Chakra
Chakra

Chakra

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chakrarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2015561530
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed Sundays
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 10PM
    Thursday - Saturday 5PM - 11PM
    Lounge Menu open till 2:00am.
    *Late night lounge menu offered until one hour pass the last seating for the dining room

    Private Parties Welcome
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Ciszak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: DJ every Friday & Saturday from 9PM to Midnight
  • Special Events: Join our Wine Club. Log on to our website chakrarestaurant.com and enter your email address. Monthly wine dinners with special guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arcadian Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chakra
New American Cuisine served in a warm, passionate, romantic atmosphere. (Tented canopy seating requires a minimum of 5 guests). Voted for Best Cocktail, Most Romantic and Best Girls Night Out. Recently won Best Crab Cake in NJ competition.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Chakra reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (109)special occasion (90)fit for foodies (63)notable wine list (34)hot spot (34)good for groups (29)vibrant bar scene (26)neighborhood gem (25)late-night find (17)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Terrific Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    It was a great dining experience. Great food and fantastic service! Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2shop
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great ambiance , horrible drinks and the food was not great at all. expensive for the quality or food is not worth it at all
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was cooked appropriately and the service was above par
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    luv76dine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always wanted t try Chakra, It was worth the wait. The servers were especially helpful and nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful experience
    Finedining
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The atmosphere was womderful, the food delicious but the service was outstanding. A classy place, pricey but very worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outside not noticeable-inside wow
    TirednessVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    When you drive by the Chakra restaurant, you really do not take notice of it. When inside, you are transported to a different time, a difference place. The food is like that too. The chef pairs different ingredients together-never having one ingredient overpower another. To tell you what is on the menu does not do it justice. Try it. It is a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 years and going strong!
    NNJFoodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    WOW, cannot believe Chakra has been in Paramus for 10 years. After a rocky start (IMO)...it has survived and now has its own style and signature dishes. It is flourishing, and we are glad to have come back to try it again after a few years of absence. Since taken over by Thomas and Evelyn in 2010, what change...for the better! Much better! Crab cakes are everything everyone else says: "one of the best", regardless of location/type of cuisine. And how lucky were we on our last visit: lucky enough to order a daily special...sous vide short ribs. To die for! Looking forward to our next visit; won't be soon enough as am challenged by business travel and so many other excellent restaurants in Bergen County. Bon Appetit/Buon Appetito!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never dissappointed
    billsong
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We always have an awesome meal at Chakra. THis is one of our favorite places in Bergen County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A GEM !!!
    LynneVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I love everything about Chakra, the food, and the atmosphere are wonderful. The staff are always helpful, and it is my absolute favorite place to go and take friends in Northern NJ!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chakra Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Everything was great, except the food was just mediocre for the high prices. There was way too much salt on everything. I did like the olive bread in the basket but the other bread was nothing special. Service was very good and the place itself has a very nice atmosphere. Romantic/ intimate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambience
    bluetiger
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The place is great. The decor is outstanding. The food portion are not that generous but they are OK. Spend a nice and romantic night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been frequenting this restaurant for years and love the menu, service and ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!
    Jr121
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had always wanted to try Chakra as I had heard so many great things about the restaurant. Groupon offered a deal which sweetened the pot even more! The food, service and ambience was outstanding! I highly recommend! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance/Everything ok
    BergenHudsonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Loved the ambiance, but tables too close together for private conversation. Portions too small for price. Also, good thing we reviewed our bill because there was over $26 in charges for drinks that were not ours (plus they added tax and tip on top of that). They apologized and adjusted the bill, but they should have done something a little extra to compensate (they should have comp'd dessert). Also $18 for cotton candy and 6 (I think) macroons is a bit much! Food was good, but nothing outstanding. Again, loved the ambiance though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Kathy0112
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner there. It was our first time and we will definitely go back. We had a drink at the bar first before being seated. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. The food we delicious and the staff was so nice, especially our waiter.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has been better
    Fran
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service needs improvement the waiter was Not attentive to the point I needed to ask the bus boy to get him after waiting also 10 min for him. When u paying 130 For two people I expect quality service
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The place is so romantic, the service was just so perfect. They food was delish!!! Loved it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is my second visit with a groupon. I wasn't that impressed the first time around and didn't change my mind at this visit. The food is okay, nothing special, but I must say the corn chowder was excellent. I would not go back. There are many better restaurants in this area. The atmosphere and décor is lovely, very romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great eats.
    Nelvie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I highly recommend Chakra it was a great eating adventure. Chef is very creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite ready
