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Nami Nori Expands to Montclair, New Jersey
October 18, 2022, 7:18.26 pm ET


Photos: Nami Nori

Nami Nori, the acclaimed Japanese restaurant specializing in open-style temaki from partners Taka Sakaeda, Jihan Lee and Lisa Limb, are launching a new location in Montclair, NJ (2 South Willow Street) on October 20th.

Menu highlights include Crispy Calamari with yuzu soy; Wasabi Cucumber Tataki; Asari Clam Soup with miso, butter and potato; and Veggie Miso with age tofu and carrot; including Montclair’s exclusive Heirloom Tomato Salad with charred scallion vinaigrette and katsuobushi; Honey Butter Corn Ribs with aonori and lime; and Braised Bamboo Shoots with sea beans and rayu.

New temaki rolls only available at Montclair feature Ocean Trout, with persillade and golden kiwi; and Sweet Potato Tempura with sweet chili soy, and are featured alongside signature temaki like X.O. Scallop with tobiko and lemon; Tuna Poke with crispy shallots; Cucumber Black Sesame with shiso and plum; and Spicy Crab Dynamite; among others. For dessert, Nami Nori is offering a special Temaki Cannoli with mascarpone cream, orange compote, cocoa nib and lime zest.

The new Nami Nori draws inspiration from modern beach houses and traditional Japanese residences. The bright and airy 37-seat dining room features two temaki counters with textured shades of sandy brown, cream and dusty rose throughout the space.

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