Chakra

4.5
1656 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 10PM
Thursday - Saturday 5PM - 11PM
Sundays Closed for Private Events
Lounge open till 2AM.
*Late night lounge menu offered until one hour pass the last seating for the dining room

Private Parties Welcome
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Phone number
(201) 556-1530
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Ciszak
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arcadian Avenue
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Entertainment
DJ every Saturday from 10PM to Midnight
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Special events & promotions
Join our Wine Club. Log on to our website chakrarestaurant.com and enter your email address. Monthly wine dinners with special guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Chakra Restaurant welcomes private parties and special events seven days a week. Whether hosting a business meeting, corporate event, or a private party for 2 to 200 guests, Chakra provides the perfect environment.

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What 1656 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to place is always on point with food and service! Never disappoints!

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t
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely date night restaurant. Romantic decor and perfectly prepared food. As a value proposition it does not do well...food is pricey. Service can be overly attentive bordering on fawning.

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DS
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have previously reviewed Chakra and was very favorable in my comments. Last night ordered sushi for the first time. Would not do so again. It was just okay. There are plenty of outstanding Japanese in Bergen County that you don't need to have mediocre sushi at Chakra. They have plenty of other terrific dishes like their crab cakes so delicious. The knife skills of the sushi chef were to be desired when you looked at the way the pieces of fish were cut. Not as professional as I am used to. Also the 6 oysters not worth the $21 they charged for them especially when if you sat at the bar and ordered them the cost would be $1 per oyster or $6 total. That just plain bugs me.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine. the only down fall was i was there celebrating my wife and I anniversary which i informed the hostess about since i wanted to be writing on our dessert plate. long story short it wasn't which i kind of was a bummer.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. They even gave fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Lovely attentive service.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance and they even brought us warm baked cookies on the house! Will try to return soon.

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r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual. The Bourbon steak , TC’s steak and scallops were wonderful. Crab cakes, Calamari and sushi for appetizers are the best. Love the atmosphere! Jason is a great waiter. Looking forward to our next visit!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daniel greeted us very warmly. Everyone, especially the server, were very attentive. They helped make our 27 wedding anniversary special.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at the Chakra Restaurant. The customer service was great. Daniel and the lovely waitress was very pleasant and gave us an outstanding customer service The meal was healthy and flavorful.
I have to say they have the best cookies.
Would definitely come back when we are in the area.

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RS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I would have rated overall at 4 stars however it took almost an hour between the apps and entree which was surprising since there were only about or 4 tables occupied the whole evening. The food was very good yet I think a tad overpriced. Server was very good however not sure what caused delay.

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DS
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have always been a fan of Chakra however I only think of going there occasionally. Whatever I have ordered has been well prepared and tasty. I steer away from preparations that are risky in the event it doesn't turn out to appeal to my tastes. I absolutely love the atmosphere there is nothing like it in Northern New Jersey as the vibe is unique. The exterior is a big box so it lacks the ability to draw you in however once you step inside you are transported to a calm and interesting space. I recommend this restaurant for all types of occasions with the exception of families with young crying kids......go to Applebees.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and food was amazing loved the atmosphere of chakra

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With my busy schedule I only manage to go to Chakra about twice a year, and it never disappoints me and my family.

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LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 * from beginning to end. Foods was perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was outstanding! Highly recommended!

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Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to Chakra it seems to get better. They are going out of their way to make your experience one that you will remember. Good for them.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was fantastic. I highly recommend the cinnamon chili glazed chiliean sea bass. I wanted to lift the plate and drink all the glaze YUMMY!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great. Host was phenomenal! Great place. We’ll be back!

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S
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the ambiance! The food was good, I had the scallops, my husband had the steak.

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JO
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was outstanding!
What marred the evening was the poor service. We waited 20 minutes before our server came to the table... and instead of taking a drink order the server wanted to take our appetizer order. We pushed that off for drinks first. 2 at the table had signature cocktails and were disappointed as they came
warm, not chilled (Pink Summer Coolers). Our fault for not sending them back - but certainly worth
mentioning here. One guest ordered a 2nd drink, Vodka and Tonic and again it took 20 minutes to get the 2nd drink. The restaurant was busy but not full to capacity so I can only imagine what the service would be like at capacity. Again, the food was excellent but the service sub-par.

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DC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be returning to review.

