I'm a huge fan of sushi, especially spicy tuna rolls and lobster tempura rolls. Actually, I'm pretty good about eating any sushi that's put in front of me except for eel and octopus. But that could change as soon as I can get the "yuk" factor out of my head.

Apparently, when it comes to the "yuk factor," I'm not the only one. Despite the almost 24 percent growth projected this year for sushi restaurants, according to a survey by Pei Wei, "more than half of the people in the United States that haven’t tried sushi yet would be willing to give it if the opportunity presented itself.'


What's so great about sushi? Here are some sushi facts from food truck empire.

"A lone cut of sushi roll of about 6 to 9 pieces can contain as much as 500 calories. (Time.com)

"Store-made sushi eaters are primarily in the age range of 25 to 34, followed by those under 24 years of age, while those who are between the ages of 35 to 44 are on a close 3rd spot". (Numerator)

Vinicius Benedit via Unsplash
Vinicius Benedit via Unsplash

Sushi is usually considered as a weight-loss-friendly meal. (HealthLine)

Fortunately, of the over 4000 sushi bars scattered across the country. some of the best sushi can be found right here in New Jersey.

Among those on the ten best according to Yelp.are Jing's Sushi House in Burlington where E L writes "The prices are great, the service was fast, and most of all the food was amazing".

I polled my listeners and social following asking "Where's the best place to get sushi in New Jersey and what do you recommend when we get there? See if you agree

Melynda B. Ulrich
Teresa's Osaka Asian Bistro in Toms River. Their octopus is the best I have ever had.

Cindy Zwicker
Fuscia in Freehold ! Half price rolls ! Fresh and delicious

Thomas Thomi Hawk Hickey
Sushui Place in Kingston Route 27 get the all you can eat deal , can’t beat it !

Dena Weiss Denenberg
Sushi-o route 1 south in Edison. Amazing!!!!

Johnny Cthepizzaguy
Steve, people travel from around the State to have the Sushi at Koi Asian Fusion Lounge Brick NJ 08723. My Wife's favorite is their "Dance on the Leaf" I always have a taste and always love! Trust my genetically inclined palate from Sicily!

Kathleen Cuneo
Sagami in Collingswood, New Jersey on route 130 it is the best nothing can compare to sagami

Mark Pica
Xina, Rt 37, Toms River. All their rolls are off the charts, and huge. My Fav’s the Red Lobster Roll. Last, the best fried rice ever, so fresh!

Laurielle Nagel
Ginger Sushi in Fanwood is consistently excellent

Cindy Sivak
Yoshi in Woodbridge, a small restaurant near the train station

Gail Zervos
Just went to Aja last night on rt 206 in Montgomery, nj. Absolutely delicious Sushi and all other Asian dishes. Love it there. Upscale and beautiful atmosphere.

Lauren Kimberly
Ikko in Brick 

Doreen Brusca Arminio
Umai In Verona

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An amazing NJ restaurant in a historic building

If you've never been to Lambertville, you're really missing out on a true gem of a town in New Jersey.

And if you've never been to Lambertville Station you're missing out on a really great restaurant in a truly historic building.

It's housed in the building that acted as the Lambertville train station dating back to 1867.

The building and the town went through its tough times, but for the last 40 years, Lambertville Station has been serving diners in a casual upscale atmosphere with excellent food.

Last year a prominent restaurant group called Genesis Hospitality took over the historic dining spot and they've continued the excellence that has made this place a must-go-to spot anytime you're in town.

The menu consists of varied contemporary American favorites with plenty of options.

The food and the service are excellent and are a good fit for couples, families, and special occasions.

There is a first-class Inn on the property on the river across the parking lot if you want to stay over.

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