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Slate in West Orange Gets the Nod for Best Sushi

Readers voted on the best sushi in town

With 51 percent of the vote, the newly-opened scooped up the top spot in Patch's poll for the best sushi in West Orange.

Slate opened its doors earlier this month but seems to have won over the town in mere weeks.

The venue provides modern Japanese cuisine and includes international food and bar food such as burgers and french fries.

Slate was closely followed by , that was just a handful of votes shy from the top spot.

Congrats to Slate, the newest sushi provider of the community and thanks to the readers who voted!

Karina March 31, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Way to go Slate! It was pretty easy for me to vote you as the best. From the decor, to the amazing food and the ambiance at night, Slate definitely is the best new spot. Can't wait to see you guys again for my birthday mid April!
Maria C March 31, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Congrats to Slate!!! We went there last night for dinner and it was great. A very beautiful place. You can tell they use high quality seafood and the price is right. slate is a nice addition to the area.
Karina March 31, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Thursday's gonna be ladies night starting this Thursday. The owner gave me a bunch of flyers when I went for Happy Hour this past Wednesday, he was really nice. Live DJ and cheap drinks from Skinny Girl Margarita and Voli Vodka. Dance fest Thursday night yeaaaa Slate
Ashlee R. March 31, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Their happy hour prices are unbelievably cheap. We had the Forbidden fruit martini for only 6 bucks each. I had their Chilean Seabass with this mint strawberry salsa and my husband had the filet mignon with this mixed mushroom cream sauce that we both died over...see you soon with my in-laws Slate =)
Fran's Italian Deli March 31, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Come by this week for Madness Mondays .. $3 UV shots and draft bud/bud light and Ladies Night on Thursdays. Coming soon...Latin Night and Martini Night...
Ken April 01, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Interesting, isn't it, that none of these Slate fans have ever posted another comment here?
James Johnston April 01, 2012 at 04:02 AM
I must agree that Slate is a welcome addition to the Lourdes area. A different approach to drinking and dining. We enjoyed the martinis and mojitos, also the excellent entrees. Can't say anything about the sushi nor sake offerings, may try them next visit.
Marvin April 01, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Amazing food, great prices, and beautiful presentation! I have eaten the sakamoto every day for the past week! The atmosphere is very nice, lounge chairs are so comfortable! It is a great place to drink, eat or just hang out. I give it the highest recommendation!
Joey S April 02, 2012 at 12:25 AM
My wife and I are so excited to try Slate. It is great to have another restaurant in our neighborhood. We eat at Due Amici, Gaffers and Egans all the time and love them! We will be at Slate this week, for sure.
Ken April 02, 2012 at 12:49 AM
"Marvin" and "Joey S" love it, so it must be good! I'll stick with Yoshi Sono and Ariyoshi in South Orange, neither of which seems to need phantom Patchers to pump it.
Fran's Italian Deli April 02, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Ken & Ralph...we're giving our friends a little support in their new venture...I am sure you would do the same for your friends. Check out Hoboken Patch and you'll see a few comments from us or stop by our place next time you are in Hoboken...
Ken April 03, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Support my friends, yes. Create a bunch of new accounts and post "reviews," not so much.
Ralph April 03, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Another first time poster supporting the "best" sushi restaurant in WO......what a surprise. I would support a restaurant in WO called SOUR GRAPES over Slate as long as the decor wasn't modeled after a 1988 Stripper Bar......I thought I saw Crockett and Tubbs in the corner of the bar having a tequila sunrise.....but it may have been my eyes since the place was so dark for a 6pm dinner.
Ralph April 04, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Whatever I would be looking for wouldn't be found at Slate since it was empty of customers.....Although the DJ warming up behind the bar during dinner was a classy touch.
Cynthia Cumming April 04, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Kim's Sushi is great. I haven't been to Slate yet, but want to check it out. There's no way a business that's been here only a few weeks should win for best sushi. Ah the power of the internet.
Alex April 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I thought this was a place to put genuine comments and feedback to help the restaurants improve and better serve our community. Instead, Ralph is insistent on bashing what is a wonderful addition to west orange dining and lounging. He must have a stake in another restaurant here in town that is gradually losing business to this brand new high end place-to-be, because I can see no other reason why he is so sour and negative. He certainly hasnt tried Slate's steak, or else he would have withdrawn all his harsh remarking after one bite of this moderately priced, delicious filet mignon I had on Saturday . Someone buy this man a drink so he can calm down, or tell his employers to stop working him so hard. He is miserable. Thanks Ralph, for hijacking this thread, maybe sit the rest of this inning out and go watch the yankees game on someone else's big screen projector.
barry_geltzeiler April 09, 2012 at 04:38 PM
MY wife and I ate at Slate this past Thursday night. the wait staff was courteous but a little inexperienced. They did give us plenty of attention, but need a little seasoning. The music was "loungy" but they kept it low so we were able to converse. The sushi rolls we ordered were fresh and innovative. They were very reasonably priced at $10 each. Normally rolls in other sushi joints would be more. The owner greeted us and asked what we thought which was a nice touch. I plan on going back there to try the sashimi as he suggested. Forget the "guerilla" marketing here, this place most definitely deserves a try. They also have a cooked menu of entrees which we did not have, so it is not all sushi for the non sushi eater..
Ken April 09, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I'm turned off enough by the decor in the pic and the fake reviews from all these posters who've never posted another comment on Patch that I'm not ever planning on going, the positive comments from posters known to be real notwithstanding. I'll stick with the places I already know and trust, which, oddly enough, haven't needed to resort to fake reviews to get attention.
barry_geltzeiler April 09, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Ken, actually the decor is cool. Give it a try, the sushi was very good, much better than Yoshi Sono and Kim's.
Karina April 18, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday this past weekend Slate! You guys were warm, welcoming and on top of it all, FUN!! It was the cherry on top to see someone proposed during my birthday at Slate. It was soo cute when the DJ lowered the music and directed our attention to the couple! Who says once we've posted we're not gonna follow up? =) Keep your "interesting" comments to your "interesting" psychic wannabe self. See you soon with my boyfriend and his family Slate.
claudia April 19, 2012 at 08:25 PM
It seems as if the management of slate are catering to young college age patrons(see Facebook page) by promoting extremely low priced alcohol.This scares me as the last thing west orange needs is young inexperienced drivers drinking and driving as the overwhelming majority of the patrons are not in walking distance of their homes.I hope the west orange police are diligent in keeping our streets safe.
franklin May 21, 2012 at 11:52 PM
ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS :)
franklin May 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Check out this link before you think about eating sushi here..... http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/04/04/fda_and_cdc_investigate_salmonella_outbreak.html

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