Ming II
Ming II

Ming II

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ming2morristown.com/
  • Phone: 9738712323
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Thai, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Michael Chu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Shaun Mehtani 9738712323

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cattano Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underneath Headquarters (Hyatt) Building. Validate parking.
A word from Ming II
Ming II reinvents the Pan-Asian cuisine that Ming Restaurant, in Edison, NJ, has become famous for. Among the traditional Indo-Chinese, Malay, and Thai favorites, Chef Michael Chu prepares a wide array of mouth-watering delicacies. The intimate dining space has curved ceilings and soft-lighting to make it feel romantic and cozy. The breath-taking wine room features a wide array of wines from around the globe.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Ming II reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (7)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Uncontrolably noisy guests
    Mohan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    There was a bunch of drunken noisy guests that the manager could not control that spoiled an otherwise great mean
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud
    beccaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The restaurant is really loud, maybe it is the wooden ceiling that has bad accoustics. It also has a weird smell, not sure if it is cilantro or BO. The food was ok and the service was good, overall it was just ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Your Average Asian
    MaharajaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is New York City restaurant in Morristown.. And that's exactly why I love it. The same food, service, and drinks as being in the city, without having to drive their.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It's my first visit to the Ming 2 for me. I was quite amaze by the ambiance of the restaurant. Food was a little different than actual Chinese food. I like the taste and service is good than its expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Letseat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The restaurant was so dark we had to read the menus by light of our phones. The food was barely edible and both food and wine overpriced. I can't recommend this place to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent!
    Holdthemushrooms
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was about my fifth time to this restaurant. The food has always been excellent! The staff are very warm and friendly. The menu and atmosphere are kind of "exotic" in a very good way. The menu is quite extensive, and includes dishes ranging from mild to hot and spicy. There are a couple of bowls with additional sauces on the side (one of which is very spicy!) so you can "kick it up a notch" on any dish if you would like. The drink selection is very extensive. I found the prices quite reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food, service and atmosphere. We are never able to finish our meal, and take the rest home for a nice lunch the next day!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noiise
    Natalie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    When we were there at 7pm it was quiet but I understand after 9:00pm It has a DJ and gets lively
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 293 reviews are from the Ming II reviews archive.
  • love the food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our second time there. Food is great and so are the drinks. try the grapefruit mojito.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was right on target
    NJdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I'm a frequent Mehndi diner and have been at Ming II quite a few times but found Ming II to be somewhat inconsistent- something we never experienced at Mehndi That certainly wasn't the case this past week- just a perfect meal. Service was excellent as usual and the bar is always top notch; great cocktails and a very good wine list. But it was really the 4 dishes we shared that were so perfect. The vegetable dumplings, Shrimp in Green Curry, the Oriental Chicken and the vegetable Hakka noodles were all done perfectly. The surprise was the oriental chicken- perfectly balanced chicken and cauliflower ; a real case of the potentially mundane elevated to an unexpected level Sometimes that's what it is all about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Restaurant is much too dim; when asked to bring up lighting staff was accommodating stating manager wants it to be dim. I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible!!!
