Ming

3.9
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are for indoor dining only. For outdoor dining, please call and make a reservation with the restaurant directly.

For centuries, the world’s most exciting cuisine have originated from the Far East – mainland China, Kingdom of Thailand and Indonesia to name a few. Each country has its own unique style of cooking, but they share many common ingredients and all possess a similar approach to food. Far Eastern cooking features five distinct flavors: bitter, salty, sweet, sour and hot. They have achieved a perfect harmony of taste, color, flavor and texture by lending the herbs to enhance these natural tastes. Ming lends itself to these believes and executes a variety of Far East dishes to perfection.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 212 people are saying
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Sunil
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Food was good and flavorful, service was ineffective and non-existent.

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BobF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing !! Never again. I called a few days in advance to ask if they had tables inside with tablecloths (we didn't want a take-out place) and they said yes and when we arrived there, they did NOT have table cloths in fact. We were a party of 4 and the waiter had a lot of trouble understanding our order. We had to repeat things multiple times AND the waiter could not answer our simple questions. When we were ordering appetizers, one guest in our party asked for 2 spring rolls as an appetizer and instead of telling us they understood this meant two of the same appetizer for one person, they brought over two FULL orders which consisted of 4 spring rolls EACH for one person, in addition to the other appetizers! They would not take the second order served in error back OR credit our bill. The food was mediocre and was not served hot. It was lukewarm when served. There was no beef on the menu ?? For a $320 bill for just four people - it was a complete rip-off. We each only had one drink each. No hot tea on the tables. Place wasn’t exactly that clean either. Never again !!

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BobiD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food decent prices greatwork ethics and manager was very helpful.

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IlaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Food was really good. Out of everything we ordered, Veg lettuce wraps were the best. Veg manchurian was not impressive. The wait staff was quick and responsive but lacked table etiquettes. I had booked in advance on Google and confirmed my reservation by calling the restaurant but they still didn’t have my name and table when we walked in, on time. But they still managed to get us a table pretty quickly. However the table was not ready so they literally threw napkins and silverware in front of us. The condiment tray was missing from our table the whole time which we realized only after finishing our meal and we saw it on other tables. That vinegar would have definitely added the needed kick to our manchurian and noodles!

However overall happy with the taste of food so go there for food and food alone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food , service could be better

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Interesting menu and ambiance. I was pleasantly surprised by the food but was a somewhat unfamiliar with many of the Chinese dishes. For example, there was no Lo mein or any beef dishes on the menu. There were, however, many lamb dishes. While I’m a fan of lamb, I don’t remember ever seeing it on a traditional Chinese or Asian fusion food menu. I was anticipating a different dining experience. Anyway, all in all I was pleasantly surprised even if I were expecting something different.

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pkg123
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is ok
Taste is signature
They add 20% service fees/charge even for party of 3
On asking they say that is the norm
And then they expect you to tip
This reduces the value for money that you spend

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ShilpaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The noodles and fried rice was pathetic .,,,, for indo Chinese cuisine they should be the star attraction of menu and they sucked big time. The level of food fell down over years. The pan friend dumpling was also uncooked and blackened/ burnt in parts.
The shrimp in fried rice was a wrong type and size of shrimp…. Very big.

I really was disappointed. Until now I thought they were the best indo Chinese restaurant in USA . I hope they change back to old days

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Everything was wonderful as always.

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MaulikS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food continues to be top class. There was a slight delay with one of the items, but nothing worth making a fuss about. We will be going again

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pondini
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very average food. Music way too loud to be pleasant. Good service.

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vipWalia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Default 20% service charge was weird

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and service was quick. Didn’t like the mandatory 20% tip for a party of any size

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LSGourmet
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you want a new experience in dining you have to try Ming. The service was very attentive without being "in your face" . It was a lovely night and we sat outside where there was no ambient noise to distract us as we talked with friends. But the real magic of Ming is the food. It is advertised as PanAsian, but unlike other PanAsian restaurants we've tried there was no confusion in the fusion. The chef has perfected the art of borrowing from Thailand, Malaysia & Macau, as well as India & he's tapped into Chinese regional cuisine like Hakka and Manchurian. The lobster in white garlic sauce was perfect, a bit spicy and not overloaded with garlic. The shredded crispy lamb is a must, the calamari with onion & chili has to be tasted to be believed and the lotus root with honey & chili was terrific. One of our friends went Chinese style, ordering the shrimp in black bean sauce which we all tasted and loved. Even the seafood soup was delicious, loaded with shrimp and crab. There is a good range of veggie dishes and the menu lists gluten free choices as well. Just go, the food will blow your mind.

