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About Lun Wah Restaurant and Tiki Bar

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.

587 Raritan Rd
Roselle, NJ 07203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Polynesian, Asian

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

Cross Street:
Wood Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 245-0656

Website:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/lun-wah-restaurant-and-tiki-bar-roselle

Catering:
YES!

Public Transit:
YES!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
YES!

Lun Wah Restaurant and Tiki Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (42)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Kid-friendly (31)
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Great for Lunch (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Romantic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (8)
Casual (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Scenic View (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great service. Great drinks! Nuff said.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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?

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Naples)·Dined on April 15, 2016

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2014

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

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2014

Food was good, Service was poor. The staff wasn't familiar with the Yelp discounts, and I spent a fair share of time trying to get my bill adjusted.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2014

Not your average fast food Asian Restaurant or meal. The choices range from Filet Mongon to typical chicken wings. The food and taste is well above the average fast places. Nice for family or a date night since there is a jungle like feel in the restaurant for cozy and intimate conversations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Lun Wah is decorated magnificently in a tiki style! Bamboo, tikis and seashells make this a fun, kitschy place to eat! There's pufferfish lamps over the bar too. The food is good, the drinks disappointing but overall worth a visit if you're into all things tiki.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2014

Went here to celebrate my daughter's graduation. I have heard from friends that they loved the place and recommended it. When we got there it was dark, tired looking and for lack of a better word "sticky". The food was okay, our regular take out place is better. The service was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2014

Wonderful service (except for the two dishes we ordered that were forgotten about-but we were getting full anyway!). Food was good and good quantities. Service was excellent-thank you Kenny!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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