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

Tapas52 Apr 6, 2012 03:20 PM

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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    patsea2 May 30, 2012 07:42 AM

    The website link is http://www.xinarestaurant.com/#!HOME/....

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      Tapas52 May 31, 2012 07:26 PM

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

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        FWeats Jul 15, 2012 12:40 PM

        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.

    2. Angelina Apr 10, 2012 04:06 AM

      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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        Tapas52 Apr 10, 2012 04:52 PM

        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...

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          Angelina Apr 11, 2012 08:10 AM

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

      2. Tapas52 Apr 8, 2012 04:47 PM

        UPDATE: Passed by today new sign in front

        "Sushi & Oyster Bar"
        "Chinese Bistro"

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          Njchicaa Apr 15, 2012 11:18 AM

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

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            Tapas52 Apr 15, 2012 12:35 PM

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

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              Njchicaa Apr 15, 2012 12:59 PM

              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.

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