Ramen Chain Finds Its Way to Fort Lee; Other Dining News

Plus: Mount Laurel Township has a toasty new spot for sandwiches and more, while a Chinese restaurant in Edison highlights fresh fish.

Tsujita, a Ramen chain, opened a new location in Fort Lee earlier this month. Photo courtesy of Tsujita

Restaurant Openings:

Tsujita, Fort Lee

Ramen brand Tsujita opened its newest location earlier this month. The chain debuted in Tokyo in 2003 and has since expanded to Los Angeles—and now New Jersey. The restaurant is known for its tsukemen ramen, noodles traditionally eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of soup or broth. The menu also offers octopus fritters, pickled Japanese cucumbers, Japanese fried chicken, shaved ice and more.
2034 Lemoine Avenue (Suite #5B), Fort Lee; 201-429-2475

Bruno Bakery, Freehold

This NYC-based bakery is expanding to the Garden State. Chef Biagio Settepani and his son, Joseph, are running the new location. Offerings include Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, lobster tails, rainbow cookies and bomboloni (Italian-style donuts stuffed with sweet and savory fillings). Ahead of Thanksgiving, the team is baking pecan, pumpkin, apple crumb, cherry and other pies. They also plan to open a gelateria this spring.
356 West Main Street, Freehold; 732-301-5126

B2J Fish Soup, Edison

This restaurant opened with a menu highlighting fresh fish. Entrees include bass, tilapia, fish soup, Wagyu beef and more. Other items available: fried milk custard, pickled chicken feet, sweet rice–stuffed lotus root, crispy fried pork loin and fresh watermelon juice. The menu also offers combos, which include four add-ons, rice and dessert.
875 US-1, Edison; 732-318-6455

Toasted, Mount Laurel Township

This spot is all about sandwiches, burgers and salads. Breakfast items include French toast (with Nutella, bananas Foster and apple crumb), avocado toast and banana–peanut butter toast. Try the Cali sandwich (crispy chicken, lettuce, tomato, smashed avocado, bacon and chipotle mayo on multigrain bread), the toasted grilled cheese (Swiss, cheddar and American cheeses with caramelized onions and bacon on Texas toast), or the macaroni cheeseburger (bacon with fried mac and cheese on a brioche bun). Guests can create their own sandwiches, burgers, salads and French toasts, choosing from an array of toppings and add-ons.
888 Union Mill, Mount Laurel Township; 856-596-0984

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