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had an unfortunate experience at Ming 2....The food and the service were so bad - I don't think I've ever had a worse experience. Drinks didn't come out for the table. Apps and mains all at once. My shrimp green curry tasted like peanut butter; it was so bad that I didn't eat! :((
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Ming II is excellent. The service is great and so is the food. The portion sizes were generous and everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 in a row
    Discerning
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Have gone 3 times with three different groups if friends. Every time a success. And now my friends are viewing to come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Service not so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Good food. Service not so good. several parties going on. no one filled water. took average of 15 minutes to get drinks. gave me wrong drink I abd wrong food. made us move in the middle of our meal to make room for large party. they definitely need more staff to help. no one checked on us so I could let them know I ahad wromg meal. my friend had to get up out of her seat to ask for water for out table. I will ask next time if there are large parties going on and will avoid those nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ming II unique Asian cuisine
    DonVVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The menu has a lot of choices for appetizers and entrees. All the dishes look delicious. I had the Kung Pao chicken, and it had a terrific sweet chili sauce that lightly coated the chicken. Great food and fantastic service, too boot! I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time and counting
    Discerning
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Both evenings I dined at MING were wonderful. I will plan returning again and again. Such lovely and friendly service. Found so flavorful. Really delicious. And a really great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth A Visit
    RumRunner
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Was looking for somewhere "different" to take my wife for her birthday. Food: the menu says "pan Asian" which it is - think Indian inspired dishes/flavors but prepared in a more upscale, Chinese way. All of our dishes were well prepared (shrimp, lamb, chicken) - definitely not something you'd cook at home or get a the local take out. Entree portions are decent but not huge and range in price from $15-$22. FYI - you purchase rice separately. Room: very nice, interesting space. Curved room, with wood on the walls. Comfortable lighting with subtle music in the background. Not a super big place, so it feels cozy. In the end - it was a pleasant dining experience with good food and service. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    Kath
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I've had wonderful dining experiences in this restaurant. I keep going back and introducing friends and business colleagues to this establishment because the food, atmosphere and service are always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing
    Tresdogs
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Although our server was good, our experience was not. Food was either mediocre or so spicy it was uneatable. All this in a room that felt like a dark tomb with loud techno music playing. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Asian Restaurant
    asdf1234
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    If you're looking for a nicer upscale place for Asian cuisine then Ming II is a good choice. It has a great atmosphere, service and wide bar selection that is lacking from most Chinese, Japanese or Thai food restaurants. It's warm and inviting and doesn't have that intense Asian decor and vibe that most places have. There is a wide variety of Asian dishes so you don't feel locked into a particular category. The food was pretty good for what it was but it didn't blow me away and wasn't significantly better than what you'd get at any good Asian restaurant. The biggest difference is the variety, service, atmosphere and bar selection which really make it a standout place to go. Highly recommended for a date night out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go to in Morristown!
    Kath
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I've been dining at Ming II and Mehndi since we've moved into town in 2012 and have introduced many people to these fine restaurants. Ming, Mendhi and their lounge SM23 are by far the best places to go to in Morristown. It's such a unique experience since the restaurant and lounge are all interconnected. The staff are super and very personable. It's a must go to place here in Morristown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    When I checked out the menu on-line, I thought Ming II was an Asian Fusion restaurant inspired by Chinese dishes, but it was more like an Indian restaurant, which I wouldn't have minded if the food was good. The food was barely mediocre. We didn't finish anything we ordered. The papaya salad was bland. The calamari appetizer was soggy and overloaded with onions. I ordered pancake duck, and thought the duck was dry with no flavor. My boyfriend ordered shrimp with lemon garlic butter. The sauce was pretty good but the shrimp was mostly soggy batter and we were only able to eat two pieces. We are not going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • simple and elegant
    Ariana
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, a cozy atmosphere accented by bursts of color. Our waiter was very good. It seemed unusually busy for a Monday when we went but the service was excellent all the same. The food is amazing. If you're sensitive to spice, pay attention to the indicators on the menu, they don't joke around. I highly recommend the cauliflower Manchurian appetizer, it's the best thing I've eaten in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word......Exceptional My
    Classy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    One word......Exceptional My dinning experience at Ming II always surpass all my expectations from appetizers to dessert, the drinks are top of the line, I only drink on special occasions, my favorite, chocolate martini Brought relatives visiting for dinner, they were raving about the ambience, the food, the whole experiencing for them was 'one to remember, a great end to the year!'
