Kyushu: Exceptional Japanese Cuisine in Wallington

When I received an invitation to come to a grand opening of a Kyushu, a new Sushi/Sake bar restaurant opening in Wallington,  I was a bit hesitant at first because quite frankly, I didn’t know where Wallington was.  (I apologize to all the fine people and establishments in Wallington.) Curious and eager to find out more about this area, I did a quick search of their location and was happy to find that it is the perfect spot for anyone heading to an event anywhere around the Meadowlands or Izod Center.

You’ll be happy to know that there was ample parking available on the street, at least on the night we were there.  The bar/lounge area had a happy crowd enjoying cocktails, a lovely room with booths and in the back a sushi bar with 2 chefs busily preparing their many beautiful dishes.  We  sat and were immediately served some excellent sake in wooden boxes.  We toasted to their success (sans the clink) sipped and watched the chefs do what they do best.

I’ve never eaten sushi like this, the quality of the fish, the combinations, the right balance of crunch and  incredible sauces all added up to an unforgettable experience.  I for one, was not a lover of raw fish.  All that has changed.  We tried only one cooked dish of shrimp , noodles and veggies and even that was served with a light not too sweet or salty broth.  Excellent! The pictures tell a better story.  I have tried to describe what every roll and dish was.  See for yourself here….

Kyoshu is fun and has a hip vibe. The cocktails are amazing.  Make this a destination for a great nite of  sushi, sashimi, Japanese tapas, teriyaki, tempura, noodle dishes served with a smile by an amazing staff.

Thank you to Victor the manager and Jason the owner for this invitation.  I give this place 5 stars and my friends  that joined me agree. I for one, can’t wait to go back.  The menu is extensive and not expensive!!

Kyushu, Exceptional Japanese cuisine and Sake bar  Like them On Facebook
209 Paterson Ave, Wallington, NJ

LauriLee has been passionate about food her whole life. She spent many years in the travel business and always enjoyed dining out at many ethnic restaurants here and abroad. She is a self motivated foodie who has been cooking for over 30 years. Her recipes are based on fruits, vegetables, herbs, vinegars, various healthy oils, citrus , seafood and organic chicken and turkey.  LauriLee also cooks for her daughter who is a Vegan, so we can look forward to some healthy vegan/vegetarian dishes from her kitchen. To learn more about LauriLee’s cooking classes and personal chef service, visit her website at and Like her page on Facebook for great recipes and cooking tips.

Disclosure: Food and beverages were provided to all media attendees free of charge.  All opinions and ideas for this post are my own. No reviews or mentions are ever promised in exchange for invitations to dine at any establishment.