    Eddie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    On a recent Saturday night our waiter informed us that the hangar steak and the Lamb were both no longer available. Not specials, regular menu items they ran out of on a Saturday Night. What genius orders their meats. With Manhattan prices and a really attractive space, you'd think this place could deliver for a $200 + meal. Next time i want to eat at a restaurant that's upscale it will be in Manhattan. While the food was tasty, making do is not my idea of a great dinner. Next time i visit Chakra it will be cocktails in the lounge.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always supurb
    Rjn1114
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We're repeat visitors and have always had a delicious meal. The service has always been equally exceptional. Some hints: don't miss out on the dessert to share with the table. Donuts, cotton candy and macaroons. Yum! And, if you love their steak sauce like I do (they make their own). Ask for a bottle to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was great...from the service to the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWSOME as always
    Medic79
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had a wonderful time for my anniversary. And the chef made us something special for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't Believe You're in Paramus NJ
    NinaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Once your eyes adjust to the change in lighting from outside to in you will be thrilled with what you see. One of the best restaurant ambiance around. A special "spot". The food is above board and if all the servers have Daniel's aplomb you will have as delightful an evening as my party experienced. This was not our first time to Chakra and it certainly will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I love this restaurant. The atmosphere is so welcoming, the food so delicious. Our calamari with 2 dipping sauces was delightful, The pork tenderloin was so infused with flavor I wished the dish would never end. The hot beignets were so much fun, especially with the 3 dipping sauces. But for a Tuesday evening the service while was very pleasant, it was not nearly as timely as one would expect. To have dessert served 10 minutes before the arrival of our coffee was very disappointing. With timlier service this restaurant would be outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really bad service
    ffergVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    You cant image how embarrassed I was having a business dinner when the server was not listening to me. He brought bacon product in two of my dishes that I specifically asked to have prepared without bacon. He disappeared for a while and I had to wait to even let the upper management know. Dessert was given as a compensation -- but after $160 - I really felt that it really did not make-up for the overall bad experience. Not my first time here and I am a bit hesitant about returning.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Ljfield
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our meal was wonderful. Service was good and dessert was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy place for all ages.
    jjalh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's nice up get dressed up and have "Date Night". We've been here several times and the service is good, but not great, as it should be.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, great service and management, but my steak was over cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    Wetty7575
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Amazing food... Decent size portions.. Zero complains... Very Romantic! A couple should expect to send $160-$225 for dinner with tip.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique flavor pairings and ...
    RichSun
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    ... exquisite presentation. Loved it! Candle level lighting. Attentive wait staff. Incredible food. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grand
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Choose this restaurant for our anniversary because we wanted someplace romantic and although the ambiance was romantic the food was just okay, but nothing special. Since I am a stickler for details, I noticed a lot of little things about the place, such as the bathroom, that also gave me pause.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, smaller portions
    GNN2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I visited Chakra for the first time this weekend to celebrate her birthday. The atmosphere is nice and the food was very good. I had steak and my wife had the sea bass. Both were very tasty and just the right sized portions for us, but I can see where people might expect a bit more food. The only disappointment was the $34 pitcher of white sangria we ordered for the special occasion which tasted like a watery sparkling wine. Way too much ice and not enough flavor. I will go back for the food, but will buy individual drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfirst
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Chakra many times both with my husband and with other couples. It never disappoints. I live very nearby and its a treasure to have a good restaurant so close to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food except for beet salad special. Best trout my friend and I have ever eaten!! We had a three hour dinner with another couple and were never rushed!! Everyone had a great time. About $75/person with two drinks and dessert. Well worth it!!Staff from hostess through wait staff excellent.
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  • Disappointed...
    Val1483
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've been here before (in 2012)with my husband for his birthday and it was a pleasant experience. It's a beautiful romantic place. However, this time I was with a girlfriend and the service was horrible! Our waitress paid no attention to us. She only brought our drinks and took our order...other than that we never saw her until it was time to pay. She never checked on us and it took her 15 minutes to initially talk to us. This place is very high end and pricey. You would think they would care for the customer. To top it off she didn't bring our change back when we paid the bill. She just assumed it was hers to keep! I will not be coming back to Chakra again and I do not reccomend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Great Service
    BillyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had the pleasure dining at shocker this past week for the Barclay's golf tournament. Evelyn the som was awesome with her pairing of a Japanese ice wine with my Foie Gras. The chef made an octopus app that was out of this world and the corn soup is to die for. Will def be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance, Excellent Service
    SusannaFromNewHope
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Chakra is a rare find in north Jersey. The decor is sophisticated and elegant with a very Manhattan vibe. Our server was exceptional. He was funny, accommodating, and attentive without hovering. The food was for the most part outstanding. The only miss of the night was a beef sous-vide that was tender, but was lacking something flavor-wise. Everything else we tried was delicious. We will definite be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    good food, great vibe. not generous with their drink / cocktail pours though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splurge!
    Whitebread
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Every item on the menu is delicious. Be sure to order the cotton candy tree with macaron lollipops for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.