel travel necessary.


Jugemu replaces the popular Japanese resto Umeya at the same location, with the goal of continuing to provide quality Japanese food for the community and loyal customers. "We want to bring authentic Japanese food in a casual, modern, sophisticated environment...offering something to jersey locals who like to go to NYC but don't want the hassle of doing that," says owner Mei. Jugemu's newly renovated and modernized space is perfect for date night, but casual enough for for family outings, too.


Sit at the sushi bar and watch as Chef Yoshii, who hails from Japan and brings 15 years of expertise, prepares fresh and delicious sushi in front of you including anago (eel), salmon, uni (sea urchin), aburi kinmedai and ikura (salmon roe). If sushi isn't your thing, look for cooked dishes on the menu such as tsukune (Japanese meatballs), Bou Gyoza (stick dumplings), Japanese Karaage Curry and Agedashi tofu (deep fried tofu). If you're the adventurous type, order omakase style at the bar and let the head chef choose for you. The restaurant seats about 45, with a private room available as well. Pair your meal with sake or a cocktail, and top off with dessert for the ultimate enjoyment.


Don't miss Sushi Jugemu's grand opening celebration on May 22 from 5-8 pm, which is open to the public (walk-ins only) and will make tuna lovers water at the mouth. Meet Chef Yoshii, and enjoy complimentary tuna sushi and sashimi, a whole bluefin tuna cutting demo, plus more buffet-style eats and entertainment. Additional appetizers and a cash bar will be available. 


Sushi Jugemu will be open 7 days a week for the first two weeks following the opening, and Tuesday-Sunday from 4:30-9 pm starting in June.


156 Piermont Rd., Cresskill
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