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25 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-1344
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Good for:
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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant atmosphere and good food

I've only been to Origin a few times, but it stands out for being a more upscale restaurant both based on food choices and prep and ambiance. The interior is nicely appointed, but dark. In the summer there is outside seating which is very pleasant. Both the Thai and French food choices are well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Branchburg, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've only been to Origin a few times, but it stands out for being a more upscale restaurant both based on food choices and prep and ambiance. The interior is nicely appointed, but dark. In the summer there is outside seating which is very pleasant. Both the Thai and French food choices are well prepared and can be tweaked as... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Love the food, but it's a little crowded and dark. A lot of people celebrated their birthday there and they do some fun stuff for it! Excellent chef!

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We like it. The environment is good. The food is excellent. We had appetizers, main course and desert. A little expensive for lunch, but it was good.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I visited this place in January during a business trip, Thai is one of my favorite food. As always the food was very good. I tried the coconut soup with shiitake mushrooms and it was delicious. The downside was a strong smell coming from the kitchen. Besides that very good. I'll return on my next trip.

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you can't decide if you're in the mood for French or Thai - no worries! You can get delicious food of both here. I've been to the Basking Ridge and Somerville locations and the food and service is always wonderful. This is my family's favorite go-to for birthdays and other occasions.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were there for my brothers birthday. Overall, it's a intimate spot with good food and great service. Not really familiar with this area but I'll say if you want authentic thai food...origin it is! Definitely recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a great place in Somerville to eat Thai food. I had the lobster curry and it was fantastic. All the flavours were right and enjoyed every piece of it. If you love Thai food this is the place to be.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been there a number of times and always liked what I ordered. the food is very good. very nice atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant frequently the last year and they still keep the same high standard on service and food. This is a place for all occasions private or work. Bring you own favorite wine or beer and enjoy with excellent food and great friends.

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We are local to Somerville and dine at Origin regularly. This restaurant uses an interesting fusion of French and Thai cooking. The only thing they lack is a liquor license but that need is easily met by one of the liquor stores within a block or two of the restaurant. Service is consistently good. I find some of the seats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (908) 685-1344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?