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For 2
Date
Today
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7:00 PM
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Lun Wah Restaurant and Tiki Bar

4.2
50 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
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
What 50 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Thersab (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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JerseyGuy (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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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tipardo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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Thersab (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined 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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vipDateNightWithHubby (New York Area)
4.0  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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vipchatnoir (New York Area)
3.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Great service. Great drinks! Nuff said.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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!

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vipTsompanidis (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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fredo616 (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipRick (New York Area)
5.0  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?

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipRick (New York Area)
5.0  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!!!

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vipDateNightWithHubby (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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