We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Newark, NJ
Phone Number:
+1 973-465-1313

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 127 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 57
  • 48
    Very good
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
shopping and places to eat abound

if you are hungry and in the City of Newark this area "Ironbound" is a wonderful place to be. Some of the BEST food in the state is served here. You can find restaurants of ALL... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 6, 2017
Whippany, New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 112: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Iron bound is probably the aka safest section of Newark. Newark is not ment for tourists at all. There are good restaurant around Newark but I would not go to this city at night or alone. There are a lot of beggers which can drive you nuts

1 Thank Kelly G
Whippany, New Jersey
Level Contributor
174 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

if you are hungry and in the City of Newark this area "Ironbound" is a wonderful place to be. Some of the BEST food in the state is served here. You can find restaurants of ALL levels here, and there IS something for EVERYONE.

Thank C D M
Level Contributor
86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This section in Newark is by far the best; Ferry st has plenty if restaurants to choose from and also plenty of shops to walk around...

Thank Orlando M
Hoboken, New Jersey
Level Contributor
108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Renowned for Spanish/Portuguese as well as Brazilian cuisine. Ample platters with a large menu selection. Prices are reasonable. If you don't have a car take NJ Transit to Newark Penn and it's a 5 minute walk to the Ironbound. Name derives from a network of railroad tracks. My favorites are: Iberia/Iberia Peninsula (known for rodizio which large skewers of various... More 

Thank scottsiegel1959
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

If you like Portuguese food and the entire experience this is the place to go. Great restaurants, bars and shops abound. Fairly safe once you get here. Lot's of PD patrols.

Thank fred5110
Hillside, New Jersey
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The architecture and cuisine of this section of the state, not to mention the bakeries. Is some of the best experiences of Newark.

Thank MA0524
Paris, France
Level Contributor
84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The Portuguese have out a part of Newark for their very own. Fantastic restaurants, bars, Fresh Bakery on each corner, vibrant lifestyle and people. Ferry Street is the Centre of the Ironbound. U almost forget your in Newark.....

Thank universeho
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I think the friendliest people from Portugal and Brazil settled here. Very nice to walk around and visit the cafes and shops.

Thank CountryGirlAgain
Newark, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Strong Portuguese and Brazilian influence. Many Brazilian barbecue places. In Ferry Street you can find many Brazilian restaurants that serve "caipirinha (brazilian lemon drink), churrasco (meat skewer), and many other delicious foods. Brazilia is a great restaurant to start off! Streets are busy and parking is a little difficult unless you park in the restaurants' parking lots. Casa Nova is... More 

Thank smorgen
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
361 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

The neighborhood was interesting. Portugese very commonly spoken. The easiest way to get there was by taxi, but it was about half price to use train and it did not take muck longer. Take the train to New Jersey Penn station and walk up the road! Managed to find a T-mobile store here for prepaid Internet, which had been impossible... More 

1 Thank Finn_on_the_go

Been to Ironbound? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ironbound and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Ironbound staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?