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kishmish
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service, Bad food, no one to pay attention to what is required, food took more than an hour, was tasteless and poor quality, not going back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great Pan Asian and outdoor tables!

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Vamsy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too pricey for the quality of food and service provided.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant doesn’t honor the open table reservations made online . Even though I had the email confirmation from open table they didn’t get me a seat hence couldn’t dine in
Can you please take them off your list of restaurants please. This is essentially fraud

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GautamA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for Kolkata-style Chinese Food in the North-East. Had an excellent outdoor dining experience. Great food, seating, background music, service, ambience. We drove 170 miles to be here. Done so a number of times over the years. Absolutely worth the drive.

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RohitK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food across the board! You can order anything in the menu and be assured that it’s going to be awesome

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ROHIT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely the best place to have nice endian and Thai food. The food is incredible as well as the staff. They make sure that we have a wonderful experience. I definitely recommend going to Ming if you're looking for a nice place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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chets
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pandemic has given them the reasons to increase prices 20% as well as add 20% Gratuity per table not the usual over 4. I wonder how much of that 20% is going to service staff!! I won’t visit until they remove gratuity per table

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service!

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GobiP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indo Chinese place in New Jersey. Many of my American friends who visit Chinese restaurants at least twice a month changed to Ming's permanently and never go to the so called regular American Chinese restaurants!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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mc77
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was not open.

The reservation was for 4:30pm and the one employee inside only offered us to come back at 5:30pm or give us a seat at 5pm - and place to sit.

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AnuN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok not that great. We had shrimp Biryani and we had to send it back as it was tasteless. Appetizers were ok but not up to the standards that they had earlier.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ming. It’s the only Chinese/Indian fusion around and it’s great. Like many of the Indian restaurants nearby it doesn’t fill up before 8:00 pm so you can get a table if you’re not a late arrival. It shares a kitchen with Mogul, which is excellent Indian cuisine and you can usually order from either menu. Highly recommended!

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vipKumar
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has become pathetic
So disappointed
Won’t ever go back again

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MinkRunCourt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been coming to Ming since it opened and the quality and taste of the food went down

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RahulP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went there after years and was disappointed a by a significant drop in the food quality.

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Tazbubbles
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Website said that they had indoor & outdoor dinning. My party & I prefer outdoor dining due to pandemic however they did not have much customers so they were able to accommodate social distance sitting. They only had indoor dining. They need to improve on their cocktail. I would never get their cocktails. Our server was not customer friendly and gave us bad attitude. I had been to Ming years ago & the food and drinks were excellent. Since the management changed food & drinks went downhill. I went twice this year. Will I go again, the answer is no. Other Indian restaurants in Edison/Iselin are far better.

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vipMaharaja
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have really stepped up their game!

One restaurant that has improved during the pandemic

Loved the outdoor dining area

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KushalS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Ming came highly recommended for us and we chose it for our anniversary dinner. Overall, it was a good experience, but the staff actually rushed us towards the end because they wanted the table cleared fast. We would not say no to serve additional food to a customer even if it means delay in making the table available for someone else. They did it. On the basis of food, which was really good, we would give it a good rating. If it was for service and staff, it would be a zero.

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AmarS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It had been awhile since I had visited Ming, but our last time there it was amazing. So we were really looking forward to going again with friends, since it had been over 5yrs since our last visit. We were really disappointed with the experience. First, they are severely understaffed. We only saw 3 people waiting for about 20+ tables, all which were filled. The portion sizes on about half of the dishes were smaller than expected. We ordered Drums of Heaven as an appetizer; which is a must have. The sauce they cook it in is fantastic, but the amount of meat on each piece was very, very small. Even the women at the table complained about the portion size. The Tum Yum soup was not very good and was served warm. We ordered an item off the Specials because we had seen the table next to us order it and while it tasted great, again the portion size was very small. The lamb chili entree was excellent and the portion size was what would have been expected. The other dishes we ate were not that tasty. We mentioned this to the servers there. Ming used to be a place where you could always expect high quality food but unfortunately over time, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Also, there were so many small kids there after 9pm and they were so loud, with some of them screaming. I know that Ming can't control that, but it did make the whole experience less desirable.

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DanielW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food. Restaurant could use an update - carpet is a little dirty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food an service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to take my husband out for his birthday to a wonderful meal close To home. I greatly enjoyed everything from the drums of heaven and lotus root appetizers to the amazing cocktails to the delicious main course. The wait staff was polite and accommodating. We’ll be back in February to celebrate another birthday.

FAQs

Ming does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ming also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 549-5051.

Ming is rated 3.9 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.