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Aug 17, 2011 03:03 PM

Help Looking for Good Food in Manalapan / Marlboro Area

So tired of Italian, Chinese, or Fast Food looking for an alternative in Manalapan / Marlboro Area. Can anyone please recommend a restraunt doesnt matter if its take out or fine dining that serves good quality food that is not Italian or Chinese. Would love to hear about a good Seafood, Cajun, French, or Tapas Restraunt in the area or within a reasonable distance to grab a bite to eat on the way home or to be able to run out to when we dont feel like cooking. Hopefully there are some out there I havent been able to find any yet.

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  1. It sounds as though you are new to the Marlboro/Manalapan area. Fine dining? LOL! French, seafood, cajun or tapas? Dream on!

    However, there is one ray of culinary sunshine: Shirin Cafe, in the Design Center, in Manalapan. It's run by a lovely Russian couple who serve delicious Uzbek cuisine.

    Shirin photos here:

    and here:

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    1. re: RGR

      Good food in Marlboro/Manalapan is somewhat of an oxymoron! Sorry.

      1. I like Little Saigon on Route 9..... it's not chinese, but....
        I agree with the others - not much in marlboro/matawan area. We moved to the State 3 years ago, and are still trying to find a good place to go to regularly.... we typically drive down to Asbury Park, Red Bank, etc for something a bit different. But if you are interested and aware, the new diner just reopened after the fire last year (was it?) Yummy!

        Little Saigon
        19 Elm St, Montclair, NJ 07042