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Apr 6, 2012 03:20 PM

Ava's on the Bay Toms River is soon to be Lina

Passed by today New sign in front says LINAS ....anyone? Its right across the road from Aqua Blu on
Rt 37.

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  1. UPDATE: Passed by today new sign in front

    "Sushi & Oyster Bar"
    "Chinese Bistro"

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    1. re: Tapas52

      Just drove past on my way home from IBSP. The sign called the new place XINA.

      1. re: Njchicaa

        ok Xina I stand corrected..... hard to read while driving by......but a Chinese Bistro sounds very interesting..hmmmm?

        1. re: Tapas52

          sushi, oysters, and Chinese bistro... not 3 things that I would normally put together. My husband and I were saying on our way over that it is a real shame that there aren't any great restaurants on either side of the bridge there.

    2. Is seems like this place was only open for a short time? I never went to it, but I feel like I passed it so many times!

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      1. re: Angelina

        Lina It didn't open yet.. you must be talking about Ava's which was there about a years or so...? before that it was Pier One...

        1. re: Tapas52

          oooppps! I meant to say that about Ava's. I remember Pier 1! Wow..memories!

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            1. re: patsea2

              The menu looks pretty average Chinese and I'ts disappointing that there are not many SPICY dishes listed also.

              1. re: Tapas52

                Have eaten in once and did take out twice. Their rock shrimp, snapper with jalepino, tuna tartare, pad thai and mushu pork are all outstanding. This is not your standard Japenese/Chinese restaurant. Everything has a slightly or pronounced twist. One dish that didn't cut it though was the shrimp with lobster sauce. No minced pork in it. Many different sauces. Food is imaginative and nicely spicy on the order of Siam Spice. Interior is beautiful and prices are fair.