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North Jersey , ethnic , good eats ??

To all my.fellow NNJ hounds ..what are some of your favorite ethnic hole in the wall eateries... I'm open to ANY cuisine ..

What's your favorites ??

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  1. Coco and Penang, in Edison, both malaysian places.
    King's Village in Edison for northern chinese
    Szechuan Ace in Somerset for szechuan
    Sophie's Bistro in Somerset for french, especially the onion soup

    Sophie's Bistro
    700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873

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    1. In Morristown I like:
      Marjan - Persian
      Pamir - Afghan (not a hole in the wall,though)
      Raul's Empanadas
      Andaman Sea - Thai

      1. My list:

        Leela's Trinidad Cuisine: Montclair
        The Vietnam: Spring Valley, NY
        El Caney: Bergenfield (Cuban)
        La Maravillas De Tulcingo: Mexican in Englewood
        Pollo Marios- Columbian chicken in Hackensack

        Pollos Mario
        63 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

        Leela's Trinidad Cuisine
        180 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

        El Caney
        48 W Church St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621

        1. Selenita Restaurant, Pompton Lakes

          Peruvian Family Restaurant, Passaic

          Stamna Greek Taverna, Bloomfield

          1. If you're out in the boonies in NNJ, in Sussex County there is nothing that beats Eastern Garden. Japanese/Chinese in an A&P strip mall but I swear their food is the real deal. I live near Philly and prefer their sushi to most of the places in the "big city" down south or any of our Southern New Jersey places. They also do great tofu dishes and all of their Chinese food is wonderfully fresh. You can ask for stuff off their menu, too.

            Eastern Garden
            455 State Rt 23 Ste 3, Sussex, NJ 07461

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            1. re: sockii

              Wow ...sounds just like what im lookin for ! Thanks

            2. Rumba Cubana in North Bergen. Excellent Cuban cuisine, at amazingly reasonable prices.


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              1. re: menton1

                Menton, this sounds great. Any dish you recommend?

                1. re: Monica

                  It is great!

                  Some of the dishes we've had are Papas rellenas, plaintain chips, Ropa vieja, lechon asado, grilled pork chops, and fish on a wood plank. We've never had a bad dish there!

                2. re: menton1

                  menton - where is this near? looks great!

                  1. re: smilingal

                    I posted a link above, but the restaurant is in North Bergen, at 75th St and Broadway. Exact address is 7420 Broadway.

                    I'm not sure what you mean by "where it is near", but it is a block or 2 off Blvd East, if that helps...


                3. Turkois Grille in Airmont, NY, offers warm, hospitable, white tablecloth service, turkish mediterranean cuisine.

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                  1. re: GraydonCarter

                    I second Turkois Grille, a close drive from Montvale or USR. Really great quality food and service.

                  2. Miyoshi (Japanese/sushi) in Hackensack.

                    1. La Gran Via, 39th and Bergenline, Union City. Never had a bad meal, but the empanadas are my family's favorite.