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

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  • 14
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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
Best Thai restaurant around for a decade now.

This has been our go to place for lunch or dinner for about a decade. We have never been disappointed with the food or service, and their curries, their French dishes, and their fusion dishes are all excellent. Our favorites include Wild Boar, Lamb Chops, all their curries, Pad Thai, their noodle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Joel W
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This has been our go to place for lunch or dinner for about a decade. We have never been disappointed with the food or service, and their curries, their French dishes, and their fusion dishes are all excellent. Our favorites include Wild Boar, Lamb Chops, all their curries, Pad Thai, their noodle dishes, their appetizers, salads and desserts. The menu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Although I enjoy this venue, I have to question their intergrity to customers. I have tried to make a reservation for 8 people at 8:00pm for a Friday evening (2 weeks in advance)...He hesitated, than said okay 8:30.. I replied how about 7:30 he replied no 8:30.. Seems they are way to interested in flipping tables, not sure why since... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went after hearing neighbours rave about the new Origins Thai in Somerville. Was nice, but not spectacular. A bit heavy on the jaggery in my estimation and a bit weak on the chili and lemongrass. Some dishes, downright strange in comparison to what I'm used to with Thai. Might go again, but probably better out there.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A nice modern Thai place in downtown Somerville, used to be one of our go-to restaurants. The restaurant is always busy, you have to make reservations for the prime hours way in advance. Polite welcome, efficient service and very good food. It seems to have slipped a notch during the years we've been eating there, in that it got a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The cuisine is definitely eclectic and wonderful to savor. I had their Tom Yum Koong soup (superb) and Noodle Curry as the entrée (crispy Hong Kong noodles with a curry aroma, shallot, sweet turnip, bean curd, mustard green and a medley of seafood (exquisite) and my wife had Pad Khing (sautéed mushrooms, snow peas, onion in a ginger sauce with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Got together with 8 friends for lunch. We had made reservations and our table was waiting. There were other, much larger, groups in the restaurant, although it didn't seem to affect the service. Restaurant staff worked together delivering food, clearing and replenishing our water. I ordered one of the more expensive entrees - crispy salmon ($14) - which came with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Outside dining is available especially if you like to people watch! We love the inside! The decor is lovely! Service is first rate and the food is divine! Can't go wrong dining here! I had salmon and my husband has duck! One of the best restaurants in Somerville!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love origins. It is my top restaurant pice for a nice dinner out. Being a busy mom I don't get many couple nights out. When I do I choose origins and always get the duck muscovy or wild bopar. Love the different type of menu they have. Can't top this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We took our 4 children here to celebrate my birthday. It was the kids' first exposure to Thai cuisine. Everything was just the way we wanted it to be. The server was helpful with questions. We were able to reduce the spice in my youngest son's meal. My choice was guided by the server. We enjoyed our dinner very much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Good selection of Asian dishes, all well prepared in presentation and excellent taste. Some of their special dishes are outstanding. We liked their duck dishes, Chilean sea bass, and some of their chef specials. Of their traditional Thai dishes, their Pad Thai, Pad See Yuw, and Massaman curries are good.

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Address: 25 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone Number: (908) 685-1344
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: French, Thai

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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: Romantic

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