Vegetarian Dining Reviews
Submitted 2/27/2006 by Bill Johnson,
The food here is outstanding - well-seasoned, fresh, eclectic and
always properly prepared. But don't think about the kind of
food that you can spend $25 on and feed your family; a meal with a
shared app or two and entrees for four will run you $80 at least,
and $100 is not out of the question. Generally, though, it's
The service, however, is abysmal. The owner/operator is one
of the most rude, unpleasant, and obnoxious proprietors whom I've
ever encountered. Short-tempered, totally lacking in common
courtesy even to repeat customers whom she recognizes, I have seen
her reduce an elderly couple to tears because they had waited an
hour and just wanted their food. Just getting chopsticks or
extra hot oil with your take-out order requires an act of Congress.
The woman can be truly caustic, mean and frightening.
||South Plainfield, NJ
Submitted 5/12/2006 by MY, Piscataway, NJ
Excellent food, nice ambiance however the staff is not friendly at
all. They didn't ask if we needed anything during the course
of our meal and kept forgetting our drinks. We went to lunch
two days in a row for their great food and we were hoping they
would be friendly the next day...unfortunately they were not.
Submitted 7/10/2006 by Shiv, New Brunswick, NJ
This restaurant has instantly won me over. From the first
time you sit down to enjoy their Thai/Chinese/Indian fusion dishes,
you are sold. I am hard pressed to find a dish that is not
worth the considerable entree price. The cuisine itself is
based around an assortment of curried dishes that are fully
realized with a helping of various rices, the most common staple
being jasmine rice. They do charge for the rice instead of
including it in the entree, and this generally would be something
to huff and puff about if not for the unbeatable quality. I
truly believe it is the best restaurant (quality wise) in the
state, and can certainly compete with its more well established
counterparts in NYC. You will not find it uncommon to run
over 100 dollars for a night out for 2-3 people, but then again the
food makes you forget the bill as you sit in the car and take a
moment to clear the buzz of euphoria from eating such a great meal.
About the service - Nanking is a fairly new restaurant and has
certainly taken steps to up their game with service. While
food still takes considerable time to prepare, servers are at your
beckon call, constantly refilling your drinks and asking if you
Go, enjoy. You won't understand how it could be so good.
And quite frankly, you won't care to know!! That's how
good it is.
Submitted 8/2006 by DR, Robbinsville, NJ
We have dined at Kaya's Kitchen several times in the past month and
it has been consistently delicious. It's a casual place, the
staff is very friendly, and the menu is extensive and almost all
vegan (any non-vegan options can be made with soy alternatives).
Prices are very reasonable and it is BYOB. I highly
recommend the tofu buffalo wings; they are delicious! The
"chicken" curry is also outstanding. Their desserts are so-so
- usually a variety of cakes, nothing spectacular but if you are
looking for a sweet fix they will fit the bill.
Overall, we love Kaya's Kitchen and highly recommend it.
Submitted 3/24/2007 by JR, Plainsboro, NJ
My husband and I went there after reveiving a coupon through the
mail and left utterly disppointed. The rice, which is an
integral portion of an Indian meal was totally bland, without any
seasoning or even salted, and was undercooked and lukewarm at best.
While everyone has different levels of tolerance for spices,
my husband's dish was so hot that he couldn't bear to eat it.
Despite the lack of vegan options in the area, sadly we definitely
would not return.
Submitted 5/19/2007 by JT, Princeton, NJ
Not just a run-of-the-mill Indian menu. Perfect custom
spicing! The food has home-made taste, both vegetarian as
well as non-vegetarian. We had a pleasant experience on
Mother's Day. Expect to see my family more often!
Probably the best Indian food in the area.
||New Brunswick, NJ
Submitted 10/3/2007 by MD, New Brunswick, NJ
We went for dinner. The place has a very relaxed atmosphere,
very cozy - candle light mostly. The service was spot on.
We tried their specials - they where fantastic. A very
large variety of vegetarian choices. The food is fresh, and
we split a dessert which I had heard a lot about. It is worth
it just for the desserts - they are baked fresh daily. It is
BYOB. They have belly dancing on the weekends, so we will
make reservations and come back. Price was very reasonable -
you get a lot of very high quality food for a very reasonable
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