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Lun Wah Restaurant

Roselle, NJ
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587 Raritan Rd
Roselle, NJ
Opened in 1974
Mon noon-11pm
Tue-Thu 11:30am-11pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-12:30am
Sun 12:30pm-11:00pm
All ages in restaurant,
21+ only in bar
(908) 245-0656
Flaming pu-pu platter,
Scorpion bowl

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Lun Wah Restaurant

7.5

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by 17 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 5.4
Drink Selection 8.3
Food Quality 7
Food Selection 7.9
Mood 7.9
Music 6.8
Service 8
Tikiness 7.4
Tilt 8.2
Vibe 8.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Lun Wah is a Chinese restaurant located in a nondescript strip mall, with Polynesian decor and tropical drinks served in tiki mugs. It became Lun Wah in 1974, before that time it was called the Red Dragon. The restaurant has lots of bamboo and tapa cloth on the walls, and like most other tiki joints in this corner of the country, the few tikis look like they were painted by a kindergartener. Other features of the decor include booths in bamboo huts, illuminated palm tree wall scenes, artificial palm trees throughout the restaurant and a koi pond with a functioning rock waterfall. The ceiling of the dining room is painted white unfortunately, but the dim lighting helps to keep it feeling cozy. The menu includes a flaming pu-pu platter.
In 2013, Lun Wah was taken over by a new family. They are keeping the tiki character intact, and hoping to make some needed upgrades.

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RumAndOldSpice
RumAndOldSpice is a semi-regular at Lun Wah Restaurant.
July 22, 2018, 3:29 PM
I really love this place. It reminds me of my childhood and the Chinese / Tiki places that I used to remember. The decor is very Tiki with waterfalls and huts and light box murals. The menu is standard Chinese Fair, but is of a very reasonable quality. I have generally gone during the daytime, sitting at the bar while the same very regular patrons are there every time I walk in.... A beautiful juxtaposition of blue collar folks drinking Tiki drinks out of giant mugs. They recently did a little renovation at the bar and removed one of the beautiful lightbox murals, and there are two televisions above the bar which are a major drawback, however the piped-in music over the speakers throughout the restaurant is pure retro Tiki: surf, traditional Hawaiian songs, Annette Funicello songs, The Works.

As for the tiki drinks... They are above-average in relation to other local New Jersey Chinese / Tiki places. The prices are phenomenally cheap, and the menu is extensive with Tiki classics. The problem with them however, is that their quality is not quite all there. What sets them apart from the other places, is that the drinks do resemble the flavor profiles of what they are supposed to be. The mai tai tastes appropriate, the Navy grog has definite flavors of honey.. but I'm willing to overlook the medium quality drinks for the fact that they are strong as hell, and after 2 you're not really concerned about how accurate the flavor profile is.
donwestchester
donwestchester has visited Lun Wah Restaurant.
August 6, 2017, 5:56 PM
Went to Lun Wah for first time on a Friday, returned the very next day and went back a few days later. Very much enjoyed the atmosphere and drinks in tiki mugs and also for purchase. The owner(Chris) is a super cool cat. Keep in mind the drive to get there from Westchester is almost 1 hour, its worth the trip, at least for me.

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