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Lun Wah Restaurant and Tiki Bar

4.2
51 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly

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About

There are reasons why the Lun Wah Restaurant has been in business since 1974. Those reasons become quite apparent almost immediately upon entering the restaurant. You forget, for a moment, you're in NJ and are quickly taken away to the scenic atmosphere of the beautiful Polynesian Islands. The Hawaiian feel and tone is captured perfectly by the Lun Wah's decor, consisting
of real bamboo which layers the walls, lovely pictures of the Islands, and a beautiful rock running waterfall in which water falls into a pond below. There is a bamboo bar with hanging colored blowfish lamps, which serves the best drinks in town, waiters greet you donning colorful Hawaiian shirts creating the ambience and setting of an evening in Polynesian paradise.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Polynesian, Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:30 am
Sun 12:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(908) 245-0656
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
YES!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wood Ave.
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Public transit
YES!
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Special events & promotions
YES!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Have gone there many times and been satisfied. This time there was a hair in my food. It was replaced with a new dish with no argument. Hopefully, they will adjust their kitchen discipline so it will not happen again.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I have been coming here since I was a child in the 70's. It has hardly changed and I mean this in the best sense. The kitchy tiki decor, the drinks in fresh coconuts and pineapples with lil umbrellas are fabulous. If ur of drinking age the drinks are amazing. I love bringing people here for the 1st time.
I will be back next time Elvis comes.

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

So, my wife booked a table at 6:30 PM this past Saturday because it showed availability at this time. She booked the slot a half hour before our reservation. When we got there we were informed there were no tables available, and there were 3 families ahead of us and it would be an hour wait. The owner said he could not honor our reservation because it was only booked 30 minutes ago. Apparently he checked us in on Open Table anyway. We left because we were not going to wait an hour when we had a reservation. One of the patrons leaving said we were better off because the food was only ok and very expensive.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Dinner with my husband, father, & brother-in-law. Pu-pu platter is always amazing. Actually had to take most of our dinner to go since we had filled up with the appetizer. Service is always great.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Lots of fun; great decor, good food, warm service!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

I have been coming here since I was a child. I am 47 and still love coming here. The foil wrapped chicken is my favorite. Pu pu platter is almost always my go to. The drinks are hardcore. Love a boozey Mai tai.

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1.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Didn't even acknowledge the birthday celebration and all food, soup appetizers and dinner entrees came out at the same time.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Had our Thursday date night. Marco provided exceptional service for our Chinese food fix. Moo shu was a little different than previous times, but ok. Hubby's ribs were delicious, as always. Nice evening.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Love the Lun Wah for the atmosphere, prices & drinks (they don't skimp). This particular time I was a bit put off because I think they should have had more staff working. They only had one side open & they had a lot of people & things took longer than they should have because of that. I even had to cancel a cocktail (not the server's fault). But if you're looking for a bit of Polynesian fun (who can resist the colored blowfish above the bar & the tiki huts), go!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Great service. Great drinks! Nuff said.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2017

I finally found a place that I can see being a regular hangout. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was fun and drinks incredible. We will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

A throwback to the old Polynesian style Tiki Bars and restaurants! No disappointment! Terrific drinks, great food and amazing ambiance and decor!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2017

The food was lousy but the setting was awesome our waiter was super slow and forgot a lot of things the drinks were ok but overpriced compared to the value the only thing that kept us there was the trivia game the trivia host was fun and energetic

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Fun atmosphere. One of the best polynesian places along with Lee's around the tri-state area

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Came here for Valentine's Day. Our waiter was great. The food was even better. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

It's been a while since I've been here but it's like stepping back in time. The ambiance is tropical and the food is still excellent. The service is great and our waitperson "B" was fantastic. Coming here after all these years brought back some nice memories. If you have never been here I ask " What are you waiting for?" I definitely won't wait long to come back again.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Great food, prompt service, great value. What else could you want from a local spot that has been around for years?

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We went for New Year's Eve, a very popular night for Lun Wah, which serves delicious Chinese cuisine in a place loaded with Polynesian decor. We made sure we made reservations. We waited less than ten minutes for our booth. The place was jammed with early revelers (our reservations were at 7:30), but our waiter was attentive and quick. The specialty drinks are incredibly tasty - and strong. The vegetable dumplings were well-prepared and full of filling. We each tried a different dish and shared. All were tasty, with generous portions of meat and/or seafood, vegetables, and delicious sauces. The green tea ice cream was a great finish. I recommend this place to anyone who enjoys well-prepared Chinese food.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

We hadn't been here in years, in it was just as we remembered it. The food is well prepared, wonderful portions, and the service is attentive. Great value!!!

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2016

Been going to LunWah for over 40 years. Consistently good. BBQ Beef Cubes are my absolute favorites! Service is always good.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Enjoyed dinner here for a memorable girls night out! Great atmosphere, excellent food and drinks, fabulous service!!! Can't wait to return!

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was decent, except for the roast pork fried rice. Tasted like it had been sitting for days. Very dry and tasteless. The server brought the wrong food to our table the first time, but quickly corrected that. She was very pleasant, but was distracted by the people next to us. The most disappointing part was that the couple next to us has frequent visitors from the bar. For almost the entire meal, this rather large woman, was standing in the aisle with her rear end pointing at me. I was going to say something, but looking at this group decided that it might not be the best course to take. Bottom line is I will never return to this restaurant. The manager/owners need to be more attentive to what is going on at their establishment.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2016

This place is a blast from the past. Great drinks bring dd so you can enjoy the drinks.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Had a nice meal in this strip mall Polynesian themed restaurant/tiki bar. Food was tasty and the service was attentive. The decor takes you to another land and makes it a fun experience. I was told that Thursday night is Karaoke night and judging by the Friday night bar scene it probably is a fun time. Definitely is a local favorite because it seemed that the wait staff knew everyone except for me by their first name. Don't let the exterior turn you away. It's a strip mall and it's a little dated but once inside I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

A lot of fun with an authentic Polynesian experience - a must try.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

We went there for dinner and it was a good experience. The drinks were great and inventive. The staff was fantastic, very friendly, water always filled. The food was good, the dish I ordered had the duck fried ( which I did not know) otherwise it tasted good.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Portions Are Smaller but still great food. Pineapple drinks still the best value. We love the funkiness of it.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2015

This place is like going back in time. Where else can you order a pu pu platter these day and the tropical drinks too. Fun place.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2015

I ate here once with a bunch of friends. We were extremely hungry and wanted a quick bite and we came upon this gem on opentable. This place was great, the menu was great. We did family style dinner and it was delicious. The portions were big and we couldn't finish all the food. It was a fun time.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2015

Waiters have always been friendly and cordial all the years we have been going there.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2015

I've driven past this place many times and had no idea there was an actual tiki bar hidden in that plaza til i got a coupon for it. The service was really good, food was great, and drinks even better. Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2015

Fun atmosphere,good food and bar. Only disappointment was they would not accept opentable points redemption check.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2015

The place was great! Food was excellent and ambiance was awesome. The not so great part was definitely our waiter. He was rude and standoffish which doesn't bother me too much, you want to be rude have fun, but don't expect a 20% tip. He seemed frustrated that we wanted to box up the rest of our appetizer and at the end of the meal it took him roughly 20 minutes to come over and wrap our food and give is the bill. I will definitely be returning and just hoping I don't have the same waiter. Definitely recommend it for families and those with big appetites since the portions are huge!

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2015

Our waiter disappeared after taking our order. I wish I took his name. Never stopped by to ask how everything was. Very cold experience. Plus, when we went to pay our bill, they looked at the coupon for about 10 minutes. Very uncomfortable...

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

Great place to gather with friends for food and drinks! The drinks are amazing! The service is also great, very friendly!!

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2014

Great local place in Roselle for excellent Chinese and Polynesian food. Very Hawaiianesque type place. The Grand Mariner shrimp was outstanding! We got a pu pu platter for 4 which was very good. The Mai Tai's and Blue Hawaiian drinks were tasty. They do take out as well. Highly suggest you check this place out if you are looking for a fun night on with friends.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

Great as always. Love those ribs and drinks in a pineapple .🍹

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2014

Great restaurant. Great service. Great food and drink. I'll be back...without a doubt!

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2014

Take a trip down memory lane for a place that time forgot. I have been coming here since I was a child and not much has changed. Tiki Bar, Godfish Pond, friendly service and excellant food. The spare ribs are some of the best I have ever had. Family atmosphere, nice quiet bar, and nice portions of fresh and well prepared food.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2014

Great Service! Good food. Wonderful atmosphere. Fun drinks!!!

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