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Apr 13, 2009 07:08 AM

Chopsticks, North Brunswick NJ (Indo-Chinese)

We've been meaning to stop here since it opened about a year ago, and finally made it last night, and I'm glad we did. Indo-Chinese is an Indian take on Chinese food. It's a unique, flavorful, and fun cuisine. Chopsticks does it well, and their menu also features some Thai Curries and Malaysian specialities like Rendang. We stuck with the Indo-Chinese, and had a delicious, well-balanced Dry Chilli Chicken, and terrific Hakka Noodles. My 3-year-old daughter really enjoyed an order of Chicken Satay, which was fragrant with Tumeric and other spices.
Owner and staff are fun to talk to and very nice. This is their second location, the first being on Oak Tree Road in Edison.

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    Chop Sticks III
    2320 US Highway 130 North, Brunswick, NJ

    1. Stopped here for take home.

      Both the host and the chef were very kind and helpful, the restaurant was quiet, they both took time to talk, answered all questions about the menu, told me all about the fish in the fish tank, and gave additional insight into indo chinese cuisine. Basically it has nothing to do with the Hakka region of China but simply with seasoning and a style of cooking that became appealing, aka fusion.

      My Vegetable Hakka Noodles were great!
      They are thin noodles stir fried with some veggies, scallions and seasoning.
      Portion huge!

      Tried Lollipop chicken, basically fried chicken drumsticks. The seasoning great, breading great and spicy, but a a little more fat than meat.

      Definitely will return!

      They offer an all you can eat Buffet
      Fri - Sat - Sun for 11.95.
      Sample and try everything!

      Restaurant is cozy.

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      1. re: shabbystorm

        Went to ChopSticks last night.

        Selection of entrees and apps is very good: you have your choice of Indian/Chinese, Malaysian & Thai.

        We had Prawns (which were good size) with a Thai sauce (and you have your choice of 3 or 4 sauces for this Thai dish) - that was very good, an Indian/Chinese Chicken - which was okay and the Vegetable Hakka noodles - which were great.

        We like spicy dishes, when selecting they indicated which ones were very spicy.
        Host & waiter were very attentive and took the time to explain their cuisine. As the menu has names of dishes but not descriptions.

        Small place / nice decor / very clean.
        This is a BYO establishment.

        Most of the other customers there were Asian or Indian and some with their families.
        Will definitely go back.

      2. Since i was in a mood to eat a nice spicey food, inspite of the distance and being really hungry we went to North brunswick location for Lunch Buffet. I went with my two girls, aging 16 and 9yrs. There wasnt much choice in the buffet for the main course, nan was good but not fresh, sason ka saag was un edible, mixed veg dish was good, but was made with frozen veggies. Starters we decent. My frustration was that i was in a hurry and didnt get a chance to ask for the detailed receipt. for three guests the total bill came upto $43 and take out for two dishes was 8.99 each, but they billed me for 19.95. I was tired and in a mood to rush home. It struck after couple of hours that $43 was way too much for group of three, that too with a kid below 10 yrs. I called their place to sort it out and apparantly they are including the gratuity as well. I dont remember any restraunts doing this first for buffet and that too for a party of three. The lady over there is a sweet talker and i assumed that she would be fair. she also went to extent of informing that they do not fill up the items for people coming in late or just before closing time. If as a business owner, not interested in filling up the empty trays, then you should not allow them to come in. Over all i felt i was cheated blind and i am going to put this charge in dispute. If you are visiting the restaurant pls do check what you are paying for.

        I used to be a fan of this place for their Red Dang curry and Hakka Noodles. Now i will never ever visit them again.