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TF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had pork belly with grilled peaches and corn emulsionm crispy chicken with chimichurri sauce, grilled cauliflower, and roasted potatoes; lamb tenderloin with couscous & lamb balls; macaron tree, pear white tea. All superb.

Don’t let the odd industrial exterior and setting on Route 4 put you off, it’s georgeous inside.

Service was very good, though not quite up to the sophistication I usually see at this price point.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! As always. Our favorite restaurant of all time. Never disappoints, amazing food, romantic ambience, incredible service, and the most genuine and caring staff.

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w
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere and service were very good food for the price was just ok!

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w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The prices are too expensive for drinks and food, the food and service was very good

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Forgot to bring bread, paid for $50 steaks and $10 sides came out 15 mins after we finished eating

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I will think twice to go back...There is other places with better service for the same price...

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k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lychee martini is to die for and the Brussels sprouts with coconut were so good. Highly recommended

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DA
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chakra continues to get better and better. Their service is top notch which is quite impressive. Their food is always wonderful. We think that Chakra deserves your attention. They are one of the best places to dine in the area.

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, the food is unique and prepared perfectly. We try to go as often as possible. The staff is excellent. Really a good place especially for special occasions.

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ND
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but what was better than the food was our server whose name now escapes me. He was very very good. The food was great and as always Chakra’s decor and ambiance , even with it going through a rebuild after a car accident) was very cool. My wife’s fave didn’t disappoint.

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great restaurant and meal. It was a very elegant and quiet location. We had a great meal and service. Overall, I was very pleased with the entire experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

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DA
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Chakra a few weeks ago. The food was great. The service was not that great. Well somehow they got the message. The service was outstanding. The food is always great but I can not remember ever having such great service. A wonderful experience. Loved it. If they keep this up, they get on the rotation and since we dine out alot, that matters.

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RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive.
The decor is very nice and the noise level was minimal. as we
were there early.

We ordered two appetizers, beat salad and octopus. For main courses we ordered bronzino, and hanger steak. I would say the portions are not big. Enough for me but I am a small eater.
The beat salad was delicious. The octopus was tasty and very tender. It was one tentacle and three of us got about a 2 inch piece each. I think they should serve larger portions.

The description of the bronzino was three 4 oz fillets but to me they were more like 2 to 3 ounces each. The fish was cooked to perfection in a coconut carrot broth. The flavor was good although for me it could have used a little more spice maybe even some heat. It needed another dimension to it to take it to the next level. My father-in-law loved the hanger steak, although my husband and I both agreed it was good but could have used a bit more flavor.

The mixed drinks were NY prices at $14 and $12 for wine which was a very small pour.
The comment comes from my mother-in-law who drinks a lot of wine at restaurants :-)

The chocolate bread pudding and the sorbets were excellent.

My mother and father in law loved everything. My husband and I felt there are better reataurants in the area for the money. For me if they stepped up the flavors a bit and maybe cut some of the prices 10% we might go there more often.

I would also say what they lack in flavors and portions they make up for in service so for those who don't have a large appetite and are looking for something different with infused flavors and lovely presentation I would definitely give it a try and decide for yourself.

Bon Appetit!

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BD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time there. Food is prepared differently so get some new taste sensations. The duck and hangar steak outstanding. Chicken was moist. Sushi was average. Service the 2nd time was great. First time it was not as attentive. Like the couch style seating. Doesn't look like much from outside but ambience inside is nice and friendly. Decent wine choices as well.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Chakra has great food and drinks. The Sea Bass and Lobster Cakes were fantastic. This restaurant has a romantic ambiance and I highly recommend for date night.

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TN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant... everyone is so nice and accommodating. The food as amazing. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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l
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is so beautiful it looks like you’re in Marrakesh the menu is small but very different and very delicious. Martinis or ice cold, the service is spot on I would recommend this restaurant to everyone all I can say Is D Lish

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Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We went to Chakra for about the 4th time. We find the service very spotty. Sometimes the waiter is on top of things and is helpful and other times, they are no where to be found and not helpful even when they are around. This time we had a new young waiter who was unfamiliar with the items on the menu and seemed lost when we were ordering. Other waiters eventually came around and were very helpful. The food was good and the sorbet for dessert was great. But the service, once again, was very spotty. If Chakra can fix the service issue, they will be a very good restaurant and one that we would go to much more often

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r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exceptional. No one makes better calamari or crab cakes, they are just awesome. The bourbon sirloin steak was to die for. The Romain J. Garrett Cabarnet was wonderful. The atmosphere and service were great. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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