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual layout- good food
    LKJC
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We found the layout of Ming II and it's sister operation confusing and unusual, since 3 different restaurants share a common reception area and all are buried in the middle of a empty convention center. The staff appears to be as confused as the guests by this layout, and they have poor habits and communications with each other and the restaurants. The food was reasonably good, mostly like hotel restaurant fare. Portions were small, despite previous reviewers comments. Overall an underwhelming experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always flavorful and well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    always flavorful and well prepared food. good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing To Write home About
    Nbrokes
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I chose this restaurant based on the Zagat review, which was high. Overall, I wasn't impressed. The food was standard and the service was slow. It was also a little hard to find because it is located in the Hyatt building and very small inside. I've had a better experience at PF Changs.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Martinj
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Highly recommended for the food. Great taste with spices. Great ambiance for dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extreme spicy
    DetBobby1VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Regular nice place with great service. Noise level was much higher than usual. Big parties came. All tables full. Unable to hear each other speaking. The meal choice was much to much spicy and more fried this time. Other times did not request mild. Next time we will try something new.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ming II
    LongValleyDuo
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Noise was REALLY loud. The service was HORRIBLE! We asked a number of questions, and he had to go back severeal times to go ask someone. Drinks took 10 minutes. Second round of soda's took another 10 minutes. They charged us $12.00 for 4 sodas! The waiter did tell us this was his 3rd week on the job, but the restaurant needs to train these people. Food was very good, and although loud, I'm okay with that too. But the experience wasn't as enjoyable as it should have been given the poor service, and feeling that I'm being taken advantage of with $3.00 sodas with no re-fills. Not sure if I'd go back. Very poor service, and $3 sodas that don't include re-fills, is RIDICULOUS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience! Awesome food
    bhumi
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    We have been there twice and everytime we went food was consitently great espl for vegetarians like us where we normally have less options , we enjoy this place. Ambience is great and quiet unlike most restaurants whcih are very noisy. Only thing i would have liked is that while reserving this i mentioned its my husband's birthday . it would have been nice to geta complimentary birthday dessert to make the occasion special. In NYC most restuarnts do that ! Anyways hope they read this and take action .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very tasty food
    sooobee
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I have been to this restaurant many time and one of my favorites. i am a vegetarian and happy about the many choices they have. Overall a good place to dine and i would visit again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Maurboo
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We started out with the Cauliflower Manchurian, Asian Calamari and Merlot. The Cauliflower was like nothing I’ve ever had. It was deep-fried without being in the least bit greasy and succulent-very unlike Cauliflower! I’m not usually into deep-fried but this I recommend. The Calamari came with three different dipping sauces two of which we loved and it was tender, not chewy, as it can get if you cook it two seconds too long. It was perfectly done. I asked our Waiter for a lamb suggestion and he said the Lamb Massaman was for me. I loved the scent of coconut milk and the taste was wonderful. My S.O. had the Seafood casserole and raved about it. Raved. I tasted it-it was wonderful. I also had a pepper and pinneapple martini-YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I love this restaurant (and also its sister restaurant Mendhi ). The cocktails are creative and outstanding! I look forward to having the spicy coriander soup every time I come. The food quality and preparation is top notch. A little pricey but.....when the food is this good I do not mind paying for it. The entire dining experience is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I had a rare night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    My wife and I had a rare night out. We really enjoyed our experience. Nice ambiance, great food, excellent service and very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we have always loved ming II
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Food is awesome, very tasty and service is very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dinning
    lovey90
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I loved the atmosphere. Great food. Good service. I would definitely go again. Very fancy
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specialty drinks and good cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Spicy if you want, but they will adapt for less heat if you want. Mostly shrimp and chicken dishes; only a few beef dishes, lots of vegetarian options. Took our teenagers and did not feel out of place. Really good specialty drinks and different flavors. The pan-Asian cuisine is very good. Our service was quick yet not hovering or pushy. I would go back with a group of adults or on a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had been to Mendhi - the
    JerseyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    I had been to Mendhi - the next door Indian restaurant, but not Ming II. We had a great meal. The food is "Pan-Asian" - not from any single country, so there are a lot of unusual choices. We obviously didn't need a reservation at 6:00 on a Saturday night...they were empty when we go there, although were filling up when we left. They were in the midst of dealing with an unsatisfied take-out customer when we arrived, so they were a little inattentive at first - and neglected to check us in, so I got a "why didn't you show up" email from Open Table, which is annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Delicious food and fantastic service! Love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate