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Royal Seafood

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1021 US Highway 1, Avenel, NJ 07001-1525
+1 732-855-7600
11:15 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
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17:00 - 21:15
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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878 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a traditional cart dim sum place that gets very very crowded on weekends. They do take, and try to honor reservations. The dim sum, especially the shrimp dumplings are amazing. Also, they bring around a lot of large plates- their duck is to die for. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Thank Sockster
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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265 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Another excellent meal at Royal Seafood. This restaurant is still our family favorite place for great chinese dishes.

Thank Sandyang
Welland, Canada
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was our first time visiting the restaurant and we were glad that we got there just before their busy lunch hour! There were a wide selection of dim sum dishes and they were suited us fine! I expect this place to be well patronized if they keep up with the quality of their food and the friendly service!

Thank Tsangs53
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Royal Seafood is a regular stop for our office staff birthday celebrations. We do family style around the 10-person round table. Trying and sharing different dishes is the greatest joy for everyone. I'd come back with my family to offer them what I've enjoyed. I consider this as a cultural experience and appreciation.

Thank jcl101
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174 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Place gets very busy within an hour after it opens on Sunday. Plan accordingly. We arrived exactly at 10 am Sunday and had the place to ourselves for 15 minutes. Before 11 am, the place was packed! After we ate we knew why. Dim sum was just as good as NYC Chinatown and no hassle from toll and traffic. Will... More 

Thank Russ_Cathy
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We enjoy going there from time to time. We are not Chinese but have been treated well by the staff. They have been very nice to my granddaughter, who is now 2 and a half.

Thank allan y
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We arrived famished at Newark airport after a long flight. Rather than grab a quick hamburger, I remembered seeing this restaurant on the way up to the airport and decided to give it a try. When we arrived there was just one large party wrapping up their dinner. We sat down reluctantly thinking that maybe they were about to close... More 

Thank ibejar
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's a traditional Chinese Restaurant, not American Chinese, the Pork chops or Salt and pepper shrimp are amazing.

Thank roberc428
Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Our guide chose the restaurant because he wanted to meet a former colleague. Since we are a big group of 20 people, he bargained to have a 10% discount. The kids wanted to sit on a separate table and order A big mistake. The waiter was not happy that four kids only ordered three plates - all heavy meat -... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The atmosphere in this restarant was old school from the start, linen table cloths and napkins. Several waiters serve you amazing food, the portions are large, there is no skimping on the meat and sea food. We traveled to Rahway to visit my mother in an assisted living facility what an awesome way to relax after a long trip.

Thank Geronimo12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:15 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:15 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:15 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:15 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 US Highway 1, Avenel, NJ 07001-1525
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Avenel
  • Phone Number: +1 732-855-7600

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