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Magic Grill - The Original Mongolian B.B.Q.

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104 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027-1137
+1 908-789-2110
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

There is no other restaurant like Magic Grill! On one hand, the place is disgustingly dirty, ugly and unkept. On the other hand, the food is delicious, unique and inexpensive. It is always packed with people so you know everything is fresh. Part of the allure of this restaurant is the risk one takes eating here (as strange as that... More 

Thank GeeJAre
Westfield, New Jersey
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This place needs an update on the decor but this in no way reflects the great food they have. The food is lined up in assembly line fashion when you're done the chef cooks the meal right in front of you. It's all you can eat dinner for one price. The dumplings are hand made. You are served dumplings and... More 

Thank Maureen C
Westfield, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I was skeptical to try Magic Grill at first because of it's less than average interior and exterior, but now it is one of my go-to places. I get cravings for it! You basically build your own lo-mein (except it's "Mongolian") and it comes with rice dumplings and soup. Fairly priced, good food. Not the best looking place, but it's... More 

Thank Robin N
United States
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183 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years! They always ask my mom for my middle daughter who LOVED coming for years. Still ask about her. Love their sauces and rice dumpling appetizers which are the best! Anywhere!

Thank Joya O
Rahway, New Jersey
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

This place I first went to on a rainy day and now I crave it as one of those rainy day things . Like a home cooked meal . You pick which noodles , veggies and meat then sauce . It is so delicious and fresh . I get hot & sour soup & dumplings yum !

Thank Abigail M
Montclair, New Jersey
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321 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Have been coming here for years- nothing fancy but good food- good family service- fresh Ingredients - we love the Dim Sum

Thank mauinokaoi1973
Chatham, New Jersey
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108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

I used to go here often when I lived closer, but I went back recently and the place needs a major overhaul. It just looks rundown and dingy, and the food preparation area where the grill is looks dirty. Just the look of the place now made me not trust the quality of the food, and we left. This would... More 

1 Thank GarageRock
New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

My daughter loves the ability to create her own dish. Most of the customers have the same opinion. I like being able to season to your personal taste. We've been dinning here for years.

2 Thank TraderMarty
Princeton, New Jersey
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is an interesting place. You walk in, grab a bowl, fill it with frozen raw meats, noodles and veggies. Then you add a couple ladles of sauce and hand it to the Chef. Your food takes a voyage around the circular grill and then it is placed back in the bowl, given to you and you walk to your... More 

Thank Dave M
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

My husband took us here as he heard great reviews. When I first walked in, the place was sketchy but the customers we're vey nicely dressed. We took a guest who is a vegetarian. You would take a bowl and fill it with veggies and noodles and add your own sauces. Take it to the chef who would cook it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Mongolian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027-1137
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Garwood
  • Phone Number: +1 908-789-2110

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