Toms River, NJ
I just started renting a summer place here in Toms River and am having a hard time trying to find good dinner spots. It seems like there's plenty of Pizza/Italian and Chinese takeout places. If anyone can suggest anything - Japanese, Mexican, Korean even, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Japanese - all very good
Wang Sushi and Asian http://www.wangsushi.com/ - They have a little bit of everything!
Shogun Bea Lea http://shogunbeylea.com/
1246 Lakewood Rd
Toms River, NJ 08753
Creative American Cuisine - A Favorite here with chowhounds
Hope this helps! Enjoy your summer down the shore!
Ah, summers in TR. Good times.
While I personally am not a fan of Shogun Bea Lea, their hibachi is not bad; sushi, eh. Not my favorite. There are only a handful of sushi places that I'll hit up in TR, will try and put a formal list together. Been meaning to. I'm not sure there are any Korean places in Ocean County, even. If there are, I'd like to know. As far as Mexican goes: It's not "gourmet," but Surf Taco is solid, tasty food. There should be a few locations by you: www.surftaco.com.
Honestly, some of the better eateries are over the bridge (to Seaside, that is). You'll have your typical fish places (Berkeley Fish Market, right before park entrance, was excellent last year, haven't been yet this year), a few decent cafes, lots of ice cream places. Heading into Pt. Pleasant isn't a bad idea, either. And just a random dessert bite: Rich's Ice Cream and its second, hard ice cream place are fabulous.
Mexican - El Familiar, Si. Mi Mexico, Point Pleasant, Si.
Surf Taco - think what food would taste like if a class of 6th graders ruled the world. Sugar in salsa? Yuck!
Across the Bay is Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach. It's a funky little BYO with some interesting, fresh tasting new American plates.
i haven't been here for a while, but, Phillipine Flavors, a combination store and restaurant in toms river, had made to order phillipine food that was very light for pinoy food. of note is the fresh lumpia - no matter what one orders, he or she has to try one or more there:
don't go if you're in a rush - it's not fast food or served fast.
as i said in the beginning, i haven't been here for a while. its website didn't have a link to an address. not sure why (hopefully not the sign of an obit). searching, found a link to the address on the site: