Talde - Jersey City

4.4
189 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
A casual Asian-American restaurant & bar brought to you by Chef Dale Talde and David Massoni & John Bush of Talde Brooklyn.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(201) 630-0077
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dale Talde
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Catering
Off-site catering is available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bay Street and Erie Street
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Public transit
Talde is located a short walk from the Grove Street train stop on the PATH.

Served by Newark-World Trade Center and Journal Square-33rd Street lines. Connect with local NJ Transit and Coach bus lines to local areas.
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Entertainment
Rotating DJ's on Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Wednesday night is Wine Down Wednesday with 1/2 off wine bottles and glasses with a live jazz band

Happy Hour Monday through Friday with 1/2 beer, wine and well drinks and an $8 Dim Sum menu
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 189 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
service
4.3
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3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was delicious
Service less than stellar. Had one cocktail. Never offered a chance to order another.
Wait staff invisible except for taking order, delivering food, and delivering check
Would go back anyway because food is so delicious unique and creative

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Service was terrible.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Literally had 4 courses, and each one topped the next. It was so freaking good. We had the Pretzel Pork Dumplings, then the Chicken Baos (Personal favorite) with this delicious aioli sauce and then the Ramen was perfect. The cookie dessert was good, but a bit rich. Could only eat like two bites. Overall service was great, waitress was sweet and new.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great place for everyday dining, business meal, and groups. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the food is exceptional. I love how creative the chefs are with reimagining classic dishes from various Asian cuisine. I would definitely return so I can try everything on the menu!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great ambiance. Great cocktail list. Food was delicious. Price was about what you’d expect. Was a little disappointed when our entrees came out before our apps.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

nice atmosphere... the food can be a bit too salty at times, but overall was great to share

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My wife and I traveled across the globe to eat at this place and celebrate a Fil-American who has made a name for himself. But our experience left us underwhelmed.

When we arrived exactly for our 5pm reservation, the front line staff were somewhat cold, as if they weren’t happy to see customers coming in. We politely asked for a better table (place was still empty), but were curtly told that everything was reserved.

Food was a long wait. Only rice came out first and it took the other dishes 15 minutes more to come out. If you know how Asian food is eaten, this is a big mistake.

The fried rice was good, but considering all the hype, this place was a disappointment. I hope Talde looks at how his people interpret his vision because his people are giving him a bad name.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Tasty food and nice cocktails in a fun environment, esp with the doors/windows thrown open on warm evening. However It was very loud and difficult to hold a conversation.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Had a reservation for 12:45 for brunch. We arrived on time. Ordered and received drinks promptly but for the next hour that was pretty much all we had - that one beverage because after placing food orders we didn't see our waitress or our food for another hour. Not an exaggeration. When the food started to arrive it came out one at a time with anywhere from 5 mins to 15 mins until the next one. They like to say it is "tapas style" or shared plates" so comes out staggered but explain to me how avocado toast or a taylor ham and egg sandwich is family style???? Nobody took responsibility for the atrocious service. We had people at the table who received and finished their meal 45 minutes before the last person received theirs. This was the worst dining experience I have had - ever. They just kept saying "we told you the food comes out as it is ready" which is a pathetic excuse for a badly run kitchen which in turn causes a badly run dining room. Awful, pathetic and sad that a restaurant that started with potential has failed so miserably. People go out to eat together to EAT TOGETHER! Get it together Talde. I will be shocked if they are still in business a year from now.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I live in Hoboken, and although there are many restaurants in the square mile city, I wanted to try something different for dinner. Talde was perfect. I made a reservation online and my guests and I were seated immediately upon arrival. Our waiter was friendly, well versed on the menu, and was very patient with our indecisiveness.

