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These are my favorite places for ethnic food in New Jersey. I’ve been there, I loved the food, and I’ll return. If someone asks me for a really good Thai restaurant, I’ll send them to Topaz Thai in Belleville. You can’t go wrong suggesting Chendu 1 as one of New Jersey’s best Chinese restaurants. Spirito’s serves the red sauce Italian dishes my Grandfather loved. Friends and family are sick of me praising De Lucia’s pizza as the best on the planet.

EthnicNJ is based in Maplewood (Essex County), so naturally my favorites are concentrated in North/Central Jersey. EthnicNJ’s top picks will change as we add cuisines and try more restaurants. Share yours in the comments for each cuisine, and one of your favorite ethnic restaurants might become an EthnicNJ.com favorite. If I find a better hot dog than the Ripper, I’ll happily bump Rutt’s Hut to #2. De Lucia’s probably ain’t moving.


Afghan

1
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Silk Road

Warren, NJ

2
Babur Garden - Ocean Township, NJ

Babur Garden

Ocean Township, NJ

Argentinian

1
Parillada Argentina @ La Fusta - North Bergen, NJ

La Fusta

North Bergen, NJ

BBQ

1
The Wood Pit - Montclair, NJ

The Wood Pit

Montclair, NJ

British

1
The Pie Store - Montclair, NJ

The Pie Store

Montclair, NJ

Burgers

1
White Rose System - Linden, NJ

White Rose System

Linden, NJ

1
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Next Door

Montclair, NJ

2
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Rocky Hill Inn

Rocky Hill, NJ

3
25 Burgers - Linden, NJ

25 Burgers

Linden, NJ

Central American

1
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The Banderas

Summit, NJ

2
Restaurant

El Centro Americano

West Orange, NJ

Chinese

1
Chengdu 1 - Cedar Grove, NJ

Chengdu 1

Cedar Grove, NJ

2
Restaurant

Petite Soo Chow

Cliffside Park, NJ

3
Restaurant

Chef Jon’s

Whippany, NJ

4
Restaurant

Cathay 22

Springfield, NJ

Costa Rican

1
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The Banderas

Summit, NJ

Cuban

1
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El Unico

Union City, NJ

Deli (Jewish)

1
Sandwiches @ Hobby's Deli

Hobby’s Deli

Newark, NJ

Diner

1
Tick Tock Diner - Clifton, NJ

Tick Tock Diner

Clifton, NJ

2
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Summit Diner

Summit, NJ

3
Restaurant

Mastori’s

Bordentown, NJ

4
Jefferson Diner - Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Jefferson Diner

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Ethiopian

1
Mesob - Montclair, NJ

Mesob

Montclair, NJ

2
Lalibela - South Orange, NJ

Lalibela

South Orange, NJ

French

1
Rob's Bistro

Rob’s Bistro

Madison, NJ

German

1
Black Forest Inn - Stanhope, NJ

Black Forest Inn

Stanhope, NJ

Hot Dogs

1
Rutt's Hut - Clifton, NJ    (Source: www.ruttshut.com)

Rutt’s Hut

Clifton, NJ

2
The Famous "Mealies"
3
Restaurant
4
Hot Dog Johnny's - Buttzville  Photo: www.hotdogjohnny.com

Hot Dog Johnny’s

Buttzville, NJ

Indian

1
Abhiruchi - North Brunswick

Abhiruchi

North Brunswick, NJ

2
Dosa House - Jersey City

Sri Ganesh’s Dosa House

Jersey City, NJ

3
Dhoklas @ Jhupdi

Jhupdi

Edison, NJ

Irish

1
The Quiet Man - Dover, NJ

The Quiet Man

Dover, NJ

3
St. Stephen's Green - Spring Lake Heights

St. Stephen’s Green Publick House

Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Italian

1
Fresh Ravioli @ Spirito's - Elizabeth, NJ

Spirito’s

Elizabeth, NJ

1
Restaurant

Fiore’s Deli

Hoboken, NJ

2
Ristorante Da Benito - Union  Photo: www.dabenito.com

Japanese

1
Pork Ramen @ Mitsuwa - Edgewater, NJ

Mitsuwa Marketplace

Edgewater, NJ

2
Daimatsu - Mountainside, NJ

Daimatsu

Mountainside, NJ

3
Taka Sushi - Summit, NJ

Taka Sushi

Summit, NJ

Korean

1
BBQ @ Chung Sol Bat - Edison, NJ

Chung Sol Bat

Edison, NJ

2
Kimchihana

Kimchi Hana

South Plainfield, NJ

Mexican

1
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Taquería La Valentina

Long Branch, NJ

2
El Oaxaqueno - Long Branch, NJ

El Oaxaqueño

Long Branch, NJ

3
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La Malinche

Rahway, NJ

3
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4
Restaurant

The Taco Truck

Hoboken, NJ

Persian

1
Narenj - Basking Ridge

Persian Tea Room

Basking Ridge, NJ

2
Marjan Persian Grill - Morristown, NJ

Marjan Persian Grill

Morristown, NJ

Peruvian

1
El Marino - Dover, NJ

El Marino

Dover, NJ

2
Restaurant

Sabor Peru

Rutherford, NJ

3
Oh Calamares - Kearny, NJ

Oh! Calamares

Kearny, NJ

4
Picante de Mariscos @ Costanera - Montclair, NJ

Costanera

Montclair, NJ

Pizza

1
Star Tavern Sign

Star Tavern

Orange, NJ

1
De Lucia's - Raritan, NJ

DeLucia’s

Raritan, NJ

2
Cranbury Pizza

Cranbury Pizza

Cranbury, NJ

2
Pizza @ Mancinni's - Montclair

Mancinni’s

Montclair, NJ

Polish

1
Polish Specialties from Piast
2
Big Stash's - Linden, NJ

Big Stash’s

Linden, NJ

Portuguese

1
Seabra's Marisqueira - Newark
2
Restaurant

Valenca

Elizabeth, NJ

Russian

1
Sign @ Shirin Cafe

Shirin Cafe

Manalapan, NJ

Sichuan

1
Chengdu 1 - Cedar Grove, NJ

Chengdu 1

Cedar Grove, NJ

4
Restaurant

Cathay 22

Springfield, NJ

Thai

1
Topaz - Belleville, NJ

Topaz Thai

Belleville, NJ

1
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Pho Thai-Lao Kitchen

Maywood, NJ

2
Thai House Rock - Colonia, NJ

Thai House Rock

Colonia, NJ

3
Pat Thai - Parsippany, NJ

Pat Thai

Parsippany, NJ

4
Brookside Thai - Bloomfield (Photo: www.brooksidethai.com)

Brookside Thai

Bloomfield, NJ

Vietnamese

1
Saigon - South Plainfield

Saigon

South Plainfield, NJ

2
Hu Tieu MienTay - Pleasantville, NJ

Hủ Tiếu Miền Tây

Pleasantville, NJ

3
Com Tam Ninh Kreu - Atlantic City, NJ

Com Tấm Ninh Kiều

Atlantic City, NJ

4
Binh Duong - Bloomfield

Binh Duong

Bloomfield, NJ

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