This article is sponsored by Downtown Metuchen.

Downtown Metuchen is home to dozens of unique small businesses. Over the years, these restaurants, bars and shops have drawn guests to Central Jersey for a one of a kind night out. Now, there’s even more reason to make the trip. A handful of new restaurants are bringing their delicious eats to Downtown Metuchen and they’re sure to leave your taste buds singing.

We’ve got a full rundown of the best new spots to visit; along with a special message from the proud business owners who are bringing their delicious products to Downtown Metuchen!

Pink Lotus

Details: Formerly Yoa’s Chinese Restaurant, which stood in Skillman for nearly a decade, Pink Lotus is now bringing classic Chinese dishes (with a twist) to Metuchen. Pink Lotus offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, as well as a kitchen that sources fresh and healthy ingredients for each and every menu option. And, with everything from spare ribs to crispy roast duck, there’s a dish for every palette at this spot. For more information on Pink Lotus, be sure to visit their Facebook page.

A Message from the Owner: “Pink Lotus is a Chinese restaurant featuring both Cantonese and Americanized menus in a nice, family-friendly environment. We offer eat in and take out as well as delivery options at an affordable price. After serving the community for almost 10 years in Skillman, we’re happy to see both old and new faces in Metuchen.”

Want to try Pink Lotus on us? Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate via Facebook and/or Instagram (see contest for details)!


The Kabab Factory

Details: The Kabab Factory, which sits on Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen, is the town’s only restaurant specializing in Indian cuisine. Their menu is filled with tasty options, with main ingredients including vegetables, chicken and lamb. Plenty of spices ensure that each dish packs a powerful punch of flavor, in addition to special sauces and a variety of other toppings. Check out their Facebook page for more delicious details on their offerings.

A Message from the Owner: “We at The Kabab Factory not only serve balanced meals, but also mouth-watering flavors. Come enjoy a scrumptious meal with quality ingredients in a comfortable and friendly environment, thus ensuring a memorable and great dining experience. We have a variety of tasty veg and non-veg kabab and curry options waiting for you.”

Want to try The Kabab Factory on us? Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate via Facebook and/or Instagram (see contest for details)!


Sumiyaki Japan

Details: Sushi, teriyaki, poké bowls and more! Step up to the counter at Sumiyaki Japan and build the meal of your dreams, made with healthy ingredients and served fresh. The clean, quaint spot offers seating once you’ve received your order, as well as ramune (a carbonated soft drink which originated in Japan) as a beverage option to quench your thirst. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

A Message from the Owner: “Sumiyaki is a casual Japanese restaurant offering high-quality sushi and teriyaki. We strive to maintain a friendly ambience and bring the community together with delicious food. We want every one of our customers to leave happy and satisfied.”

Want to try Sumiyaki Japan on us? Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate via Facebook and/or Instagram (see contest for details)!


Bishop’s Bistro

Details: Family-owned Bishop’s Bistro brings Southern cuisine, complete with recipes from the Bishops’ grandmother’s kitchen in North Carolina, to Downtown Metuchen. Get a taste of classics such as Southern fried chicken, blackened catfish, braised oxtail and more at this cozy spot. It’s the perfect meeting place for family and friends. Bishop’s also hosts live musical acts on certain occasions, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for more information.

A Message from the Owner: “Bishop’s Bistro, a family owned restaurant, is truly a unique venue where elegance, and artisanal Southern cuisine comes together to create the picture-perfect setting for your special day.”

Want to try Bishop’s Bistro on us? Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate via Facebook and/or Instagram (see contest for details)!


Luigi’s Ice Cream

Details: Top off your culinary adventure through Metuchen with a sweet treat at Luigi’s Ice Cream. Luigi’s handcrafted, hand-rolled wares come in a variety of flavors. These options change throughout the year in order to reflect the ingredients of the season. Luigi’s also offers vegan options for those interested. Luigi’s prepares all of their products in small batches in their Red Bank facility. This helps to ensure that only the highest quality ice cream makes it to customers’ cups and cones. Learn more about Luigi’s by visiting their Facebook page.

A Message from the Owner: “Joining Metuchen’s renaissance is a new dessert company called Luigi’s Ice Cream. Luigi’s started as a food truck introducing the ice cream donut sandwich! A warm glazed donut filled with their unique homemade ice cream flavors. The new shop also serves rolled ice cream where they take liquid ice cream and quickly turn it into hard ice cream right in front of you! The beautifully designed environment is an instagramer’s paradise. They can also be found in Red Bank, Jersey City and Summit (coming soon).”

Want to try Luigi’s Ice Cream on us? Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate via Facebook and/or Instagram (see contest for details)!


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