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Jul 19, 2010 11:17 AM

Non-Vegetarian Indian in Central Jersey?

I have no idea where to begin, any recommendations?

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  1. Where are you in Central Jersey? If you are in Edison, you could probably stumble into any Indian restaurant and hit gold. If you're closer down to Mercer County and want a local place, the options are a little more limited.

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    1. re: Heatherb

      I'm in Monmouth County, but meeting friends from Middlesex. I was kind of hoping for a recommendation around Oak Tree Rd., mostly because I know the area, as well as the abundance of restaurants in the area. Which one though? I have no preferences between styles, other than non-vegetarian.

    2. I'm not sure if this is in your general area ... I think the town is Morris Plains.

      We went here once for a birthday celebration (there were 8 of us) and it was pretty terrific. Both veg and non-veg dishes. BYO which was great. Very nice staff. It's called Cinnamon and here's the link: .

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      1. re: LNG212

        LNG212 thanks. The menu is exactly what we're looking for, just a little too far for this occasion. Menu reads exceptionally well!

        1. re: LarryLg

          Ah too bad. I don't live in NJ and have very little concept of where exactly the restaurant is (my sister lives in Montclair and she took us all). Sorry it's too far and good luck finding what you are looking for.

      2. There are two places around Oak Tree Road that I have been to and can recommend. One is Rasoi II and the other is Moghul. I have been to Moghul more often but only because they do a buffet lunch which is both quick and very good.

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        1. re: ambrose

          Agree with both of ambrose suggestions. Rasoi serves a wonderful family style buffet on Sunday that is outstanding (& the place is filled with people enjoying the buffet every week). Our last visit included 22 choices; soup to sweets. With more than enough chicken, lamb and veggie options to please.

          Moghul has a small but delicious lunch buffet-only menu during the week and an extensive dinner menu at night. The stuffed tomato and lentil soup alone is worth the visit. Also, the sweet shop two doors down from Moghul is worth a stop if you enjoy (as I do) Indian ladoo, pastries and sweet/savory samosa. Sold by the piece or by the lb. a wonderful way to end a meal at Moghul. The carrot halvah is to die for!

          810 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

        2. Metuchen is close by you and you should check out Spice Melange. Nice bright place with excellent food, both veg and non. Excellent breads and it's BYO.

          Spice Melange
          419 Main St, Metuchen, NJ

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          1. re: Spiritchaser

            Second Spice Melange. Food is excellent nearly every time. Love the lunch buffets (since I enjoy variety)

            Spice Melange
            419 Main St, Metuchen, NJ

          2. iSpice off of Aaron Road and Route 1 is wonderful--Andiran style food and really tasty tunduri