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“Best Restaurant-NOTHING compares” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Xina

Xina
3430 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ
732-279-6327
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Ranked #2 of 235 restaurants in Toms River
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: New restaurant where Ava's by the bay was.
NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant-NOTHING compares”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I agree with the above poster 100%. FINALLY a restaurant that serves all types of Asian food that is just fantastic. I work in Manhattan and this restaurant would thrive there. This is very high praise as mediocrity does not survive in NYC as it does in NJ. This I just never understand.....from the oysters, to the amazing and creative sushi to the pad Thai, I can tell you it was a transcending experience. The freshness of the seafood was apparent. I've been here about 5 times and can't wait to go back. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the servers. Both very knowledgeable and courteous. I believe the fact that the owner is always there has a lot to do with it. I commend him on his restaurant every time. Lastly, do make reservations as the word is out on this place!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Finally!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

A restaurant that belongs on this beautiful Jersey Shore location. I have lived nearby for years and never understood why so many restaurants struggled and failed on this bay front location on the west side of the Seaside Bridge. What a hit with Xina! A 5 star rating in all categories BUT call ahead for reservations...you will need them. :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“First time, great time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

While visiting from California, we ate at Xina. It was delicious. All dishes were plentiful, tasty, fresh. I recommend Xina for a delicious and pleasant evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new jersey
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67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Awesome food at reasonable rates!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This place is ridiculous! In a very good way. We went there with a party of 10 and absolutely no one was disappointed in any way. The sushi rolls are grand and delicious. They were so big I couldn't even finish my rolls. This has never been a problem for me. They also offer a wide variety of oysters from PEI, the West Coast, Cape May, Port Norris, and Blue Points. We had the Cape May and Blue Points. The Cape May ones had a sweet taste that I really liked. They also offer Kobe beef sliced thin for you to cook on a stone at your table. Very cool, indeed! In addition, it is a BYOB so you save here, as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice Night Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Went with my spouse and kids before they went back to college. The food was excellent; we all had the spicy rock shrimp as appetizers, which were a bit hot for me but still delicious. I had the Peking Duck which was perfectly cooked with crispy skin and amazing bok choy as a side. My spouse had General Tso's Chicken which was packed with spicy, perfectly cooked chicken. One kid had the two sushi rolls which he said were excellent and the other had the Cracklin' Calamari Salad which was huge and delicious.

Service was very good; our water and drinks were refilled quickly...

Only problem I have with the place is the atmosphere -- the noise level on any given night is high, and you really can't hear anyone at your table without talking louder than usual. But it won't keep us from going back when we want great Chinese...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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