The servers, too, were fantastic. The food was brought out in a timely manner and it was delicious. A very short and easy to read menu led to a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Talde is always a hit.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was the worst experience I have had at a restaurant in years. They had the air conditioning on in 55 degree rainy weather which made it unbearable to be there. We addressed it with the server, and nothing was done. They appetizers were tasty, but cold, and the worst part was the cheap metal chairs/wobbly tables! What a waste of money and time.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

So disappointed that I booked my bday dinner here. Forgotten meals, no soap in bathroom, wait time for everything, no plates, undercooked food

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Where do I begin. Now, I’m not one to bash a restaurant for minor flubs or having an off night. However, on a recent Saturday night an egregious act against nature was had. First, the explanation of the menu was lacking from the waitress. I didn’t know if the menu was a sharing plates/tapas menu or traditional 3 course menu. 1st dish was the Bao buns, which were not bad but nothing special. Next we received the edamame which were half lukewarm half cold. Taste wasn’t bad but you could tell they were left under a heat lamp to long. Next was my gfs octopus salad which we thought was an entree and would come out with my ramen but instead came alone and was inedible. It was really cold and so salty it had to be sent back. The send back kinda hurt me cause I haven’t sent back food in over 15 yrs at a restaurant. We asked the waitress if we could see a menu to order another entree, she returned 15 min later with a menu and still no ramen for me. Next we get the rice and crab meat side which was not presented well. Just some white rice and mayo. Maybe their was crab in there maybe there wasn’t. Now for the Ramen my own entree. How did my entree go, not well. Their was no broth, it was all noodle and a plastic spoon with a 6 minute egg. After that my gf wanted out so we popped green smoke and waited for extraction. Unfortunately it took another 20 to see our waitress but instead I was greeted by a manager. She asked if I had a bad night and took care of the bill which I can say was somewhat uplifting. Overall I would just ask to pay more attention to 2 person tables instead of all the 6-8 person tables. I mean I had to beg the bus boy for a water refill.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service was poor, forgot to bring 2 of the items ordered,

The General Talde chicken although good, is not a patch on the Korean Chicken !!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Wonderful place to go. Always enjoyable on top of delicious food and delicious cocktails.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Service was slow and inconsistent; Mostly Bar
Pork, Steak, rice balls, spring rolls were very good!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food, great ambiance, great staff and service, food on the pricy side, but overall a great place.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Been to Talde 4 times now, never disappoints.
Will go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The menu and execution of the food is always very good here. The chef's creative menu items never disappoint in presentation and taste.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was great, we ordered family style and shared the bao, kale salad, pretzel and pork dumplings, beef short rib kare kare, whole roasted branzino, and Everything Roti bread. The branzino and kale salad we're favorites of the table, I was also a fan of the noodles dish. The roti was also delicious and you could eat that with nothing else. Service was better than I would expect for such a busy restaurant, the waiters were attentive, quick, and informative.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This isn't the first time we've eaten at Talde - Jersey City, but it continues to be one of our favorite spots. The food is delicious and the service is even better! Will continue to recommend Talde and go back again.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The servers could use some direction/leadership. Food was great!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was my fourth time here and I was not happy with it. The restaurant was not crowded, yet most of our food arrived cold. Our waiter couldn't answer any of our questions. We decided to try two new dishes and neither were good at all. We've had 3 great experiences here, so we were quite upset that we did not enjoy out fourth time.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Just go anywhere else. This place is awful.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was my second time to Talde and it did not disappoint! I was in town visiting my sister and begged her to make sure we had a reservation during my stay - I had been dreaming about going back since my first time a couple years ago! I love the ambiance of the restaurant and unique menu offerings. It was delicious and wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Birthday! Good time. Would’ve liked more dessert options but other than that it was great.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The menu was spectacular, along with the ambiance and buildout of the restaurant. Definitely worth it.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Talde has a really cool vibe. The decor and seating arrangement is well done. But I don't go out to eat to admire cool lighting and neat tables :) The food... is pretty average. It reminded me of what I make at home. Not quite "restaurant" quality, but still pretty good. The kind of food I'd make and say "next time I won't do that or add that ingredient" and it would probably be better. The dishes are creative, but to me, they just didn't work.

It just misses. Even the cocktails, while far from bad, just weren't home runs. I doubt I'd come back here to eat. Maybe if I was hanging out at the bar and getting some apps just with a bunch of friends, but, even then...

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1.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Over rated restaurant in my opinion.

Both the food and service left a lot to be desired. Right from getting seated it was not a good experience. We were welcomed by a hostess after a short wait at the reception and were shown a dimly lit table in the dingy rear end near the restrooms and below some pipes. This is at 6pm with many empty tables and we having a reservation via opentable for a party of three. When we asked to be moved to another table the request was denied saying it was reserved for a larger party. But that table was empty throughout our dinner and was later occupied by another party of just two!

Our waitress was in training and she was the only bright spot in service and attitude shown to us the whole dinner there. She was friendly, warm, polite, and talked to us well while she was watched over by her trainer standing beside her who said no word to us! The guy who served water or drinks neither made eye contact or said a word. Not even an audible response when I said thank you. But we were pushed to order all dishes at once and not given time to decide after ordering appetizers. One of those things I felt they try to do with customers who they know wont protest such ways. And after our order both disappeared until we finished and had to look for them to get us the cheque.

My Prosecco was served not chilled in 75 degree weather in a wide mouthed red wine glass! My vegetarian Phad Thai was made with no veggies except Mushrooms even though I had requested them to add in more veggies and they said will do it. My request for some tofu to be tossed in was denied while they do charge the same price for this veg phad Thai as the seafood one on the menu! I do not know how my friends meat based dishes tasted but they said were good. Later when the live performance started the sound was too loud for us and we decided to leave ASAP.

I will not be recommending or visiting this restaurant ever again! It is very un American in service and food was just OK.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Every bite was absolutely delicious. We all had a little bit of everything. Sharing is encouraged there. They give generous entree portions.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We came for Valentine’s Day. The speakeasy downstairs is very cool. We got the pretzel dumplings and bao sandwich for appetizers. Both very yummy. The octopus salad and crab fried rice were really good. Very cool spot!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Stylish, very loud, chairs too low, food doesn’t come at the same time by design, food was ok but not great, salmon came in a pot covered in broth which was fine, but still had skin what is then hard to do remove when in a broth. Rice never showed up and we had to follow up to find out 15 min later that the rice cooker was broken. The substitute came much later, my dinner was basically a piece of salmon. To top it I got an email that we were a no show. To be fair they took off the bill the side and my glass of wine.

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The atmosphere & ambiance was great. However, I was a bit disappointed with the food quality. I ordered the short rib with noodle and didn’t think it was up to par with 4 stars from Yelp. Also our blue crab rice arrived when we were nearly 3/4 done with our meal.
Our waitress was okay although she dissuaded me from ordering the grilled octupus which turned out to be great - a colleague ordered it and had an opportunity to taste it.
May return but will be more careful as to what I order.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Plum basil margarita had no taste of basil or plum. Bartender gave wrong change back. Not engaging. Server was nice but was given too many tables at once. Host never checked us in and made us wait for table longer than we had to. Food was great. Dessert was okay. For what they charge, should be more up to par.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Large space, and table good for large groups.
Food was good but lukewarm when served. Proportions are for sharing, Asian style.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Went to Talde in JC a few days ago for the 3rd time. Food is delicious as always. Service was very slow, took over half hour for our appetizer to be be brought to our table. Literally 2 mins later, out came our enteee. It was a Saturday night so that could account for the slowness if they were busy. Regardless, I would definitely recommend to go and when yo do, you MUST try the #6 Bao!

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Seriously paltry vegetarian options, the most soggy shisito pepper dish I've ever had and just lackluster service all around.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This was a birthday celebration. Food did not come out on time. Food was salty. Overpriced. Poor service. Couldn’t bring out any type of dessert to Birthday celebrant. Would not come back.

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