WESTFIELD, NJ — A high-end sushi restaurant has opened on Elm Street, the latest venture by the owner of two other dining establishments in town.

With its outdoor seating included, the restaurant seats 68 people, including space for nine to dine at its sushi bar, J Chun, manager of Buddha Fish, said. The restaurant began serving with a soft opening last week and has steadily been seeing an increase in customers, Chun said.

“We’re trying to bring the whole dining experience,” Chun said during an interview in the restaurant’s softly lit dining area this week. “It’s about our ambiance, our décor, the presentation of the food and also our service.”

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A formal grand opening has yet to be scheduled, he said. The restaurant is affiliated with two other restaurants in Westfield: InnovAsian Taco at 106 Quimby St. and  Inspiration Roll at 106 Central Ave.

In addition to sushi, Buddha Fish features a variety of starters and cold appetizers.

Chun noted the restaurant’s fish bao bun, a starter of crispy fried fish with lettuce, pickled beets and spicy yuzu honey wrapped in sweet white dough.

Among the dishes served are also a batter-fried “firecracker shrimp,” and king salmon sashimi with cilantro pesto microgreens and wasabi truffle sauce.

“We’re trying to bring to the area more fresh high-quality ingredients in the food that we offer,” Chun said.

If you go

ADDRESS: 35 Elm St., Westfield, NJ 07090
PHONE: 908-264-8068
INSTAGRAM: @buddha_fish_nj

Email Staff Writer Matt Kadosh at mkadosh@tapinto.net; Follow him on Twitter: @MattKadosh

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