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Origin

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25 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
+1 908-685-1344
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Today
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Bridgewater, NJ
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unique atmosphere, good dinner mood lighting, prompt service but did not feel rushed, a bit on the noisy side. Excellent food. I can't eat spicy hot food, but I love rich great flavors. While much on the menu is spicy, there are quite a few options that suite me without the "heat". I have eaten here 20+ times over the... More 

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Thank FirstDayOfSpring
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We should eat here more often; it simply never fails. As soon as you sit down water is served followed rapidly by your beverages opened; this is a BYO. The staff is super-efficient which is welcome. The food is delicious each and every time. Consistency is timeless here.

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Thank george g
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But the waitstaff is always a problem. Few if any are fluent enough in English to understand even the menu. Been here and other stores many times and almost always have the same issues

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Thank Richard B
Branchburg, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Origins is one of the best restaurants in the Somerville are. The food is reliably excellent, and the service is very good. It is definitely on the noisy side, and atmosphere is not its strong point.

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Thank danmatyola
Warren, New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Love, love ,love this place! I have been going for years. The atmosphere is energetic and fun. Food is consistent and good. I love the wild boar.

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Thank 740Chris
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I go there for lunch which is usually very good. You can bring your own wine the food is good,, but the service is always way too rushed

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Thank Checkerssrl
Bridgewater NJ USA
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670 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have never had a bad meal here and it is my favorite lunch spot. It has great dinners too, but I love it for lunch. The restaurant is located on a "pedestrian mall" in downtown Somerville. It is actually located in an old Chinese laundry and it has the copper ceiling and open feel on the ceiling. The food choices... More 

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Thank giftedelaine
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food was good but the staff was exceptional, made a birthday celebration special with their music and cake!

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Thank monabijlani
Ringoes, New Jersey
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312 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

How's the food you ask? I don't know. We had a 7:30 reservation and when we arrived, people were crowded in the entry way, all with 7:30 reservations and no tables. They didn't even have a hostess to take names and tell us how long the wait would be. After waiting for about 10 minutes with no hostess to help,... More 

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Thank teena1014
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Never disappoints and is always fresh and tasty. Love the BYOB and comfortable setting. Servers are always friendly and attentive.

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Thank JoJohnVic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 908-685-1344

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