New NJ Restaurants, From North to South Jersey

Nobu AC
Nobu in Atlantic City

The holidays are here. Time to put on a big comfy sweater and head out to eat, eat, and eat some more. Whether it’s brunch, dinner, or grabbing a coffee with friends, we have your go-to list for new restaurants across New Jersey.

Nobu, Atlantic City

The world-renowned Nobu has made its way to the iconic Caesars in Atlantic City. Add it to your list for some of the best sushi you’ll ever eat. Originally founded in 1994 by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, film producer Meir Teper, and Oscar-winning actor Robert DeNiro, Nobu now spans the globe with dozens of locations, each one more fabulous than the next. If you’re looking for a high-end date night with a possible celeb sighting, this is the place to be. 

Nobu Atlantic City
Caesar’s Hotel & Casino
2100 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City


Chashni, Chatham 

Chatham, NJ, just became the new home of Pakistani-American eatery Chashni. Here, all ingredients used are from local purveyors for a truly fresh taste. Enjoy a menu with various brunch options, from savory to sweet. 

231 Main Street

Sugar Factory
Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory, Cherry Hill 

The famous Sugar Factory, known for its over-the-top sweet treats, opened its second New Jersey spot, in mid October. The new location is in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at Towne Place in Garden State Park. For everyone with a sweet tooth (or two), go check it out. You can sit and take pictures for the ‘gram with their colorful backdrops and creations. 

Sugar Factory
923 Haddonfield Road, Suite A
Cherry Hill

cafe lift Hadonfield
Cafe Lift in Hadonfield

Café Lift, Haddonfield

With its new location in Haddonfield, Café Lift has officially made itself familiar with the Philly-to-Jersey commute. The new space is designed with a post-industrial feel, similar to the first location. Menu items place emphasis on seasonal ingredients sourced from local growers. In addition to the food, Café Lift also specializes in quality coffee drinks, expertly prepared in collaboration between the owner and a local roaster. 

Café Lift
144 Kings Highway East

PJ’s Pancake House, Hamilton 

Making a perfect pancake is no easy feat, but it’s on the “achieved” list at PJ’s Pancake House. And to add to its list of locations, PJ’s Pancake House recently opened a new spot in Hamilton, NJ. If you’re out of the breakfast zone, you can choose from a variety of lunch options as well. From burgers to sandwiches and salads to pasta, PJ’s has you covered. 

PJ’s Pancake House 
17 Main Street
Robbinsville Twp

Kings of Kobe
Kings of Kobe in Jersey City

Kings of Kobe, Jersey City 

The Kings of Kobe recently opened its first NJ location, in Jersey City’s Newport Centre. All burgers and hot dogs are made with domestic wagyu beef. This well-known burger and hot dog joint has made a name for itself with its towering burger creations and creative hot dog toppings. 

Kings of Kobe
30 Mall Dr. W.
Jersey City


Nûrish, Jersey City

Who says you can’t enjoy what you eat and make healthy choices at the same time? Excite your taste buds with clean and healthy meals from a range of options. You might love the vegan picks — even if you’re not vegan! Enjoy premium roasted coffee or organic green juices and smoothies, acai bowls, make-your-own warm-grain bowls, salads, and more! 

346 Communipaw Avenue
Jersey City

Sunday Gravy
Sunday Gravy

Sunday Gravy, Linwood

Creative Italian-American cuisine has found a home at Sunday Gravy. This new spot is BYOB, perfect for good food and good vibes with family or friends. After your meal, you can purchase the homemade Sunday Gravy meat sauce to recreate some of the restaurant’s signature dishes with your own spin, at home. 

Sunday Gravy
199 New Road

pastaRAMEN, Montclair

Coming soon to Montclair, NJ, pastaRAMEN offers a marriage of Japanese and Italian cuisines, serving deep flavors for the benefit of your taste buds and your appetite. The first-ever Italian ramen shop, pastaRAMEN already has locations in New York, Miami, Los Angeles. Add this one to your list of places to try and see for yourself!

6 South Fullerton Avenue

Agricola, Morristown
Agricola Eatery, Morristown

Agricola Eatery, Morristown

Some may wonder if a farm-to-table approach is limiting. With creamy butternut squash soup, jerk shrimp tacos, and turkey burgers (made with Goffle Farms turkey), the new Agricola Eatery, in Morristown, NJ, is here to prove any concerns on that front wrong. This is the restaurant’s second location, with the first in Princeton.

Agricola Eatery
40 West Park Place

Q-BA Restaurant and Lounge
Q-BA Restaurant & Lounge

Q-BA Restaurant & Lounge, Passaic 

In the mood for a Latin menu? Check out the new Q-BA Restaurant & Lounge in Passaic. Q-Ba serves classic mouthwatering Cuban dishes and savory cocktails. The restaurant’s intimate setting is perfect for a date night or a meetup with friends to grab tapas y tragos. 

Q-BA Restaurant & Lounge 
119 Main Avenue

Mugsys Mercantile
Mugsys Mercantile

Mugsy’s Mercantile, Point Pleasant Beach

Chef Meg LaManna recently launched her new store on Arnold Avenue. Stop in for some of her famous hot soups, bone broth, gran-and-go salads and sandwiches, sauces, and dressings. Chef Meg also offers catering for private events and chef dinners. 

Mugsy’s Mercantile
629 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach