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25 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-1344
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Can't wait to go back...

We had dinner here on Friday night... it was packed and reservations are a must! We were seated immediately and service was spot on. The food was absolutely amazing! We all enjoyed our appetizers, I had the Yum Nuea salad which was excellent. We also all enjoyed our meals... I had the wild... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
teena1014
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Ringoes, New Jersey
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Ringoes, New Jersey
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257 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner here on Friday night... it was packed and reservations are a must! We were seated immediately and service was spot on. The food was absolutely amazing! We all enjoyed our appetizers, I had the Yum Nuea salad which was excellent. We also all enjoyed our meals... I had the wild boar which was exceptional. This is a... More 

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Ireland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried out this restaurant on 3 separate occasions and it does not disappoint. The food options are broad, service is ok and food is very tasty. It's a BYO, but there is a location within 2 min walk to purchase beer or wine as needed.

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Thank 12345MB12345
Califon, New Jersey
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is authentically Thai and the offerings are wonderful but rarely change and after years of the same food, a slight dumbing down of quality as they supply 3+ locations, I almost always pick something else. We're never sorry and we never have the urge to go here anymore so I guess that is telling. Given a choice,... More 

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Thank MsVonda
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It you enjoy fine dining than this is for you. My wife and I have been there numerous times since it opened and have not had a bad expierence. The staff are very knowledgeable and courteous and will take the time to answer any questions you may have. This is a BYOB place so enjoy your favorite libation without breaking... More 

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Thank Robert R
Flemington, New Jersey
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admittedly, I went with a large party (15), however the staff and kitchen could handle the size of the group and the meal progressed in a timely and appropriate manner and the food itself was well prepared. So what went wrong? We were seriously wedged into our table with nowhere for our coats, so they were forever being bumped to... More 

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Manville, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Hadn't been to Origin in a couple of years,until invited along with friends to a NYE dinner. Although the restaurant was crowded and noisy, service was friendly and professional. Appetizers and entrees were served without extended delay, despite the hectic atmosphere. Appetizer of bacon-wrapped scallops was tasty, although the bacon was undercooked and not crispy at all. Entrees were excellent:... More 

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1 Thank Joseph, G
Princeton, NJ
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206 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Origin maybe 50+ times over the years and reviewed once in the past as well. I have had lunch here, too. Bottom Line: it is CONSISTENTLY excellent. We love the way they prepare fish. Our favorites: the salmon with spinach (see photo) and the Chilean Sea Bass. Among the appetizers we usually split an order of... More 

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1 Thank TeamMan
Somerville, NJ
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I was fortunate enough to move to Somerville just before Origin opened its doors around 2000, or was it 2001?.....Regardless, this French-Thai restaurant housed in an old historic brick building with high ceilings is very much Thai food with a hint of French. When I am in the mood for Thai, I find myself going here despite the proximity of... More 

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1 Thank SomervilleNJ
Edison, New Jersey
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Oh my gosh Orgin has the best Thai food around. They cater to your needs. You can food not spicy. The place is always packed. My friends and I had to make reservations.

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1 Thank cupcake133
new jersey
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Origin Thai - I've been here 2x in the last three weeks - once for lunch and once for dinner. This is definitely a place to have a very good lunch or dinner! Standing on Division St., the first impression is that no one is going there to eat. Wrong! Wrong! And Wrong Again! Stepping inside - you immediately realize... 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: Asian, Thai, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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