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Old 09-24-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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I moved to Old Bridge a year ago and have been trying to explore all the restaurants around. One of my favorites so far is Ganga Sushi on Route 34 (IT'S AMAZING!).

What are some places that I should try?
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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I moved to Old Bridge a year ago and have been trying to explore all the restaurants around. One of my favorites so far is Ganga Sushi on Route 34 (IT'S AMAZING!).

What are some places that I should try?
I heard the new Portuguese restarant (old Charlie Browns) on 79 is very good.

Even though we moved out of Old Bridge about 1 year ago to South Jersey we still head back up to Matawan to eat at Esposito's on Route 34..and well worth the trip.

Yesterday's on 35 in Hazlet is good and of course my fav chinese buffet on 35 in Hazlet also.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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I heard the new Portuguese restarant (old Charlie Browns) on 79 is very good.

Even though we moved out of Old Bridge about 1 year ago to South Jersey we still head back up to Matawan to eat at Esposito's on Route 34..and well worth the trip.

Yesterday's on 35 in Hazlet is good and of course my fav chinese buffet on 35 in Hazlet also.
It's the Mediterranean Chateau. The owner was a partner in Ria Mar in South River. The food there is mediocre at best. There are a lot better choices for Portuguese.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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I heard the new Portuguese restarant (old Charlie Browns) on 79 is very good.

Even though we moved out of Old Bridge about 1 year ago to South Jersey we still head back up to Matawan to eat at Esposito's on Route 34..and well worth the trip.

Yesterday's on 35 in Hazlet is good and of course my fav chinese buffet on 35 in Hazlet also.
yeah that Chinese buffet near aldi? it just seems like its probably not good to me, but ill give it a shot.

I keep cutting the coupon for yesterdays but haven't gone yet. it seems to get pretty busy.

I cant think of favorite restaurants. ive been to Monticello in red bank a couple of times and liked it for date night with the wife. I went to "Just" I think in old bridge not too long ago. it was nice but overpriced.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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If you like to try authentic south Indian food, I would suggest you try Aroma Palace in Edison. They recently moved from Montclair. They have Sunday lunch buffet which features many of the traditional south Indian food, which is very different from normal Indian restuarant food .

The food and the price @ four seasons (Thai restaurant) in piscataway is good. The decor and appearance is shabby though.
-LA
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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Middlesex outside of the fancy places in New Brunswick is a good restaurant wasteland, For example, the best Italian place in E. Brunswick is the Carrabbas chain. Everything else is a pizzeria.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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when i was a young one, we used to go to chi chis in east brunswick every monday. i think there is a bonefish grill over there now, which is actually a pretty good place. i go to the one in middletown now and then.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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i went to trinity in keyport for a romantic date night with the wife. i always use the romantic approach. the food was good but the place was depressing. it was all geezers and they even had some weird party for old people there when i went. it also was not the most pleasant area to walk around.

i considered going to avenue in pier village in long branch. i know the food in avenue is nothing special but the atmosphere would have been better for a couple of beautiful people like me and my wife.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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when i was a young one, we used to go to chi chis in east brunswick every monday. i think there is a bonefish grill over there now, which is actually a pretty good place. i go to the one in middletown now and then.
Chain restaurants serve their purpose. But in north jersey nearly every town had 1 or 2 family-owned Italian bistros with home-made food that grandma used to make. Try getting a real italian loaf of bread instead of the sponge-in-the-middle goop my neighbors get at ShopRite and think is great.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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i went to trinity in keyport for a romantic date night with the wife. i always use the romantic approach. the food was good but the place was depressing. it was all geezers and they even had some weird party for old people there when i went. it also was not the most pleasant area to walk around.

i considered going to avenue in pier village in long branch. i know the food in avenue is nothing special but the atmosphere would have been better for a couple of beautiful people like me and my wife.
I went to Avenue - I liked the scene at Avenue but I thought the food was very pricey for what it was.

I'm actually a fan of Bonefish - been to both those locations - can't go wrong with the Bang Bang Shrimp!

I have a friend who LOVES Peking Pavilion in Manalapan but I haven't been yet.
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