Efes Mediterranean Grill Opens in Jersey City

Plus: Openings and closings in Cherry Hill, Norwood and Hillsdale.

Efes Mediterranean Grill
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Efes Mediterranean Grill, Jersey City

The Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant has been serving up some of the best cuisine in New Brunswick and Princeton for years and is now making its way to Jersey City. With specials like Tas Kebab (Lamb simmered with homemade tomato sauce) and Eli Bamya (lamb cubes tossed in fresh okra), and Mediterranean classics like Chicken Gyros and Falafel. The menu also features hot and cold appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

Efes Mediterranean Grill, 515 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City


BackDoor Pizza, Cherry Hill

In the mood for a fresh, crispy pizza with endless options of toppings? BackDoor Pizza has you covered. After recently opening in late fall, this authentic pizza joint is offering anything from sandwiches, salads, soups, and more. Their pizza menu includes creations like The Lucifer (Fra diavolo sauce, fresh mozzarella, crispy onions, jalapeños, dried chili, and pecorino), CSF III (topped with pancetta, bacon, pulled pork, and maple BBQ), and The Buttery Nut (with local butternut squash, sage, and brown butter drizzle). Check out their full menu online and add wine, beer, spiked seltzers and more to your order.

BackDoor Pizza, 1438 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill


Adam’s Bagels, Norwood

A new bagel shop and cafe will be coming to Norwood as the first tenant in the new Daibes Square development. After running into issues with the project back in early summer, construction has restarted but there is no opening date yet for the new breakfast place. The menu will include fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee drinks, and more.

Adam’s Bagels, 525 Livingston, Norwood


Golden Dynasty, Hillsdale

After opening in 1991, the Chinese restaurant and lounge has closed its doors for good. Earlier this year the building and restaurant were up for sale, though it hasn’t been confirmed if it was bought, and their Franklin Lakes location is still remaining open at the time. In a post announcing the closing, the team at Golden Dynasty thanked the community they have been a part of for 30 years and revealed that some of their owners were looking to retire. The town of Hillsdale will miss the authentic food and great atmosphere that came from Golden Dynasty.

Golden Dynasty, 295 Kinderkamack Rd, Hillsdale

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